Gulley Park Summer Concert Series - 24th Annual Event
We encourage you to join us in celebrating our 23rd Annual Gulley Park Summer Concert Series in 2020 presented by Collier & Associates Reality and Fayetteville Parks and Recreation. We are confident if you attend one show, you will undeniably be back for the remaining shows! The Gulley Park Summer Concert Series includes six concerts in all. Concerts are on Thursday evenings from 7pm-9pm and take place at the Gulley Park gazebo. Come relax and take part in the fun-filled atmosphere!
ARKANSAUCE - MAY 30
Highlight Video: https://youtu.be/3IHVouYlVxU
Arkansauce is a genre-hopping, four piece string band from northwest Arkansas, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana, country, blues, and funk. With a loyal following growing every day in the Natural State and along their tour routes, the band is proud to be stepping into a hard-driving sound unique to the Arkansas quartet.
An Arkansauce show is riddled with improvisational guitar, banjo, and mandolin leads, paired with powerful harmonies and heart-felt songwriting, all held together by deep foot-stompin' bass grooves. There’s an undeniably intimate connection between the band and their fans that's contagious and leaves everyone in front of, and on the stage wanting more. Arkansauce holds their head high, as they look forward to enjoying everything life and music has in store for them and their fans.
DEVON GILFILLIAN - JUNE 13
Highlight video: https://youtu.be/6xhWXxF2WsQ
Devon Gilfillian fires twin barrels of gospel-blues and southern soul on his debut EP. Fueled by groove, guitar, and the powerful punch of Gilfillian's voice, the songs shine a light on a young songwriter who grew up outside of Philadelphia, absorbing everything from the R&B swagger of Al Green and Ray Charles to the rock & roll heroics of Jimi Hendrix. Now based in Nashville, Gilfillian puts a personalized stamp on those childhood influences, rolling them into five original songs that showcase not only his songwriting and singing, but also his talent as an instrumentalist.
Released in May 2016, the self-titled Devon Gilfillian finds him stepping into the spotlight as a solo artist. He recorded the songs with a small group of friends and collaborators, tapping drummer Jonathan Smalt and slide guitarist Jesse Thompson as co-producers. Equal parts swampy, funky, and enthralling, the record finds Gilfillian planting one foot in the classic sound of his influences, with the other foot pointing somewhere new and uncharted. After all, he's no revivalist. No nostalgia act. No retro wannabe. Instead, Gilfillian is a classic artist for the modern age, discovering new life in soulful sounds that have been making people dance for decades.
NWA JAZZ AND MORE - June 27
In the fall of 2018 the JM Band of NWA and The Bella Vista Big Band merged to create NWA Jazz and More Orchestra to be the region’s #1 Big Band. We are the only big band in a three state area that regularly rehearses - ready to play for any occasion. Big band refers to the number of instruments and the music arranged for the assemblage of nineteen musicians - including a vocalist. Our music includes swing, broadway, pops, rock and roll, latin, and patriotic.
NWA BALLET THEATER (INTERMISSION PERFORMANCE)
Dance Beat takes dance outside the theater and invites community to experience dance as public art. Approachable, free, pop-up, public art performances, occur in Northwest Arkansas’ countless scenic urban and outdoor spaces.
ULTRA SUEDE - JULY 11
Ultra Suede started out as a fun thought during Happy Hour at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, AR. Almost 25 years later, Ultra Suede has provided high-energy, interactive, dance party entertainment to a four state area and was voted "Best Party Band" in NW Arkansas for five consecutive years, earning them Hall of Fame status.
Ultra Suede music blends dance, disco, and interactive songs to create a unique and entertaining experience for all ages. It's all about fun, catchy tunes and dancing feet!
Mary Heather Hickman has a classic country sound with a raw honesty. At 23 years old, Mary Heather has already proven herself as a talented performer and songwriter. In 2018, she made the move to Nashville to pursue music, where she is writing songs and collaborating with successful individuals in the industry. Her songwriting style has been described as relatable and clever, with a "tell it like it is" attitude. Most important to Mary Heather is staying true to her artistic vision and allowing her personal experiences to shine through in her writing. From a very young age, Mary Heather has been no stranger to performing on stage. She has been a featured performer with the band Mary-Heather and the Sinners at venues such as AT&T Stadium (Home of the Dallas Cowboys), El Dorado Music Festival, Oklahoma Music Festival, and Johnnie High's Country Music Revue. They have opened for many notable artists including Kellie Pickler, Eli Young Band, Hank Williams Jr., Whiskey Meyers and Brad Paisley. Mary-Heather and the Sinners is currently based in Nashville, TN.
BRYAN TITUS TRIO - AUG 8
The Bryan Titus Trio grows up like a weed from a tangled and overgrown history of Bluegrass and American Roots Music. Recently touted as a “Postmodern Barn Dance” band they write & perform toe-tapping tunes that evoke themes & melodies of yesterday with a pinch of modern irony.
Bryan Titus draws heavily on lessons learned on his 2013 Through Hike of the Appalachian Trail, especially the music he picked up in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, & Virginia. His vocals are both smooth & rough, his guitar playing simultaneously elegant & primitive.
The Trio, comprised of Jeff Kranzler on Upright Bass & Dustin Janson on cajon and vocals, perfectly fills out and enhances each song with highly effective yet simple accompaniment.
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