Blues producer and performer Jim Dickinson of Memphis and a host of local and regional acts will perform at the ninth annual Louis Jordan Tribute on Thursday, July 7, at Cornerstone Deli and Pub in North Little Rock.
The event, held on what would have been Jordan’s 97th birthday, is sponsored by KUAR-FM, 89.1, and organized by “Arkansongs” host Stephen Koch in honor of the Brinkley-born R&B pioneer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. Jordan, who died in 1975, influenced the likes of James Brown, B.B. King and Chuck Berry and had more than 50 top 10 hits during the 1940s.
Along with Dickinson, other acts scheduled to perform are Brian Parton, Larry Freeman, Greg Spradlin Outfit, the Bug Tussle Boys, the Monks and Ben Manatt. Also, some Jordan film clips will be screened as time permits, Koch said.
Thursday’s show starts at 7 p.m., and admission is $5, with proceeds going to a memorial fund established to erect a bust of Jordan in Brinkley.
Read more about Jordan in Koch’s “Arkansongs” column on page 31.
For more information about the tribute, call 501-569-8485 or visit www.kuar.org.