Beloved Texas singer/songwriter Adam Carroll returns to the White Water Tavern, this time performing as a duo with his wife, Chris Carroll, 8 p.m. Traveling Squirrels and Kyle Owen play a benefit for the family of Dustin Andrew Searcy, an Arkansas musician who died recently, at Stickyz Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken Shack, 8 p.m., $3 (all ages). Comedian Mike Baldwin yuks it up at The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri-Sat, $8-12. Tyrannosaurus Sketch debuts at The Joint in North Little Rock, 8 p.m., $5. Jay Roewe, senior vice president of West Coast production at HBO, will participate in “A Conversation about Film, Community and HBO” with Arkansas Film Commissioner Christopher Crane about, among other things, the third season of “True Detective,” which is filming in and around Fayetteville, 6 p.m., free, but reservations are requested. “Southern Fried Nuptials” continues at Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, 6 p.m. (through Saturday), and 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, $15-$35. Chuck Pack plays at Cajun’s Wharf for happy hour, 5:30 p.m., free, or come later for Pamela K. Ward’s set, 9 p.m., $5.
Folk rockers Blue Highway channel the sounds of Texas and Louisiana at Stickyz, 8:30 p.m., $10. A month ago, 30 local musicians got together, drew names out of a bucket and were sorted into groups that were tasked with coming up with original music in four weeks. Those six groups perform short sets at White Water to benefit Lucie’s Place, 9 p.m., $3. Arkansas natives Anna Moss and Joel Ludford, late of the Conway band Don’t Stop Please, return to Little Rock as the delightful duo Handmade Moments to play South on Main, 9 p.m., $12. Hoodoo Blues Revue comes to Four Quarter Bar in North Little Rock, 10 p.m., $7. Josh Hoyer & Soul Collosal play along with Alex Velte at King’s Live Music in Conway, 8:30 p.m., $5. Fire & Brimstone soundtrack happy hour at Cajun’s Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free, and The Woodpeckers headline, 9 p.m., $5. Galleries on Central Avenue in Hot Springs are open from 5-9 p.m. for the monthly Hot Springs Gallery Walk.
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram is a teenaged blues guitar virtuoso from Clarksdale, Miss., who graduated from high school last year. He comes to Stickyz the night after playing the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis and in advance of his much anticipated album debut, 9 p.m., $10 advance, $12 day of show. The 12-member party band Big Damn Horns blow their horns at Revolution, 9:30 p.m., $8. Arkansas’s favorite psych-a-Delta duo Tyrannosaurus Chicken take a break from their work in the Ben Miller Band to play White Water, 9 p.m., $10. The Old Statehouse Museum hosts its annual Seersucker Social with food from Brewski’s Pub and Grub, mint juleps (made from Rock Town Distillery bourbon) and craft beer from Lost Forty. The event benefits the museum’s School Bus Fund, 3 p.m., $25-$100. MarQuis & Mood play a Cinco de Mayo Funk Fiesta that doubles as a celebration of Marquis Hunt’s 50th birthday, 9 p.m., $15. Fayetteville party band Cadillac Jackson helps Four Quarter celebrate Cinco de Mayo, 10 p.m., $7. The Arkansas Travelers host the Northwest Arkansas Naturals at Dickey-Stephens Park, 5:30 p.m. The series continues Sunday (2:10 p.m.), Monday and Tuesday (7:10 p.m.). Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings share a bill with The Going Jessies at King’s Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5. Adam Tilly plays at Cajun’s Wharf for happy hour, 5:30 p.m., free, or come later for The Shame’s set, 9 p.m., $5. The Delta Cultural Center in Helena/West Helena opens its exhibition “Over Here and There: the Sons and Daughters of Arkansas’s Delta at War” with a remembrance ceremony at 11 a.m., followed by the posting of colors.
Amy Garland, Blues Boy Jag & the Juke Joint Zombies, the Akeem Kemp Band and more play a benefit for Nightflying magazine that begins at 3 p.m. at White Water; Midtown Billiards hosts the after party. Swimming with Bears from Austin, Texas, play dance-y indie pop at Stickyz with The Cuckoos opening, $10 advance, $12 day of show.
It’s a jam-packed lineup of a wide variety at White Water, with sets from Princeaus, Couch Jackets, Spirit Cuntz and 9th Scientist, 7 p.m.
Cleveland’s Mushroomhead have been playing industrial metal for 15 years. The group comes to Revolution, 7:30 p.m., $20-25.