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Ranky Tanky

The Oxford American magazine is excited to welcome Ranky Tanky to the South on Main stage! This is the fourth and final show of their Archetypes & Troubadours Sub-Series. The series is made possible in part by presenting sponsors Chris & Jo Harkins and J. Mark & Christy Davis, as well as their season sponsor University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.


“Ranky Tanky proved that exotic music can be both unfamiliar enough to be surprising, and yet familiar enough to provoke swinging hips and nodding heads. When it works, it’s the best of both worlds.”
—Paste


Ranky Tanky debuted their eponymous record on October 20, 2017. By December of that year, the group had been profiled on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and the album soared to the #1 position on the Billboard, iTunes, and Amazon Jazz Charts.

“Gullah” comes from West African language and means “a people blessed by God.” “Ranky Tanky” translates from Gullah loosely as “Work it,” or “Get funky!” In this spirit, the quintet from Charleston, South Carolina, performs timeless music of the Gullah culture born in the southeastern Sea Island region. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the musical roots of Charleston are fertile ground from which these contemporary artists are grateful to have grown.

Native to the region, Quentin Baxter, Kevin Hamilton, Charlton Singleton, and Clay Ross first came together in 1998, forming a seminal Charleston jazz quartet. After spending years apart and gaining a deeper understanding of home, these accomplished artists have reunited, joined by one of the low-country’s most celebrated vocalists Quiana Parler, to revive a “Heartland of American Music” born in their own backyards.

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Date Information

April 16, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Pricing Info

$40 = Premium Reserved Table
$38 = Reserved Table
$30 = General Admission

TICKET PRICE SERVICE CHARGE TOTAL PER TICKET
$40.00 $ $
$38.00 $ $
$30.00 $ $

Other Info

  • Becoming a subscriber guarantees the same table for every performance in the series.
  • Doors open 2 hours prior to each show.
  • Tickets are available for pickup only on the night of the show when doors open.
  • The venue does not have an on-site box office. Tickets are only sold via Metrotix, or, on the night of the show when the doors open (if tickets remain.)
  • Buying a reserved or premium reserved ticket guarantees you that specific seat. Seating at tables and countertops is "family style." If you do not purchase all the seats at your table, you will be seated with other patrons.
  • General Admission Ticketholders - You may sit at stools at the bar, perimeter chairs not at tables, or you may stand. You are not guaranteed a seat, as seating is limited and only available first-come-first-seated when the doors open. Once all General Admission chairs are taken, there will only be standing room for all other General Admission ticketholders.
  • South on Main does not take reservations for ticketed concerts.
  • Food is served before and throughout the concert.
  • Shows are all ages. Everyone must have a ticket to attend.
  • Free surface lot parking is available.
  • Additional Info: http://southonmain.com/pages/faq-ticketing-seating/

METROTIX SALES END: Noon day of show

Venue Information

South on Main

1304 Main Street , Little Rock, Arkansas 72202

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