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Jun 14, 2019



No Cover, No Smoking

Food served.  Voted BEST BURGERS in HOT SPRINGS!

Thursday, June 27

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Guido Ritchie on trumpet

Trumpet player Guido Ritchie is one of central Arkansas' finest jazz musicians.  His melodic lead work and rich, cool tone is both elegant and creative.  Since he began performing professionally at the age of 18, he has performed with or opened shows for such legendary artists as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Clark Terry, Thelonious Monk, Jr., Mose Allison, Charles Thomas, Edger Winter, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Vallejo, and Aquarium Rescue Unit.  He has also been a featured performer in both the Hot Springs JazzFest and the Eureka Springs Jazz Festival.  Recently he recorded for HBO's The Chris Rock Show.  Guido also performs with local favorites The Smokey Lane Trio, The Sugar Kings, Count Floyd and many others.

Guido will be joined by



Jun 6, 2019

“Twin Guitars”


Featuring Les Pack on guitar

with vocalist Sharon Turrentine

also presenting Tommy Townsend,

Jake Noble and C.E. Askew

The Hot Springs Jazz Society Presents “Twin Guitars” features Les Pack on guitar vocalist Sharon Turrentine.  Also presenting Tommy Townsend on guitar, Jake Noble on bass and jazz master C.E. Askew on drums. 

The lightening-fast finger-picking guitarist Les Pack and Tommy Townsend will tantalize your ears with their amazing rendition of jazz music in a guitar duo! As a professor of music, Les passes on his knowledge to talented and passionate student musicians. Les is proud to introduce two former students-turned professional in this jazz band.

As if that weren’t enough, Sharon Turrentine will lure you into her web with her sultry vocals and captivating stage presence.

The Elks Lodge graciously invites all ticket holders

to enjoy a Fried Catfish Dinner for just $12

Dinner 5:00 – 6:30p.m. Best deal in town!

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

6:30pm – 8:00pm

$10 Jazz Society & Elks Lodge members

$15 non-members

Student Discounts


May 30, 2019


Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa

Dance All Your Cares Away !!!

Starts at 3:00pm



June 23

July 28

August 25

September 22


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 over Labor Day weekend with 2019 marking the festival's 28th year (August 29 - September ).


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.