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Christmas in the Heart of Downtown Eureka Springs

There is no better place to use as the center of your Downtown Eureka Springs Christmas weekend celebrations than the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, 12 Spring Street, adjacent to Basin Spring Park.  You will realize that when you take one step out of their front door and you are immersed in holiday lights, decorations, and an atmosphere that surrounds you with the spirit of the season.  And, here are a few more yuletide reasons why:

Annual Christmas Parade of Lights – Of all the parades that travel through downtown, this parade is the favorite of visitors and residents alike.  Floats, bands, smiling faces throwing candy and, of course, a chance to catch a glimpse of Ol’ Saint Nick… and the best place to see all of this is in front of the hotel.  Many like to arrive early for light snack in the hotel’s Balcony Restaurant or dropping in after Santa has gone by to sip on a cup of hot chocolate or an adult beverage while looking out over the downtown lights.

Shopping for Unique Gifts – One of the best holiday celebrations is going from store to store in downtown to pick out that perfect gift… a unique gift, the kind you won’t find in one of those chain stores.  A good starting point and a “we’ll meet you back here afterwards” point is the Basin Park Hotel.  A quick meal “afterwards” on The Balcony is a great place for your gang to compare all the treasures you purchased.

Entertainment in The Aud – The Eureka Springs City Auditorium (The Aud) is only one block from the 1905 Basin Park Hotel… and The Aud has numerous concerts and events during the Christmas season:  John Two Hawks Christmas Concert, December 7; Northwest Arkansas Ballet Theatre, December 13; Ozarks Chorale Christmas Concert, December 14; “Home For The Holidays” Concert, December 20; and “Grady Nichols Christmas”, December 21.   If you are traveling from out of town for a performance at The Aud, the Basin Park is the place to stay since it is close and only a casual walk away.  Locals will meet at the hotel for a cocktail before and after a performance to make the special holiday evening even more special.

Night of MerryMaking – On Saturday, December 14 beginning at 4 p.m. is “The Night of MerryMaking”, a festive, uproarious and experiential holiday event that starts in Basin Spring Park and includes…  what seems to be 1,000 Santas blanketing the downtown streets; plus Spring Street full of “Living Windows”, three-dimensional canvases with live actors as they pose in storefront tableaux replicating artwork from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art;  mömandpöp singing; snow falling; and sidewalk Christmas carolers.

Food & Wine – The weeks surrounding the holidays also make up a great time to gather with those close to you to have a casual lunch or dinner, sip your favorite wine or craft beer, or simply enjoy each other’s company.  Whether you choose the 1905 Basin Park Hotel’s Balcony Restaurant & Bar, the casual atmosphere of their Lucky 7 Rooftop Lounge, or any one of the other 21 bars and bistros in walking distance from the hotel (you are in the center of the Eureka Springs Entertainment District, you know), either place is a fun and delightful get-together spot for kicking back and sharing holiday cheer with friends and family.

www.EurekaSpringsChristmas.com

 

OzMoMu Lineup 2020

Ozark Mountain Music Festival 2020

 Ozark Mountain Music Festival (OzMoMu) celebrates its 7th year January 16-19th

 (EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS) — The 2020 Ozark Mountain Music Festival, better known as OzMoMu, will return January 16-20 to Downtown Eureka Springs.  The winter festival, best known for its upbeat and infectious Americana Roots music and laid back vibe is held inside at the Basin Park Hotel often spilling outdoors into the Eureka Springs Entertainment District. Nightly headliners for this year’s event include Arkansauce (Thursday), Wood & Wire (Friday) and both The Hillbenders and Dirtfoot (Saturday).

Thursday January 16, 2020

The Thursday Kickoff show, starting at 8PM with Brian Martin continues at 10 with a headliner very familiar to the area.  Arkansauce is a genre-hopping, four piece string band from Northwest Arkansas, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana, country, blues, and funk. With a loyal following growing every day in the Natural State and along their tour routes, the band is proud to be stepping into a hard-driving sound unique to the Arkansas quartet.

