Celebrations and Festivities Start the Holidays in Pine Bluff

Christmas ornaments, one green and one gold. Credit: cloisy/Pixabay

As Pine Bluff begins the holiday season, a variety of celebrations and festivities start the holidays for Pine Bluff.  Here’s your choice of the many live music performances and other activities that these events offer over the next couple of weeks. There’s also a stage play at the New Community Tneatre on the 8th of December.

Tribute to Bobby Rush

  • Update: SOLD OUT. If interested, please see if a friend with a ticket cannot make it. Regardless, learn more about Bobby Rush, a member of Pine Bluff’s rich music heritage!
  • Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Doors open at 5:00 p.m. — Program starts at 7:00 p.m.
  • Art show in the concourse open to the public at 5:00 p.m. Tribute program, dinner, and all event activities open for ticket holders starting at 5:00 with program set for 7:00 p.m.
  • Sponsored by the Delta Rhythm & Bayous Alliance and funded by the Pine Bluff Advertising and Promotion Commission
  • Meet and greet with Bobby Rush who started his career in Pine Bluff
  • Art show, juke joint themed set and decorations
  • Catfish dinner

Potpourri 2018 / Arts and Science Center Celebration and Fundraiser

Beers and Cheers
  • Microbrews, tapas, dancing, and more. Casual evening.
  • Friday, November 30, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
50th Anniversary Potpourri Gala (formal)
  • Cocktails, art auction, dinner, and more. Formal evening.
  • Saturday, December 1, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Mistletoe Magic

Parade and Choral Music

Thursday December 6, 2018
Christmas Parade on Main Street in PB
5:30 p.m. start time

Live Entertainment
The Jenkins Choir
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Festival and UAPB Jazz Band

Friday, December 7, 2018
Christmas Festival
5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The UAPB Jazz Band
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Festival, Blues Band, and More

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Christmas Festival
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Highway 49 Blues Band
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The On Call Band
(specific time not listed)

Festival and Choral Music

Sunday, December 9, 2018
Christmas Festival
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Live Entertainment
The Pine Bluff Community Choir

The Foot of the Bed — Stageplay by Matthew Reed

  • Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
  • One day only performance at this location; stageplay on tour
  • The New Community Theatre at 2nd and Pine Streets in Pine Bluff
  • EventBrite lists the Pine Bluff Community Theatre; it is indeed The New Dommunity Theatre holding this.
  • Event and ticket information: EventBrite / Foot of the Bed

Be sure to check these out. It’s not often that this caliber of live music by professional and collegiate groups is offered at low or no cost at all, not to mention at so many events in such a short time.  The remaining activities and programs offer quite a variety for everyone.

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