Collins Theatre
120 W Emerson Paragould, Arkansas 72450
(870) 236-6252

KASU Bluegrass Monday Schedule 

The Collins Theatre has had the honor of serving as the venue for KASU's Bluegrass Monday for over a decade. The best of the best in bluegrass music has graced the stage of The Collins, and we are proud to be able to provide this service to our bluegrass family.

Admission is $10 for each show.  Tickets may be purchased at the door or from KASU's website:

Bluegrass Monday is held on the 4th Monday night of each month except July & December.

The 2024 schedule is as follows:

  • January 22 – Waddington Brothers
  • February 26 – The Kevin Prater Band
  • March 25 – Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers
  • April 22 – Special Consensus
  • May 20 – Edgar Loudermilk Band
  • June 24 – Liam Purcell and Cave Mill Road
  • August 26 – Tim Graves and the Farm Hands
  • September 23 – Baker Family
  • October 28 – David Parmley Band
  • November 25 – Lindley Creek (Christmas concert)

***Scroll to the next section for information and tickets to the 2024 Big Grass Bluegrass Festival***

Big Grass Bluegrass Festival Details 

Are you coming to all three shows of the 4th Annual Big Grass Bluegrass Festival? 

If the answer is yes, then keep reading. Purchase your ALL ACCESS pass for just $60 and get preferred area (Rows E-L Center Section) seating on the downstairs level at a significant discount! Don't wait, because there are a limited number of ALL ACCESS passes available. 

Please note that the all access seating area is in the center section in a preferred area. While these seats are not assigned, they are all considered excellent seats. If you would prefer to select your seat, you will have to buy individual tickets to each show. 

CLICK HERE to purchase your 2024 Big Grass Bluegrass ALL ACCESS pass

Friday, July 19th - 7pm

The 2024 Big Grass Bluegrass Festival will open up on Friday night with an amazing show by The Punches Family, and Friday night headliners The Dillards. CLICK HERE for tickets!

The Punches Family 

The Punches are a musical family group who make their home in Fredericktown Missouri, nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains. Mom and Dad, as well as their twin girls (Brooke and Emily), all play instruments and sing. They have been performing nationwide at churches, festivals, fairs, and special events since 2009. Additionally, they've been featured weekly on Great American Gospel TV and Great American Bluegrass TV on over 200 stations across America. Learn more about them at

The Dillards

Rodney Dillard has had a long and varied career resulting so far in two Grammy Nominations, induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, a well-known acting stint on the Andy Griffith Show, many other movies, commercials, and TV appearances, recipient of The Outstanding Missourian Award, and worldwide acclaim for his over 50 years of recording both traditional Bluegrass and his own brand of ‘DILLARDGRASS’.  Rodney Dillard as a founding member of the legendary group, ‘THE DILLARDS’ (aka the Darlings) is seen nearly every day somewhere in the world thanks to the still enormous popularity of The ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW reruns.

Rodney continued to modernize and innovate the sound of Bluegrass as he wrote and collaborated to write such now-classic songs as "There Is a Time", "The Darlin Boys", "Ebo Walker", and "Dooley". 

By the late 1960s, Rodney had transformed The Dillards into the driving force creating new sounds in the West Coast music environment. Later, called "The Father of Country Rock", Rodney was among the first Bluegrass musicians to "electrify" traditional Bluegrass instruments while also adding drums, steel guitar, and orchestra. The band's unique flare for songwriting and arrangement affected a broad range of important future musicians in the Bluegrass and Pop music world alike. Rodney is credited with helping set the stage for the "Country Rock" movement and burgeoning progressive sounds of Bluegrass. 

"I heard Earl Scruggs. I heard The Dillards. I heard them live, they were fantastic. And my ear was just transfixed by the sound of the banjo. And I got one as soon as I could." 

- Steve Martin

"I met everyone at The Troubadour Bar - Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Glenn Frey. We used to sing in the corner of the bar a lot. Doug Dillard and Rodney Dillard would be there and we would do a lot of bluegrass songs together." 

-Linda Ronstadt

CLICK HERE to get your tickets online to the Friday, July 19th 7pm Big Grass Bluegrass Show with The Punches Family and The Dillards

Saturday, July 20th - 1pm

The Saturday afternoon show for the 2024 Big Grass Bluegrass Festival promises to be an afternoon full of Arkansas' finest! CLICK HERE for tickets!

The Pam Setser Band

It all began with her family.  "I started singing when I was 5 years old," Pam recalls. "My dad was already playing some guitar; mom played some autoharp…so we started playing as a family band, The Simmons Family."  She feels blessed to have been able to play music with her parents.  "I am the youngest of four children, so music was a great outlet for me to see places I wouldn't have experienced otherwise," Pam says. "We had lots of fun and adventures together, and I treasure those memories."  Pam also sang in church. "My grandpa was a Baptist preacher," Pam says, "so the church was and still is a part of my life." 

Pam adds to her musical memories with the current lineup of groups she performs with; The Pam Setser Band, Apple & Setser, Leatherwoods, and Ozark Granny Chicks. She also performs as a solo artist.  And today, Pam's newest album, Now, reflects her life in music. It is an Americana mix of folk, bluegrass, gospel, 1930s swing, and country.

The Casey Penn Band 

Based in Central Arkansas, Casey Penn is an Arkansas Country Music Award-nominated songwriter and a performing bluegrass and Americana artist. Her newest single, “We Go Together Like a Guitar and a Fiddle” is available now and is climbing the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30 charts. Her full album is climbing the Top 15 Album Chart for Bluegrass Unlimited as well. 

