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38 Special to perform at UCA

38 Special (l to r) Don Barnes, Bobby Capps, Barry Dunaway, Gary Moffatt and Jerry Riggs

The University of Central Arkansas hosts rock band 38 Special on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Reynolds Performance Hall.

Tickets are $30-40 for adults and $10 for children and students. Discounts are available for senior citizens and UCA community and alumni. Tickets are purchased online at, at the Reynolds Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling 501-450-3265 or toll-free at 866-810-0012.

38 Special, a southern rock band that was most famous in the 80s, will perform their hits including “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You Belong,” “Chain Lightnin’,” “Second Chance” and more.

“The magic’s still there,” said Don Barnes, the lead guitarist and vocalist. “It’s an emotional high for us to keep bringing it after all these years. When those lights go down and we all walk up those steps to the stage and hear that crowd roar, it’s a real rush to the head. It feels like we’re getting ready to strap ourselves in and it just takes off from there.”

After more than four decades, 38 Special still performs in over 100 cities each year. The band has over $20 million in sales with gold and platinum albums.

Completing the band is bassist Barry Dunaway, drummer Gary Moffatt, keyboardist and vocalist Bobby Capps, and guitarist and vocalist Jerry Riggs.

“We never wanted to be one of those bands that had maybe gotten a little soft or complacent over the years,” said Barnes. “We’re a team, and it’s always been kind of an unspoken rule that we don’t slack up, we stack up. We go out there every night to win.”