Friday January 17, 2020

Friday Music begins at 6PM with the likes of Brad Fielder and Red Ozak Ruse, with the most anticipated act of this year’s Festival taking the Stage at 10PM.  Living the mantra  “This isn’t a land made for quiet reflection, it’s a land made for hard work.”   Wood & Wire from Austin, TX have shown Respect for honest labor by honing a central theme in Wood & Wire’s 2018 GRAMMY Nominated album for “Best Bluegrass”, North of Despair ( Blue Corn Music), with songs populated by people like songwriter Tony Kamel’s own grandfather, who built the family’s hunting lodge. This kind of vivid, haunting songwriting focused on lives spent deep in the countryside is a hallmark of Texas songwriting. But it’s the melding of this hard country songwriting with high-octane bluegrass instrumentation that makes for Wood & Wire’s signature sound.

Saturday January 18, 2020

After a Raucus Friday night, there is no recovery time at OzMoMu20 as the music kicks up again at 1PM and continues throughout the night.  With acts such as Chucky Waggs, The Haymakers and Dam Neighbors the stage will be set for the Saturday Headliners to begin at 8PM.   OzMoMu festival goers should prepare for energy of The Hillbenders followed  by a Dose of Gypsy Punk Country Grumble boogie otherwise known as Dirtfoot.

The Hillbenders were formed in April of 2008, and are still touring with the original lineup widely touted as one of the most energetic and engaging progressive acoustic bands on the scene. Of late, the HillBenders have shifted their focus back onto their originals and have released their fourth studio album, appropriately and eponymously titled “The HillBenders”.

Dirtfoot has been spreading their infectious grooves and their unique Gypsy Punk Country Grumble Boogie sound for the past 10 years. The crowds come to take part in the fun and chaos, hollering to all the calls and responses, shaking their beancans, and getting down with the infectious grooves. Led by Matt & J, Dirtfoot is a blend of eclectic styles as well as diverse personalities. Featuring instruments ranging from guitar, banjo, trombone, upright bass, drums, percussion and more, this band has a truly unique yet familiar sound. The band describes their sound as “It is like a good gumbo – you have some growling vocals, heavy bass and percussion that makes a good, dark, dirty Louisiana roux, mixed heartily with some meaty rhythms, combined liberally with fresh offerings from the guitar and banjo that are like okra and tomatoes picked from your backyard garden, topped with the hot n’ sexy spice of trombone and lead guitar, and finally a little something magical and indescribable”, There you have Dirtfoot – a delicious, spicy, dirty band that will make you stomp your feet, shake you’re a..

ozark mountain music festival 2020

2020 Ozark Mountain Music Festival Lineup includes:

Thursday, January 16th

8PM-Brian Martin- Central, AR

10PM-Arkansauce- Fayetteville, AR

 

Friday, January 17th

6PM-Brad Fielder -Norman, OK

8PM-Red Oak Ruse- Eureka Springs, AR

10PM-Wood & Wire –Austin, TX

Midnight JAM

 

Saturday, January 18th

1PM-Folk Fest Singer Song Writer Contest Winner

2PM-Chucky Waggs- Eureka Springs, AR

4PM-The Damn Neighbors- Fayetteville, AR

6PM-The Haymakers- Lawrence, KS

8PM-The Hillbenders- Springfield, MO

10PM-Dirtfoot- Laffeyette, LA

Midnight JAM

 

Sunday, January 19th

Bloody Mary Show

12PM-Brick Fields- Fayetteville

The Basin Park Hotel, known for its epic events ranging from a comeback show of The Band to its many years of the Eureka Springs Blues Festival, has once again found its groove.  With music produced by Oz and its signature event, OzMoMu the Basin Park Ballroom is back. “Downtown Eureka Springs and the Basin Park Hotel are unique.  The festival has no backstage area so the attendees and bands are all sharing the same space.  Hanging out with the bands as one group of people who love music is what makes OzMoMu so unique” stated Mary Howze, OZ Festival Coordinator.

