Tagged: Levon Helm

UPDATED: All the Fayetteville Roots Fest Shows You Can Still See [Not Sold Out Yet]

Fayetteville Roots Festival, now in its 8th year, has grown to over 10 music stages and multiple culinary stages and events. The Experience Fayetteville & KUAF Main Stage is housed at the Fayetteville Town Center on the square, and it is the center of the festival. The festival’s music schedule – as well as George’s Majestic Lounge‘s schedule Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – is packed with nationally known acts as well as regional standouts in the roots-Americana genres. Though many of this weekend’s Fayetteville Roots Festival headlining acts are sold out (and most have been for months; but we’ve got a full, updated schedule here, with ticket links for those events that are not sold out), there are still many great live music events that are not sold out OR are totally free and don’t require a ticket. So what are you waiting for? Read our full preview below, with snippets of every act not sold out already – and then get out and enjoy some impressive talent around Fayetteville this weekend. The festival kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 23, with...

Levon Helm Memorial Project Names Little Rock’s Kevin Kresse as Sculptor

The Levon Helm Memorial Project recently announced Kevin Kresse as the sculptor/designer for the Levon Helm bronze bust. Kevin Kresse, based in Little Rock, is pretty much a classic “Renaissance man”: among his many creative gifts are painting and sculpture. He has exhibited his work around Arkansas and in New York City, Washington D.C., Memphis, and Atlanta. Kresse has been awarded painting fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts – Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Arkansas Arts Council. He has also won several awards in the Arkansas Arts Center’s annual Delta competition. Kresse’s work has been featured in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the Arkansas Times, the North Little Rock Times, the Little Rock Free Press, Active Years magazine and Soiree magazine. He has also been featured in pieces produced by the local affiliates of ABC, CBS and PBS television, as well as in a short film by Garret Larkin. Much of his work can be found in the Little Rock > Hillcrest section at Gallery 26, 2611 Kavanaugh in Little Rock, and on the web at kevinkresse.com. For more information on the The...