Labor Day weekend in Hot Springs will contain not one, but two, music festivals, according to a news release. Donít miss the 26th annual Hot Springs JazzFest and the 21st annual Hot Springs Blues Festival.

JazzFest is set for August 31 to September 4. Some JazzFest events are free; for the paid events, tickets may cost up to $35. Concerts and events will take place throughout the city.

The Blues Festival will take place September 2 and 3. It will be held in Hill Wheatley Plaza, which is at the southern end of Bathhouse Row. Tickets cost $20 per day.

Acts you can see during the festivals include:

  • Allon Won in the Hot Springs JazzFest in concerts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday August 31 – September 2.
  • Mike Vax in the Hot Springs JazzFest on Saturday, September 2, at 1 p.m. with Anything That Moves and 2 p.m. with the University of Arkansas at Monticello Jazz Band
  • Bob Dowell in the Hot Springs JazzFest on Saturday, September 2, at 2 p.m. with the University of Arkansas at Monticello Jazz Band
  • New Breed Brass Band in the Hot Springs JazzFest on Saturday, September 2, from 4 p.m. ñ 6 p.m.
  • Leo ìBudî Welch in the Hot Springs Blues Festival on Saturday, September 2, at 7:15 p.m.
  • John Nemeth and the Blue Dreamers in the Hot Springs Blues Festival on Saturday, September 2, at 8:45 p.m.
  • Anthony Gomes in the Hot Springs Blues Festival on Sunday, September 3, at 8:45 p.m.
  • Nikki Hill in the Hot Springs Blues Festival on Sunday, September 3, at 7:15 p.m.

For more information, visit www.hsjazzsociety.org or www.spacityblues.org.


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