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No Cover, No Smoking

Food served.  Voted BEST BURGERS in HOT SPRINGS!

Thursday, December 14

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Gary Meggs on saxophone

      Gary Meggs was born in EL Dorado Arkansas. He began his band career in the 6th grade with director Bill Craig. As a high school student Gary had director Hal Cooper.  Gary received his Bachelors and Master degrees studying with Wendell Evanson and saxophonist Earl Hesse at Henderson State. Upon graduation Meggs began a 22-year journey teaching public school bands in Texas where he achieved consistent UIL superior and sweepstakes awards in Marching, Concert and Jazz Bands.


     Meggs is the retired Director of Bands for the University of Arkansas at Monticello and is now the Director of Bands for the Texarkana Arkansas School District where he directs the concert band and jazz band.


      In addition, Meggs continues to be very active as a clinician, adjudicator and performer throughout the USA. Most recently Meggs completed a 9-month world tour playing saxophone, flute and clarinet with the World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.  Meggs has also performed with many entertainers such as The Harry James Orchestra, The Temptations, Four Tops, Bob Newhart, Don Rickles, Mickey Gilley, Conway Twitty, Lou Marini, Regis Philbin, Tom Bones Malone and many others.


      Meggs has been a guest artist with the 8th Air Force Jazz Band, Air Force Band of the West, and was the director of the 531st Air Force Jazz Band during his military career.  He is also retired from the 106th Army National Guard Band. Band.

Gary will be joined by



Oct 9, 2016
America's Art Form

FREE Concerts
2nd Wednesday of each month October through February

Presented by the
Hot Springs Jazz Society
and the
Garland County Library,
Wed - December 13


Aug 16, 2015

Listen to KUHS-FM 97.9

(and on the web at

 every Saturday morning

10AM to 1PM

for great jazz!!!


Apr 11, 2015


Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa

Dance All Your Cares Away !!!

Sunday, October 1

Sundy, November 26

Sunday, December 10

Starting at 3:00 PM

Special New Years Eve concert!

Arlington Resort Hotel Crystal Ballroom, 239 Central, Hot Springs 

  The Stardust Big Band continues to attract dancers from states that border Arkansas since Stardust provides fantastic live dance music so often missing in area events. 

Though Stardust performs for many weddings and special events their impetus is on providing a live dancing experience each month at the Arlington Hotel and Spa.

Admission is only $10, but is free for students 18 years and younger.

Dancers from Memphis, St. Louis, Texarkana, Austin and Houston continue to frequent this monthly event to enjoy and practice their dance routines. 

The evening’s entertainment promises as much for viewing as dancing since area dance instructors bring their students to practice dancing in a live musical venue.

This powerhouse 17 piece big band, organized in 1982, is the only big band consistently performing in Arkansas.  The popular TV show "Dancing With The Stars" would be hard pressed to compete with some of the professional dancers that attend this event !!!  Come and see for yourself!!!

For information call: 501-767-5482





A very short bio on the Hot Springs Jazz Society:


January 1992 is the birthday of the Hot Springs Jazz Society, and the date of its first official membership meeting.

This organization was founded to perpetuate, preserve and promote the jazz music, an original American art form.

The mission is partially accomplished through a scholarship program that sends qualified music students to the summer jazz camp at the University of Arkansas -Monticello.

The mission is further accomplished by providing jazz music events in the Hot Springs area, most notably the free outdoor JazzFest concert held every September. 

This year marks the 25th Hot Springs JazzFest and the first time in over twenty years that Jazz and Blues have come together over Labor Day Weekend together.  

The efforts of the Hot Springs Jazz Society have brought national recognition to our jazz events, resulting in increased tourism and nationally known artists requesting performance appearances at JazzFest.



The Hot Springs Jazz Society is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to perpetuating, promoting and preserving Jazz Music, an original American art form. The Jazz Society is funded in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission, Arts on Tour, Weyerhaeuser Foundation and Elisabeth Wagner Foundation along with numerous other corporate and private sponsors.