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Seeing Stars This Weekend

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Head to El Dorado’s Murphy Arts District to hear Nikki Hill, a rising star perform. Catch a live performance of Les Miserables in Fayetteville and listen to songs like On My Own, One Day More and Stars. Step out into the battlefield in Prairie Grove for a night of stargazing. Become a star yourself when you celebrate the Stars and Stripes at Searcy’s Beats & Eats. The event will be the filmed finale for the Hulu show Small Business Revolution – Main Street.  There are so many great events to choose from around the state that you’ll be seeing stars. 

Photo Credit: Murphy Arts District

Murphy USA Summer Concert Series Kick-Off  (El Dorado)

The Murphy USA Summer Concert Series kicks off this weekend in El Dorado! There will be fun activities, food, live entertainment, shopping, and fun for all ages throughout downtown during the day. All the day time fun will lead up to the SHOWDOWN AT SUNSET live gunfight reenactment downtown on the steps of the Courthouse lawn with a full new cast and show. The FREE 2019 Summer Concert Series in the Murphy Arts District amphitheater downtown starts at 7 p.m. Kicking off the concert series for this weekend will be featuring electric blues singer, guitarist and songwriter, Nikki Hill. Nikki comes by her Deep South soul honestly. Her musical roots began while singing in gospel choirs as a child, but influenced by many different styles of music. Nikki has created a heavy and sudden international underground buzz with her soulful sound and live performances. After pairing up with her guitar-playing husband Matt Hill, they have established themselves as roots rock and roll powerhouses drawing crowds from every avenue at their shows! Nikki now has established herself as “The Southern Fireball”, “the new soul sensation”, and even “the new Queen of Rock and Roll” by music critics and press writers and is still gaining momentum with no plans of stopping as she continues to tour all over the United States, Europe and Australia. Playing before Nikki is Emi Sunshine. Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Emi Sunshine has already graced some of the most-prestigious stages–from the “Today Show,” to the Grand Ole Opry (over a dozen times) and most recently, “Little Big Shots starring Steve Harvey” last April. Make plans to be in El Dorado this weekend!

Venue: Murphy Arts District
Date: June 22
Time: Free Fun Activities during the Day, concert at 7 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Beats & Eats | United We Stand (Searcy)

The Searcy downtown Beats & Eats event on June 21 will be filmed as the setting of the final episode of “Main Street,” a Hulu show by the Small Business Revolution, a movement supported by Deluxe Corporation. Ty Pennington and Amanda Brinkman will be present! Head to Searcy and celebrate community and to support all small businesses! The six businesses that will be featured on “Main Street,”  the six runner-ups that will benefit from the White County Community Fund, plus 200+ small businesses that took a leap to join the United We Stand movement will be a part of Beats & Eats this weekend. There will be live music, entertainment, food trucks and more! Don’t miss this downtown festival!

Venue: Downtown Searcy
Date: June 21
Time: 5p.m.- 10 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Photo Credit: Walton Performing Arts Center

Les Misérables (Fayetteville)

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and a redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring the thrilling score and beloved songs, “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!”  Head to Fayetteville this weekend and enjoy an evening of live entertainment at the Walton Performing Arts Center.

Venue: Walton Performing Arts Center
Date: June 21-23
Time: Showtimes Vary
Admission: Tickets Required
Contact: Click Here

Photo Credit: Arkansas Parks & Tourism

30th Anniversary Party (Scott)

Head to the Plantation Agricultural Museum to celebrate their special anniversary this weekend! Thirty years ago, on June 25th, 1989, Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park was dedicated and began sharing the stories of what makes Arkansas and the Scott community a special place. The exhibits and grounds will be open this weekend to explore, and you are invited to stay for some free watermelon as well as free family-friendly activities taking place during the day.

Venue: Plantation Agricultural Museum
Date: June 22
Time: 8 a.m.- 5p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Friday Night Cruisin’ (Conway)

Friday Night Cruisin’ is an all-ages, FREE event that celebrates cars of every make, model, and era! You don’t have to be a gearhead or a speed freak (although, it doesn’t hurt) to appreciate a beautiful set of wheels, and the stories you’ll hear are as interesting and different as the people you’ll meet and the cars you’ll see. Head to Conway this weekend to check out some great cars!

Venue: The Village at Hendrix
Date: June 21
Time: 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Stars Over the Battlefield (Prairie Grove)

Almost 160 years ago, one of the bloodiest conflicts of the American Civil War was fought in Prairie Grove, Arkansas. On the night of December 6th, 1862, many soldiers were gazing at the night sky, wondering what tomorrow would hold for them. Please join Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park and the Sugar Creek Astronomical Society for a Star Party to share those same night skies. Telescopes will be set up for an evening of viewing Jupiter, Saturn, nebulae, star clusters, galaxies, and more!

Venue: 506 East Douglas Street Prairie Grove
Date: June 22
Time: Evening
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Forward Fest 2019 Blues, Batter, and Brew Volume II (Pine Bluff)

This one-day event will include music, shopping, and food vendors. The headliner artist will be Anthony Hamilton. There will be other performances by Justin Teal Morgan, Highway 49 Blues Band, SynG Band, Mr. Sipp, On Call Band, Southern Avenue, and Kingfish Ingram. Make sure you bring your lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy this event!

Venue: Regional Park Amphitheatre
Date: June 22
Time: 1:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
Admission: Tickets Required
Contact: Click Here

Opera In the Ozarks (Eureka Springs)

Opera in the Ozarks will be this weekend in Eureka Springs. Friday night, the feature opera performance will be Little Women, and on Saturday you can view Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio. Mark Adamo’s Little Women is a moving and powerful telling of Louisa May Alcott’s story centering on the love of the four March sisters: Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy. Mozart’s The Abduction From The Seraglio is a comedy that strongly testifies to the power of love’s devotion. Mozart’s rollicking comedy revolves around two ladies who have been kidnapped and their boyfriends’ efforts to rescue them. Set in the Caribbean, the captors are pirates, but the music is consistent with the late 18th-century interest in the Middle East. This performance will be sung in German with English dialogue and with English subtitles projected above the stage. 

Venue: Inspiration Point Fine Arts, Eureka Springs
Date: June 21-22
Time: 7:30
Admission: Tickets Required
Contact: Click Here

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