MUSIC SCENE: Dale Watson in Litle Rock; Hot Water Hills fest in Spa City

Posted: September 29, 2016 at 5:45 a.m.

Dale Watson

Dale Watson will perform, along with opening act Bonnie Montgomery, at 9 p.m. today at the White Water Tavern in Little Rock. Admission is $10.

Mulehead and Christy Hays will perform at 9:30 p.m. Friday. Admission is $7.

The Creek Rocks, along with opening act Betse and Clarke will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $7.

Fiddle player Betse Ellis and banjoist Clarke Wyatt, based in Kansas City, Mo., play traditional music, original songs and creative arrangements of "familiar and forgotten tunes," according to the duo's press materials

White Water Tavern, West Seventh and Thayer streets, Little Rock, (501) 375-8400, whitewatertavern.com

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The Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival will be held Friday and Saturday at Hill Wheatley Plaza in downtown Hot Springs. Admission is free before 4 p.m. each day; $5 thereafter; free for children under age 12.

Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday and the acts are: the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Science and the Arts Folk Ensemble at 5 p.m., Andrew Anderson at 6, Vodi at 7:45, Bonus at 9 and Sad Daddy at 10 p.m.

Saturday, gates open at noon, and until 4 p.m. there will be acoustic performances at the Buskers Corner by Sergio Ugeda, Sarah Hastings, Gino Del Ray, Notice to Quit, Andrew Anderson, Turtle Rush and Ryan Sauders.

Then the Spa City Youngbloods will perform at 5 p.m., followed by Dylan Earl and the Reasons Why at 6, Big Piph & Tomorrow Maybe at 7:15, Ronnie Heart at 8:45 and Sinkane at 10 p.m.

There will also be children's activities, including a real-life Minecraft adventure in Cardboard City where kids can build and explore their own cardboard structures.

Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival, Hill Wheatley Plaza, 629 Central Ave., Hot Springs, (501) 321-1700, hotwaterhills.com.

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Nature and Madness, an indie-folk act, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at South on Main in Little Rock. Admission is $10.

Ryan Pickop named his act after an essay by ecologist Paul Shepard, "Nature and Madness." Based in Fayetteville, he has opened shows for Water Liars, Adam Faucett and Daniel Romano.

South on Main, 13th and Main streets, Little Rock, (501) 244-9660, southonmain.com

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Boom Kinetic will perform at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Rev Room in Little Rock. Admission is $10-$21 (plus a $2 surcharge for minors).

Tragikly White will perform at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10.

Rev Room, 300 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, (501) 823-0090, revroom.com

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Steve Moakler will perform at 9 p.m. today, at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack in Little Rock. Admission is $12.

Starroy will perform at 9:30 p.m. Friday. Admission is $7.

Matt Stell will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 the day of the show.

Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 107 River Market Ave., Little Rock, (501) 372-7707, stickyz.com

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The KSSN Country Throwdown at 7 p.m. Friday will feature Gary Allan, Frankie Ballard, Michael Ray, Craig Campbell and Trent Harmon, at the Metroplex. (The event was originally scheduled for the Maumelle Event Center.) Admission is $40.

Metroplex, Colonel Glenn and Interstate 430, Little Rock, (501) 681-7552, metroplexlive.com

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Tomas Garrio and The Traveling Gypsy will perform at 9 p.m. today at Maxine's in Hot Springs. Admission is free.

Mobley, along with opening acts Dark Roads and High Lonesome, will perform at 9 p.m. Friday. Admission is $7.

Maxine's, 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs, (501) 321-0909, maxineslive.com

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The Ozark Folklife Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Tyler Bend campground on the Buffalo River, near St. Joe. Admission is free.

Held in conjunction with the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, the festival is a celebration of life a century or more ago in the Ozark Mountains of Searcy County.

Performers will include the Michael and Jennifer McLain Band of Tennessee, Still on the Hill (Fayetteville), The Rackensack Folklore Society of Pulaski County, Mark Jones (Mountain View), Buddy Case (Enola), Possum Juice (Leslie and Mountain View), Jeff Stansberry & Breez (Leslie), The Burlesons (Lead Hill), Nathan Eaton (Marshall) and Skymeadow Fine Arts (Yellville).

There will also be a "Picking Square," so patrons are invited to bring instruments and join in. Food, crafts and demonstrations of old-time activities are also included.

Ozark Folklife Festival, Tyler Bend campground, Buffalo River, 170 Ranger Road, near St. Joe, (870) 448-2557, facebook.com/events/1077735842289082/

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