A venture to this state park is on the must-do list for many, the park being the only spot in North America where you can dig for diamonds and other gemstones and keep your finds.
Local collective Bear Colony should pack in the young folks at Vino's. Gentleman Auction House and An Orangutan open, 8:30 p.m., $7. Cajun's hosts one of Little Rock's favorite party bands, the Gettys, 9 p.m., $5. At White Water, Nashville's Blacklist Royals play grizzled rock full of pop hooks, 9 p.m., $5. As usual, the Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio holds it down at the Afterthought, 8 p.m., $5. Local reggae stalwarts Afrodesia perform at a Big Brothers Big Sisters benefit at Sticky Fingerz. A singles auction precedes the show at 6:30 p.m., $20. For the music only, which begins at 8:30 p.m., the cover is $10. Local alt-rockers Eve's Descent plays with Drifter and Shackled at Juanita's, 9 p.m., $5. At Dickey-Stephens Park, the Travs take on the Midland RockHounds, 7:10 p.m., $6-$10.
Salty Dogs frontman Brad Williams and local singer/songwriter Sean Rock each perform solo sets at Studio Joe, 8 p.m., $3. With newly added guitarist Judson Spillyards adding an extra punch, Chris Denny and the Old Soles play Counterpoint with Ben Coulter and Mister Lucky, 11 p.m., $5. Good-time rockers Doghouse play the Peabody RiverTop Party, 8 p.m., $5. Local dance act Mr. Meaner perform at Cajun's, 9 p.m, $5. Austin, Texas, roots rock outfit Nathan Singleton and His Sideshow Tragedy come to White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $5. Torch singer Mary Kai leads her backing band at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.
Nashville's Waves on Waves have been called noir-pop. They're part of a bill at Vino's that features local indie crooner Chase Pagan, the Lives of Famous Men and Justin Carr's wild-eyed Americana outfit Ghost Co, 8:30 p.m., $7. Hendrix alum Graham Wilkinson brings his wild-out roots-jam band the Underground Township to White Water, 9 p.m., $5. At Cajun's, local rockers Doghouse follow their RiverTop performance with another headlining gig, 9 p.m., $5. Acoustic finger-style guitarist Jim Tozier performs at Studio Joe, 7:30 p.m., $10. Local cover band the Gettys plays West End, 9 p.m., $5. Piano man William Staggers is at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. B Level Entertainment presents Gary Escoe and Natasha Renae doing the best of Prince and Michael Jackson, 10 p.m. The Twisters are at Alltel Arena taking on Iowa, 7 p.m., $11-$28.