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Classic rock royalty Kofi Baker — son of the great percussionist Ginger Baker — brings The Cream Experience to Revolution for an 18-and-older show, 8:30 p.m., $10 adv., $15 day of. Bluff City trio The Memphis Dawls specialize in haunting, lushly arranged contemporary folk that draws inspiration from country, rock and gospel, 18-and-older, Stickyz, 9 p.m., $6. The band also plays at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Maxine's features Star & Micey, $5 adv., $7 day of. Racing season is over, but Oaklawn still has plenty going on, including a concert from The Oak Ridge Boys, 7 p.m., $20-$30. Up on The Hill, there's a celebration of all things "Soul Train," with a photo exhibit of images from the classic music show, a screening of the documentary "The Hippest Trip in America" at 6 p.m., a performance from the dance company Afrique-Aya at 7:30 p.m. and dancing in the street starting at 8 p.m. It's all at the Fayetteville Square as part of the monthly First Thursday.
White Water Tavern has Mississippi favorite Jimbo Mathus and his ace band, The Tri-State Coalition. They'll be serving up piping hot Catfish Music for the Masses long about 10 p.m., $10. The Mockingbird Hillbilly Band's hillbilly psychedelia will no doubt get the crowd rowdy at Thirst n' Howl, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. As part of its 2012 Wine Festival, the Walton Arts Center has several vino-focused events, including Wine Tasting 101, 5:30 p.m., $30 and Uncorked!, 7 p.m., $75. There are also wine events Thursday and Saturday (see calendar).
Magic Springs' Timberwood Amphitheater has a concert from Grammy-winning Christian pop act Third Day, 7:30 p.m., $30-$65. The retro-rock duo Water Liars play Maxine's, with Mandy McBryde & The Unholy Ghost, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 day of. The Little Rock Wind Symphony has its annual Stars and Stripes Celebration, with music by Gershwin, John Philip Sousa, Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin and more at MacArthur Park, 7 p.m., free. Here Come the Mummies brings new meaning to the term "vintage funk." The multi-piece outfit performs a libidinous brand of old-school funk while in full mummy regalia. The band plays at George's in Fayetteville on Friday and Shooter's in Little Rock on Saturday (see calendar for more details). The See, Teenagers and The Tricks (who'll have some new free singles to give away) play White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m. Check out some up-and-coming rappers at Juanita's, with K. Flay and Colin Munroe, 10 p.m., $10.