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Phillip Phillips

Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips is set to release his new album Collateral on January 19th via Interscope Records. “I'm excited to show people who the new Phillip is,” says Phillips of the new album.“ These songs tell the stories about the past three years - all the good, all the bad, all the sad, all the happy. I promise this next release is worth the wait.” Collateral follows the 2014 release of Phillips’ sophomore album Behind the Light. 

Sat 3/31/18

Phillip Phillips: The Magnetic Tour

Tim Reynolds

With a musical career spanning more than thirty-five years, guitarist, sonic innovator, and two time Grammy nominee Tim Reynolds is known for his masterful command of melody and timing and for his uncanny ability to improvise on any instrument he touches. Having explored most musical styles, from rock, jazz and blues to classical and reggae, Reynolds’ wide-ranging musical versatility is evident each time he picks up his electric or acoustic guitar. Technically brilliant, yet emotionally honest, Reynolds’ music is inspired and authentic.

It was in the mid 1980s in Charlottesville, VA, when Reynolds founded his breakthrough electric power trio, TR3 (Tim Reynolds Trio), known for their fusion of funk, rock, and jazz. He toured with TR3 during the 1980s and 1990s, using a rotating cast of musicians. It was at this time he befriended Dave Matthews and their ongoing musical collaboration began. Tim eventually decided to relocate to Santa Fe, NM, and pursue a solo career. His musical progression continued throughout his many years on the road as a solo guitar wizard, playing for packed houses and to crowds who quickly determined that Reynolds is one of the most talented and thoughtful musicians on the circuit today.

After a number of years in New Mexico, Reynolds relocated to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 2007. After a chance meeting with two talented musicians, bass player Mick Vaughn and drummer Dan Martier, a few rehearsals later and several stealth appearances throughout North Carolina, Reynolds decided to resurrect the electric TR3 and they’ve been touring ever since. TR3 released their first double live CD, “From SPACE and Beyond” in June 2011. In 2009, their first studio CD “Radiance” was nominated for Home Grown Music Network’s Album of the Year. Electric, funky, operatic, edgy…their show is a mix of updated Reynolds’ classics to wild covers of everything from James Brown, Led Zeppelin, King Crimson and Focus to TR3’s ever-evolving catalogue of new material.

Tue 4/10/18

Tim Reynolds and TR3

Piano Extravaganza

As one of the top competitions in the nation, the Nina Wideman Piano Competition attracts the finest pianists from the United States, as well as the rest of the world. The South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra has the privilege of presenting the Gold Medal winners in performances as one of the prizes offered in the competition. This impressive concert performance will feature the Gold Medalists of the 2016 and 2017 Wideman Competitions.This performance will take place at the First United Methodist Church located at 201 S Hill Ave, El Dorado, AR 71730.

Sat 4/14/18

Piano Extravaganza

2018 Wine Festival

Three chefs and four sommeliers will work together to plan and prepare a five-course dinner for 152 people in the Griffin Music Hall with each course being paired with a different wine. Tickets are $175 per person and includes entry to the Saturday Grand Tasting.

The evening includes a performance in the Griffin Music Hall by The Tepusquet Tornados (sometimes known as The South African Death Chickens) from Santa Maria Valley, California. The band consists of wine industry professionals and friends who came together over their love of performing. Band members include Presqu’ile Winery winemaker Dieter Cronje who hails from Cape Town. Cronje is a drummer, and began collaborating with Chris Hammell, Vineyard Manager for the iconic Bien Nacido Vineyards. Hammell’s father, Steve Kautz, plays bass, Cameron Porter, Presqu’ile Winery Estates Manager and Advanced Sommelier joins Melissa Tuttle, a Cal-Poly viticulture and enology grad who interned at Bien Nacido on vocals. The band is completed with El Dorado’s own Madison ‘Maddog’ Murphy on guitar. Special guests are likely.

Fri 5/4/18

SFWF Wine Dinner (includes ticket to Saturday Grand Tasting)

Sat 5/5/18

SFWF Grand Tasting

Jason Isbell

 As with Isbell’s 2013 breakthrough, Southeastern, and his double-Grammy-winning follow up, 2015’s Something More Than Free, The Nashville Sound was produced by Dave Cobb. Isbell says that he and Cobb created a simple litmus test for the decisions they made in the two weeks they spent at RCA Studios (which was known as “The home of the Nashville Sound” back in the ’60’s and ’70s): they only made sonic moves that their heroes from back in the day could’ve made, but simply never did. It’s a shrewd approach—an honest way to keep the wiz-bang of modern recording technology at arms length, while also leaving the old bag of retro rock ’n’ roll tricks un-rummaged. Lyrically, The Nashville Sound is timely. Musically, it is timeless.

Sat 5/5/18

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Shades of America

Shades of America will feature music by two of our country's best-known composers – Aaron Copland and Philip Glass – and the first symphony by South Arkansas Symphony maestro Kermit Poling. Performing the Violin Concerto by Glass will be outstanding violinist Natasha Korsakova, who has performed in the greatest concert halls of the world, including Wigmore Hall in London, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Martinu Hall in Prague, Tokyo's Suntory Hall, and the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam.

Sat 5/12/18

Shades of America

Symphony on the Square

FREE SHOW!!!! The First Financial Bank Symphony on the Square has become a true El Dorado tradition, bringing thousands of people to the Union County Courthouse steps in historic downtown El Dorado for a concert that is both entertaining and patriotic. Join the Symphony in closing out the 2017-18 season with this free community concert, and one of the most popular performances of the season.

Sat 5/26/18

Symphony on the Square (FREE)

The Molly Ringwalds

They are The World's Greatest 80's Experience. Hailing from Sheffield, England, this legendary quintet has been able to combine their individual and very formidable talents to create the true essence of the most radical decade to ever be called "The 80's." The Molly Ringwalds create an 80's Experience by honing their abilities to apply make-up and tease their hair while showcasing all the musical genres of the decade. From their days of building a following at a pub located in a large portion of a big city near a small village located south of a place you've never heard of, to selling out large venues in the United States, The Molly Ringwalds are an indescribable act. Luck and circumstance brought these young lads together. The rest is the history of the 80's.

Opening act is The Hollow Decks. With influences ranging from Blink 182, Alanis Morissette, Nirvana, 311, Matchbox 20, and Dave Matthews Band, The Hollow Decks are THE premier '90s Pop/Rock and alternative band. The Hollow Decks show spotlights all the hits and flashes in the pan from the ‘90s as well as sporting ‘90s fashion and a witty repartee of jokes and references to the best decade of pop nostalgia for this generation of adults.

Sat 7/7/18

The Molly Ringwalds with The Hollow Decks