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Feel the beat in Eureka Springs

April 13th, 2011

Lots of fun things to do here in Eureka Springs. We like to walk to Basin Park once a month when they have ‘Drumming in the Park’. It’s like an impromptu jam session with all kinds of drums. In general they are all beating to the same rhythm, although once in a while you hear a lone drummer lost to the world beating to a different beat. There is no rehearsal, no scripted music, just doing your own thing. Really fun. Watch the video below and you’ll get an idea of what we mean.

Angelo, one of our local policeman, is a professional drummer who organizes the ‘Africa in the Ozarks’ festival and he leads this jam session.

If you are here when it’s going on, they have spare drums, tambourines and rattles so you can join in.

5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast, Eureka Springs, AR

Bluegrass Music Festival in Eureka Springs, AR

August 18th, 2010

Picking, strumming, and singing. A great weekend for just sitting out in Basin Park listening to some bluegrass music. Come on down, ya hear!! The annual Eureka Springs, AR Bluegrass Festival descends on the town and runs the whole weekend (Aug 19-22, 2010)

Here’s the current lineup (please take note that most of this is free)….

Thursday August 19
Basin Spring Park
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Bluegrass Watermelon Social (Free)
Bring a fiddle, banjo, bass, or guitar if you’ve got one, and a healthy appetite!
Free watermelon and bottled water.

Friday, August 20
Basin Spring Park (all shows are free)
11 a.m. The Hobnobbers
12 noon The Cobb Family
1 p.m. The Roving Gamblers
2 p.m. Josh Love Band
3 p.m. Common Tyme
4 p.m. The Williams Family
5 p.m. The HillBenders
6 p.m. Mountain View Friends
7 p.m. The Dragonmasters

Saturday, August 21
Basin Spring Park (all shows are free)
11 a.m. The Hobnobbers
12 noon The Cobb Family
1 p.m. Roving Gamblers
2 p.m. Josh Love Band
3 p.m. Buffalo City Ramblers
4 p.m. Mountain View Friends
5 p.m. Spring Street
6 p.m. Dragonmasters

Saturday, August 21
The Auditorium
Doors open at 6:30pm; General Admission Only: $10
7:30 p.m. Mr. Big, Arkansas Red, and Tim Crouch
8 p.m. Brief Intermission
8:15 p.m. Mike Wilkins, with Retro and Smiling

Sunday August 22
Basin Spring Park (all shows are free)
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Williams Family Gospel Show

Throughout the weekend there will be musicians around town playing tunes on the street. Also, they’ll be pickin’ poolside at local lodgings after the shows Friday and Saturday nights. All times and performers are subject to change. Visit Basin Spring Park the day of the shows to verify times and acts.

And if you have a chance, stop by and see us at 5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast, we’d love to say hi.

Eureka Springs 62nd Ozark Folk Festival

November 2nd, 2009

The Eureka Springs, Arkansas Ozark Folk Festival is billed as the longest running Folk Festival in the country. This years festival is going back to it’s roots and will feature more arts and crafts as it did in the early days. The festival is scheduled from November 5th through November 7th. There will be various artisans demonstrating their crafts such as spinning wheel artistry, woodcarving, soap making, as well as blacksmiths, candle pourers and silversmiths.

Of course there will still be some great music, both paid and free. Performers will be Loudon Wainwright III, Gary Jules, Fran Snyder, 3 Penny Acre, David Glaser, Kim Richardson, Sweet Wednesday, Susan Shore, and Jones Van Jones. On Friday and Saturday from noon to 4:00 p.m. there will be free music in Basin Spring Park.

A fun event will be the Songwriters in the Round at The Auditorium. Songwriters take turns singing their songs while other songwriters provide the background vocals.

Maybe we’ll have to come up with a folk recipe for our bed and breakfast meal? Humm, have to think about that.

5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast in Eureka Springs, AR

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