Hot Springs, Ark. (Wednesday, May 6, 2015) – The Hot Springs Blues & BBQ Festival, presented by Budweiser, will be headlined by the Los Lonely Boys Saturday, Sept. 19 and Keb’ Mo’ Sunday, Sept. 20. The event, hosted jointly by Oaklawn and the Spa City Blues Society, will take place in Oaklawn’s infield and also feature some of the region’s best barbeque.
“We are very excited to bring the Los Lonely Boys and Keb’ Mo’ to Hot Springs,” said Rob Pratt, President of the Spa City Blues Society. “Partnering with Oaklawn has really allowed us to take this event to a whole new level.”
The Grammy Award-winning trio the Los Lonely Boys is comprised of brothers Henry (guitar, vocals), Jojo (bass, vocals), and Ringo (drums, vocals) Garza, who are following in the tradition of their father, Ringo Garza, Sr., who had a band with his brothers called the Falcones in the 70s and 80s. Their debut single “Heaven” reached number one on the Billboard adult contemporary chart in 2004 and the following year earned them the Grammy for best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group. Other top songs include “More Than Love” and “Diamonds.”
Three-time Grammy winner Keb’ Mo’ is touring in support of his 12th full length album BLUESAmericana, released last year. Over the past two decades, Keb has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through his live and studio performances. His songs have been recorded by B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker and Robert Palmer, and his playing inspired leading instrument maker Gibson Brands to issue the Keb’ Mo’ Signature Bluesmaster acoustic guitar. He’s collaborated with a host of other artists including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, jazz diva Cassandra Wilson, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, Solomon Burke and Little Milton.
Tickets for the Hot Springs Blues & BBQ Festival presented by Budweiser are $20 for the weekend, including both headline acts, if purchased in advance. They will be $30 if purchased at the event. Tickets are currently available online at the newly launched http://hsbluesbbq.com/ Oaklawn and the Spa City Blues Society will announce the rest of the entertainment lineup at a later date.
For more information, visit http://hsbluesbbq.com/. For more information about Oaklawn, visit www.oaklawn.com. For more information about the Spa City Blues Society, visit www.spacityblues.org.