Hot Springs Blues Festival

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 …
The blues are one of the most influential forms of American music. Arkansas has deep ties to this music art form, and blues legends like Robert Lockwood, Jr. and Sister Rosetta Tharpe are from here. Hot Springs showcases the genre during the 17th annual Hot Springs Blues Festival August 30 through September 1. The family …