26th Hot Springs JazzFest


Thursday, Aug 31 thru Monday, Sept 4, 2017


     The 26th HotSprings JazzFest over Labor Day weekend will provide concerts throughout four days ranging from free to $50 in an effort to provide quality jazz music to the Hot Springs area and its guests.  The festival will offer an opportunity to experience the talent of our local musicians while showcasing artists from the region and the nation.   

     Concerts will include the unique Classical and Jazz Blow Out fusion of jazz and classical music in the Five Star Theatre, the intimate presentation of Jazz at The Ohio Club in Hot Springs' historic Ohio Club and the traditional free outdoor concert on Saturday, Jazz in the Streets in the Entertainment District of Broadway Street.  Sunday will close the festival with a special Jazz Mass at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and more.

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Jul 30, 2017



No Cover, No Smoking

Food served.  Voted BEST BURGERS in HOT SPRINGS!

Thursday, September 21

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

vocalist Tamisha "Sonnie" Cheatham


Jazz vocalist Tamisha “Sonnie” Cheatham is a clever song stylist who uses her rich alto voice to interpret jazz standards with sensitivity and wit.  A graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Cheatham has performed in opera and musical theatre productions as well as with the University of Arkansas in Little Rock jazz ensemble.  She currently performs with the Little Rock based jazz quintet, Sounds So Good.

"Sonnie" will be joined by



Aug 16, 2015

Listen to KUHS-FM 97.9

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 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.