Razorback Football has Northwest Arkansas buzzing after its leap into the Top 25 last weekend. The Hogs have the spotlight again this weekend, but the region has plenty more to offer in the way of entertainment.
Bentonville-based singer-songwriter Gavin Sumrall is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. at Six Twelve Coffeehouse and Bar in Fayetteville. The two-hour set will include a mix of covers and Sumrall’s original songs, and admission is free.
Catch a minor league ballgame in Springdale as the Northwest Arkansas Naturals wrap up their 2021 season against the Springfield Cardinals. The final three games are slated for 7:05 p.m. Friday, 6:05 p.m. Saturday and 2:05 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $7 and are available online or at the ballpark.
The Razorback Hockey Club drops the puck on the 2021-22 season at The Jones Center in Springdale on Saturday. The Ice Hogs will take on East Texas Baptist University at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday, looking to build on their national runner-up finish last season. Tickets will be available for purchase outside the rink, and masks are required inside.
Country duo Brothers Osborne will play the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets start at $29.50 on the AMP website.
Riders United 4 Children will present the Shine in the Dark Cars, Bikes and More Show at the Northwest Arkansas Mall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All vehicle makes and models are welcome, according to the event’s Facebook page, and there will be food and beverages, a silent auction, live music and awards.
The craft brewers Natural State Brewing Company could not wait until October for Oktoberfest this year. Twelve regional breweries will set up shop at the Village on the Creeks in Rogers from 1-10 p.m. Saturday with a variety of food and drink options, three different bands, and a special Razorback gameday experience. Tickets start at $50 and are available on Eventbrite.
The Arkansas Razorbacks climbed into the Top 25 for the first time since 2016 after defeating the Texas Longhorns last week. The No. 20 Hogs are back in action at 3 p.m. Saturday as they welcome the Georgia Southern Eagles to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Tickets can be purchased on multiple resale websites including StubHub, VividSeats and SeatGeek.
Alt-rockers Counting Crows will take the stage at the AMP as part of the “Butter Miracle” tour promoting their new album “Butter Miracle Suite One.” Tickets are available on the AMP website starting at $35, and all ticket holders are required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative result from a test taken within 72 hours of the show. Doors open at 7 p.m.
John Darnielle will be at George’s Majestic Lounge, and although the indie musician is touring under his band’s name, The Mountain Goats, it will be a solo show. Tickets start at $20 on George's website, doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8:30.