Year-Round Ways to Relax

Once famously stated, “Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.”  One way to relax during the holiday season is to take a short drive to a destination that seems a million miles away; then leave the car parked while you relax.  The ideal destination: the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, located in the center of Eureka Springs’ downtown entertainment district.

Here are four suggestions to enjoy the holiday season and include in your escape to Downtown Eureka Springs in November and December:

1) Warmth Coming inside after a day of seasonal shopping adventures, expect to be greeted by a warm fireplace in the lobby and many spaces to get comfortable. On Spa1905’s Deck, located on the second floor find a warm hot tub and plan a romantic evening with someone you love, snuggling up in the comfortable seating surrounding the lava-stone fire pit with a blanket and glass of wine.

Continue your evening with a hearty meal on The Balcony, finished with a nip of  George Dickel’s “Jack Rabbett Select” Whisky in the casual, living room atmosphere of Jack Rabbett’s Whisky Bar by the fireplace.  Then head to your room to a soothing soak, comfortable bed and revitalizing rest with your special someone.

jack rabbett's whisky bar

2) Find Yourself – With little time these days to take a deep breath and enjoy the moment, a full immersion into the world of Spa1905 might be the answer. You can now overnight inside the spa in a newly renovated whirlpool suite, enjoy a duet spa appointment or CBD treatment and gain late night access to the hot tub and firepit on the spa deck.

Spa Deck Basin Park Hotel

Wake up early to a cool morning and peaceful downtown to enjoy a brisk walk or light jog through the historic neighborhoods and along the historic promenade adorned with Victorian cottages and numerous spring reserves.  All followed by a stop at the Eureka Springs Coffee to start another day of renewal.

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3) Give a Gift to Yourself –   Perfect for you and uniquely found in Eureka Springs over the holiday season is what everyone needs right now: a devil-may-care day of eclectic shopping, and more shopping, and even more shopping.

Downtown Eureka Springs is your ideal host, with its dozens of galleries, and local shops: none of which are a chain, none of which are big box.  Eureka Springs’ downtown also offers up to 21 restaurants, cafés, bars and bistros.  Good news: since once your day of shopping has ended, you deserve some fine dining and your favorite glass of wine in such nearby places as The Grotto, Local Flavor and Grand Taverne.  Too tired to walk there?  Just ask the hotel’s front desk clerk to have the bellman drop you off and then pick you back up in the hotel’s shuttle.

Downtown Shopping Eureka Springs

You will enjoy this day of without buyer’s remorse since the Basin Park Hotel, during the holiday season, is offering you a “downtown deal”: an affordably priced room with a free upgrade to a room with a whirlpool tub.

Rooms begin at just $89 any Monday – Thursday

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4) Every Day Is Different – With the change of season, so changes the many things to do in this Ozarks’ resort community.  Beginning in December, all of downtown will be festooned for the holidays.  Yes, Eureka Springs is Holiday Town, USA.

Outdoor activities during the holiday season are just as active as any other time of the year.  Beaver Lake plays host to awe inspiring eagle watches.  Hiking at Lake Leatherwood and Black Bass Lake offer some beautiful trails and mountain biking at Leatherwood are both challenging and fun.  All are just a short drive from downtown.

lake leatherwood

Additionally, Resort activities continue every day.  Downtown walking tours explore “Underground Eureka Springs” and self-guided adventures point you to such places as the Civil War cave used as a hospital to treat both Union and Confederate soldiers and the many staircases and springs that surround the hotel.   Other activities include a trip down the Rabbett Hole to enjoy a whisky or wine tasting, spa time in Spa1905, and a “behind the scenes tour” of the hotel exploring from the rooftop down to Bootleggers Cave.

basin wine cave

Adding to the thrill of a visit to the 1905 Basin Park Hotel is the Paranormal Investigation, enhanced in the darkness and quiet of fall and winter.  This encounter leads you to “the other side” giving you a chance to discover a few apparitions of your own, as well as possibly meeting some that are already known.  Let us also mention that other mysterious adventures can be experienced at “Escape Room 13”. This popular attraction is on Main Street just down “the rainbow stairs” from Spring Street.

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So, this holiday season, find yourself in Eureka Springs at the 1905 Basin Park Hotel where every day is warm, insightful, rewarding and different.  In other words, every day is good… in Downtown Eureka Springs.

