Upcoming Festivals

September is the month for music lovers! Whether you love jazz, opera, blues or rock, there’s a music festival for you. All of the festivals are produced by non-profit organizations who love music and want to share it with others. Check out all of them, you might find a new groove.

Hot Springs JazzFest

Back for it’s 30th Year, Hot Springs JazzFest will be presented by Hot Springs Jazz Society. The event will be held at Central Theatre, 1008 Central Avenue on Saturday, September 3. JazzFest will kick off with a Jazz Brunch beginning at 11 am. Daytime performances are free and tickets for the evening concert by Big Dam Horns can be purchase on the organization’s website www.hsjazzsociety.org.

Opera: Die Fledermaus
September 11, 17, & 18

Back for the 15th season, The Muses Creative Artistry Project presents the beloved operetta, Die Fledermaus, by the highly acclaimed “Waltz King” and composer, Johann Strauss. It is a story of love, forgiveness and ludicrous outcomes fueled by lies, schemes, mistaken identities, scandalous flirtations, and champagne galore! A sub-genre of opera and predecessor of the musical theatre, operettas are often comical with spoken dialogue and elaborate dance numbers. Strauss’s beloved, charming and hilarious comedy, Die Fledermaus, influenced composers Gilbert & Sullivan, Offenbach and Lehar, is one of the most performed operettas, and is a Classic in every sense.

Visit the Muses website www.themusesproject.org for more information.

The Big Steam Blues & Roots Music Festival will feature a weekend filled with blues and roots music. The festival will take place September 23-24, 2022 in Hill Wheatley Plaza in beautiful downtown Hot Springs. This is a free event with VIP tickets available for purchase here.

The lineup has been finalized and features headliners Anthony Gomes on Friday night and Bernard Allison on Saturday, as well a full lead up of performers that will get the crowd ready for these two blues legends to cap off the evenings. Other Friday performers include Trey & Jason, Port City Blues Society Players and Charlotte Taylor & Gypsy Rain. Saturday will feature Tullie Brae, Akeem Kemp, and Chad Marshall Band before Bernard Allison takes the stage.

Low Key Arts is pleased to announce the 10th annual HOT WATER HILLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL, taking place on Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1, 2022. The festival takes place at Hill Wheatley Plaza at 605 Central Ave., downtown Hot Springs National Park. 

The lineup this year is a fiery mix from around the south. More information about the festival, the lineup and tickets can be purchased by visiting www.HotWaterHills.com

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF) announces its return October 7 – 15, 2022, to be held at the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa.  

HSDFF is proud to announce that Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort will be Presenting Sponsor for the 31st annual festival. This year the festival will include 80+ films, numerous filmmaker and industry guests, Q&A panels and workshops, an education series for area students, a wellness series and of course evening receptions and parties with filmmakers.