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34th Annual Portfest

Friday, June 5th 2015 - 12:00 am
at Jacksonport State Park
205 Avenue Street

The Marshall Tucker Band, Little Texas and Josh Thompson will be the featured performers during the 34th Annual Portfest “Rollin’ on the River” Festival on June 5-6.  Hosted by the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, Portfest is held on the banks of the White River at beautiful Jacksonport State Park, three miles north of Newport off Hwy. 69. 

One of the major Southern rock bands of the ‘70s, the Marshall Tucker Band was formed in Spartenburg, SC in 1971.  They gained recognition through a tour with the Allman Brothers Band and found significant success during the course of the ‘70s, with most of their albums going gold thanks to songs like “Can’t You See” and “Fire On the Mountain.”  Their peak came with the million-selling album Carolina Dreams and its Top 15 single “Heard It in a Love Song” in 1977.  Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, they represent a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. 

 Opening the show on June 5 is Arkansas’ own Riverbilly.  Along with their amped-up live show, Riverbilly’s incredible sound with three-part harmony combined together allows them to continue the winning of fans in city after city, night after night.

 Tickets for June 5 are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. Kids six and under get in free.  Riverbilly performs at 7 p.m. followed by the Marshall Tucker Band at 8:30 p.m.

 Josh Thompson burst onto the music scene in 2009 with his debut single “Beer on the Table” followed by the success 2010’s singles “Won’t Be Lonely Long” and “Way Out Here.”  His second album Turn It Up debuted at number seven on the Top Country Albums Chart and features “Cold Beer with Your Name on It” and his current single, the album’s title track, “Turn It Up.”  Thompson’s live shows have earned him a solid fan base and gained him plenty of respect from those other acts that dared to follow him – including Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Justin Moore and Lynyrd Skynyrd, all of whom have taken Thompson on the road.

Founded in 1988, Little Texas produced hit singles throughout the early to mid-90s.  “First Time for Everything,” “What Might Have Been,” “God Blessed Texas,” “My Love,” “Kick a Little,” and “Amy’s Back in Austin” are just a few of the most popular releases from their gold, platinum and double platinum albums. Country fans the world over richly rewarded the band, buying up over 7 million of their albums, while critics showered them with 3 Grammy nominations plus honors from both the Academy of Country Music (Vocal Group Of The Year) and the Country Music Association (Album Of The Year).

Tickets for June 6 are $10 either in advance or at the gate before 4 p.m.; they will increase to $15 at the gate after 4 p.m.  Kids six and under get in free.  Little Texas is set for 7 p.m. followed by Josh Thompson at 8:30 p.m. with the fireworks extravaganza ending the show. 

Tickets will be available at outlets throughout the region including Searcy, Batesville, Jonesboro and Newport.  Portfest welcomes Kenny’s Funland Carnival on June 3-6 at Jacksonport State Park.  In addition, attractions for kids of all ages are free with admission on June 6 and include pony rides, inflatables, a petting zoo, trackless train rides, rock climbing wall and much more.  A buddy bass fishing tournament and horseshoe pitching tournament will also be held on June 6.

 

Don’t forget your blankets and lawn chairs!  Coolers are welcome, but there will be a $10 cooler fee at the gate.  Free parking.  For a complete schedule of events, go to www.portfest.org.  Find Portfest Festival on Facebook or on Twitter @portfest.  

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LIVE At The Garden- Memphis Botanical Garden

Friday, June 26th 2015 - 8:00 pm
at Memphis Botanical Garden
750 Cherry Road

This years lineup at LIVE At The Garden – Memphis Botanical Garden is impressive!

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June 26 – Aretha Franklin
July 17 – Rob Thomas with special guest Plain White T-s
August 15 – ZZ Top with special guest Blackberry Smoke
September 4 – Martina McBride
September 18 – Daryl Hall & John Oates

Season lawn passes are on sale now for $175 each plus handling fees. Individual show tickets go on sale Monday, May 11th at 10am.

Individual show tickets are $45 each plus handling fees.

Tickets can be purchased HERE or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

For more info visit the LIVE At The Garden Website.

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Imagine Dragons “Smoke + Mirrors” Tour In Memphis

Monday, July 13th 2015 - 7:30 pm
at FedExForum
191 Beale Street

GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band, Imagine Dragons, are set to bring their electrifying live shows back on the road in 2015 with the SMOKE + MIRRORS TOUR, slated to hit FedExForum on Monday, July 13. Imagine Dragons is touring in support of their new album, Smoke + Mirrors, on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records.

Tickets are on sale now!  Click HERE to buy tickets.

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Kelly Clarkson At Verizon Arena In Little Rock

Thursday, September 3rd 2015 - 7:00 pm
at Verizon Arena
Verizon Arena Way

Kelly Clarkson is coming to Little Rock’s Verizon Arena on September 03, 2015

Doors Open at 6:00pm. Show starts at 7:00pm on September 03, 2015.

Tickets Go On Sale Saturday March 14th , 2015 at 10:00am.

Ticket Prices: $42.50, $53, $85.50 & $118.50

To buy tickets click here.

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Joining Kelly on the 2015 PIECE BY PIECE TOUR will be recent GRAMMY® winners Pentatonix and singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson. Kelly will be touring in support of her sixth studio album, Piece By Piece, which is available in stores and digitally today.

Fans will be able to access special pre-sales by being members of Kelly’s free online fan club, Kellebrities. To sign up and get more details, visit www.KellyClarkson.com. Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 10 at 10:00 a.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Tickets for the general public go on sale starting Saturday, March 14. For more information on the tour and specific on-sale dates, please visit www.KellyClarkson.com or www.LiveNation.com. Join the 2015 PIECE BY PIECE TOUR conversation at #PieceByPieceTour.

 

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Commodores – Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Festival

Saturday, September 26th 2015 - All Day

The Commodores will headline this year’s Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Festival on Saturday, September 26.  A FREE show on the NEA Baptist stage.

More details about the festival coming soon.

Click here to find the festival Facebook page.  Like it and get updates in your news feed.