Sunday To-Do: Sunset Jazz Cruise: Evolution of Horns | Rock Candy

Sunday To-Do: Sunset Jazz Cruise: Evolution of Horns



Rodney Block.

8 p.m., Arkansas Queen Riverboat. $22-$44.

Having recently disembarked from one of these, I can say, without reservation, that booze and band cruises on the Arkansas Queen are the jam. There's top-deck sightseeing, a big seating area and bar on the second floor and enough room for getting down in the ballroom. This week, there's even a start time that grown folks should be able to manage. Those horns of the title come courtesy of Rodney Block and J. White, perhaps the two finest players in Central Arkansas. Block, a trumpet player, and White, a saxophonist, mix covers and originals in the ballroom with Block's typical backing unit, the Real Music Lovers, playing in support. On the boat's other levels, Velvet Kente's joshua offers impassioned acoustic soul and DJ Swift spins dance tunes. Tickets may only be available in advance. Call 372-5777, 442-0649 or 870-413-9699 to purchase tickets or for more information.

The boat cruises rain or shine.

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