Happy to sing the blues

Mu­si­cians amped up for 17th An­nual Hot Springs Blues Fes­ti­val

The Sentinel-Record - HER - Hot Springs - - Front Page -

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.

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