The Last Dance has now grown into a two-day affair that will bring more blues, more southern soul and more R&B music to Union County Fairgrounds in October.

With additions to the music lineup, the show, which was originally scheduled for October 9, has now expanded to October 8 and 9 at the fairgrounds, 1430 E. 19th.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. on October 8, the Friday night portion of the show. On October 9, the doors will open at 3 p.m. and the show will begin at 5 p.m.

Earlier this month, promoter Michael Jackson, of Mr. Mike’s Productions, announced The Last Dance and hinted that changes to the show’s talent roster and dates could be coming due to potential conflicts over the show. ‘hourly.

He confirmed the changes late last week, saying a second part of the show was added for October 8.

Southern blues and soul fans will have a plethora of artists to choose from, with some of the genre’s most popular names headlining.

The Last Dance kicks off on October 8 by Kiko, Veronica Ra’Elle and the Jay Morris Group, best known for the song “Knee Deep”, a track from the group’s 2019 album, “Like Food to My Soul “.

On October 9, TK Soul, also known as “The Bad Boy of Southern Soul”, will host a larger day-long lineup featuring J-Wonn, Lacee, Mr. Sam, King “Chip” Anthony, Mr. Lyve and C. Lamont.

Entertainer 2-Legit will host the show and DJs Big Daddy and Banks will be on hand to entertain the crowds.

The Last Dance was launched by Mr. Mike’s Productions in 2020 to cap off a season of live and outdoor musical events that include Soul Fest and Southern Soul Showdown – two annual events that also take place at the fairgrounds and feature music. blues, southern soul and R&B.

Soul Fest 2021 took place on May 1.

The Southern Soul Showdown – held on August 14 of this year – was typically Mr. Mike’s last big outdoor event of the year, but with much of 2020 closed due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) Jackson said blues and southerners in the area are clamoring for at least one more shindig before the cold sets in.

Enter the last dance.

For the 2021 event, Jackson said he had carefully selected a range of performers who are sure to attract a crowd and who are known for putting on live shows that give audiences their money’s worth.

TK Soul is a legendary name on the Southern blues and soul circuit characterized by its deep sound and dynamic performances.

He is a favorite with local fans, having performed at various Mr. Mike events over the years.

Tickets for The Last Dance went on sale in mid-August and Jackson said sales were going well.

He noted an increase in inquiries and ticket sales since announcing the event had been extended to two days.

Prices are $ 30 until October 3; $ 35 until October 8; and $ 45 at the door. VIP tickets cost $ 75.

Tickets purchased for the show are valid for both days, Jackson said.

Participants are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and coolers at $ 5 per cooler. Food and other vendors will be on site.

COVID-19 precautions, including face masks and social distancing, are encouraged. Hand disinfection stations will be available at the exhibition center.

Tickets are available on CDs and cassettes from Mr. Mike at El Dorado; Special touch to Camden; Daughters of Gold in Warren; Disk Rack at Pine Bluff; Golden Lady in Texarkana; Ugly Mike’s in Little Rock; and LBK in Farmerville, Louisiana.

For more information, call Jackson at 870-866-7441.