‘FRONT ROW WITH THE SALTY DOGS'
6:30 p.m., AETN Studios, Conway. Free.
Once again, AETN returns with a live taping of its semi-regular local concert show. After playing against type the last go-round with live hip-hop group Epiphany and One Night Stand, the program returns to more “Austin City Limits” territory, with Arkansas honky-tonk heroes the Salty Dogs. With three albums of bright country that veers between Western swing, classic country and down-home ingenuity, the Dogs are sure to come armed with plenty of foot-tapping material for Thursday night's performance, which will air for the first time on Aug. 20. Getting tapped to appear on AETN is only the latest in a long line of achievements. The band won the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase back in 2003. Their music's been featured on “Trading Spaces,” and Elvis' drummer, DJ Fontana, liked them well enough to contribute a few licks on their most recent album, “Autoharpoon.” AETN asks that you RSVP for the free show via aetn.org or by calling 800-662-2386.