Support live music 9-19-2023

4th of July and live music that follows


Wisdom from William and live music events

If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it, and not deter or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. –William Penn

In the morning when I rise and my head is empty, I find it helpful to prime the pump (so to speak) with positive thoughts and a prayer or two. Coffee helps, too. So remember to be kind.

Live Music this week: “The Shady Oak Tribadours” seem to gravitate towards venue that have a great meal as part of the package. Personally, I used to lean towards free whiskey, but most of us are past that phase of life. It’s all about the music now. And this band has beaucoup music. They play this Thursday at La Huertas on Garrison Avenue in Fort Smith, where the good food is plentiful. The weather is perfect for the outside stage. Come early for a good seat. The music starts at 6 p.m. On Saturday, they bring their “Country and Coastal” music back to Warehouse Willy’s in Downtown Poteau. I think that they are on to something good at Willy’s. Food and Music make a good combination. Tunes start at 6 p.m. And grab some “SOT” bling while you’re at it. The T-shirts are cool. “I am a Tribby, too”!

The Fort Smith Senior Activity Center will have “Red Dirt Duo” for Friday’s dance. A NS/ND kinda place. Get there early for a good table. Dance starts at 7 p.m.

“Oklahoma 59 South” will start the weekend at 6 p.m. Friday at Crocky’s Cafe in Hackett. They bring the Friday Night Fire with Gospel and Country music. Then, on Saturday, “Movin’ On” plays the very best in classic country and rock. Two great bands to listen to this weekend at Crocky’s.

“The Libby Starkes Band” will play Friday and Saturday at the Cherokee Casino in Sallisaw. They are a crowd pleaser and the dancers just love her music. Take a trip, a short one, across the Arkansas River and support live music.

Open mic night is back at the Coffee Cup. Friday, Zoe and Clay will host this gathering of talented musicians and singers. Come by, grab a bite and the very best coffee in town while ya listen to the music! Starts at 7 p.m.

“South 49” brings their high energy, red dirt R&R to Red’s Place in Alma, Arkansas Saturday. This band is the real deal. Catch their show at 8 p.m. You will dig it!

“P.A. Riggs and 180 Proof” are back at the Muldrow City Limits Saturday. Awesome country dance music that’s just right for this dance hall. I am so glad that P.A. is back on stage. Catch his sounds at 7 p.m.

Mainstreet Matters in Poteau will host the “Wheels and Deals” car show and family friendly event. It draws many show cars and car lovers. They line up on Dewey Avenue at 10 a.m. and awards are 2 p.m. It also has food trucks, bounce houses for the kids AND Live Music by M.J. and the Geezers.  They bring their music from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m. It’s all Saturday.

 Well, that’s not all I got to say, but I’m just gonna shut up! Contact me at 918-649-5736 or [email protected]. Thanks for supporting live music in our area.

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Heavener Library to host event

Heavener Public Library will hold its “Card Carnival” Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A library card is the “ticket” for fun where library visitors of all ages can enjoy free hot dogs, cotton candy, drinks, games and prizes to celebrate National Library Card Signup Month. If you currently do not have a library card, joining in the party is as simple as signing up for free by visiting the library customer service desk.

The Southeast Oklahoma Library System (SEOLS) is made up of 16 libraries located in seven counties throughout SE Oklahoma. A SEOLS library card is welcomed at all locations as well as the Bookmobile, regardless of which is closest to home for customers.

“A library card does so much more than check out books these days”, says Julie Horton, Outreach Coordinator for SEOLS. With so much available within every SEOLS library, everyone from toddlers to seniors can explore yesterday’s heritage, today’s information, and tomorrow’s dreams through engaging programs, classes, and events as well as have free access to the latest in equipment and technology. The best services remain the same, however. Checking out the latest bestsellers, in book or audiobook form, DVDs, video games, items within the SEOLS Library of Things is as simple as making a trip to your local library or making your selection at

For more information email Horton at [email protected]. A calendar of all upcoming SEOLS events can be accessed at

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