NOV 2018

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 8 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 20 THE SOUTH'S MUSIC CITIES LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS Little Rock has plenty of music venues where the great and almost famous play for adoring local and visiting fans, including conventioneers and special event participants. Music Venues: n The White Water Tavern, a hole in the wall next to the train tracks with good food, cold brews and hot tunes, has recently hosted Grammy nomi- nated bluesman Cedric Burnside, Rambling Jack Elliott and local up-and- comer Bonnie Montgomery, as well as Levon Helm, Billy Bragg and Leon Bridges. The White Water musical lineup also features folks like Ben Nichols of Lucero and Jimbo Mathus of Squirrel Nut Zippers and hip hop acts like Goon de Garçon. n The Rev Room, a downtown music mecca near convention hotels, in the middle of the River Market Entertainment District, has hosted Cage the Elephant, Drive By Truckers, Turnpike Troubadours and Robert Earl Keen. n South on Main serves a nouveau Southern menu and features a rockin' bar with highly accomplished barkeeps. But it's also an intimate venue for a unique concert experience with the likes of Shelby Lynne, The Indigo Girls, Don Flemons, The Steel Wheels, Terence Symien and the Zydeco Experience in their Sessions, After-Hours and regular Concert Series. n The Verizon Arena, across the river, has hosted Keith Urban, Justin Bieber, Tool, Paul McCartney and James Taylor. South on Main TUNICA, MISSISSIPPI Located on America's Blues Highway 61, Tunica is the Gateway to the Blues! Meeting and event planners are able to work a variety of music options into their group's functions, whether casually enjoying music at a private event, enjoying live music at a casino stage bar or seeing some of the biggest headliners at a premier concert venue. Music Venues: n Gateway to the Blues Museum is among the places where groups can book a local performer, such as Memphis Jones, to set the tone for an opening reception or closing event. The Mississippi Blues Trail begins at the Gateway to the Blues and tells the story of legendary blues artists like Eddie James "Son" House and James Cotton. n Legends Stage Bar at Horseshoe offers live music seven nights a week. n Gold Strike's Stage 2 offers live music Thursday – Saturday and six other casinos stage bars live every weekend. n Additionally, big-name acts like Willie Nelson, Buddy Guy or 3 Doors Down can be seen in venues such as the Horseshoe's Bluesville, Gold Strike's Millennium Theater and Sam's Town's River Palace Arena. Gold Strike's Stage 2 Bar Little Rock CVB

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