Valley of the Vapors Music Festival

Zoie Clift


Hot Springs will be the place to be next week for those into
music. The 7th annual Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival (VOV) is
March 20 – 26  and organizers are
expecting around 30 bands from 5 countries over the course of the week.  

The festival  has been the scene of independent music in town for six years
and is heralded as a perfect pit stop to those traveling from the SXSW Music
Conference in Austin, TX.  Below is the current schedule via Hope to
see you there!



12 Noon – Workshop

The Print Factory will host a
hands on print making workshop using their very own portable wood printing

VENUE: Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor

open to all ages. cost is $5 which
includes admission to all Low Key Arts events that day.

All Day Band Blitz

VOV Kick off Show

1:00 – Big Smith (MO)

3:00 – Theodore (MO)

4:00 – Laura Stevenson & The Cans

5:00 – Two Cow Garage (OH)

6:00 – Cheap Girls (MI)

7:00 – Chapel Club (UK)

8:00 – Post Honeymoon (IL)

9:00 – Pterodactyl (NY)

10:00 – Parts and Labor (NY)

11:00 – Blue Screen Skyline (AR)

12:00 – A Place To Bury Strangers (NY)

VENUE: Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor, Hot
Springs, Arkansas 71901

Doors Open at 12Noon

All Ages / $5



2PM Trail Show

Meet at 2PM at The Exchange (100 Exchange
Street) for a hike with Andrew Anderson aproximately 1 to 2 miles for an
acoustic performance. Free event.

4PM – “How To
Build and Use Guitar Effects Pedals”
Workshop with Oliver
Ackermann, guitar player for A Place to Bury Strangers

owner of Death By Audio Effect Pedals. Oliver has engineered pedals for Nine
Inch Nails, and The Edge (U2) to name a few.

VENUE : The Exchange (100 Exchange

6PM – Tom Tom
Magazine presents a Drum Clinic and Rock Show.

Tom Tom

a magazine about
female drummers will host a drum clinic followed by a rock show with Black
Cherry (UK) and Painted Face (D.C.). Painted Face will discuss beatmaking using
Logic software and Black Cherry using live drums. Both will perform following
the workshop. The first 30 attendees will receive a free Tom Tom Magazine.

VENUE: Star Gallery, 610a Central – 6 to

Donations will be accepted and highly
encouraged to offset the artists travel costs.

8PM – Concert at Low Key Arts – Lost In The Trees
(Anti), Grandchildren (PA), John Moreland (OK)

VENUE: Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor, Hot
Springs, Arkansas 71901

Doors Open at 8PM / Show at 9PM

All Ages / $5



2PM – Trail Show

Join us for a hike and acoustic performance
by GUITARS (nyc) around  1 to 2
miles for an acoustic performance.

VENUE: Meet at The Exchange, 100 Exchange
Street at 2PM

Donations will be accepted

4PM – A DIY Bookmaking workshop hosted by Punk Rock
Payroll / The Extraordinaires (philadelphia)

VENUE: Star Gallery

All Ages, Donations accepted.

8PM – Concert with PeeLander Z (japan), The Jukebox
Romantics(NY), X-Ray Eyeballs(NY), American Pin-up

VENUE: Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor

All Ages: $5



4PM – What Is Rock
and Roll?
A multi-media lecture and open discussion on the essence
of rock and roll rebellion lead by Andrew Anderson. Followed by a screening of
the film The Last Waltz.

VENUE: The Garland County Library

All Ages, FREE – donations accepted.

5PM – The Last

The Last Waltz was a concert by the rock group The
Band, held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland
Ballroom in San Francisco. The Last Waltz was advertised as the end of The Band’s
illustrious touring career, and the concert saw The Band joined by more than a
dozen special guests, including Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond,
Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van
Morrison, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, Bobby Charles and Neil Young.

The event was filmed by director Martin
Scorsese and made into a documentary of the same name, released in 1978. The
film features concert performances, scenes shot on a studio soundstage and
interviews by Scorsese with members of The Band. A triple-LP soundtrack
recording, produced by Rob Fraboni, was issued in 1978. The film was released
on DVD in 2002 as was a four-CD box set of the concert and related studio
recordings. The Last Waltz is hailed as one of the greatest concert films ever

VENUE: The Garland County Library

All Ages, FREE – donations accepted.

8PM – Concert with The Extraordinaires(PA),
Guitars(NY), Mr. Free and The Satellite Freakout(AZ), The Binary Marketing
Show(NY) and more…

VENUE: Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor

All Ages: $5



Rockumentary Thursday

4:30pm – Rock Under The Red Flag – an American band tours China

5:15pm – Plaster Caster – legendary rock groupie plaster casts

7pm – Everyday Sunshine – The story of

Q&A and performance by Angelo Moore,
lead singer of Fishbone

The Malco Theater – 719 Central Ave

$5 for an all day film pass.

9pm – Apollo 18 (South Korea), DR. Mad Vibe (CA) The
Sound of the Mountain (AR)

Doors at 9 / Show at 10 / $5 / All Ages

Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor St.



6PM – Listening Room Performance “no
cell phones please”

Dana Falconberry (Tx), and Holly Cole and
the Memphis Dawls (Tn)

VENUE: The Art Church, 301 Whittington

Doors at 6PM – Performance at 7PM

All Ages: $5

8PM – Rock Show
– Japanther (NYC), Surf City (New Zealand), Voyageurs (AR)

VENUE: Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor

All Ages: $5



6PM – Listening
Room Concert – “no cell phones please”

Nora O’connor (Chicago/Bloodshot Records)
and Andrew Anderson (Tx)

VENUE: The Art Church, 301 Whittington

All Ages: $5


8PM – Reggae
– Tidal Waves (South Africa)

VENUE: Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor

All Ages: $5

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