The Hot Springs Blues Fest is back this coming Labor Day weekend Sept. 3-4, at Hill Wheatley Plaza in the downtown historic Hot Springs, Arkansas.

If you love the blues, the Hot Springs Blues Fest has a super lineup of free entertainment scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 5:30 PM. There will also be food trucks on-site and plenty of beer and beverages. Gates open at 5 PM.

Blues Artist

5:30 p.m. — Spa City Youngbloods
6:30 p.m. — Trey Johnson & Jason Willman
8 p.m. — The Ghost Town Blues Band

Blues Artist

5:30 p.m. — Port City Blues Society Players
6:30 p.m. — Josh Parks Band
8:30 p.m. — Reba Russell

Ghost Town Blues Band

The Ghost Town Blues Band is one of the must-see live bands on the festival scene today. Both Andrew McNeill behind the drums and Matt Karner on the bass guitar are a punishing rhythm section behind multi-instrumentalist/frontman Matt Isbell with raunchy cigar box guitar licks and raspy Dr. John-like vocals.

 Josh Parks Band

The Josh Parks Band describes their sound as heavy psychedelic blues-rock. Josh Parks is a blues-based guitar player but loves to play a lot of different kinds of music, especially heavy guitars and smashing drums.

 Reba Russell Band

Reba Russell now fronts the Reba Russell Band. She is a songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, backing vocalist, bandleader, and producer. She is a highly respected Memphis studio session vocalist having been a backup vocalist for the likes of BB King, U2, Huey Lewis, and the News plus the Million Dollar Quartet of Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins.

For more information about Hot Springs Blue Fest, visit


More From Kicker 102.5