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For more information, contact:

Ms. Mary Howze

Ozark Mountain Music Festival

Festival Coordinator

(479) 363-6327

ozarkmountainmusicfestival@gmail.com

Let’s Talk About the Fall Season

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Fall Color in The Arkansas Ozarks – There is not a prettier place on the planet earth than The Arkansas Ozarks when autumn arrives. The mountainsides, the hollows, the hiking and mountain biking trails are painted with hues of gold, red, orange, and purple.  Mother Nature turns the emerald green hardwood trees of  summer into explosions of breathtaking color. View our Fall Webcam.   The views offered are refreshed every 15 daylight minutes.   The source of this bird’s-eye view comes from the open-air balcony of the Crescent’s SkyBar Gourmet Pizza located on the hotel’s top floor.

An Active Town – This Victorian village has developed a web of foot trails and challenging mountain biking trails for a way to see the rainbow of fall color right in town.  Take in the views of the Ozark Valley to Eureka’s East Mountain and over the top of the historic Saint Elizabeth’s Catholic Church.  Trolley or Tram Rides are a great way to view town and the Fall color.fall color eureka springs

Great Weather – This is THE TIME for you Leaf lookers to enjoy all things Fall! Get outdoors and take in that cooler, fall crisp air in the Ozark Mountains.

Great Food – Did you know that many of our restaurants are chef-owned? This unique flare gives the visitor a wide range of options of local culinary flavors to choose from.

Lots of Activities & Things To Do – There are so many events and FUN Things To Do during the Fall Season in Eureka Springs… choose from Music Festivals, Craft Fairs, Zombie Crawl, Halloween Seance, Cemetery Tours or view the full list of Things To Do.

Road Trip Opportunities – Allow yourself for some easy day trip drives (less than an hour) to nearby Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Roaring River State Park, Hobbs State Park or Pea Ridge State Park.  Buffalo National River is a perfect outdoor experience if you want to be immersed in nature, great hiking and catch some waterfalls.

LEAF SEASON IN THE OZARKS – VALUE DEALS:  Stay for Just $109 (reg rate $209) during these dates at the Basin Park Hotel:
10/14-10/15, 10/22-10/24, 10/27-10/30, 11/3-11/7.  BOOK NOW

Fall Peak Week Eureka Springs

PEAK WEEK NOVEMBER 1st – 10th

“By the way, state fall color prognosticators say this year’s peak of coloration will be during the first week of November.View Peak Week Map.

April: When Eureka Springs Blossoms

A strong endorsement for the best place to stay in downtown Eureka during your mini-getaway during this “official” first full month of spring is the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, located in the heart of the Eureka Springs shopping and entertainment district, is the choice for those who want to park their vehicle only once and fully immerse themselves in the historic ambiance of this village.This seven-story architectural phenomenon, built right into the limestone Ozark bluffs, offers birds eye views of downtown and sits right next to the spring, and now the park, where it all started: Basin Spring Park.  Nearly 100 eclectic shops and art galleries, bars, bistros and nightspots are literally just outside the hotel’s front door, all within walking distance.  The hotel’s Balcony Restaurant has become the place for downtown visitors to enjoy a snack, a meal, a cold shake, a craft beer or other adult beverages all while resting a few moments in the al fresco seating that affords patrons a chance to oversee the activity below.basin park hotelIn addition to the flora and fauna of spring, a few other reasons this is a great month to visit The Ozarks’ “Extraordinary Escape” village is that this historic little resort community offers:

>Eureka Springs is unique because people who visit here boast about how friendly the community is.  It is a tremendous asset to have a vacation destination that is “Always Welcoming”.

>The community is adjacent to two rivers (Kings and White) and three lakes (Beaver, Table Rock, and Leatherwood).  All five liquid playgrounds are perfect for that first kayaking or boating excursion of the year and/or a fishing expedition that the winter has cruelly delayed.

>A new golden asset for Eureka Springs is the host of new and numerous soft hiking trails many with waterfalls.  Eureka offers tame trails for all levels most and each is wonderfully scenic.  You will love the dozens of urban trails that crisscross the hills-n-hollers of the town.  Many of these have trailheads adjacent to lodging sites, such as those at the Crescent Hotel at the top of the mountain.

