Boy Named Banjo makes good on its namesake with three-part harmony and string band sounds at Stickyz Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken Shack, 8:30 p.m., $8-$10. The Arkansas Travelers cap off a four-game series against the Tulsa Drillers at Dickey-Stephens Park, with a fireworks show after Friday night’s game, 7:10 p.m. Thu.-Fri., $7-$13. Michigander Whitey Morgan takes “Honky Tonk Hell” and other new rockers to the Rev Room, 8:30 p.m., $20-$75. Comedian and actor Shaun Jones goes for laughs at The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12. Tribute artists Scott Bruce and Abbey Road perform at Fort Smith’s ArcBest Performing Arts Center for “Beatles vs. Elvis: A Musical Showdown,” 7 p.m., $25-$45, see fortsmithconventioncenter.org for details. The Bottle Rockets play a free show at El Dorado’s Griffin Restaurant, 8 p.m. An after-party for the Rally for Religious Liberty kicks off at Vino’s, with music from Spirit Cuntz and Crankbait, 7 p.m., $7. Monsterboy and The Mad Deadly share a bill at the White Water Tavern, 8:30 p.m. Maxine’s in Hot Springs hosts a show from string band Sad Daddy, 9 p.m., $5.
Pluck, yeah: Clusterpluck takes “Yakisoba Breakdown” and other string band jams to the stage at Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $8. Tranquilo, Fred and Celestials play a rock show at the White Water Tavern in support of KABF-FM, 88.3, 9 p.m. Night in the Woods 4 features music from Yuni Wa, Klubhouse, Johnny Vine and more at Vino’s, 6 p.m., $8. Young professionals: Wine and dine for the benefit of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Little Rock Taste of the Finest, with music from Mayday by Midnight, 6 p.m., Statehouse Convention Center, $75. Nine-piece tribute ensemble Bricks in the Wall brings “The Sight and Sound of Pink Floyd” to the Rev Room, 9 p.m., $20. Richie Johnson entertains for happy hour at Cajun’s Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free, and later, catch vocalist Nikki Parish, 9 p.m., $5. The Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival, 4 p.m. Fri., 1 p.m. Sat., features sets from The Crumbs, Runaway Planet, Chatham County Line and more, Basin Spring Park, free. Bluesboy Jag and Mudhead team up for a set at Bar Louie, 8 p.m. This ain’t no disco; Fort Worth country singer David Adam Byrnes performs at Stickyz, with Tyler Kincheloe and Chris Stillman, 8:30 p.m., $10. Mothwind, Witchsister and Czarus share a rock show at Maxine’s, 9 p.m., $5. Elsewhere in Hot Springs, The Big Dam Horns get loud at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming’s Silks Bar & Grill, 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., free. Sad Daddy brings mountain music to Kings Live Music in Conway, with Caleb Martin, 8:30 p.m., $5. Zac Stad takes the stage at Hibernia Irish Tavern, 7:30 p.m., free. Andy Tanas plays a free show at Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m.
Whoa Dakota brings fiery pop to Stickyz, 9 p.m., $10. The Shannon Boshears Band performs at Cajun’s Wharf, 9 p.m., $5, or come before dinner and catch Brian Nahlen and Nick Devlin, 5:30 p.m. Vocalists Bijoux and Tawanna Campbell pay homage to Anita Baker at South on Main, 9 p.m., $15. “Apocalips” at Club Sway makes the end of the world look fabulous, 9 p.m., or catch the “Le Girls Bare Necessi-Tease” drag festivities at Discovery Nightclub, 9 p.m. Kadela takes its sitar-infused EDM to the stage at Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7. Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase finalist and crowd favorite Sabine Valley takes the stage at Vino’s, with Steezy St., 7:30 p.m., $7. Howard & Skye perform at Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m. Sad Daddy descends on White Water Tavern with banjo strings, harmony and medicine show humor, 8:30 p.m., $10. The Susan Erwin Pink Piano Show rolls into Kings, with Joseph Neville, 8:30 p.m., $5. Sing drinking songs with fellow bellowers and songbirds at Stone’s Throw Brewing for Little Rock “Brew” Sing, noon, free. West Bound Revival entertains at West End Smokehouse, 10 p.m., $7. Rising country star and De Queen native Charlie Farley takes “Drinks and Dreams” and others to the stage at the Rev Room, 8:30 p.m., $15. Phil McGarrah and Runnin on Empty boogie at Jimmy Doyle’s Country Club, 7 p.m.
The Uh Huhs make a much-pined-for return to the White Water Tavern, 8:30 p.m. Vino’s hosts a Christian heavy-music bill with sets from Emery, Oh Sleeper, Limbs and Rough Start, 6:30 p.m., $20.
Producer and composer Yuni Wa performs at Stickyz, with Way Away, Shoplift and Brother Bera, 8:30 p.m., $6. At the White Water Tavern, Skyline Drive and Mothwind share a bill with Tranquilo and Michael Hall, 8:30 p.m. Stone’s Throw Brewing hosts a Back to School Adult Spelling Bee, 6:30 p.m. Hibernia Irish Tavern hosts Brain Trust with Michael Brown, benefiting the Arkansas Abortion Support Network, 8 p.m., $10.
Ronel Williams, Patrick Nolan, Charles Nicholas Moore and Adam Hogg team up for a stand-up comedy showcase at the White Water Tavern, 7:30 p.m., $5.