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What are the Blues?

…a bent-note melody…an anthem of a race… bonding the perils of the unfortunate and down trodden with an unmatched freedom of spirit.

Find your freedom from life’s’ troubles in the rhythms and deep soul of the Blues. The much anticipated Blues Weekend returns to Eureka Springs bringing bright new artists and veteran musicians of the blues. Eureka Springs Blues Weekend

You won’t want to miss this amazing weekend. Attend the kickoff Thursday, June 2, featuring Jones van Jones, Buddy Shute, and Isayah’s All Stars singin the blues in the open air of historic Basin Spring Park. Thursday night, Little Joe McLerran headlines in the famous Barefoot Ballroom of the 1905 Basin Park Hotel and the music continues all weekend at venues located throughout downtown Eureka Springs. Headliners performing include Coco Montoya on Friday, Elvin Bishop Saturday, and many other featured artists like Rosie Ledet, Tinsley Ellis, Lionel Young Band, Scott Leeper. Get the complete Blues Weekend schedule and details at

Small venues throughout Eureka Springs will also feature great blues acts from around the region and of course…free blues music is waiting for you in Basin Spring Park every afternoon. Special kid-oriented shows start the day on Friday and Saturday, including a harmonica workshop on Saturday at noon. If your kid is one of the first fifty to join the fun, they could win an authentic Hohner harmonica. Reserve your tickets today!

A limited number of tickets are still available. Visit to get yours before they are all gone. There are many lodging properties with great Blues Weekend packages (even some located within walking distance of the venues).

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This entry was posted on May 30, 2011 by in Arts & Culture, Basin Park Hotel, Festivals, Fun Downtown.


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