FORT SMITH MUSIC SERIES
JOIN US FOR 10 WEEKS OF FREE MUSIC ON THE RIVERFRONT IN DOWNTOWN FORT SMITH
Brought to you in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation.
May 13 to July 15, 2021
121 Riverfront Drive, Fort Smith, AR 72901
Check out seat maps, free parking and mask requirements:
GENINE LATRICE PEREZ
May 13, 2021
Genine LaTrice Perez is a self-taught jazz singer with a booming voice. Pulling on musical influences of the 1930s-50s, she captures the spirit of that live sound with her elegance, fun and excitement in a jazz and R&B atmosphere.
Openers Chris Chaney and CandySoul kick things off at 6:15pm, followed by Genine at 7pm. The evening is MC'd by Rham Cunningham.
CONJUNTO NUEVA ALIANZA
May 20, 2021
DUE TO RAIN, THIS CONCERT WILL BE HELD AT THE US MARSHAL'S MUSEUM, 789 Riverfront Drive, Fort Smith.
Outside food and drink is welcome. Please bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Masks are required inside.
Originally hailing from San Luis Potosí, Conjunto Nueva Alianza brings the sounds of northern Mexico to Fort Smith through their traditional Norteño music.
Opener Fuego Cruzado kicks off the evening at 6:35pm. The evening is MC'd by Jose Luis Galva. Doors open at 6:00pm.
May 27, 2021
Chris Cameron has long been a favorite of Arkansas audiences. Blending his guitar virtuosity with genuine, heartfelt vocals, Cameron puts on a show that displays his blues pedigree beautifully. At 18, he was youngest International Blues Challenge winner and the only double crown winner.
The evening kicks off at 6:35pm with the Infamous Outlaws, MC'd by Dennis Snow.
Stay tuned for any weather related venue changes.
June 3, 2021
2020 Grammy Nominee Southern Avenue is a boundary breaking Memphis combo that carries the Southern soul legacy into the 21st century and beyond.
June 10, 2021
JD Clayton is a singer-songwriter born and raised in Fort Smith, based in Nashville, TN. Learning to play the guitar in church on Sundays, JD blends traditional Americana to craft and plays songs from the heart and the heartland.
Openers Western AR Ballet and Jordan Lucas kick things off at 6:15pm. The evening is MC'd by Reagan Heppner and Daniel Myers.
RODNEY BLOCK COLLECTIVE
June 17, 2021
Rodney Block Collective is a quartet comprised of lead trumpet, piano, bass, and drums, with extra vocalist as needed. Block, a classically trained instrumentalist, performs a unique blend of traditional jazz, gospel, hip-hop, Bebop, funk and soul.
The evening kicks off at 6:30pm with Fort Smith favorite Goodluck Slim bringing a mix of traditional & contemporary blues, classic rock, soul, and a little funk, and spoken word artist Lynette Thrower accompanied by percussionist Bruce Fowler.
Our hosts for the evening are Jay Richardson, Jackie Flake and Clifton Culpepper, representing 3 black Greek fraternal organizations and will speak briefly about why we should celebrate Juneteenth.
June 24, 2021
Henna Roso is a musical collective dedicated to fighting hunger in America. The band merges various styles and influences combining elements of funk, jazz and soul creating a unique, yet approachable musical experience. Henna Roso has raised over 93k people in need over the past 3 years.
July 1, 2021
2020 blind audition contestant of NBC's The Voice, Allison Grace is a musician local to Fort Smith. Allison Grace Band features members from a diverse range of musical backgrounds spanning the genres of R&B, jazz, funk, rock, folk and more. The result is a unique blend of blue-eyed soul and smooth, adult contemporary.
July 8, 2021
Soul, jazz, rock saxophonist, vocalist, and flautist Hope Clayburn is on a mission to move the people. With her unique funky and soulful style, she’s always up to the challenge to make every audience member feel included in her energetic shows.
July 15, 2021
Brazilian group SambaDá musically unites the Americas, drawing from percussion-based styles of South and Central American samba and salsa, and blending them with the funk!
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