A dynamic music scene is a major part of Fayetteville’s thriving arts community, and one of the most popular things to do for guests. An eclectic mix of musicians practice their craft here and can be heard all over the city. That’s probably why Fayetteville was named the No. 3 music destination for live music in the U.S. by Beyond Words.
Here are some of our favorite place to catch live music. For a full list, check out the Fayetteville Visitor’s Guide. Also, make sure to check upcoming schedules to see who’s playing while you’re in Fayetteville.
George’s Majestic Lounge
519 W. Dickson
Opened in 1927, George’s is an iconic landmark for Fayetteville. It was named to Consequence of Sounds’ “100 Greatest American Music Venues” list.
JJs Grill on Dickson Street
324 W. Dickson
Free live music every night (closed Sundays) featuring a variety of local names. Delicious sandwiches, wraps and full dinners are also available. Enjoy the laid back, family-friendly vibe.
262 N. School
Kingfish is open nightly until 2 a.m. and features live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. It’s the perfect place to enjoy your favorite can of beer and your new favorite band.
107 N. Block
A Fayetteville landmark since 1950, Maxine’s offers a wide range of live music plus some of the city’s most interesting cocktails.
Mojo’s Pints and Pies
1200 N. Garland
Live music 3+ nights a week, either inside or on the patio, plus great food, hand-crafted cocktails and NWA’s finest craft beers.
Nomads Music Lounge
1431 S. School
Proudly booking acts from all genres, Nomads has hosted shows since 1999 and supports local artists. The menu includes artistic-style cocktails and a menu with vegan and vegetarian options.
Smoke & Barrel
324 W. Dickson
Located just behind JJ’s on Dickson Street, this popular tavern features live music, fine whiskey and brews from Arkansas and out-of-state. In between sets, enjoy billiards and more.