Eureka Springs Blues Weekend

"Guitar Shorty" performing at the city auditorium, photo by Ken Rundel
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Country and Region United StatesArkansas
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Eureka Springs, Arkansas USA
Festival Contact Information

Eureka Springs Blues Weekend
City Advertising and Promotion Commission
P. O. Box 522
Eureka Springs, AR 72632 USA
Phone: (01) 479-253-7377

Festival Description

The festival presents national and local blues talent in concerts in the Auditorium, clubs and Basin Springs Park.

Festival Dates June 13 - 16, 2013
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Festival Events:

Schedule Thursday, June 13, 2013:
  • Basin Spring Park — music In The Park begins at noon
    • 12:00pm — Jones van Jones
    • 1:30pm — Nathan A
    • 3:00pm — Isayah’s AllStars
    • 4:30pm — Brick Fields
  • 1905 Basin Park Hotel Barefoot Ballroom — doors Open at 8:00pm
    • 9:00pm — Victor Wainwright & The WildRoots (multiple BMA Nominee)
Schedule Friday, June 14, 2013:
  • Basin Spring Park — music In The Park begins at noon
    • 12:00pm — Steve “Ragtime Red” Jones
    • 1:30pm — Levee Town
    • 3:00pm — Doghouse Daddies
    • 4:30pm — RJ Mischo
  • The Auditorium — doors open at 6:00pm
    • 7:00pm — Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges (multiple BMA Nominee)
    • The Nighthawks (BMA Winner)
  • 1905 Basin Park Hotel Barefoot Ballroom — doors open at 9:00pm
    • 10:00pm — Cedric Burnside Project (multiple BMA Winner)
Schedule Saturday, June 15, 2013:
  • Basin Spring Park — music In The Park Starts at noon
    • 12:00pm — Blues For Kids Harmonica Blowout featuring George Hunt
      Presented by the Blues Society of the Ozarks
    • 1:30pm — JP Soars
    • 3:00pm — Brandon Santini
    • 4:30pm — The Ariels
  • The Auditorium — doors Open at 2:00pm
    • 3:00pm — Buddy Shute (solo Winner of the Ozarks Blues Challenge)
    • Leah & The Mojo Doctors
    • EG Kight (multiple BMA Nominee)
    • Chicago Blues Revue (multiple Grammy & BMA Winners)
  • 1905 Basin Park Hotel Barefoot Ballroom (doors open at 9:00pm)
    • 10:00pm — JP Soars & The Red Hots (BMA Nominee and 2009 IBC Winner, Albert King Award Winner)
Schedule Sunday, June 16, 2013:
  • Father’s Day Blues Picnic at Turpentine Creek
    • 1:00pm to 6:00pm
      We’re throwing a Father’s Day Blues Picnic at Turpentine Creek! We’ll start the afternoon with Brick Fields’s Gospel Blues Brunch ! Then we’ll feature The Selwyn Birchwood Band, the winners of the 2013 International Blues Challenge. To end the weekend, we’ll invite some of the musicians who performed during Blues Weekend to come up and jam! We’ll have plenty for food and drinks, arts and crafts, and fun activities for the kids, including kite flying with Kaliedokites.
    • No coolers, please. Well behaved pets on leashes are welcome.
    • Admission included in VIP and Weekend Passes, or only $5 per person at the gate! Kids under six get in free!
    • Admission to the Refuge is separate to the admission to the Blues Picnic.


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