Oaklawn News

Hot Springs, Ark. (Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015) – Oaklawn and the Spa City Blues Society are joining forces to host the Hot Springs Blues and BBQ Festival in Oaklawn’s Infield September 18-20. The event, which was formerly held in downtown Hot Springs, will feature local, regional and national Blues acts as well as some of the region’s best barbeque.

“The Blues Society board is excited to be working with Oaklawn jointly on this event and for the growth potential this allows,” said Rob Pratt, President of the Spa City Blues Society. “We have been hosting this event for years and it’s about to take a major leap forward. Partnering with Oaklawn allows us to move this from a local to a regional event.”

“This is truly a joint effort between the Blues Society and Oaklawn and the community of Hot Springs is going to be the biggest beneficiary,” said Brandon Scott, Assistant Director of Marketing. “We’re all really excited about the Blues and Barbeque Festival and look forward to making it bigger and better than ever. Our hope is to make it one of Hot Springs’ premiere festivals.”

Oaklawn and the Spa City Blues Society plan to announce the entertainment lineup in the next month or two. Ticket prices and other details will also be announced at a later date. 

For more information about Oaklawn, visit www.oaklawn.com. For more information about the Spa City Blues Society, visit www.spacityblues.org.