Can't get enough "Celtic Woman" during AETN's pledge drives? You're in luck. The singing, dancing, fiddling extravaganza comes to Robinson Center Music Hall, 7:30 p.m., $45-$150. ABC News anchor, reporter, author, media mogul, web guru – Dan Abrams is all of these things and probably a few more. Abrams comes to UCA's Reynolds Performance Hall as part of the college's Distinguished Lecturer Series, 7:30 p.m., $10. For a night of blues, check out Bluesboy Jag and Jawbone Kenyon at The Afterthought, 8 p.m., free. B.J. Barham, of American Aquarium renown, plays a solo show at White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $5.
Damn Arkansan plays an EP release show with Holly Cole & The Memphis Drawls, Maxine's, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door. Fayetteville-based rapper T. Jay brings some boom bap to Vino's, with Reverse Thought and Pluto, 9 p.m., $7. If your Friday night demands some deeply tripped-out jamtronica, you won't do better than Nadis Warriors, Stickyz, 9:30 p.m., $10, 18-and-older. For some full-band hip-hop, check out Flint Eastwood, playing at Juanita's with the Weekend Warriors crew and Jon Bryant, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. Jason Greenlaw and The Groove rock the house over at Fox And Hound, 10 p.m., $5. Brown Soul Shoes headlines at Cajun's Wharf, with Richie Johnson playing happy hour, 5 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m. Fans of Ivy League a capella groups will surely be delighted by The Whiffenpoofs of Yale, who'll perform at the Arend Arts Center in Bentonville, 8 p.m., $10.
Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts hosts the Champagne Azalea Walk, which includes champagne, live music and a garden luncheon. How delightful does that sound? It starts at 1 p.m. and is $30-$60, depending on whether you want lunch. Philly pop-punkers The Wonder Years come to Downtown Music Hall for a big-ass show with Polar Bear Club, Transit, A Loss For Words and The Story So Far, 7 p.m., $15. Earplugs will be needed if you're heading to White Water Tavern for the full-volume rockings of The Wicked Good, Iron Tongue and Stallions, 9:30 p.m. Meanwhile, down in Spa City, Telegraph Canyon brings some expansive, rollicking Americana to Maxine's, with opening acts Ben Franks & The Bible Belt Boys and Brenna Manzare, 8 p.m., $8 adv., $10 door. For some contemplative singer/songwriter tunes, go see Treva Blomquist and Adam Hambrick at The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.