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.
Like always, the Ted Ludwig Jazz trio does it up at the Afterthought, 8 p.m., $5. At Counterpoint, at 3605 MacArthur, Robert Abbott hosts an open mic night, 9 p.m., free. Local acts Typhoid Mary, Mr. Happy, the Gettys and Tragically White perform at a benefit for B98's Steve “Superman” Medley, 8 p.m., $5. Blues rocker Elvis T. Busboy headlines at Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5. At the Clinton School, former president of Bolivia Jorge Quiroga will speak, 6 p.m., free.
Rising country star Randy Rogers Band returns to Revolution, with the Dirt Drifters, 9 p.m., $12 adv./$15 d.o.s. Cooper's Orbit brings their infectious roots rock to the Flying Saucer, 9 p.m., $5. At White Water Tavern, Matt Anders, Bluesboy Jag and Ace Spade and the Whores of Babylon play a KABF “Radio Free Arkansas” benefit, 10 p.m., $5. Blues woman Shannon Boshears comes to Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5. Memphis rockabilly trio the Dempseys come to Sticky Fingerz with Austin folky Dana Falconberry, a Hendrix alum, 9:30 p.m., $7. At White Water Tavern, KABF 88.3 FM hosts a benefit concert, with acts to be named, 10 p.m., $5. Blue-eyed soul man Big John Miller kicks out the jams at Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. At Downtown Music, Synfest II will feature a full slate of metal, with Dirtyfinger, Mourningview, Wishtribe, Sychosys, Drop Dead and Monoxide, 7 p.m., $7.
Tragikly White, one of Little Rock's premier party bands, comes to the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Another local favorite, the Gettys, plays Flying Saucer, 9 p.m., $5. At White Water Tavern, local bluegrass favorite Runaway Planet headlines with Freeverse, 9 p.m., $5. Popular jam band Weakness for Blondes is at Sticky Fingerz, 9 p.m., $5, while Revolution hosts Fayetteville's favorite cover act Molten Lava, 10 p.m., $5. Local rockers Loch Ness Monster play Vino's with Land of Mines and Woodswyck, 8:30 p.m., $7. Singer/songwriter Adam Hambrick performs at Juanita's, 9:30 p.m., $7. At Cajun's, Stark Naked and the Car Thieves play Motown, blues and rock, 9 p.m., $5. In North Little Rock, Austin 305 kicks out the country-rock jams at Counterpoint, 11 p.m., $5. Michael Shane and Platinumb are at Discovery, midnight, $5-$10.