Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival

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David Hill, Executive Director of Low Key Arts in Hot Springs, has sent details this way about the upcoming Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival. This is the sixth year for the event, which takes place September 30-October 1 at Hill Wheatley Plaza downtown.

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“Hot Water Hills is such a great celebration of Hot Springs’ unique heritage,  the water, the music, the art, and most of all the fun, family atmosphere,” said Mary Neilson of Visit Hot Springs via the news release.

A mainstay of the family friendly festival is music and this year has a variety of sounds to enjoy. There will be a Friday night performance by the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts’ student Folk Ensemble. Headliners Friday night is the Arkansas ­based group Sad Daddy, a mix of folk and Americana root music.

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Saturday there will be a performance by the Spa City Youngbloods and that night hosts Sinkane, a Brooklyn ­based Sudanese musician. In addition the event will have independent musicians from across the region performing throughout the festival. Indie rockers Bonus, funk­pop showman Ronnie Heart, and hip hop ensemble Big Piph & Tomorrow Maybe are among those that will be there.

More than music awaits. There will be an art rummage fair, face painting, hay bales, food trucks and kids activities like a children’s interactive art fair with workshops and a paint ­by ­numbers mural and a Minecraft adventure where kids can build and explore their own cardboard structures.

For more details on the Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival, visit hotwaterhills.com. The festival is put on by Low Key Arts,a  non­profit that provides opportunities for all ages to experience performances and workshops by musical, cinematic and artistic innovators from around the world.