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The Dirty South Weekend: Opening Performance with Danny Simmons, Vernon Reid, and Dwayne Dolphin

Great Hall
$45 ($36 for members)
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Portrait of man in front of pattern on denim
Bisa Butler, Basin Street Blues, 2014, cotton denim, 43 1/8 x 41 5/8 x 4 3/4 in. Courtesy Claire Oliver and Ian Rubinstein

Kick off The Dirty South Weekend with a concert uniting three legendary performers: artist, author, and poet Danny Simmons; acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Vernon Reid; and jazz and funk bassist Dwayne Dolphin.

Featuring both new works inspired by Slugs Saloon, tribute to the prolific writer Greg Tate, and The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, this night of spoken word performance, jazz, funk, and unforgettable grooves is not one to miss.

Tickets are $45 ($36 for members), reserve your spot online or with Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 today.

About The Dirty South Weekend

For one weekend only, July 15 – 17, we’re bringing together hip-hop artists, poets, scholars, and more for a multi-day event designed to explore the themes of The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse like never before. Come immerse yourself in the sounds and stories of The Dirty South as we celebrate a century of southern Black culture.

Sponsored by: Harrison and Rhonda French Family | Ramsay, Jaquita and Sarah Ball | Catherine and Stephan Roche | Esther Silver-Parker | Deborah Wright. This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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