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2016 Jazz Fest

August 31 - September 5

Come and enjoy both 
GREAT Jazz   and   GREAT Blues

Hot Springs Blues Festival


September 3 & 4

Hill Wheatley Plaza

(2pm-10pm each day)

Hot Springs Jazz Festival

August 31 - Sepember 5




Wed, Aug 31:  Hotel Hot Springs (tba)

Thur, Sept 1:  Ohio Club with Special Guests (7pm)

Fri, Sept 2:  Classical - Jazz Explosion @ 5-Star (7pm)

Saturday, Sept 3:  Jazz in the Streets  Noon to 6pm

Sunday, Sept 4:  St Lukes Jazz Mass (10:30am)

Sunday, Sept 4:  Jazz After Church (Grand Ave UMC 2pm)

Sunday, Sept 4:  Stardust Big Band & Dance

(Arlington 3 pm)

Monday, Sept 5:  Volunteer Appreciation Party




Latest News

Apr 14, 2016


No Cover / No Smoking

Thursday, May 5th


Clyde Pound  on Keyboard
   Paul Stivitts on Drums          

and David Higginbotham on Bass    

Ohio Club

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM


Brandon Dorris




Apr 10, 2016

The Hot Springs Jazz Society Presents

"Arkansas Jazz Experience"

Third Friday of the Month

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Whittington Place

301 Whittington Ave

Friday, May 20

Take note that this Year’s AJE concerts have been moved to Whittington Place at 301 Whittington Avenue where there is ample parking and easy access.  Whittington Place is known as The Yoga Place to many here in Hot Springs but on the third Friday of each month, April through August, Whittington Place will be known as The Jazz Place.


The evening’s performance is only $10 for Jazz Society members and $15 for non-members.  Doors open at 5:30PM

Become a new member that evening and receive free entrance.

Admission includes complimentary light hor’doeuvres.

Cash Bar is Available.

Seating is first come, first served.

Call (501) 627-2425  or email HSJazzSociety@gmail.com for information.


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, May 22

Sunday, June 26

Starting at 3:00 PM

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 Jazz Fest concert held every September. 

This year marked the 22nd Jazz Fest, which also provided music education seminars, workshops, lectures and a variety of jazz concerts.  

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 Jazz Fest.


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.