Uniquely Arkansas

Uniquely Arkansas

  There are still seats available for the Glen Campbell Goodbye Tour Concert on September 6 in Little Rock. Don’t miss this opportunity to say a public farewell to a much-loved Arkansan who will be retiring due to being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Tickets are $94, $73.50, $63 and $50 with no additional Ticketmaster fees. …
 UPDATE from the National Parks Service: “Due to the potential threat of extreme weather from Isaac in the Ozarks, Buffalo National River Park Administration is postponing this Saturday’s (Sept.1) 40th celebration  of the River at Tyler Bend.  We hope we get beneficial rain but no severe weather and/or flooding.  We’ll send updates as they are made available to …
 All you have to do is look at the T-shirts being sold in Fayetteville right now to see it is a fun, laid back place to be. Popular slogans include “Keep Fayetteville Funky” and “Fayettechill.” And then there are the I love Arkansas and the Hogs themes as well – of course! What makes Fayetteville so …
  Fayetteville Roots Festival is a four-day music festival taking place Aug. 23-26 on the mainstage of the Walton Arts Center along with other stages, including George’s Majestic Lounge, Greenhouse Grille, Kingfish , Fayetteville Public Library, and the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market. The Roots But, this is not your average music festival. The festival slogan is, “A …
Water comes to mind for most people thinking about cooling off on a hot summer day. But my mind usually turns to caves. If you’re looking for a little respite from the heat, as well as a mini getaway, try taking a trip to one of Arkansas’s show caves. In the underground, you’ll find a …
Who doesn’t like free stuff? Especially when it’s good, free stuff, or in this case, great, awesome, wonderful, free stuff. The master craftspeople at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View want to say “thank you” to the folks that visit them by giving away one handcrafted item to a person in the park each day …
Aside from the heat, I know it’s August when I see certain events pop up on the Arkansas Calendar of Events. Since I was a child, the Tontitown Grape Festival has meant summer fun. We went every year as a family, and then later in my teenage years I ran around the festival with groups …
 The 33rd annual Ding Dong Days Festival officially begins this morning at 10 in Dumas with the laying of a wreath at the gravesite of the town’s namesake. Later tonight, it’s “Bullets in the Bathtub,” a murder mystery dinner theatre performance presented by the Dumas Area Arts Council. Tickets for the performance are $20 and include dinner. …
 On the early morning of April 27, 1865, the SS Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis. It became America’s greatest maritime disaster, killing nearly 1,800 of the nearly 2,400 passengers onboard. Many of those were former Union soldiers, on their way home following the end of the Civil War. The boat sank near …