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The “New” Basin Park Hotel” Has Reopened in Downtown Eureka Springs

Basin Park Hotel

Everything that has happened in the past three months, all has not been bad for the Eureka Springs tourism industry.  With repurposed employees and construction teams allowed to continue to work, these past many weeks have seen great productivity as the Basin Park Hotel.  This landmark hotel has been diligently cleaned, painted and upgraded.  The result is the emergence of a “new” 1905 Basin Park Hotel focused around guest experiences, services and an upgraded quality of product.  The Basin Park, as the only 24-hour downtown property with bell service, shuttle service, a resort host, hotel security, a restaurant, a spa, two bars and guaranteed parking, can once again step into its century-old role as “the Centerpiece of Main Street Eureka Springs”.

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“Key to our redevelopment were such projects as deep cleaning, repainting and upgrading of our nightly lodging venues including the addition of several two-bedroom suites,” explained General Manager Jack Moyer.  “These new suites offer not only a bedroom on either side but an expanded common area and the inclusion of a soaking tub and walk-in shower. It should be noted that the Basin Park Hotel now has 26 suites.”

basin park hotel spa deck

Moyer went on to explain additional completed hotel projects include the expansion of Spa1905.  Added were highly comfortable and sharply designed spa suites for guests who want to immerse themselves into the spa experience.  Guests who stay in a spa suite enjoy added service and amenities, exclusive outdoor hot tub access and are just footsteps away from the plethora of services and treatments that Spa1905 offers.  Located just outside the spa on the same floor is the magnificent new outdoor gathering space. This new spa deck sits aside a limestone bluff and includes an outdoor hot tub, fire pit and patio furnishings with only the sky overhead.   A totally new addition to Eureka Springs’ downtown scene is Jack Rabbett’s Whisky Bar offering the casual atmosphere of a living room featuring plush, comfortable seating; a fireplace; pool tables; and walls of big screen televisions.  This downtown getaway is located just down the hallway from the highly popular Balcony Restaurant & Bar, also being fully reintroduced, with its alfresco seating that overlooks downtown on one side and Basin Spring Park on the other.

“We have also added a resort host, seated in the lobby, to guide guests to everything fun and exciting to see and do in Eureka Springs plus introducing hotel guests to the new well-developed list of daily resort programming,” added Moyer, “which includes such activities as whisky tastings in Jack Rabbett’s, theater-style showing of movies, and a morning stretch on the roof.  Not many hotels around the country allow guests to welcome the day from their rooftop.”

basin park hotel ghost tour

The paranormal aspect of the 1905 Basin Park Hotel has not been overlooked.  In development and soon to be offered to both hotel guests and visitors to Eureka Springs, is an experience that includes not only hearing hotel tales that occurred inside the limestone and pink dolomite walls of this historic structure but patrons will also be able to partake in a unique paranormal investigation that will extend “from the roof to the depths of the hidden cave”.  Ticketing for this adventure is available through ReserveEureka.com.

“Safety and compliant protocols will continue as suggested by the Arkansas Department of Health as we fully open for business,” concluded Moyer.

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Ozark Mountain Music Festival 2020

Hello Music lovers! My favorite month is here! In three short weeks we will be dancing to the foot stomping tunes of our new and old favorite bluegrass, America roots music. January 16th-19th will be another Oz Production for the books!

The Ozark Mountain Music Festival Weekend will kick off with local’s night on Thursday, January 16th with regional favorites Brian Martin and Arkansauce– “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.” Local’s night cost just $10! Since Arkansauce rocked the main stage in 2017 they continue to become more energetic and fun with the best sing along songs!

At 6PM on Friday the doors will open again to host Brad Fielder from Tulsa, OK. New to our stage we are excited to hear the traditional folk music of songsters from the 20th century with a mix of Brad’s originals. Local favorites, Red Oak Ruse is up next on the main stage and we cannot wait to dance to their made genre Ozarkana! To keep Friday night rolling we will be bringing in our headliners Wood & Wire! As their newest album was Grammy nominated for “best in bluegrass” we know we are in for a treat!

