Drum Corps International taps Arkansas for 2 concerts
Indianapolis-based Drum Corps International makes two Arkansas stops on its 2017 summer tour:
■ “Music on the Move,” groups from Wisconsin, Georgia, Massachusetts, Texas, Arizona and South Carolina, 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Bentonville Tiger Athletic Complex, 1801 S.E. J St., Bentonville. Tickets: $25-$35 in advance, $2 more day of show, plus processing fees. ■ “DCI Arkansas,” 7 p.m. July 26, War Memorial Stadium, War Memorial Park, West Markham Street and Fair Park Boulevard, Little Rock, groups from Washington, California, Iowa, Massachusetts, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Tickets: $30 in advance, $37 day of the show, plus processing fees.
Call (317) 275-1212 or visit dci.org/schedule.
Miller, Frampton, Flatts
This week at the Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers: The Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $41-$81 plus fees. And Rascal Flatts, with singer Lauren Alaina, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $36-$81 plus fees; four lawn tickets, “LAWN 4-PACK,” $24.75 each. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit amptickets.com
■ The Arkansas State Archives and the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives will host a symposium, “Cultivating Life: Agricultural History in Northeast Arkansas,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 5, at the Male and Female Academy on Seventh Street in Powhatan. Speakers Cherisse Jones- Branch, Brooks Blevins, Blake Perkins and Joan Gould will cover topics including “Land Claims: the Seedbed of Agricultural Heritage,” “Cowboys and Hog Drovers: Raising Livestock in the Antebellum Ozarks,” “Hillbilly Hellraisers: Federal Power and Populist Defiance in the Ozarks” and “African-American Home Demonstration Agents in Rural Jim Crow Arkansas, 1914-1965.” Teachers can earn up to four professional development hours. Lunch will be provided. Admission is free but advance registration is required — deadline is July 26. Call (870) 878-6521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ The Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham St., Little Rock, will host a seminar titled “A Confused and Confusing Affair: Arkansas and Reconstruction,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 5, featuring lectures by Carl Moneyhon taking an overview of Reconstruction in the United States and, on the Reconstruction in Arkansas, Jay Barth on the political climate, Ken Barnes on political violence, Col. Damon Cluck on military operations and militia, Blake Wintory on black legislators, Tom DeBlack on the Brooks- Baxter War and Rodney Waymon Harris on the rise of the Redeemers and post-Reconstruction politics. Fee, $15, includes a box lunch. Registration deadline is July 28. Call (501) 324-9685, email tanya. email@example.com or visit oldstatehouse.com.
Aug. 4 is the deadline to submit nominations to the Arkansas Arts Council for the 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards, recognizing Arkansas artists, arts patrons, educators and corporations for outstanding contributions to the arts community. Nominees must be current Arkansas residents or Arkansas-based corporations. Nominations are accepted in seven categories: Arts Community Development, Arts in Education, Corporate Sponsorship of the Arts, Individual Artist, Folklife, Patron and Lifetime Achievement.
A panel from the Arkansas arts community reviews the nominations; criteria include the significance of the contributions made, the range of the individuals and groups served and the length of time and degree of the activity or contributions. A spring 2018 ceremony will honor the winners. Each nomination will be judged. Nomination forms are available online at arkansasarts.org; call (501) 324-9767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week at the Walmart AMP in Rogers: The Steve Miller Band headlines a concert with Peter Frampton on Tuesday, and Rascal Flatts performs Friday.
Touring drum corps from across the country perform Monday in Bentonville and July 26 in Little Rock.