MONSTER FAMILY NIGHTS
Tuesday Aug 4
7 pm - 8:30 pm
Monster Family Nights is excited to host comedy hypnotist Nick Toombs on Tuesday, August 4th at 7 p.m. From the word go, it’s all about the show! Nick's Interactive, Comedy Hypnosis show is guaranteed to be the most talked about, and the most enjoyable event you'll attend this year. That's not just words. That's a promise - it is Nick's ultimate mission! Come and you will discover why over 90% of Nick's schedule each year is flooded with repeat clients.
Best of all, families LOVE Hypno Nick! They are engaged and active the entire time, laughing till their stomachs hurt and tears roll down their faces. Nick has dedicated his life to creating this extraordinary hypnosis program and guarantees it to be unlike any other - above and beyond, exceeding your wildest dreams.
Admission is free, but bring an open mind and prepare to be dazzled. HOSTED BY MONSTER NIGHTS: NEWPORT'S DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT SERIES.
MONSTER BEATS CONCERT
Saturday Aug 8
7 pm - 8:30 pm
The Salty Dogs are Brad Williams, Bart Angel, Brent LaBeau and Nick Devlin
Started as a lark retro-country act, the quartet immediately found chemistry, along with a lot of joy, as they dug into their craft. Their sound has expanded over a decade and a half, from uber-twang and purist classic country to equal parts 1954 Nashville, 1961 Bakersfield, and 1972 Everywhere.
The band has played countless shows sharing the stage with such likes of Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr., Old Crow Medicine Show, Billy Joe Shaver, Robert Earl Keen, The Gourds, Pete Anderson, David Rawlings, Kinky Friedman, Junior Brown, Kelly Willis and many more.
The band’s latest collection, Gold, spans a 17 year career including 3 new studio tracks, live recordings, favorite studio cuts, demos, and guest appearances from legends such as Buck Trent, D.J. Fontana, and Lloyd Green.
The band’s music has been featured on TLC‘s hit TV show, Trading Spaces, on the award winning Sundance Channel hit show, Rectify, and most recently the motion picture release, Valley Inn.
2018 – Central Arkansas Music Awards – Best Country Artist
2003 – Arkansas Times Musician’s Showcase Winner – Best
Original Band in Arkansas
Admission is free, just bring a chair and a love of music!
HOSTED BY MONSTER NIGHTS: NEWPORT'S DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT SERIES.
Friday Aug 14
12 pm - 8 pm
Artsy Friday will feature 20 artists and 3 bands. Artists will be at the Newport Business Resource Center, 201 Hazel Street from noon until 8pm. Bands start at 6pm at the following locations::
The Old Gas Station Bar & Grill
Bailey Bigger will bring her captivating singer/songwriter style to the Old Gas Station Bar and Grill in downtown Newport, Arkansas for Artsy Fridays! Come hear some great music and visit one of Newport's newest restaurants!
Tequila Mockingbird band will rock out in the Frankie's Place in downtown Newport as part of Artsy Fridays. Bring friends and get a burger, a brew and fantastic music!
Singer/Songwriter Mark Edgar Stuart from Memphis will be featured at Postmaster Spirits for Artsy Fridays. Mark's style will go perfectly with an evening out for drinks with friends. The music will be wonderful so come on out!
Free admission. All venues are within walking distance. Call 870-523-1009 for more info. HOSTED BY MONSTER NIGHTS: NEWPORT'S DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT SERIES.
MONSTER GROOVEZ CONCERT
Tuesday Aug 18
7 pm - 8:30 pm
The Arkansas Brothers music has sprouted from the heavy influences of gospel, blues, rockabilly and country, much like the cotton that bursts from the rich Arkansas delta soil they were raised on.
Tim and Jess Hoggard, along with Matt Pierce have been playing music and touring regionally, nationally, and abroad for over two decades. They have shared the stage with such names as: Jimbo Mathis and the Tri-State Coalition (which Pierce is also a member of) Billy Lee Riley, Big Jack Johnson, Mark Sallings, Sonny Burgess, Jim Dandy, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ike Turner, Hubert Sumlin, Lil Howlin Wolf, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, North Mississippi Allstars, Todd snider, Bernard Allison, Alvin Youngblood Hart, The Black Crowes and Robert Plant to name a few.
They credit some of their major influences on Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, James Cotton, Albert Collins and Al Green as well as Telecasters, fine tune amps, BBQ, and redneck soul. Admission is free. HOSTED BY MONSTER NIGHTS: NEWPORT'S DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT SERIES.
MONSTER FUN NIGHTS
Saturday Aug 22
7 pm - 8:30 pm
Southern BMX Stunt Show will bring their wild high flying skills to downtown Newport, Arkansas as part of Monster Fun Nights. The show will feature great BMX riders and a bike giveaway! Admission is free. HOSTED BY MONSTER NIGHTS: NEWPORT'S DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT SERIES.
COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB MEETING
Monday Aug 24
The Jackson County Library host a community book club meeting the fourth Monday of each month at 2 p.m.