Up­dated Blues Fes­ti­val sched­ule re­leased

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An up­dated sched­ule and lineup for the 21st an­nual Hot Springs Blues Fes­ti­val has been re­leased. The fes­ti­val is sched­uled for Satur­day and Sun­day in down­town Hot Springs at Hill Wheat­ley Plaza, with ad­di­tional events sched­uled for today through Fri­day at The Big Chill.

Fes­ti­val tick­ets are $20 per day and can be pur­chased on­line at www.spac­i­ty­blues.org.

The Big Chill events

• Today — Hump Night Blues Jam with spe­cial guests, 8 p.m.

• Thurs­day — Buddy Flett, 8 p.m.

• Fri­day — Spa City Blues So­ci­ety IBC Band Com­pe­ti­tion, fol­lowed by a per­for­mance and jam by The Stella Vees, 8 p.m.

Work­shops will be held on Satur­day and Sun­day from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Ho­tel Hot Springs & Spa.

Fes­ti­val sched­ule

Satur­day

• 2 p.m. — Gates open.

• 3:15-3:45 p.m. — Buddy Flett.

• 4-4:45 p.m. — SCBS IBC Band win­ner an­nounced.

• 5-6 p.m. — Al Hill, 2017 IBC Solo/

Duo win­ner.

• 6:15-7:15 p.m. — The Stella Vees.

• 7:30-8:30 p.m. — Akeem Kemp Band.

• 8:45-10 p.m. — John Nemeth & The Blue Dream­ers.

• 10:15 p.m. — Fes­ti­val grounds closed. Sun­day

• 1 p.m. — Gates open.

• 1:45-2:15 p.m. — Jelly Brown & Kathy Kidd, with guests.

• 2:30-3:15 p.m. — Spa City Young­bloods.

• 3:30-4:30 p.m. — Hoodoo Blues Re­vue.

• 4:45-5:45 p.m. — John Calvin Brewer Band.

• 6-7 p.m. — Nandha Blues.

• 7:15-8:30 p.m. — Nikki Hill.

• 8:45-10 p.m. — An­thony Gomes.

• 10:30 p.m. — Fes­ti­val grounds closed.

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