Low Key Arts will present the ninth annual Hot Water Hills Music and Arts Festival on Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, at Hill Wheatley Plaza, 629 Central Ave.
"Hot Water Hills has been presenting exciting live music and fun, family-oriented art and activities from all around the world in downtown's Hill Wheatley Plaza since 2010. Vendors, crafts workshops, live art demonstrations, and outstanding musical performances have made this two-day outdoor festival a highlight of fall events in Hot Springs," a news release said.
The full schedule includes workshops, craft demos and children's activities.
On Friday evening, Hot Water Hills will host a Kids Crystal Dig, a Tie Dye Workshop with Gio Splawn, and Live Painting with Jett Johnson.
On Saturday, there will be a juggling demo, the return of the "wildly popular" $5 Hula Hoop Workshop with Bethannie Newsom Steelman and friends, all-day face painting, balloon animals, and other activities. Garland County Library will host a DIY Chia Pet Workshop from noon until 3 p.m. For the second year, Cutwell 4 Kids will be on-site both days with their popular drawing wall.
Visit http://www.hotwaterhills.com for more information.
Vendors include Dryden Pottery, Prospect Glass, JIL Jewelry, Happy Hippy Tye Dye, Leviathan Art, The Earth Divine, MSR Original Designs, Mother Earth's Treasures, Howlpop, Shiny Wire Kreations, Metaphysical Connection, Jetts Art, The Leather Gypsy, Catch My Eye Henna, Lunar Magnolia, Star Vintage, Chuck Dodson Fashion, Forge Creek Original Hemp Co., and Bubble & Bliss.
Headlining the event this year are The Wandering Hearts, Carinae, and Thunder Jackson.
Hailing from the United Kingdom, alt-country band The Wandering Hearts were first invited to the United States by country music maverick Marty Stuart, according to the release. "They were the first British band to debut stateside in the same week at both the Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry."
With a strong focus on vocals, lyrical content, and laid-back grooves, Massachusetts natives Carinae return to Hot Springs with their own brand of psych-rock.
"Thunder Jackson isn't one man but instead, a duo formed by members from Oklahoma and the southern coast of Wales," the release said.
Other musical performances include the winners of the 2018 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo; Louisiana funk/Afrobeat orchestra, Ouro Boar; and the bedroom-pop recording project of Hot Springs and Little Rock natives, banzai florist.
The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts' Folk Ensemble and Spa City Youngbloods will also perform. The full performance schedule is available on the website.
The festival will also feature art cars, food and beer vending, art auctions, and "fun for the whole family."
All ages are welcome and the festival is wheelchair accessible. Tickets are available on the website at a cost of $12 per day or a two-day weekend pass for $20. Tickets will also be available at the gates.
Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday and noon on Saturday. The festival is free and open to the public from noon until 3 p.m. on Saturday.
The ninth annual Hot Water Hills Music and Art Festival is made possible by a grant from the Gail Frasier Trust. Additionally, Low Key Arts is supported, in part, by The Arkansas Arts Council, a division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, the National Endowment for the Arts, Visit Hot Springs, and donations from "generous individuals and local businesses," the release said.
Entertainment on 09/28/2019