2018 Hot Springs JazzFest

August 30 - September 3



Latest News 

Mar 19, 2018



No Cover, No Smoking

Food served.  Voted BEST BURGERS in HOT SPRINGS!

Thursday, March 22

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Lexington Porter on violin & mandolin

Lexington "Lex" Porter is the grandson and nephew of Art Porter, Sr. and Jr., respectively.  A senior at North East School of Arts in San Antonio, Lex inherited the "gift" of music at early age, picking up his first violin in third grade. While much of his raw talent and love of music is genetic- his father, Reginald Porter is a drummer - Lex has also been classically trained for eight years.

Lexington has been a member of the world-class Youth Orchestra of San Antonio (YOSA) since 2005 – so dynamic that as a 9th grader, he was selected to participate in YOSA's Capriccio Orchestra as Concertmaster – 1st Violin. He joined YOSA's Symphony Orchestra in 10th grade and YOSA's Philharmonic Orchestra in 11th and 12th grade. He has performed with the San Antonio Orchestra and in numerous Broadway musical productions in San Antonio.

A rising star, Lex's distinctions include two Silver Medals for classical and contemporary violin solos in the Act-So Competition and the title of "Top Teen of America," 10th through 12th grade. In June 2010, he traveled to China with YOSA: Philharmonic, performing in Beijing, Shenzen, Hangzhou, Shanghai (World's Expo) and Hong Kong (with Hong Kong Youth Orchestra).

June 2016 he was accepted at the Eastern US Music Camp at Colgate University in Hampton, New York, where he was Concertmaster/first chair violin; Symphony Orchestra and Violin soloist for the Jazz band – the only violinist in band.

Lex will be joined by



Mar 18, 2018


Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa

Dance All Your Cares Away !!!

Starts at 3:00pm

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Sundy, May 6, 2018

Sunday, June 17, 2018


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


Aug 16, 2015

Listen to KUHS-FM 97.9

(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.