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Apr 2, 2019



No Cover, No Smoking

Food served.  Voted BEST BURGERS in HOT SPRINGS!

Thursday, May 23

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Tommy Townsend on guitar

Tommy grew up on a small farm in Fouke, Arkansas.  He began to play guitar at 9 years old but did not practice the instrument seriously until the age of 16.  Tommy has taken lessons from a variety of players with various skillsets.  His first teacher was Pete Jones, a country/bluegrass player that resides in Texarkana, AR.  Tommy has also studied with Mark Kerr, a blues fusion player who was inducted in the National Heritage Foundation Blues Hall of Fame in 2007.  Before attending the University of Arkansas at Monticello, Tommy studied from Jazz guitarist, Tonk Edwards, who has played with jazz giants Sonny Stitt, Sarah Vaughn, Dizzy Gillespie, and Chet Baker.  Currently, Tommy is studying jazz guitar from virtuoso jazz guitarist/composer Les Pack at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Tommy will be joined by



Mar 19, 2019

“A Taste of Jazz”


Ron Hall and Shirley Chauvin

Friday, May 17, 2019

Shirley Chauvin and Ron Hall will present a mixed bag of jazz, pop, swing and rockwith their vocal duet.  Ron will be on keyboard, accompanied by Brian Wolverton on bass and Russell Roberts on drums.  Special guest vocalist Tabitha Graves will be introduced.

The Elks Lodge, 
132 Abbott Lane, Hot Springs, AR 71913

6:30pm – 8:00pm

$10 Jazz Society & Elks Lodge members

$15 non-members

Student Discount

To complete the 2019 Spring/Summer event schedule, The Hot Springs Jazz Society will host 1 more live jazz event, on June 21st. Audiences may be assured of a fantastic lineup of musicians to thoroughly entertain. If possible, each of the programs will include one or more student musicians or vocalists.

May 17, 2018


Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa

Dance All Your Cares Away !!!

Starts at 3:00pm

Sunday, May 12

Sunday, June 23


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

May 16, 2018

Listen to KUHS-FM 102.5

(and on the web at

 every Saturday morning

10AM to 1PM

for great jazz!!!



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.