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Friday, September 22, 2017

2017 Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair

Date: Friday, September 22, 2017 to Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: All Day to 12:00am
Location: Kay Rodgers Park 4400 Midland Boulevard Fort Smith, AR 72904

The Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair has something for everyone! Be a part of the 81st annual Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair.

Begun in 1936 as the Fort Smith Livestock Exposition, the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair has grown into one of the premier events in the region. The 2017 fair continues the tradition by educating and entertaining over 2,500 exhibitors, vendors and over 150,000 visitors during this nine day celebration.

2017 Fair Schedule


Friday, September 29, 2017

Girls Inc Fest of Ale 2017

Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Shipley Baking Co. 63 South 7th Street Fort Smith, AR

The Annual Fest of Ale Event to Benefit Girls Inc. of Fort Smith Friday, September 29th from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Located at The Shipley Building at 63 South 6th Street, Fort Smith The event will include craft beer tasting, food and live music for attendees' enjoyment. VIP tickets will include access to a specialty beer section. Pre-order tickets can be purchased at www.girlsincfortsmith.org/event for discounted price.

Admission: $35 General Admission/$65 VIP (pre-order) $45/$75 (at door)

Temple Live Presents Charlie Daniels

Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Templelive 200 N. 11th Street Fort Smith, AR, 72901

Charlie Daniels was Born 28 October 1936 in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. Daniels, who wrote "Carolina (I Love You)" about his youth, was the son of a lumberjack and was raised with a love of bluegrass music. He borrowed a guitar when he was 15 years old and immediately learned to play basic tunes. He then acquired skills on mandolin and fiddle, but had to modify his playing when he lost the tip of his ring finger in an accident in 1955. He formed a bluegrass band, ''The Misty Mountain Boys'', but the group changed its name to ''The Jaguars'' following the single ''Jaguar'', which they recorded in 1959 (produced by Bob Johnston). Daniels said, "for nine years we played every honky-tonk dive and low-life joint between Raleigh and Texas". This enabled him to master a variety of musical styles, but his only national success came in 1964 when he wrote an Elvis Presley B-side "It Hurts Me", a tender ballad that remains one of his best compositions.

In 1967, Daniels followed Bob Johnston his suggestion to accept regular session work in Nashville. He played electric bass on Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline and later appeared on his albums Self Portrait and New Morning. He also worked with Marty Robbins, Hank Williams Jr. (on Family Tradition) and Ringo Starr (on Beaucoups Of Blues), and took Lester Flatt his place alongside Earl Scruggs. He produced albums by The Youngbloods and by Jerry Corbitt. The latter, in turn, produced one by Daniels, both of which were released in the USA by Capitol Records.


Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Hugh Harden Arena 4400 Midland Boulevard Fort Smith, AR 72904

It’s an exciting time to be LOCASH these days. That might very well be one of the biggest understatements in Nashville these days. Already in their career, the duo of Preston Brust and Chris Lucas have enjoyed hit singles, sold-out concert appearances here and abroad, and have tasted the top of the chart as two of Nashville’s quickest-rising songwriters. But, to quote the old saying... You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.

Recently signing with Reviver Records, the duo is joining forces with some of the biggest names on the Country Music business landscape. Brust says they could feel the team’s energy from the first meeting. “We haven’t felt an energy like this since the day we began our journey. This feels like it has all come together –the right label head, the right promo team, it finally feels like we’ve got all of our ducks in a row for the first time in our lives. We’ve been out there doing the grass roots thing for so long, and to feel it all come together, is so encouraging.”

Gary Owen

Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Choctaw Casino Pocola - CenterStage 3400 Choctaw Road Pocola, OK

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at 10:00 AM

Choctaw Rewards Club Pre-Sale : Mon, 5 Jun 2017 at 10:00 AM