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Josh Ritter [Archetypes & Troubadours]

“How refreshing and inspiring it is to encounter a young artist whose achievements match his ambitions.”
Washington Post

OA logo8:00 PM—The Oxford American is excited to welcome Josh Ritter to Little Rock! This is the first show in their 2018-19 Archetypes & Troubadours Series. Doors open at 6:00 PM, with dinner and drinks available for purchase at that time. The series is made possible in part by presenting sponsors Chris & Jo Harkins and J. Mark & Christy Davis.

Additional season partners include UCA College of Fine Arts & Communication, Stella Boyle Smith Trust, EVO Business Environments, Downtown Little Rock Partnership, Stacy Hamilton of Pulaski Heights Realty, Margaret Ferguson Pope, Arkansas Arts Council, Department of Arkansas Heritage, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Capital Hotel, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Rosen Music Company, and Steinway Piano Gallery of Little Rock.

There are no tickets available at this time. Please visit the venue on the night of the show when doors open to inquire about any potential ticket releases.

Tickets are $30 (General Admission), $40 (Reserved), and $42 (Premium Reserved). Please take a look at this very important ticketing and seating information before purchasing your tickets (view reserved seating chart). Full season ticket pricing and options are also available in a consolidated format, here.


Josh Ritter‘s acclaimed twenty-year career as a songwriter and musician reaches new heights with the release of his ninth full-length album, Gathering. Along with his loyal bandmates, the Royal City Band, Josh returned to the studio with more songs than he’d ever had before at one time. Reenergized after a recent collaboration with legendary musician Bob Weir (who also contributes vocals and guitar to a song on Gathering) and—at the same time—tired of living in the shadow of his earlier self, Josh felt charged with exploring the possibility of cutting himself loose from his own and others’ expectations. In his words, “I began with an exciting sense of dissatisfaction, and what emerged, as I began to find my voice, was a record full of storms. I still can’t tell what era these stories are from. They feel part roustabout, part psalm to me.”

A songwriter, a musician, a New York Times best-selling author, a painter, a consummate performer—Josh Ritter encompasses all of these descriptors and more. He is a true artist. One who is not afraid of growing, changing, and constantly challenging earlier versions of himself. Here, two decades into his storied career, Josh Ritter is just getting started.