Collins to work toward increasing visitation to Arkansas by groups and promoting the state's appeal
Texas troubadour Mark Jungers plays rootsy country rock in the vein of Steve Earle at White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $5, with The Libras – Little Rock's session-cat-filled cover band – opening. Dallas' Ty Mayfield comes to Vino's for a night of sugary-sweet indie pop starting at 9 p.m. The Meshugga Klezmer Band, which has been rocking parties, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs and the like since 1999, takes its broad repertoire to Laman Library at 7 p.m., free. Does Thursday find you in the mood for some laid-back, folk-inspired pop a la Fleet Foxes? Then go see The Wealthy West, led by Rocket Boys singer Brandon Kinder. Bluesy indie rocker David Ramirez opens the show at Maxine's, 8 p.m. and it's free.
Community Theater of Little Rock kicks off its production of "The Great American Trailer Park Musical" at The Public Theatre, $14-$16. Tracy Ryerson, of Showtime reality series "The Real L Word" hosts "The L Night" at Cajun's, with live music from The Shannon Boshears Band. VIP tickets are $35 with admission at 8 p.m., otherwise, it's $5 to get in and things get rolling at 9 p.m. Baton Rouge spazz-rock outfit Human Like Me plays with art-damaged San Francisco weirdos Zoo at Super Happy Fun Land at 9 p.m. If live bluegrass is what you're jonesing for, Runaway Planet and Hardcore Grass can get you straight at Pizza D'Action at 10 p.m. Rock with your wallet out at a benefit for Dunbar Community Gardens Project, with Glittercore, Iron Tongue and The Wicked Good starting at 9 p.m. at Vino's, all ages, $5. Tulsa's Wanda Watson is a good bet for some soulful, hard-rocking blues, 9 p.m. at Denton's Trotline.
Help raise money for the TreDay.com Scholarship Program, benefiting UALR students at the Tre Day Annual Bowling Bash at Millenium Bowl, 3 p.m., $10 suggested donation. The Salty Dogs kick up an old-school C&W storm at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. FreeVerse, Tyrannosaurus Chicken and Interstate Buffalo play a Midsummer Night's Jam at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $7 adv., $10 d.o.s. Party into the wee hours at Discovery, with DJs Jen Lasher, Chaos and VJ g-force, 10 p.m. Soon-to-be-former Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady will pass the crown to a new winner at the Miss Arkansas Finals, 7:30 p.m., Hot Springs Convention Center, $10.