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THE KING OF DICKSON.

GEORGE'S WAS OPENED IN 1927

by George Pappas who ran not only a restaurant and bar from the location, but also a general store. In 1947, George sold the business to Mary & Joe Hinton. Mary ran the business until she sold it to Dr. & Mrs. Bill & Betty Harrison in 1987. For the Harrison’s, George’s perhaps was a special place- the place where they had their first date while in college in the late 1950′s. They maintained ownership until January 2004 when they sold the business and property to Suzie Stephens who sold the business to Brian & Day Crowne at the same time.  Brian & Day purchased the property as well in 2012 and have sole ownership.  Brian & Day have ran Georges as the regions premier showcase concert venue since 2004.

THE OLDEST & LONGEST RUNNING

Club and live music venue in Arkansas. Although live shows on a regular basis began in the early 70′s, many loyal locals recall social events, dances, and music out on the old patio as far back as the 1930′s. George’s was the first bar to integrate in the late 50′s, the first bar in Northwest Arkansas to offer color television, and the first pizza delivery service in Northwest Arkansas. We house an extensive library of University of Arkansas Yearbooks dating back to 1909, and often asking patrons to sign our yearbooks.

BUT, WE’RE BEST KNOWN FOR…

The incredible musicians that have graced our stages, bringing the best in local, regional, and national acts through our doors. Some artists of note that have performed at George's through the years include Robert Cray, Leon Russell, Little River Band, Delbert McClinton, Eddie Money, Pat Green, Derek Trucks, Sam Bush, Tower of Power, Leftover Salmon, Bob Margolin, Chubby Carrier, Tommy Castro, Coco Montoya, Anthony Gomes, Bernard Allison, Michael Burks, Charlie Robison, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jason Boland, Dark Star Orchestra, Steve Kimock, Martin Fierro, North Mississippi Allstars, Robert Randolph, David Lindley, Big Smith, Cate Brothers, Oteil Burbridge, and so many more.

OTHER ARTISTS WHO HAVE GRACED OUR STAGES:

Fitz and the Tantrum, Luke Combs, Animal Collective, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Band of Horses, Turnpike Troubadours, Big Gigantic, Cherub, Seven Dust, Eli Young Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth, The Wood Brothers, Cody Johnson, Shovels & Rope, Space Jesus, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Cold War Kids, Victor Wooten, Chris Robinson, Randy Rogers Band and the list goes on and on and on...if you love live music we're your place.

ACCOLADES

CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
Named one of the 100 best venues in America by Consequence of Sound
U OF A ALUMNI
Voted in the Top 20 Favorite Fayetteville Memories by University Alumni from the last 50 years
NEW YORK TIMES
In April 2006, George’s was featured in the New York Times travel section in the article 36 hours: Fayetteville, Arkansas.
PLAYBOY MAGAZINE
Voted one of the Top 100 College Bars in the USA in Playboy Magazine

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