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No Cover, No Smoking

Food served.  Voted BEST BURGERS in HOT SPRINGS!

Thursday, October 12

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Craig Grubbs on trombone


Jazz trombonist, Craig Grubbs started playing the trombone in the 6th grade in 1978.  He was an active participant and award winner in the Reno Jazz Festival and The Sacramento City Jazz Festival during his Junior High and High School years.  Craig was selected for the Prestigious McDonald’s All American Band (1983-84) and represented the State of Nevada.  He performed on National Television Shows in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Today Show, The Tournament of Roses Parade, the Fiesta Bowl, and Disneyland.  He was awarded the “Semper Fidelis” Award from the United States Marine Corps in 1984 for Musical Excellence.  He attended The University of Nevada Reno for 2 years and studied music.  Craig has played with many groups over the years including The George Hernandez Orchestra, The W.C. Fields Memorial Band, The Joe Gray Big Band, Soul Provider, The Radio Kings Jazz Band, Anything That Moves, The Loose Ends, The Rosen Music Bands, Heber Springs Jazz, The Jazz Xtreme Big Band, The Stardust Big Band, The Little Big Band, The Askew/Meggs Big Band, The High Standards Trio, and has subbed for countless other groups during his music career.  Craig moved to Arkansas in 2003 to be closer to family.  He started his own Big Band in 2004 (Jazz Xtreme) and has performed at the Hot Springs JazzFest and The Clark Terry Jazz Festival for several years running.  Craig plays a Rath R10 Trombone and Doug Elliott Mouthpieces.

Craig 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 - October 11


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.