The Eureka Springs Blues Weekend will be staged from June 13 to 16 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, showcasing 63 regional, national and international blues performances over four days. Presented by the historic 1905 Basin Park Hotel, the festival is held in unique venues throughout Eureka Springs, including The Barefoot Ballroom, Basin Spring Park, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Eureka Springs Auditorium and several clubs.
Victor Wainwright, Cedric Burnside, the Chicago Blues Revue, EG Knight, The Nighthawks and Selwyn Birchwood are among the headliners.
A five-hour Father’s Day Blues Picnic on June 16 at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge features a number of performers, art and craft vendors, food, drinks and kid-friendly activities that include kite flying with Kaliedokites. Kids under 6 get in free.
A portion of the profits from the Blues Weekend go to benefit Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, located seven miles south of Eureka Springs. The refuge provides lifetime refuge to abandoned, abused and neglected big cats, with an emphasis on tigers, lions, leopards and cougars. Individual show tickets, packages and weekend passes are available online.
Auditorium shows are open to all ages, but you must be 21 or older for all Barefoot Ballroom shows.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit EurekaSpringsBlues.com.