KASU Live Events

KASU produces numerous live events to benefit and to entertain the community it serves. 

Bluegrass Monday

On the fourth Monday night of each month, KASU presents the "Bluegrass Monday" concert series at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould.  Shows begin at 7:00 p.m. 

The concerts feature acclaimed bluegrass musicians from across the country.  Past performers include Larry Stephenson, Valerie Smith, Nothin' Fancy, Special Consensus, Monroe Crossing, and many more.

KASU will "pass the hat," collecting money to pay the musicians.  The suggested donation is $5 per person.  The Bluegrass Monday concert series is made possible thanks to support from Backbeat Music, the Posey Peddler, Main Street Paragould, and the Northeast Arkansas Bluegrass Association.

For more information, contact KASU Program Director Marty Scarbrough at 870-972-2367 or mscarbro@astate.edu.

KASU Coffeehouse Concerts at The Arts@311

KASU-FM, the Arkansas State University public radio service announces a concert series, in downtown Jonesboro, in conjunction with The Arts @311 and three other community minded sponsors.

KASU will present these exclusive concerts at 311 S. Church Street featuring some of the most talented musicians in Arkansas and the region.  Tickets will be sold to 50 audience members who will enjoy an unforgettable experience in downtown Jonesboro’s most intimate musical setting, the Arts @311. The coffeehouse atmosphere of these performances will add to the vibrant mix of live music in downtown Jonesboro in the following ways:

1.       “Something for everybody”  -- musical genres ranging from blues, jazz, and soul  to folk and Americana alt-country -- performed by singer-songwriters and small combos with wide-ranging musical tastes and regional connections.

2.       “Something different”  -- these performers will come from the Ozarks, the Delta, Little Rock, Memphis and neighboring states.

3.       “Something special”  -- other downtown music venues are busy and noisy. Listeners at KASU Coffeehouse Concerts will hear   talented  musicians performing great original material in the Arts @31l’s wonderful ambience.

4.     “Something unique”  --  The Arts@311 is “all about the music.”  These Coffeehouse Concerts will be available to 50 to 60  seat-holders who will have a truly special experience.

KASU Coffeehouse Concerts @311 are underwritten  by Gregg Langford Bookout Funeral Home, Dr. Richard Stevenson, Dr. Carl Abraham and Jonesboro Infectious Disease and Control Consultants  and Holiday Inn Express of Jonesboro.

Upcoming Coffeehouse Concerts at The Arts@311

Thursday, August 20 - Nancy Apple & Hard Core Troubadours -  From Memphis:  Outlaw Country Singer/Songwriters roundtable.

Thursday, September 24 - Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin  - From Cobden, Illinois - Folk singer-songwriter & guitar virtuoso.

Thursday, November 10 - Mary Gauthier -  From Nashville, TN - New Orleans-born troubadour, an icon  of Americana, who's recorded 10 CDs and toured Europe, Canada and the U.S. from NYC to San Francisco.