After Wood and Wire comes to a close the diehard dancers and music lovers head to our sister stage at Chelsea’s Corner bar where they will host an open jam with (hopefully) all bands included like years past. Get some rest because we are not even to Saturday yet…

Saturday is packed full with even more music than Thursday and Friday combined. Skye Pollard (Folk Festival Singer Songwriter winner), Chucky Waggs, The Damn Neighbors, The Haymakers, The Hillbenders AND Dirtfoot, all in ONE day! We will start the day on the intimate stage on the first floor with the first 3 bands. Been to OzMoMu in the past? Just wait until you see what we have up our sleeves to make this an even better experience for bands and attendees! At 6PM we will make our way to the Main stage to hang out with our vendors, live artist, grab more drinks and continue dancing the night away.


Coming in from Witchita, KS we are thrilled to add the folk, country, bluegrass band to the lineup- The Hillbenders! This 5 piece band packed full of string instruments and beautiful vocals is a must see.

“The HillBenders have firmly established their presence as one of the most energetic and engaging progressive acoustic bands on the scene and they continue to wow audiences from stages around the country and around the world.”

DirtFoot

So much could be said about Dirtfoot in their “10 yearlong span of spreading infectious grooves and their unique Gypsy Punk Country Grumble Boogie sound. 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.”

Our sister stage at Chelsea’s corner bar will jamming on Saturday night again as they host the second round of the open jam including but not limited to all the bands on the line up! Some of the most incredible music I have seen has happened at this event, on this stage!

We will round out the weekend with Brick Fields Sunday at noon on our intimate stage. The Basin Park Hotel will be offering a huge Bloody Mary Bar and Brick Fields will be soothing us all with their blues vibes.

Have we sold you on the weekend yet?! Just in case, it is worth mentioning that this festival has historically been a winter weekend to help cure the festival blues in the cold months. Not only do you get to hang closing with your new friends but you also get to chill with the bands for there is no back stage area. Tickets are $55 all access or single day passes are available too. Want a room on site…yes you do!

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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

New Years Eve Downtown Dance Party

basin park hotel new years eve dance party

The Downtown Dance Party for New Year 2020 will be at the Basin Park Hotel

Fresh this year, you can expect a BIG Dance Party to favorite tunes and an electric atmosphere on the  Basin Park Hotel’s top floor. The historic ballroom will transform to the hottest club and Cover Band Red Ambition will bring the energy and popular sounds to an evening full of drinks, dancing and surprises.  Free flowing champagne, light fare, dessert and a appropriate midnight breakfast is included.

Scheduled from 9 PM – 1AM tickets are $50 per person or $85 per couple.

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Let’s Talk About the Fall Season

eureka springs fall color

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!

 

Exciting things to Experience this Spring Break

Spring Breaking in Eureka Springs, Arkansas is enhanced by the many fun things to do exploring this unique family fun town.  This year check out the many experiential Spring Break things to do…

Attractions:

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Intrigue Theater

Escape Room

Eureka Springs Ozark Mountain Ziplines

Downtown –N-Underground Tour

Haunted Eureka Springs Tours

Crescent Ghost Tour

Basin Park Ghost Adventour

Flickering Tales

Not Really A Door

The Great Passion Play “Behind the Scenes Tour” & Christ of the Ozarks Statue

Trolly /Tram Tour

Bear Mountain Stables

Caves: 

Onyx Cave, Cosmic Cavern, War Eagle Cavern

 

Outdoors:

Hiking/Trails

Mountain Biking

Sightseeing

Fishing

Floating

Golf

Parks: Black Bass Lake, Lake Leatherwood, Harmon Park (Skate Park & Dog Park)

Beaver Lake/Dam

Beaver Town Bridge

Downtown:

Shops

Kid Friendly Shops:

Magic Shop

TRex Shop

Judge Roy Beans

Crescent Moon Beads

Fudge Shops

Nut House

Funnel Cake

Colossal Cupcakes & Cones

Geo Caching

Civil War Cave (staircase next to Funnel Cake Shop on Spring & Main Street)

Exploring the Staircases, Springs Basin Park Bluff

Restaurants

Bars

 

Day Trips:

Crystal Bridges

Buffalo River

Roaring River State Park

Hobbs State Park

Withrow Springs State Park

Pea Ridge National Military Park

Branson/Silver Dollar City

War Eagle Mill

Now you can see why the only thing Spring Breakers traveling to Eureka Springs ask for is a few more days to experience even more family fun and activities.  So make your reservations today; rooms are filling up fast. Book Now!

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.

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