Insider’s Guide to JazzFest in Hot Springs, AR

a collage of musical instruments, including a keyboard, trumpet, red guitarThe 28th Hot Springs JazzFest is happening over Labor Day weekend, 8/29-9/1/19.  The fun begins Thursday, 8/29, with “Jazz Night at the Ohio Club”, featuring Tim Leahey.  Chief Master Sgt. Leahey recently retired as Chief of Operations for the United States Air Force Band.  He will be playing with the Clyde Pound Trio at 7pm.

Friday’s show, “Classical & Jazz Blowout”, starts with dinner at 6pm at the Hot Springs Bathhouse Dinner Theatre.  This up close and personal experience will feature the Voices Rising ensemble and the ATM (Anything That Moves) Jazz Combo performing with featured JazzFest  guest artist Tim Leahey.

Saturday is the always fun (and FREE) JazzFest Block Party, under the sky-bridge on Broadway St.!  Bring your lawn chairs, and enjoy music on two stages from 11am – 6pm. Performances will include the Steve Hudleson Trio, the 106th Army Band Jazz Ensemble, the Arkansas High School Jazz Band, Frog Squad from Memphis, and a Block Party Jam to end the evening. 

A very special Jazz Mass will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Sunday at 10:45a.m.  There will also be a 2pm performance by the Stateline Avenue Band at the Vapors Club on Sunday.  Tickets for the Friday and Sunday afternoon shows can be purchased online.  There is no admission fee for the Block Party on Saturday, or Sunday’s mass.

Labor Day is a busy weekend, but if you make reservations for our Hot Springs, AR bed and breakfast now, we’ve still got rooms available.  In addition to JazzFest, Hot Springs will also host the Blues Festival on Sat. 8/31, “The 50’s Music and Dance Show” at the Bathhouse Dinner Theatre on Sat., or The Village People will perform at Magic Springs Theme and Water Park that night as well!

If you prefer a different type of “wildlife” for your Arkansas getaway, you might enjoy a guided tour on Lake Ouachita at 2pm on Friday and Sunday, or a sunset lake tour on Saturday.  Don’t forget that we’re still waiting for our first guest to find a diamond at the Crater of Diamonds State Park, and win a free night!  Reserve our Dig for Diamonds package that includes all the tools you’ll need to help you search for your very own genuine Arkansas diamond! 

We can help you celebrate the end of summer in a variety of different ways at Tiffany’s Bed and Breakfast.  Call us at 501-865-6060, or book online – just be sure to book direct for our best rates and package deals! 


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