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Jul 23, 2019

August 23, 29 - September 1, 2019


     The 28th Hot Springs JazzFest Kicks Off with “A Night of Jazz” at the Hot Springs Bathhouse Dinner Theatre featuring the Spa City Stompers on Friday, August 23. The festival continues on Thursday, August 29 with “Jazz Night at The Ohio Club” on Thursday, August 29 with the Clyde Pound Trio and featured JazzFest guest artist, Tim Leahey, retired jazz soloist with the premier jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force.  On Friday, August 30 is “Classical & Jazz Blow Out”, a rare opportunity to experience the Voices Rising choir and Anything That Moves jazz combo come together in a fusion of classical music and jazz.

     The “JazzFest Block Party!” on Saturday, August 31, is a Free outdoor concert under the Broadway Street Sky-bridge from 11am – 6pm.   Seven hours of music will include performances by the Steve Hudleson Trio, 106th Army Band Jazz Ensemble directed by Cody Jerrigan, Tenor Madness (Four saxophones in one big performance!), Arkansas High School Jazz Band directed by Gary Meggs, University of Arkansas in Monticello directed by Jason Smith with special JazzFest guest trumpeter Tim Leahey, Frog Squad from Memphis presenting a  psychedelic, avant-garde, jazz sound, and Arkansas All-Star Big Band, a 17-piece all-star band of the finest jazz musicians in Arkansas, Louisiana, and East Texas. 

     The festival concludes on Sunday, September 1 with a special Jazz Mass presented by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and a performance specially created for the JazzFest, “Smooth Jazz Essentials with the Stateline Avenue Band” featuring the music of Gary Meggs and Bryan Jefferies.

Click on the links above for JazzFest Schedule, Tickets and Artist Information

Jun 14, 2019



No Cover, No Smoking

Food served.  Voted BEST BURGERS in HOT SPRINGS!

Thursday, August 22

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Fedett "Lady J" Johnson

     Fedett “Lady J” Johnson has been a perennial favorite in the Central Arkansas area and delivers in a rich contralto an exciting rendition on either Jazz or Blues vocalizing.  A feature in the first “Joy of Jazz” society fund raiser, as part of the 2008 JazzFest, she wore a Billie Holiday signature white flower in her hair and wowed the audience.  Johnson was showcased on the “Jazz Cabaret” at the Quapaw Community Center, and has been a featured guest artist in several Jazz Society events over the years.

Fedett will be joined by



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

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 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.