Heard any good bands lately? No excuses this week as Ardenland offers five musical acts in six days at Fondren’s Duling Hall.

Monday, October 2 – Rainbow Kitten Surprise with Elliott Root
Sad to say it, kids, but you snooze, you lose. Last minute ticket buyers have been bummed to hear that Monday’s Rainbow Kitten Surprise show is sold out.

After riveting performances at CMJ and Savannah Stopover, their fan base has grown from the small college town of Boone, North Carolina to all over the world. In 2015, their hit “Devil Like Me”, was included on Spotify’s Viral 50 Chart peaking at #16 in the U.S. and #6 in Canada. With chilling harmonies, dynamic instrumentation, and introspective lyrics, their distinct sound takes influence from artists like Modest Mouse and Kings of Leon.


Wednesday – J Roddy Walston and the Business with Sleepwalkers
Known for their energetic live shows and Walston’s pounding style of playing the piano, Richmond, Virginia-based JRW and The Business takes the stage at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 advance and $20 at the door.


Thursday – The Wailers
The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to make musical history. Showtime is 7:30 pm, perfect timing to catch Fondren After 5’s State Street Concert Series, kicking off at 5:30 pm at Fondren Corner. Tickets are $30 advance and $35 at the door.


FridayYoung Valley with Codetta South and The Woodland
Jackson, Mississippi’s own twang-a-rangers, Young Valley, offers points of view from songwriters Zach Lovett, Dylan Lovett, and Spencer Thomas with a trading of ideas and styles from traditional country to southern-tinged rock ‘n roll. Since the release of their debut album NO FILTER in 2014, Young Valley toured 32 states over the span of a couple years sharing the stage with Shooter Jennings, Lucero, American Aquarium, Phosphorescent, and Futurebirds. Catch ’em with an 8 pm show. Tickets are $10 advance and $12 at the door.


Saturday – Shelly Fairchild
Shelly Fairchild isn’t new to the industry – but she’s far from old news. A staple in the Nashville music community, Fairchild hit the scene to much acclaim with her debut album “Ride.” The project introduced the young artist’s soulful, gospel-tinged brand of alternative country and spawned a Top 40 hit with “You Don’t Lie Here Anymore.” She toured with some of the biggest names in the format, including Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw. Hear her at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $12 advance and $15 at the door.


All shows are held at Duling Hall (622 Duling Avenue). A cash bar is available. Some shows require an additional fee for persons under $21. For tickets, click the artists’ names.

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