>Spring Diversity Weekend has become a chance for members of the LGBTQ community from a five-state area to gather and celebrate the love of freely being who they are.  Eureka Springs rolls out the rainbow carpet that says, “Welcome to a loving city that has acceptance as part of its fabric”.

>April in Eureka is the time to dust off your golf bag and start honing your swing pattern.  With championship courses that include Holiday Island and nearby Branson, your game is only interrupted by a pause to gaze at the panoramic views from the links.

>Easter weekend will feature high spirituality with the return of The Great Passion Play, a landmark production that has entertained patrons for decades.  Their Easter Sunrise Service at the base of the Christ of The Ozarks statue (the tallest in the northern hemisphere) is truly awe-inspiring.  Spa1905 at the Basin Park Hotel is offering a 2 Night Duet package arriving Friday, 4/19 to celebrate Easter Weekend:

>For those who would like to know more about visitors from other planets, other galaxies, the annual UFO Convention convenes here in April.  It is a time to find out more and share with others your thoughts and experiences, comparing yours to theirs.

>Springtime In The Ozarks is a four-day annual event for those who are members of the AA fellowship or are seeking more information about this long-standing program that helps members with their addiction to alcohol.  Noted speakers fill the days and outstanding fellowship activities fill the nights as “friends of Bill W.” gather with nearly 3,000 in attendance.

>The Spring Fling is the huge annual biker rally that welcomes good weather and encourages 5 Days of Fun Riding, Music, Food and More at the Cathouse in Downtown Eureka Springs.

>If you like to visit a yard sale now and then, you need to visit Eureka Springs during the “Yards and Yards of Yard Sales”, a full weekend of finding everything you want and perhaps even some things you need.  A helpful map leads you to each and every yard participating and there are nearly 100 scattered across Western Carroll County.  Be sure to bring a vehicle with a large trunk or truck bed… you will need it.

> Let us also mention all the quality restaurants of Eureka Springs.  Here you will find the greatest assortment of unique, non-chain restaurants that get major rave reviews from foodies.  Inside the Crescent Hotel alone you will find two of these: The Crystal Dining Room and SkyBar Gourmet Pizza.  And on April 5th, Main Street Eureka Springs provides a unique opportunity to sample many of these during “Main Street Eats” a progressive dinner.>Add to that the great year ‘round attractions like Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Intrigue Theater, Basin Ghost Adventour and the Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour (to name just a few), plus the Crescent Hotel’s resort activities and your days and nights are complete.

You are encouraged to make your reservations now so you can have a bed for your head for the nights after full and fun-filled days.  Instagram is awaiting your images!

 

Ozark Mountain Music Festival 2019

7 Reasons OzMoMu ’19 Is The Thing To Do In January

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  • Winter’s only outdoor festival held indoors
  • Where the attendees and the bands party together; there’s no backstage
  • Foot-stompin’, energizing, sing right along with Ben Miller
  • Take over the whole hotel… friends on every floor
  • Roll to Chelsea’s after hours… then roll back to rest up for next day
  • Kick-a** Galaxy Grass with the Kitchen Dwellers
  • Bloody Mary Show Finale on Sunday to say “G’bye… till OzMoMu ‘20”          

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Downtown Eureka Springs ~ 1905 Basin Park Hotel

4 Days / 10 Acts 

$55 All Access Passes – BUY TICKETS

 

For more information including tickets, go to OzarkMountainMusicFestival.com.

 

 

Headliners Announced for Ozark Mountain Music Festival

The 2019 Ozark Mountain Music Festival, better known as OzMoMu, will return January 17-20 to Downtown Eureka Springs.  This popular event features an Americana Roots style which is an Ozark Mountain Fusion of Bluegrass, Folk, Urban and Americana Roots sounds.  The winter festival, held inside at the Basin Park Hotel is known for a unique vibe of an outdoor music festival on indoor stages. Headlining this year’s is Hog Slop String Band from Nashville, TN; and The Kitchen Dwellers from Bozeman, MT.   

