The Arkansas Travelers wind down their season facing off their in-state rivals, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, in a four-game series that started Tuesday and continues through Friday, 7:10 p.m. On Saturday, in the last night game of the season, the Travs take on the Springfield Cardinals, 7:10 p.m. They'll play the Cards at 2 p.m. on Sunday and 1 p.m. on Monday, $6-$12.
Dallas-based Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights are back in town with their swaggering, Black Crowes-inspired take on classic rock, with opening act The Revivalists. It's an 18-and-older show, Revolution, 9 p.m., $10. White Water Tavern has rowdy country rockers Swampbird up in the house. They've got a ragin' new single out now called "Johnny Alabama." They're playing with Ezra Lbs., 9:30 p.m., $5. Arkansas singer/songwriter William Blackart brings his haunting country/folk songcraft to Maxine's, with The Mercies, 8 p.m., free. Veteran comic Bobcat Goldthwait is at UARK Bowl in Fayetteville with Carlos Valencia, 8 p.m. and Friday at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., $18.
Juanita's has an eclectic lineup, with Break the Silence, Population Zero, Flint Eastwood and The Revolutioners, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 door. Tyrannosaurus Chicken plays at Maxine's with Shreveport songwriter and slide-guitar great Buddy Flett and singer/songwriter Brian Martin, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door. Start your weekend with the "50 Shades of Cray" party at the Doubletree Hotel, with music by Donny Don and DJ Mike Blaze, 9 p.m.
If you missed out on the fantastic David Olney and Sergio Webb show a few weeks back, you're in luck: the two are back at Maxine's, with opener AmyJo Savannah, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door. Louisiana rapper Webbie (Trill Entertainment) plays at Clear Channel Metroplex, 9 p.m. California hardcore outfit (hed)P.E. plays at Juanita's, 9 p.m., $12. The Big Dam Festival includes live music from Dark from Day One, Go Fast, Flameing Daeth Fearies, The Faux Fighters and Damn Arkansan, as well as a car and motorcycle show, arts and crafts vendors, food and drink, and activities for kids, North Shore Riverwalk, 2 p.m. Take a "ride in Geronimo's Cadillac" with singer/songwriter Michael Martin Murphey, who plays at Mountain View's Ozark Folk Center State Park, 7 p.m., $25.