The SEARK Concert Association returns to its presentation of live shows this month with a series of free concerts leading up to the SEARK Talent Hunt Showcase on April 23 and 24, SEARK Concert President Clint Young announced recently.

The concerts begin this week when Grace Stormont, Benjamin Haguewood, and Kailee Spickes, members of the Taller Than You Band, perform at area schools and two coffee houses in Southeast Arkansas.

The Taller Than You Band, “an old-time string band striving to keep old-time music alive, yet still pushing its boundaries,” was named “Group of the Year” at the Ozark Folk Center in 2019 and member Grace Stormont is a nominee for several categories for this year’s Arkansas Country Music Awards.

They will perform at the Monticello Coffee Company on April 12 at 6 p.m. Monticello Coffee Company is located on U.S. 425 South in Monticello.

Two days later, on April 14, at 4 p.m., Grace Stormant will perform at SheBrews Coffee. SheBrews Coffee is located at 208 Pine Street in Crossett.

They will also perform at area schools as part of the Southeast Arkansas Concert Association’s SMARTS (Schools Majoring in the Arts) program.

The SEARK Concert Association serves Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha, Drew and Lincoln counties in Southeast Arkansas.