The Hogslop String Band is a Nashville based old time string band comprised of four energetic young musicians hailing from Georgia & Tennessee. Upon forming as a pickup square dance band in the summer of 2009, The Hog Slop String Band has since become one of the most sought after old time string bands.

Montana-bred bluegrass outfit Kitchen Dwellers are captivating fans across the country with their high-energy live performances and unique approach to traditional music that fans have dubbed Galaxy Grass. The group has burst onto the bluegrass scene sharing the stage with acts such as Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters and Twiddle. 2017 has seen the band release their second studio album, “Ghost In The Bottle” while continuing to push the boundaries of their genre.

Other bands confirmed so far for OzMoMu19 include:

Ben Miller Band– is an American band that was formed in 2005 in Joplin, Missouri. The band’s lineup currently consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Ben Miller, bassist (playing a homemade one-string washtub bass), drummer, and back-up vocalist, Scott Leeper, lead/back-up vocalist, violinist/cellist, guitarist, and electric-cactus player, Rachel Ammons, and guitarist/bassist/percussionist, Bob Lewis.  The Ben Miller Band combines elements of folkbluesbluegrass, and country into their music. Originally, The Ben Miller Band’s sound had been self-described by the band as “Ozark Stomp” but in reference to their label, is now referred to as “Mudstomp”.

Whiskey for the Lady– Whiskey for the Lady’s intense stage performance continues to bend genres and melt minds. From festival set to porch session, the band’s unique roots sound and determination delivers a refreshing energy to the Kansas City folk scene and an unforgettable live experience that you don’t want to miss.

The Mighty Pines – The Mighty Pines are a soul-inspired roots rock band influenced by the wide rivers and red-brick streets of St. Louis. With soaring vocals and thoughtful composition, the two principle songwriters shift the band’s sound from catchy rock ‘n’ roll to earthy instrumentals.

Jacob Tovar – A man from a different time, a different era. With a gentleman’s handshake, booming voice, contagious smile, and quick wit, this Tulsa, OK performer effortlessly connects with all through his sincere Roots Country songs: a weaving of Americana, folk, and old school country styles.

Performances kickoff with the return of the high energy Ben Miller Band on Thursday night and continue for four days on multiple stages in the 1905 Basin Park Hotel.  The Festival located in the middle of Eureka Springs Downtown Entertainment District includes popular Late Night Jam on both Friday and Saturday nights to be held in nearby Chelsea’s Corner Cafe & Bar.

“With no backstage area the attendees and bands are all together in the same space.  Hanging out with the bands is what makes OzMoMu so unique” stated Mary Howze, Festival Coordinator.

For more information including tickets, go to OzarkMountainMusicFestival.com.

 

2018 Blues Weekend Headlining Show

Blues Weekend 2018

Top Ranked Blues Artist- John Nemeth & The Blue Dreamers

“Don’t try to snatch him back and hold him, he’s a man on the move.”  That’s the opening line of John Németh’s bio on his website, JohnNemeth.com.  And one of the places his “move” will find him is on the Barefoot Ballroom stage of the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, Friday, June 15 when he brings two big performances headlining the 2018 Eureka Springs Blues blues weekendWeekend.  This year’s “weekend” runs from Thursday, June 14 through Sunday, June 17.

Németh, a native of Boise, Idaho, and winner of two Blues Blast awards, has already established himself among the very top ranks of blues musicians and modern soul singers.  Influenced by his relocation to San Francisco, he fearlessly crushes all barriers of style and genre, a sound that defies all the usual pigeonholes. Drawing from his strong influences in blues and R&B, as well as contemporary sounds in hip hop and rock & roll, he creates music that is personal as well as universal.

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It is said that Németh’s songs are groove and melody-driven, laced with thoughtful lyrics and nuanced humor. He creates his songs from melodies and phrases he draws from the sounds of life, from early-morning Memphis songbirds to the din of the city backed up by his great touring band, the Blue Dreamers – Danny Banks on drums, Matthew Wilson on bass and guitar, and Johnny Rhodes on guitar.

