Trout Fishing in America to Play at UACCM

Trout Fishing in America to Play at UACCM’s 50th-Year Party

The four-time, Grammy-nominated music group Trout Fishing in America will be the headliners at a free concert on the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) campus on Thursday, October 13 at 7 pm.

The concert will close UACCM’s community-wide party that evening, which celebrates three major milestones for the institution: fifty years since its creation by the Arkansas General Assembly; 20 years as a two-year college; and 10 years as a member of the University of Arkansas System. UACCM invites the public to attend the family-oriented event, which will begin with a free barbecue and chicken dinner at 5 pm. Weather-permitting, events will take place outside on the campus grounds between the Fine Arts Building, The Plaza, and the Business Technology Center.

UACCM was established as Petit Jean Vocational Technical School by the 1961 Arkansas General Assembly. In September of 1963, as the newly-constructed school prepared to open its doors for the very first time, an invitation was extended for the community to attend a free BBQ and chicken dinner, and this party will pay tribute to that historic event.

Trout Fishing in America is a musical duo which performs folk rock and children’s music and has received much critical recognition for both family and adult music. The duo is composed of Keith Grimwood (upright bass, Clevinger bass, bass guitar, and vocals) and Ezra Idlet (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, and vocals). Grimwood and Idlet formed Trout Fishing in America on the streets of Santa Cruz, California. The band was based for many years in Houston, Texas, but moved to the Prairie Grove, Arkansas area in 1992.

Both the concert and the dinner are free and open to all residents in UACCM’s six-county service area. More information, including an updated schedule of events, is available at or by calling (501) 977-2011.


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