For those interested in the independent music scene, The Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival (VOV) is gearing up for it’s 5th (and biggest) year. The event is attracting bands from around the world, with groups traveling from as far away as Australia, Israel, Canada, California, and all points in between. The festival is a labor of love as is organized and run completely by volunteers. VOV will be held March 17-22 at Low Key Arts, a 200 person capacity venue located in Hot Springs. Organizers are saying it’s the perfect pit stop for those making the trek to or from the South by Southwest( SXSW) festival in Austin, TX. More information as well as a list of scheduled performers can be found at www.valleyofthevapors.com.