Now residing in Memphis, Németh continues to be one of the hottest stars in the musical firmament, touring nationally and internationally with his Memphis band, taking the world by storm.  That storm thunders onto the top-floor stage of the Basin Park Hotel at 7 and 9 o’clock on Friday night, June 15.

General admission ticket prices for each performance are $15 per person or a $20 ticket allows attendance at both performances.  Thirty VIP Seating tickets, per performance, are $30 each. All tickets may be purchased in advance at ReserveEureka.com/attractions/johnnemeth.

Full Blues Schedule

May Festival of the Arts

may festival of the arts eureka springs

May Festival of the Arts ~ May 1st-30th

Live the Arts in Eureka Springs

The 31st annual May Festival of the Arts is loaded with events all month long with one-of-a-kind art exhibits, demonstrations, performances, parades, culinary arts, free music in the park, and the wildest street party thrown by artists – The White Street Walk.

Visit this rich, historic artist community nestled in The Ozarks for that unique getaway experience; where the arts comes alive throughout downtown.

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Your Valentine’s Getaway

Eureka Springs is one of the top choices for that romantic getaway.  Since Valentine’s falls in the middle of the week this year, you have the luxury of choosing when you want to come! Choose from the weekend before, after, or even the day of for that memorable getaway.Here are some suggestions we have come up for you!
Valentine’s Day is officially “Date Night.” Stay in a Jacuzzi Suite for Just $99 at the Basin Park Hotel on 2/14!  Make it extra special: When you book a massage at Spa1905 (second floor) receive a free upgrade of a romance inspired aromatherapy.  All ladies will receive a rose and chocolate.
Dine in one our many chef owned restaurants in town for that special experience.  Reservations will be filling so call soon.
Chocolate Lover’s Festival, 2/17 continue your Valentine’s Day celebrations with a complete world of chocolate appreciation featured at the 14th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival. NEW location, the Eureka Springs Community Center (44 Kingshighway, Eureka Springs, AR). Tickets $10.  View Details.
Asleep At the Wheel Concert Show! Liven up your evening on 2/17 for the postmodern kings of Texas swing, “Asleep at the Wheel” as they perform downtown at The AUD (City Auditorium).  Tickets $20-$40.  Buy Here.
Valentine’s Weekend Deal: 2/16 & 217
Stay for 2 Nights in a Premium Room
Breakfast for Two
Receive 2 tickets to the Saturday Eureka Springs Chocolate Festival
Receive 2-60min Traditional Massages
Receive 2 tickets to the Saturday Night Concert performed by Asleep at the Wheel Downtown at the AUD
$499 plus taxes and fees. Valid 2/16 & 2/17. 
For More Info Call: 877-643-4972

Eureka Springs Mardi Gras Festival

The time is here…Get your Beads, Masks & Bring Your Friends!

Feeling the Winter slump? Bring your friends and take a quick getaway to Eureka Springs, Arkansas where they know how to party!

Don’t Miss 2 Parades/ 2 Balls and Loads of Fun! Eureka Springs Mardi Festival kicks off February 2nd-13th with 2 full weekends of festivities.

February 3rd check out the Mardi Gras Night Parade followed by the Black Light Ball at Chelsea’s.  Tickets $30-this will sell out!

February 10th  join in on the Mardi Gras Day Parade

February 11th end the weekend with a Jazz Brunch at the Crescent Hotel. 11AM-2PM. Enjoy fine dining at the Jazz Champagne Brunch in the Crystal Dining Room at the world famous Crescent Hotel. Feast on food, fun, music, and join in on the 2nd line dance.  Call for reservations: 877-342-9766.

February 16th Mayor’s Ball  “Salute to the Royal Court” after party at  the Basin Park Hotel.  Tickets $25 Buy Now!
Live music by the Crescent City Combo band, Games, Pirate Contest, Drinks & More!

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