Argenta Plaza Summer Music Series finishes with bluegrass flair August 21

 The North Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau (North Little Rock CVB) will host the final installment of its Argenta Plaza Summer Music Series, featuring The Gravel Yard and Ten Penny Gypsy,  on Saturday, August 21, at 5 p.m. at Argenta Plaza at 510 Main Street in North Little Rock.  

The Gravel Yard will headline the August 21 concert, bringing an electric style to the bluegrass world with lively originals and a twist on classics. Hailing from Mountain Home, Arkansas, the band includes Matt Clampit on guitar, Chris Denny on lead vocals and guitar, Aaron Farris on upright bass, Cliff Prowse on fiddle, Titus Turner on mandolin and Tiffany Turner on banjo. 

The opening act, Ten Penny Gypsy, is an Arkansas folk/americana duo which has received several nominations in the Arkansas Country Music Awards. The group consists of singer/songwriters Justin Patterson and Laura Lynn Daley.

The event is free and open to the public thanks to sponsors including the North Little Rock CVB, the City of North Little Rock, First Orion Corp, Russell Chevrolet, North Little Rock Fit2Live, Custom XM, Argenta Downtown Council, Taggart Architects, Ristorante Capeo and AT&T Arkansas.

A limited number of tents will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees may bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.

Don’t forget to come early and stay after to patron our amazing downtown North Little Rock restaurants for food and drinks! Tents will be set up for outdoor dining on Main Street. All alcoholic beverages in Argenta Plaza must be purchased from participating restaurants and bars within the Argenta Outdoor Dining District.

The August 21 concert will once again coincide with Argenta Dogtown Throwdown, during which Main Street will be closed for outdoor dining and live music. Restaurants will be set up outside serving food and drinks. Patrons will be able to walk around with their drinks within the Argenta Outdoor Dining District boundaries, including Argenta Plaza. The weekend schedule includes:

Argenta Arts District, North Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Friday, August 20: 
    • 7p-10p: Just ‘Cuz (free concert outdoors in Argenta, 400 block of Main Street)
    • 7:30p: Pippin opening night at Argenta Community Theater (405 Main Street)
    • 8p: Just Shut Up and Drive at The Joint Theater (301 Main Street)
  • Saturday, August 21: 
  • Sunday, August 22:
    • 2p: Pippin at Argenta Community Theater (405 Main Street)

Because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Arkansas, patrons are encouraged to social distance as much as possible and wear masks if closer than six feet to others outside of their party. Check with individual businesses on current COVID-19 protocols; Argenta Community Theater is requiring proof of vaccination to attend their indoor performances of Pippin.

Completed in late 2019, Argenta Plaza is a community space owned by the City of North Little Rock and managed by the North Little Rock CVB that has been the catalyst for more than $50 million in economic development in downtown North Little Rock. Argenta Plaza is open to the public but can also be booked for private events through the North Little Rock CVB