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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Friday To-Do: Arkansas Flyer

Posted By on Thu, May 3, 2012 at 7:23 AM

Velvet Kente plays this years Arkansas Flyer at Wildwood Park.
  • Brian Chilson
  • Velvet Kente plays this year's Arkansas Flyer at Wildwood Park.
ARKANSAS FLYER
6 p.m. Wildwood Park. $20-$25.

What better way to kick off Arkansas Heritage Month than this right here, KUAR-FM's sixth annual Arkansas Flyer variety show?

Little Rock singer/songwriter Amy Garland hosts the show, which boasts The Salty Dogs as its house band. Surely you know The Salty Dogs. The band is easily The Natural State's finest rockin' classic country revivalists and they've gigged on a regular basis over the last few years, including a recurring spot on Starving Artist's "Tales from the South" readings.

The featured band at this year's Flyer is Velvet Kente. Surely you know Velvet Kente. The group won the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase back in aught-nine with stirring performances and intense singing from frontman Joshua. There'll also be the old-timey radio comedy of Invisible Radio Theater as well as a barbecue dinner and drinks, which are free with a ticket.

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