Historical entertainment planned for joint celebration of three Southwest Arkansas milestone anniversaries
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.