If you are a music lover, pack your bags and head for Eureka Springs this summer. Upcoming events should satisfy every music taste this year.
This upcoming weekend, June 12-15 is the annual Eureka Springs Blues Weekend with a stellar lineup of great blues performers. Kicking off the performances at the Eureka Springs auditorium Friday, June 13 is Grammy winner Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band. Opening act Walter “Wolfman” Washington is an icon of the New Orleans music scene for decades.
Saturday June 14 the headliner is Carolyn Wonderland a musical force who ranges from the soulful vocals of Janis to traditional blues. Opening the show is Moreland & Arbuckle, Brick Fields & The Chosen Ones.
OPERA June 20-July 18
Now in its 64th year Opera in the Ozarks will be performing in its newly air-conditioned outdoor venue at Inspiration Point.
Mozart/ Cosi fan tutte
Puccini/ Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi
Sondheim/ Into the Woods
The synopses are available on their website:
BLUE GRASS August 14-16
Mr. Big’s Annual Bluegrass Festival. Acts include Melvin Goins, Retro & Smiley, Pam Setzer, Clark Family, Bill Nesbitt, Karl Shiflett & Big Country.
JAZZ September 12-14
Jazz in Eureka. Free music in Basin Spring Park and jazz at other venues around town.
This year will feature Fayetteville Jazz Collective, and Last Southern Gentlemen Tour. Definitely not to be missed is Ellis & Delfeayo Marsalis in concert at the Eureka Springs Auditorium.
FOLK MUSIC October 7-11
The 67th Annual Ozark Folk Festival
Every doorway and nook and cranny around town will have folk music pouring out of it. The headliner at the auditorium will be The Hedge Hoppers.