Big Dam Horns to perform at tailgate Oct. 3

The Big Dam Horns, a 12-member jazz/rock/funk band, will perform Saturday, Oct. 3, during a pregame tailgate party at Henderson State University. The performance will start around 12:30 p.m. next to the Wells Center.

The event is free and open to the public.

Formed in 2012, the Big Dam Horns include musicians who all met while attending Henderson. More than an average rock band, but smaller than a big band, the group plays a variety of music ranging from the 1930s to today’s hits.

Members of the band include: Lia LaFollette, vocals; Clayton Aronowitz, guitar and vocals; Cody Graves, bass; Joseph Fuller, keyboard and vocals; Erika Pope, drums and percussion; Rafael Powell, tenor sax; Sean LaFollette, baritone sax; Jerry Joyner, trumpet; Chris Smith, trumpet; Brandon Ellis, trombone; and Jesse Rich, trombone.

Henderson is celebrating its 125th anniversary by presenting a performance series showcasing some of the university’s best alumni musical talent. Other concerts include: Saxophonist Mark Ballard, Oct. 12; trombonist Nick Keelan, Oct. 27; flutist Brian Luce, Jan. 25; organist Kay McAfee & Friends, March 4; pianist Andre Duvall, March 31; and trumpeter Tom Strait, March 31.

Other events include an alumni art show in November, a commissioned performance by Henderson’s choir and band during homecoming, a special theatre performance, and a performance by Ballet Arkansas.

For more information about Henderson’s 125th anniversary and special events, go to