Happy to sing the blues
Musicians amped up for 17th Annual Hot Springs Blues Festival
A n award-winning lineup of blues artists will gather on Labor Day weekend to perform at the 17th Annual Hot Springs Blues Festival.
The Spa City Blues Society will host the event with parties and workshops at area venues, and the festival will take place at Hill Wheatley Plaza, 629 Central Ave.
“We’ll have everything from your old-style Delta-type blues, funk and jazz with blues mixed in, to blues- rock. It will be all over the board, we have a good variety coming in,” says David Hughes, SCBS president.
Music fans can party with the blues society at 9 p.m. Aug. 29, when vocalist-guitarist Samantha Fish will perform at The Ohio Club, 336 Central Ave.
Official kick-off parties will be thrown on Aug. 30 at The Big Chill, The Ohio Club, Fat Jack’s and Classic’s Bar & Grill.
Festival gates will open at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 31.
Musicians amped up for the 17th Annual Hot Springs Blues Festival Spa City Blues Society board members Sherree Hughes, standing left, Sandra Harris, Marc Albrecht and John Vaught pose with board president David Hughes, in the tub holding a custom guitar at the Bath House Row Emporium in the Lamar Bathhouse. People can buy a ticket to win the custom guitar from Clevenger Guitars to raise money for the Spa City Blues Society.