Chuck Haralson and Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism
If you've got an itching for some funky, swampy blues rock, J.J. Grey & Mofro should be able to take care of that for you. The Florida native plays Neumeier's Rib Room in Fort Smith, with opener Van Ghost, 8 p.m., $15. For something a bit more on the jazz side, Handmade Moments plays Cajun's Wharf, $5 after 8:30 p.m. Movies in the Park screens "Annie," Riverfest Amphitheatre, sundown, free.
Chef Lee Richardson presents "Breaking the Chain: Finding and Defining America's Food Culture in The Natural State," Sturgis Hall, 6 p.m., free. Get a jolt of healthy, revitalizing rock, with Laundry for the Apocalypse and Booyah! Dad, The Joint, 9 p.m., $5. San Antonio's excellent indie pop trio Girl in a Coma is back in Hot Springs, for a show at Maxine's with Black Box Revelation, 8 p.m., $8 adv., $10 door. The Last Band Standing battle of the bands continues at Revolution, with God City Destroyers, Atma, Dirty Finger and After the Fifth, 9 p.m., free over 21, $5 under 21.
Laman Library kicks off Lamanpalooza, its annual end-of-summer bash featuring food, games, giveaways (including an iPad 2 and Xbox360 Kinect) and live music from Marshall Mitchell and The Rockets, 5-8:30 p.m., free. Salsa dancers take note, because Calle Soul: Salsa de Verdad returns to Browning's Mexican Food, 10 p.m., $10. The Arkansas Travelers kick off a four-game series against their in-state rivals, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, 7:10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday, 6 p.m. Sunday, Dickey-Stephens Park, $6-$12.
Guns — Justin Moore loves them and sings songs about how much he loves them. The Poyen native and rising Nashville star plays Magic Springs' Timberwood Amphitheater, 7:30 p.m., $30-$65. Walter "Wolfman" Washington & The Roadmasters play the final post-game concert of the year at Dickey-Stephens Park, starting at the Hook Slide Corner, after the 7:10 p.m. Travelers game, $6-$12. Earl & Them, featuring Earl Cate, and Audrey Dean Kelley play at Cajun's Wharf. Kelley's set starts at 5 p.m. and Earl & Them start at 9 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m. Synth-punk trio Color Club plays White Water Tavern, 10 p.m. The Brick Fields Band brings its funky Eureka Springs party music to The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.