Casey is a former founding member of the Americana duo Lee Street Lyrical. Now dissolved, the band was signed to MFM’s Travianna Records and was a repeat ACMA nominee for Acoustic Act of the Year. The LSL release, “I’ll Never Be a Mountain Girl,” written by Penn and Irene Kelley, reached #8 on Bluegrass Today’s Weekly Grassicana chart. 

Sylamore Special 

Based in Mountain View, Arkansas, this energetic and virtuosic five-piece bluegrass band has been nominated for three Arkansas Country Music Awards and yet they've only been together for three years. The band consists of siblings Mary (fiddle and vocals) and Gordon (mandolin) Parker, Turner Atwell (guitar), LillyAnne McCool (banjo), and her mother Crystal McCool (upright bass).

Sylamore Special came together almost by accident. In 2021, Mary decided to put together a band to compete in a competition at Silver Dollar City - an amusement park in Branson, Missouri - called the KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest. That summer, she and a few friends started to practice for the competition. A month later, they won first place. 

They had so much fun playing together that they decided to continue. In the years since, they've played at a number of venues in the Ozarks and around the country. Sylamore Special recently release their first single, "This Old Barn." 

CLICK HERE to get your tickets online to the Saturday, July 20th 1pm Big Grass Bluegrass Show with The Pam Setser Band, The Casey Penn Band, and Sylamore Special​​

Saturday, July 20th - 7pm

The Saturday evening show will be something truly spectacular. The Historic Collins Theatre and the Big Grass Bluegrass Festival will present a show you won't want to miss! CLICK HERE for tickets! 

No Time Flatt

NO TIME FLATT has proven itself as an entertainment powerhouse on today’s bluegrass music scene, with their audience-oriented live performances. Centered around tight harmony vocals and unique song selections, No Time Flatt delivers their version of bluegrass music for its listeners and tries to bring a new audience to the genre. They do this by selecting material that has not been recorded often in bluegrass, including country and music from other genres, well-written and composed original material, tempered with a mix of some classic bluegrass standards which are uniquely arranged by the band.  Formed in 2015, No Time Flatt includes the talents of Patrick Cupples (bass, vocals), Steve Moore (banjo, guitar, vocals), Kevin Wright (guitar, vocals), Becky Weaver (fiddle, vocals) and Kevin Keen (mandolin). No Time Flatt has released their second project, Calling After Me, which is available for download at many digital download outlets as well as on physical CD.  Fans of No Time Flatt are lovingly referred to as Flattheads! No Time Flatt is a three-time winner of the Tennessee Music Awards, "Bluegrass Band of the Year" 2017, 2018 & 2019. NTF was also the winner of "Entertainer of the Year" for 2019 at the Tennessee Music Awards. The Tennessee Music Awards is held in October every year at the University of Memphis Lambuth Campus.

Dailey and Vincent

Celebrating all-American music with bluegrass, country, and gospel, Dailey and Vincent need no real introduction. This international sensation spreads joy through their music everywhere they go. Jamie Dailey grew up singing and playing with family and regional groups all over middle Tennessee and Kentucky, but gained national attention when he joined Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver in 1998 as lead baritone and tenor singer. During Jamie’s tenure, the band won 13 IBMA Awards–including seven Vocal Group of the Year awards and earned four Grammy® and five Dove Award nominations. Jamie has recorded with Dolly Parton, appeared on five Gaither Homecoming DVD’s, was a guest on Ricky Skaggs’ Grammy-winning Brand New Strings album, as well as dozens of other guest performances and collaborations to his credit. Jamie is a skilled musician, vocalist and songwriter, with a gift to entertain and always make folks feel right at home. 

Darrin Vincent started singing at age three and playing music at age six as part of his family band, The Sally Mountain Show, along with sister Rhonda Vincent. As a member of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for more than 10 years, Darrin has won five Grammy Awards and eight IBMA Awards for Instrumental Group of the Year. He has performance and recording credits with dozens of artists including Dolly Parton, Nora Jones, Emmylou Harris, Earl Scruggs, Bruce Hornsby, Vince Gill, John Hartford, and many more. As well as producer credits on Grammy-nominated projects with Rhonda Vincent, Susie Luchsinger, Cherryholmes and Hunter Berry. He is an accomplished musician and vocalist with expert abilities to arrange and create captivating music.

CLICK HERE to get your tickets online to the Saturday, July 20th 7pm Big Grass Bluegrass Show with No Time Flatt and Dailey and Vincent

Lodging Options in Paragould, Arkansas

 Bluegrass fans that stay overnight at a Choice Hotel such as Quality Inn & Suites, can use the following booking link for a rate discount:

Book With Choice Hotels

Hotel: Quality Inn & Suites

Company Name: Collins Theater

Rates are variable depending on the room. You must use the link to get the discount. It will not be honored through the reservation number or through direct reservations at the local front desk.

Bluegrass fans who stay overnight at the Hampton Inn on Highway 49 S may receive a discount from the hotel by using the following booking link:

Click Here to Book

Hotel: Hampton Inn Paragould 


$105 nightly rate 

You must use the link to get the discount. It will not be honored through the Hampton Inn reservation number or through direct reservations at the local Hampton front desk.

RV Camping Opportunities

Crowley's Ridge State Park

Lake Frierson State Park

Reynolds Park