Here are a few of the other things going on in the South Logan County or surrounding area in the coming days in addition to a home football game Friday night.

Gospel Music

Matt Maher will be concert for a free show at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, at 415 North College Avenue.

Maher has become a staple in the artistic and song-writing community. Three of his albums have reached the top 25 Christian Albums Billboard chart.

Legendary Group

Exile, a group that has 11 number 1 hits, and has sold 8 million records, will be performing at the Alma Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21.

Exile formed in 1963 looking to play small clubs in Richmond, Kent. but managed to top both the pop and country charts during their more than 50 year-long career. Their most successful hit, “Kiss You All Over” spent four weeks at the top of Billboard’s pop chart in 1978. In the early 1980s, Exile started to focus on country music. During their run on the country charts Exile has successfully had 10 Number 1 singles including “I Don’t Want to Be A Memory” and Give Me One More Chance.” The five original members of Exile re-formed in 2008 and continue to tour together today.

Tickets for the show can be purchased through the box office or online at or call 479-632-2129 to purchase by phone.

The show is presented by the Alma Education and Arts Foundation.

Brass In The Clouds

Performers from the Arkansas Tech University Department of Music will provide an evening of entertainment at one of the Arkansas River Valley’s most beautiful points of interest on Saturday, Sept. 23.

The 13th annual Brass in the Clouds concert, co-sponsored by Mount Nebo State Park and the Arkansas Tech Department of Music, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Mount Nebo’s Sunset Point. The public is invited to attend.

Brass chamber ensembles and the ATU Brass Choir will perform under the direction of Dr. Sean Reed and Dr. T.J. Perry, assistant professors of music, as well as Clayton Maddox and Evan Mino, visiting lecturers of music.

Mount Nebo State Park recommends that audience members bring blankets or chairs for seating comfort.

For more information about Brass in the Clouds and other public performances by the Arkansas Tech Department of Music, call (479) 968-0368 or visit

Bonus (Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair)

The Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair starts Sept. 22 and runs through Sept. 30 at the fairgrounds, located at 4400 Midland Boulevard in Fort Smith

Among the entertainment options in Hugh Hardin Arena are Ravencha Nortena at 9 p.m. on Sept. 22, Adelitas Way at 8 p.m. Sept. 23, and Locash at 8 p.m. on Sept. 30. Midget Wrestiling Warriors are set for Harper Stadium at 8 p.m. on Sept. 28.

Discount armband tickets are on sale now through 4 p.m. on Friday, when the fair starts. The bands are $20 apiece and will increase to $24 after the fair begins. Armbands are good on Sept. 22, 24, 25 and 30. You can purchase the bands and pay gate admission at

Regularly scheduled attractions will include the human cannonball, and an aligator show. For more the complete schedule visit: