Here are a few of the things going on in, or a short distance from South Logan County in the coming days in addition to the Booneville High School homecoming basketball games next Tuesday night.
Blue Lion show
The Bumper Jacksons, a six-piece band showcasing an eclectic mix of folk music, will come to The Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown, located at 101 North 2nd Street, for a performance at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Jan. 17).
Tickets for the performance, which is sponsored by the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season at The Blue Lion, are $25 and are available by visiting http://uafs.universitytickets.com or contacting the UAFS Box Office at 479-788-7300.
Featuring music “from the streets of New Orleans to the holler of the Appalachian mountains,” The Bumper Jacksons have earned acclaim for their bold yet elegant sound. Formed in 2012, they quickly rose to prominence after being honored as the “2015 Artist of the Year” and “Best Folk Band” from 2013-15 by the Washington Area Music Awards.
Stacey Jones, associate vice chancellor for campus and community events at UAFS, said the band’s music has “something for everyone.”
“Their sound is hard to describe, but that’s one of the things that attracted them to me,” Jones said. “The lead singer would be playing the violin one song, then put it down and pick up a washboard the next. It’s authentic Americana that is new and refreshing for our market. The Bumper Jacksons has something for everyone’s taste in music.”
There is treasure to be found all over the park. Join a park interpreter to follow GPS coordinates, “clues,” to find a hidden cache on the Signal Hill Trail on Jan. 22, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday Jan. 22. Participants should meet in the lodge lobby.
Admission is free. For more information contact the lodge at (479) 963-8502, or email@example.com.
Comedian Bob Smiley will be appearing at the Greenwood Performing Arts Center, located at 420 North Main Street in Greenwood, at 7 p.m., Jan. 20.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by visiting etix.com, enter “Bob Smiley” or “Greenwood Performing Arts”; by calling 479-996-4142 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; or by walk-in at 420 North Main Street Administration Building from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum (RAM), located at 1601 Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith, offers free programs known as RAM Saturdays each week from 12 to 4 p.m.
Participants experiment with techniques and materials in the RAM studio and have the opportunity to make their own original works of art. This program is free and for all ages but participants are requested to wear art-making clothing. The activity on Saturday Jan. 20 will be salt painting.
Jazz musicians and enthusiasts on every third Thursday of each month for 2018 the DoubleTree Hotel, downtown Fort Smith will be hosting the Fort Smith Jazz Jam from 6-9 pm in the atrium restaurant/lounge.