The Eureka Springs Blues Weekend, June 12 through 15, 2014, is a fundraiser for Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. It is held in beautiful historic Eureka Springs, and features international, national, regional and local blues acts. Headliner shows are held in The Auditorium and Basin Park Hotel’s Barefoot Ballroom.
Past headliners include blues greats like the late Koko Taylor, Hubert Sumlin, and Honeyboy Edwards, plus living legends like Elvin Bishop, Coco Montoya, Charlie Musselwhite, Guitar Shorty, John Hammond, Indigenous, Magic Slim, Tommy Castro, The Cate Brothers, Ruthie Foster and Lazy Lester. In addition to these headliner shows, great blues acts appear in venues all around town, making Blues Weekend a citywide party. We close down Blues Weekend with a Father’s Day Blues Picnic at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge on Sunday afternoon.