Nothing puts a person into a festive mood like live music. That’s why there are many concerts during the Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts. We love to see guests of our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast sashay through the door after listening to a free concert in Basin Spring Park. It’s a cheerful sight.
The free concerts in Basin Spring Park take place daily throughout the month of May (weather permitting). Local and regional musicians bring all genres to the stage. Bring a blanket and a picnic, stretch out, and let the music waft over you. Or bring your dancing shoes and cut up the grass.
You never know who will take the stage for the daily concerts, but we are looking forward to a few musicians brought in specifically for the May Festival of the Arts:
- May 21, 1-5 p.m. Bluegrass by Hogscalders & Delta Reign
- May 28, 1-3 p.m. Jones Van Jones
- May 28 3-5 p.m. buddha’s grove shoes reggae dance party
The 2011 May Festival of the Arts concludes with the Eureka Springs Blues Weekend, June 2-5. Nearly 40 Blues groups will perform in several locations throughout the city: Basin Spring Park, the Basin Park Hotel Barefoot Ballroom, The Auditorium, and several restaurants and bars in town.
A few performers scheduled during the Eureka Springs Blues Weekend:
- Elvin Bishop
- Tinsley Ellis
- Marquise Knox
- Coco Montoya
For a complete schedule and venues, please visit Eureka Springs Blues.
Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts has been great fun to date. Guests of our Bed and Breakfast Eureka Springs have enjoyed the ARTrageous Parade (which was as spectacular and colorful as ever), the downtown Art Fair, and more than one Gallery Stroll. They’ve come back to the inn laden with artistic treasures and unique crafts, and they’ve gushed about all the wonderful artwork they’ve seen. Their enthusiasm is contagious.
The May Festival of the Arts infuses Eureka Springs with creativity and joy each year. If you are unable to make it to town this year, consider planning ahead for the 2012 Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts. Hope to see you then at our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast.