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Get Your Twang On At Eureka Springs’ 2017 Banjo Rally International!

August 1st, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

2017 Banjo Rally InternationalFans of acoustic music will not want to miss the upcoming Banjo Rally International in Eureka Springs, August 30th through September 2nd, 2017.

You don’t have to be a fan of banjos or bluegrass to enjoy Banjo Rally International … but it sure wouldn’t hurt! Eureka Springs’ annual Banjo Rally celebrates this unique American instrument and the many genre’s it has influenced. Jazz, ragtime, swing, folk, bluegrass, and more owe a lot to this skin-headed, four to six stringed acoustic oddity.

As I say, though – you don’t have to be a banjo fan or player to join in the fun at Banjo Rally International. In fact, this celebration is an opportunity for players of all acoustic instruments and fans of a broad swath of acoustic music. While the festival definitely focuses on 4-string plectrum and tenor banjos, ukelele’s, guitars, pianos, fiddles, horns and more are all welcome.

Banjo Rally International includes both scheduled performances as well as impromptu jam sessions. Best of all, if you play an acoustic instrument, you can (and should) bring it along and join in! Whether you’re a seasoned player or a newbie looking to pick up tips, participation is part of what has kept the rally a popular tradition since 1975!

The headliner for this year’s rally is Scott Whitfield. Even if you’re not familiar with the name, you’ve undoubtedly heard him before. After nearly 40 years in the business, he’s performed and recorded with the The Eagles, The Doobie Brothers, Chicago, Jim Croce, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, and more. He’s also headlined or been a featured artist at numerous banjo festivals.

2017 Banjo Rally International Schedule
Wednesday, Aug 30
6pm to ? – Early Bird Jam

Thursday, Aug 31
10am to 5pm – Registration & “Jamming” in the Convention Center
2:30pm to 3:30pm – Playout: Brighton Ridge Nursing Home
6pm to ? – Playout: Kettle Campground

Friday, Sep 1
9am to 5pm – Registration & “Jamming” in the Convention Center
9:15am to 10:15am – Workshop: TBA
10:30am to 11:30am – Workshop: Scott Whitfield, TBA
11:45am to ? – Ladies Luncheon
1:30pm to 2:30pm – Playout: Peach Tree Retirement Village
5:30pm to 7pm – Grand Banquet: Forest Manor Room
7pm to 10pm – Friday Evening Show: Forrest Manor Room
10pm to ? – “Jamming” at the Convention Center

Saturday, Sep 2
9am to 5pm – Registration & “Jamming” in the Convention Center
9:30am to 10:30am – Off Street Band Practice
11am to 12pm – Workshop, TBA
1:30pm to 2:30pm – Workshop, TBA
5:30pm to 7pm – Banquet: Forrest Manor room
7pm to 10pm – Saturday Evening Show: Forrest Manor Room
10pm to ? – “Jamming” at the Convention Center

2017 Banjo Rally International

August 30- September 1, 2017
Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
Visit www.banjorally.org for a full schedule, registration information, and more.

Banjo Rally International Lodging
As of this writing, 5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast still has rooms available for Banjo Rally – but they wont last! If you’re planning on attending the 2017 Eureka Springs Banjo Rally, now is the time to reserve your accommodations at 5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast. Our Eureka Springs B&B offers luxury lodging with historic charm, exemplary Ozark hospitality, and fabulous gourmet breakfasts. See you soon!

The Eurekan – Eureka Springs Multisport Festival 2017

July 14th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

"The Eurekan" Eureka Springs Multisport Festival 2017On your marks! Get set! GO! The Eurekan, Eureka Springs annual multisport festival is coming up – August 11th, 12th, and 13th, 2017!

The Eurekan is a three-day, multisport festival consisting of a sprint-distance triathlon, road bike rides, and running races. Participants can enter individual events or take one of two Eurekan challenges.

What’s a Eurekan challenge?

The Eurekan Challenge is completing the triathlon, the 100 mile ride, and the 10K run within the allotted times. The allotted times for the Full-Eurekan are 1.5 hours for the triathlon; 9.5 hours for the 100 mile bike ride, and 1.5 hours for the 10K.

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Don’t Miss the 2017 Opera In The Ozarks At Inspiration Point!

June 5th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Opera In The Ozarks At Inspiration Point 2017The 2017 season of Opera In The Ozarks At Inspiration Point is almost here! The nationally acclaimed summer music festival’s 67th season brings Bizet’s “Carmen,” Floyd’s “Susannah,” and Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” to life in the Ozarks. June 23rd through July 21st, 2017.

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Soak Up The Blues At Eureka Springs Blues Weekend!

May 12th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Eureka Springs Blues Weekend 2017June is just around the corner and with it comes the Eureka Springs Blues Weekend, June 15th through the 18th, 2017!

Help dad celebrate Father’s Day with Eureka Springs Blues Weekend 2017! This three-day event sees great blues acts performing all around historic Eureka Springs. Local, regional, and national blues artists flood the town and the shows spill out into venues all across Eureka Springs.

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Come To Eureka Springs For the 2017 May Festival of the Arts!

April 10th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts 2017The Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts is just that: a month-long festival in celebration of the arts! This year marks the 30th anniversary of this Eureka Springs tradition, so you know it will be bigger and better than ever! Come on out and experience the 2017 May Festival of the Arts!

Eureka Springs is often thought of as the creative capital of Arkansas and the annual May Festival of the Arts is an expression of that. Throughout the month, artists will be given ample opportunity to display their talents. Similarly, attendees to the festival will have unending opportunities to bask in the collective beauty that is the May Festival of the Arts.

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Carving In The Ozarks – The Eureka Springs Chainsaw Carving Festival

March 6th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Carving In The Ozarks 2017 - The Eureka Springs Chainsaw Carving FestivalThe 13th annual Eureka Springs chainsaw carving festival, Carving In The Ozarks, is coming up! April 21st and 22nd, 2017 will once again see the creation of wonderful chainsaw art in Eureka Springs!

The Eureka Springs chainsaw carving festival, Carving In The Ozarks, has become a local tradition. With each year, the festival just gets larger and more exciting, with lots of great music, food, and people. Plus you’ll have the opportunity to bid on a piece to take home!

Carving In The Ozarks is both a wood carving competition and auction. The event sees professional wood carvers from several states competing to create sculptures of their own design with chainsaws.

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Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler! It’s Eureka Gras 2017!

February 3rd, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Attend Eureka Springs' Eureka Gras 2017!Eureka Springs’ Mardi Gras celebrations have already begun – but don’t fret! There’s still plenty of fun things to do and see as Eureka Gras 2017 unfolds throughout the month of February!

Who doesn’t love Mardi Gras? The colors, the masks, the music, the parades, throws, and floats. What fun! It’s an event enjoyed around the world and no less in Eureka Springs than anywhere else!

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Take A Eureka Springs Valentines Day Getaway!

January 13th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Eureka Springs Valentines Day SpecialsGive that special someone the gift of a Eureka Springs Valentines Day getaway with 5 Ojo Inn’s romantic lodging specials and packages!

There’s always something fun to do and see, here in the Ozarks’ Victorian village of Eureka Springs! From our unique shopping, restaurants, and galleries to our spas, festivals, and beautiful location, Eureka Springs is the perfect destination for any vacation.

When it comes to matters of the heart, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more romantic location. 5 Ojo is here to help you capitalize on that with our selection of Eureka Springs lodging specials and add-on amenities!

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Eureka Springs’ Ozark Mountain Music Festival 2017

December 16th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Ozark Mountain Music Festival 2017Kick off the New Year with 11 bands in 4 days at Eureka Springs’ 4th annual Ozark Mountain Music Festival! January 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd, 2017.

Eureka Springs’ Ozark Mountain Music Festival brings lively bluegrass, folk, and American roots music to multiple stages inside the historic Basin Street Hotel.

Ozark Mountain Music Festival, also known as “OzMoMu,” is a great start of Eureka Springs’ music-heavy event calendar. Held each January since its inauguration in 2014, the indoor event allows attendees to stay warm while still soaking up that festival vibe.

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The 34th Annual Eureka Springs Christmas Tour of Homes

November 11th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

2016 Eureka Springs Christmas Tour of HomesThe 34th annual Eureka Springs Christmas Tour of Homes is set for December 3rd, 2016. This Victorian walking tour takes you to 12 of Eureka Springs’ most beautiful homes, all decorated for the season.

Ah, Christmas. Is there any more beautiful holiday season? The snow, the lights, the scent of warm goodies, and all the festive decorations. Decorating your own home is part of the fun but so is seeing what others have done.

The annual Eureka Springs Christmas Tour of Homes lets you do just that – and more!

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