The Cate Brothers

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Event Details

Dates: 12/8/2022
Times: 7:30 PM
Price: $52.50
Venue: 801 Media Center
801 N. A St. Fort Smith, AR 72901


Artist, Audience & Community LIVE presents The Cate Brothers at 801 Media Center in Downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas, on December 8, 2022!

More than 50 years into their career, Earl and Ernie Cate are still hitting the high notes! Although semi-retired in 2010 after 40 years on the road, the brothers still perform three or four shows per year, and AACLive! is super fortunate to be one of those chosen venues. You may remember the last time they appeared on our stage in 2015. What a show!

The Cate Brothers started performing together in the early 1960s, inspired by friends including Ronnie Hawkins and Levon Helm. Initially performing as The Del-Rays, they later called themselves The Cates Gang when they recorded their first album in 1970. The Cates’ music was always hard to classify. It was part soul, a little country, and prominently influenced by the early days of rock ‘n’ roll. They began performing under the moniker The Cate Brothers around the same time they signed to Elektra/Asylum Records. The Cate Brothers eponymous record was released in 1975 and contained the band’s biggest hit, “Union Man.” By then, the brothers had already been performing together for about 15 years, touring with The Band, Queen, and others.

Despite traveling the globe, the twin brothers always called Northwest Arkansas home. Ernie has quieted some in the decade, while Earl still likes to play his weathered ’57 Fender to sold-out crowds with acts such as Earl & Them which also often features David Renko, son of AACLive! co-founder Dick Renko, on sax.

Join us as we welcome the band that has been aptly dubbed “Arkansas Legends of Rock & Soul.”



TICKETS: $52.50

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