The Hot Springs Blues Fest, a free event on Friday and Saturday, will be held in Hill Wheatley Plaza, 629 Central Ave., Hot Springs, and the lineup for Friday includes: Spa City Youngbloods at 5:30 p.m., Trey Johnson & Jason Willman at 6:30 p.m. and The Ghost Town Blues Band at 8 p.m.
Saturday the lineup will be: Port City Blues Society Players at 5:30 p.m., BB Queen at 6:30 p.m. and Reba Russell at 8:30 p.m. (501) 321-2027; hotsprings.org.
The Ghost Town Blues Band, the festival's headliner, recently saw its new album, "Shine," debut at No. 1 on the Billboard blues chart. The band's website teases what could be a great show: "Not your grandpa's blues band, their live show has been captivating audiences in the U.S., Canada and Europe with their 'second-line horn entrance,' cigar box guitars and electric push brooms to Allman Brothers style jams and even a hip-hop trombone player. The band's stage show and energy is unparalleled and has been called the best new live blues show in the world."
◼️ Meanwhile, the annual Hot Springs JazzFest, which began Wednesday, continues through Sunday and the mostly free events will be held in various locations:
7 p.m. today: Jazz Night at The Ohio Club, 336 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Admission is free.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday: Jazz in the Streets, Broadway (at Market Street) Sky Bridge. Admission is free. Rodney Block Collective, Henderson State University's NuFusion, The 106th Army National Guard Band, Taylor Smith & The Roamin' Jasmine and The Tabitha Graves Collaboration. Admission is free; lawn chairs are suggested.
Noon-2:30 p.m. Sunday: Jazz Workshops, Garland County Library Auditorium, 1427 Malvern Ave. Admission is free.
3 p.m. Sunday: Stardust Big Band tea dance, Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa's Crystal Ballroom, 239 Central Ave. Admission is $10. (501) 617-3585; HSJazzSociety.org.
◼️ Sad Daddy will perform from 6:30-9:30 p.m. today on the patio at SQZBX Brewery and Pizza, 236 Ouachita Ave., Hot Springs. (501) 609-0609; sqzbx.com.
◼️ Rodney Block & Friends will perform from 6-9:30 p.m. Friday for "Jazz on The Gateway" at the 501 Prime, 215 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs. Tickets are $75 or $100 for VIP. (501) 701-0338. The event is a black tie cocktail fundraiser for the Gateway Community Association.
◼️ Chris Johns will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday at Grateful Head Pizza and Beer Garden, 100 Exchange St., Hot Springs, (501) 781-3405; gratefulheadpizza.com.
◼️ Skillet will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday and La Maquinara Nortena will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Magic Springs Theme and Water Park, 1701 E. Grand Ave. (U.S. 70 East), Hot Springs, (501) 624-0100; magicsprings.com.
◼️ Amie & The Slingerz will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at Fat Jack's Oyster Sports Bar & Grill, 101 Central Ave., Hot Springs, (501) 623-5225; fatjacksinhotsprings.com.
◼️ Sensory 2 will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at The Big Chill, 910 Higdon Ferry Road, Hot Springs. (501) 624-5185; chillhotsprings.com.
◼️ Kenny Mann and The Danger Zone will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Sensory 2 will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, 239 Central Ave., Hot Springs. (501) 623-7771; arlingtonhotel.com.
◼️ Tooter & Payton will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Trough, 833 Central Ave. (501) 701-4390.
◼️ Mayday by Midnight will perform from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday at Silk's Bar and Grill at Oaklawn, 2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs. (501) 623-4411; oaklawn.com.
◼️ The Tone Kats will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Warehouse, 301 Broadway St., Hot Springs. Admission is free. (501) 538-0399.
◼️ The Kim Donnette Band will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at The Blitzed Pig Bar & Grill, 4330 Central Ave., Hot Springs. (501) 525-1616; facebook.com/theblitzedpig.
LITTLE ROCK, NLR
The New Jazz Messengers will perform from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Farmers Market Pavilion, behind the River Market Hall, 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. Admission is free. (501) 376-4781.
◼️ House of Trees, Stays in Vegas and Benadrill will perform at 8:30 p.m. today ($5); Big Silver and Adam Faucett will perform at 9 p.m. Friday ($10) and there will be a Blues Jam, hosted by community radio station KABF-FM's "Blues House Party" at 4 p.m. Sunday (free) at White Water Tavern, West Seventh and Thayer streets, Little Rock. (501) 375-8400; whitewatertavern.com.
◼️ Bluesboy Jag will perform a free show from 6-9 p.m. today at Charlee's Good Time Drinkery, 1501 N. University Ave., Little Rock.
◼️ Rewind will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Neighbors/Area 51, 6511 Warden Road, Sherwood. (501) 835-5510.
◼️ Fonkey Donkey, along with opening act Brick Fields, will perform at 9 p.m. Friday ($10) and The Smoking Flowers will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday ($8) at Four Quarter Bar, 415 Main St., North Little Rock. (501) 313-4704; fourquarterbar.com.
◼️ Markus Pearson will perform at 6 p.m. today; Ed Bowman will perform at 8 p.m. Friday and Huckleberry Jam will perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at JJ's Grill, 12111 W Markham St., Little Rock, (501) 414-0848; jjsgrill.com.
