Inaugural SHINE-ola Shares the Light, Love of Arkansas Musicians with State’s Children, Families

If Arkansas has an abundance of anything these days, it’s sunshine in the summer. Arkansas singer-songwriter Jason Lee Hale and his band, The Personal Space Invaders, are taking advantage of the season by pairing summer’s long days with hot tunes from Arkansas musicians. This good time with good folks will benefit the state’s children who are abandoned, abused, neglected and struggling with psychiatric, behavioral, emotional and spiritual issues.

The inaugural SHINE-ola is a benefit concert, which will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at South on Main at 1304 Main St. in downtown Little Rock on Thursday, July 14. SHINE-ola is a spin on Hale’s original song, “This is the Time to Shine,” which he wrote and performed for Methodist Family Health’s SHINE campaign. The bands and performers are contributing their time and talent to showcase the importance of mental health services for children and families in the state while helping Arkansans enjoy some homegrown music.

Proceeds from the concert will go to Methodist Family Health Foundation, which provides for necessities, therapeutic resources and other essentials for the Arkansas children and their families in the care of Methodist Family Health.

“Methodist Family Health has been helping Arkansans since 1899 when they began as the Arkansas Methodist Orphanage,” said Hale. “In the more than 120 years since they were founded, Methodist Family Health has become a complete continuum of care for children who are struggling with mental health, behavioral and emotional issues. I had no idea of all the ways Methodist Family Health helps in the community, and it’s my honor as well as the performers on this slate to work with them any way we can.”

For tickets, call South on Main at 501-244-9660 or purchase at the door on Thursday, July 14. For more information about SHINE-ola or Methodist Family Health, please visit

WHO: Jason Lee Hale and The Personal Space Invaders; The Mark Simpson Trio featuring Jure Baloh and Dave Hoffpauir; Cliff and Susan; Texas Rikki D; The Brian Nahlen Band; Griffin and Friends; Mark Currey; Paul Tull; Cherise Martini and The Peacekeepers; Billy Jeter and The Shine Eye Band; Monsterboy Lives; South on Main; Methodist Family Health

WHAT: Inaugural SHINE-ola, polished musical performances benefiting Methodist Family Health

WHEN: Thursday, July 14, 2022, 6-10 p.m.

WHERE: South on Main, 1304 Main St. Little Rock, Arkansas 72202

HOW: $7 cover. Purchase at South on Main by calling 501-244-9660 or at the door on July 14


About Methodist Family Health

Founded in 1899 as the Arkansas Methodist Orphanage, Methodist Family Health’s mission is to provide the best possible care to those who may need our help. A statewide continuum of care, Methodist Family Health each year serves thousands of Arkansas children and their families who are abandoned, abused, neglected and struggling with psychiatric, behavioral, emotional and spiritual issues. Methodist Family Health has locations throughout the state, including the Methodist Behavioral Hospital in Maumelle, psychiatric residential treatment centers, therapeutic group homes, a therapeutic day treatment program, outpatient counseling clinics, school-based counseling clinics, a grief center for children and their families, and the Arkansas Center for Addictions Research, Education and Services (Arkansas CARES).

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