When Shinyribs, Gourds' front man Kevin Russell's side project, comes to town "it's a hip-shaking, belly-laughing, soul-singing, song-slinging, down-home house party," Russell promises on his website. He'll be at White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m., $10. Revolution hosts a handful of Central Arkansas's finest bass players, including Ivan Yarbrough, Joe Vick, Eugene Whitmore and Lucious Spiller, at the Bass Players' Ball, 8:30 p.m., $10 adv. Southern rockers Thomas Wynn and the Believers come to Juanita's, 8:30 p.m., $5. The Fayetteville Roots Festival, which runs through Monday at multiple stages, sounds awesome: It features Lucinda Williams, The Secret Sisters, Jay Farrar and more; too bad it's sold out. Ho-Hum's Rod Bryan performs on a bill alongside KC Turner and Thunderegg at Vino's, 9 p.m., $5.
The Canehill Engagement, a fantastic local act made up of veteran Little Rock musicians Jeremy Brasher, Jay Calhoun, Kevin Kerby, Brian Rodgers and Burt Taggart, celebrates the release of its debut EP at White Water Tavern, 10 p.m. Big Piph headlines the Little Rock Marriott's Rooftop Party, with DJs Poolboy, Tre Day, Special K and more, 7 p.m. Classic rock staple Foreigner shares the bill with The Uncrowned Kings at the Walmart AMP in Rogers, 7:30 p.m., $43.50-$53.50. Rodney Block and Demarcus Pettus collaborate on "The Last Action Heroes" mixtape release, Studio Theatre, 9:30 p.m., $10.
Blues legend Robert Cray comes to The Auditorium in Eureka Springs, 8 p.m., $55-$75. Louisiana metal act Broken by the Burden shares a bill at Vino's with Arkansas favorites Iron Tongue, Sea Hag and Cosmivore, 9 p.m., $7. Local blues and soul act Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain play the Afterthought, 9 p.m. Arkansas magicians put on the Arkansas Masters of Illusion Magic Show at the Studio Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $10, free for children 12 and under. Singer-songwriter extraordinaire Adam Faucett plays Bear's Den Pizza at UCA, 10 p.m., free. Country star Kathy Mattea performs as part of a tribute to Grandpa Jones at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, 7 p.m., $20.
Three 6 Mafia affiliate and Memphis legend Project Pat comes to Elevations, 9 p.m. Meanwhile, Vino's hosts The Order of Elijah, Deadspell, The Awareness Affliction and Lucid, 8:30 p.m., $8.
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