◼️ Cliff Aaron with The Afterthought will perform at 7 p.m. today and Darryl "Harp" Edwards, along with DJ Kramer will perform at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday for "Lei'd Back Luau" parties ($10 admission or free to those wearing "Tiki" attire) at Cannibal & Craft, 307 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, (501) 414-8870; cannibalandcraftl.com.
◼️ Trey Johnson will perform from 4-6 p.m. Saturday and Pamela Hopkins will perform from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at River Bottom Winery at BoBrook Farms, 13810 Combee Lane, Roland. (501) 519-5666; bobrookfarms.com.
◼️ Sad Daddy will perform from 8-10:30 p.m. Friday at Fassler Hall, 311 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock. (501) 246-4757; fasslerhall.com.
◼️ Grady Spencer & The Work will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday ($10 advance; $12 day of show) at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 107 River Market Ave., Little Rock. The Foxies will perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday ($10). Betcha will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday ($12 reserved, $15 at the door; $10 SRO advance, $12 SRO at the door). (501) 372-7707; stickyz.com.
◼️ Tragikly White, along with opening act Bad Habit, will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Jimmy Doyle's Country Club, 11800 Maybelline Road, North Little Rock. (501) 945-9042.
◼️ Darryl "Harp" Edwards will perform for "Don't Worry, Be Happy Fridays" from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Diamond Bear Brewing Co., 600 N. Broadway, North Little Rock. (501) 708-2739; diamondbear.com.
◼️ Jameson Burton and Tai Nishiuchi will perform for "Riffs on Stifft" from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Stone's Throw Stifft Station, 3015 W. Markham St., Little Rock. Admission is free. (501) 379-8663, stonesthrowbeer.com.
◼️ The Steve Crump Band will perform from 7-11 p.m. Saturday at The Shoe Tree Hangout, 23713 N. Sardis Road, Mabelvale. Admission is $10; $5 for those ages 4-15 and free to those 3 and under. (501) 507-8159.
◼️ Liquid Kitty will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Lucky's Sports Bar & Grill, 1101 Murphy Drive, Maumelle. (501) 271-5142; facebook.com/luckyssportsbar.
◼️ Jon Dooly will perform at 8 p.m. Friday and Ashley & Buh will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the WXYZ bar in the Aloft Little Rock West, 716 Rahling Road, Little Rock. (501) 791-9999.
◼️ Lil Ugly Mane will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Vino's, Seventh and Chester streets, Little Rock. (501) 375-8466; vinosbrewpub.com.
South Wind will perform at 8 p.m. Friday and Jay Homes & The Cripple Creek Band will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Betty's Big Country Dance Hall, 102 Crystal Palace Drive, Caddo Valley. (702) 379-6632.
The Whistling Hounds will perform at 7 p.m. today and Joe Beasley will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Native Dog Brewing, 125 Madison Ave. SE, Camden. (870) 231-3451; nativedogbrewing.com.
Townsend will perform at 7 p.m. today and Gavin Harper will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Skinny J's, 2235 Dave Ward Drive, Suite 201, Conway, (501) 358-6586; skinnyjs.com.
◼️ Presley Drake will perform at 8 p.m. Friday and Woody & Sunshine will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Kings Live Music, 1020 Front St., Conway. Admission is $5. (501) 205-8512; kingslivemusic.com.
◼️ Trey Johnson will perform at 8 p.m. today; Huckleberry Jam will perform at 8 p.m. Friday and Amie, Jonathan & Adam will perform an acoustic jam at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at JJ's Grill, 1010 Main St., Conway. Admission is free. (501) 336-0100; jjsgrill.com.
Spa City Legacy will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Front Street Grill, 115 S. Front St., Dardanelle. (479) 229-4458; fsgrill.com.
The Cadillac Three, who were scheduled to perform Friday at Temple Live, "... is being rescheduled due to the band's concerns over covid-19 to a later date to be announced soon."
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE
The Quebe Sisters concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Woodlands Auditorium, Ponce De Leon Center, 1101 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village, has been postponed until April 26, 2022. (501) 922-4231.
◼️ Rick McKea Jones will perform at 7 p.m. Friday and The GMG Band II will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Beehive, 220 Minorca Road, Hot Springs Village. (501) 777-8176; beehivehsv.com.
Tim Albert & Lisa Campbell (of the band Uncle Albert) will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Montgomery County Front Porch stage, outside the Montgomery County Courthouse in Mount Ida. Admission is free, but donations to the band will be collected. (870) 867-2723.
Eli Adams will perform from 6-7:30 p.m. today at Wilson Town Square, North Jefferson Street, Wilson. Admission is free. Lawn chairs are recommended.
Toby Keith and Alabama, along with opening acts Michael Ray and Blanco Brown, will be featured in a concert film on two Arkansas screens at 8 p.m. today: the Stone Drive-In Theatre, 808 Theatre Lane, Mountain View ($56-$125 per six people per car) (870) 269-3227; and the 112 Drive-In, 3552 Arkansas 112N, Fayetteville.($66 per six people per car) (479) 442-4542.
CORRECTION: The Quebe Sisters concert in Hot Springs Village has been rescheduled for next year. An earlier version of this story gave an incorrect date for the concert.