Performing Arts

You’ll find orchestras performing all types of compositions, from classical and symphonic to modern and pop music. You can also catch great live music, including some of the best bluegrass bands around, right here in the Natural State.

For 21 years, the Hot Springs Blues Festival has been a beacon for the blues in Hot Springs. This year’s family friendly festival will be September 2-3 in Hill Wheatley Plaza downtown. “The first thing that sets this festival apart is that it’s in Hot Springs,”said David Hughes, President of the Spa City Blues Society, which puts …
Illusionist Maxwell Blade is a well known fixture of the Hot Springs entertainment scene. Many have caught one of his shows at  Maxwell Blade’s Theatre of Magic, the theater he owned at 121 Central Avenue.  Starting this summer, the new venue and location to catch his performances will be down the street at the historic …
Three free events taking place at downtown Little Rock museums this summer will take you back in time—and we’d expect nothing less from the Arkansas Department of Heritage! The first takes place this weekend at the Old State House Museum, which served as Arkansas’s State Capitol from 1836 to 1911, when construction was completed on …
When in Rome, do as the Romans do; when at a music festival, do as the musicians do. This year Riverfest, Arkansas’s biggest festival, turns the big 4-0. Naturally, they’ve got an equally massive celebration planned, with special events and activities in addition to the centerpiece concert lineup. To assist you in making the most of this …
A group of filmmakers from around the country recently came to El Dorado to work with locals on creating a parody video to help showcase the town and its future. The three-minute video shows people singing and dancing around downtown El Dorado to the opening song from the popular Oscar nominated film La La Land …
May is definitely “merry,” but in the Arkansas Delta this month, it’s absolutely “musical!” Village Creek State Park in Wynne hosts the annual Pickin’ in the Park on May 3-6. There will be music throughout the day each day. Everyone is invited to bring their instrument and sit in with any of the bands playing …
April showers may very well bring May flowers, but in the Arkansas Delta this month, April brings music and history to the region. Historic Helena is set to host a new music festival on April 21-22. Long considered an essential destination for fans of the music and legacy of the blues, historic Helena is the …
Arts & The Park, a ten day festival of the arts in Hot Springs, is taking place April 28-May 7 to showcase the arts community of the city.  Over 60 events are on the lineup and artists like musicians, potters, sculptors, jewelers and more are taking part in the cultural celebration. “The Hot Springs arts …