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May Festival of the Arts Eureka Springs

March 12th, 2014 by Sam Feldman

May Festival of the Arts Eureka Springs is Eureka’s longest calendar festival, running the entire month of May. May also happens to be the most beautiful month of the year in Eureka, as far as we’re concerned (besides October, for the fall color). Everything is in wonderful and colorful bloom and you have so many artistic activities to choose from!

May Festival of the Arts Eureka Springs

May Festival of the Arts Eureka Springs

A few of our favorite parts:

May 3, the ArtRageous parade, in the evening this year at 6p.m.

May 16th, White Street Walk, a wonderful street fair full of artists, food, wine and people! Nice video featuring one of our well-known artists describing the walk that was upcoming in 2013.

May 18th, the 9th Annual Books in Bloom, featuring author Kathy Reichs this year, as well as many other published and well-known authors.

Throughout the month, there are featured artists all over town, as well as regularly scheduled gallery strolls.

As always, pretty much everything is within a lovely walk of our inn, the Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast. Come stay with us and enjoy our lovely gardens and decks, sip some wine, then head downtown for all the activities. We’d love to have you!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie and Fiona, too!

Ozark Mountain Hoedown

February 26th, 2014 by Sam Feldman

In early March, Randall and Dawayne George (otherwise known as P-Nutt and Ponytail) are selling the Ozark Mountain HoeDown Music Theater to Larry Reitz, who also owns Cinnamon Valley Resort, located next door to the theater.

Ozark Mountain Hoedown



Ozark Mountain Hoedown

The George Brothers, who have been living and performing quality entertainment in Eureka Springs, AR, for 20 years, have signed a record contract with Way Out West Records to begin the next phase of their musical careers. They have been on the road a lot during the off-season already, so will continue to do so. It is hoped that they may come back to the Ozark Mountain Hoedown for scheduled appearances from time to time.

The new headliner for the new Ozark Mountain Hoedown will be Carl Acuff, Jr., 2011 ORAE Entertainer of the Year and 2011 Male Vocalist of the Year, and 2013 ORAE Male Vocalist of the Year nominee. He will open the show April 4th and run shows through October, providing musical entertainment that includes new and old Country, Gospel, Comedy, Nostalgic Rock N Roll, Motown, Do Wap, Disco, audience participation, impersonations and a salute to all of our men and women in uniform from past, present and future.

Ozark Mountain HoedownJoin us in congratulating the George Brothers on their new record deal and best wishes for their exciting future (but we sure will miss them!). And join us in welcoming new talent in Eureka Springs and an exciting new show!

And come stay with us, we’ll make sure you get to the show!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie and Fiona, too!


New Year’s Eve

December 28th, 2013 by Sam Feldman

New Year's Eve

Come celebrate!

Ready to ring in a new year? Boy, we are! 2013 has been a hard one for a lot of folks, so it’s time to look onward and upward! Bring it in with a bang (or just some quiet time alone) here in Eureka Springs. Come see us on New Year’s Eve.

If it’s a party you’re looking for, there are several in town, most within walking distance to us:

New Year’s Eve celebrations:

Crescent Hotel’s New Year’s Eve Dinner & Champagne Party – begins at 7 p.m. with dinner served until 11 p.m. Dance to popular local jazz/swing band Swing and a Miss (check out our YouTube video of them – great band!). From 11 p.m. to midnight-thirty, Sean-Paul from Intrigue Theater will work the room to dazzle diners and dancers with some fascinating close-up illusions. Cost is $125 per couple for a three-course Chef Showcase Dinner, party favors, and all the dancing your feet can stand.

The Basin Park Hotel hosts the gala Ballroom Blitz beginning at 8 p.m., upstairs in the Barefoot Ballroom, with The Ariels (another great local band!), party favors, great snacks and the “highest” midnight countdown downtown with a champagne toast at the first stroke of 2014. Tickets are $25 per person.

New Delhi Cafe – New Year’s Eve Bash features a Seafood Buffet, party favors and champagne, $29.95 per person. Foley’s Van plays from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Eureka Live - Feather and Mask New Year’s Eve Gala, 5 p.m. to close. Wiener bar and champagne at midnight, $10 cover includes party favors! Eureka’s largest dance floor, DJ officiating.

The Squid and the Whale Masquerade Party – No cover, complimentary party favors, late night buffet, champagne at midnight, featuring Springbilly Bluegrass.

Rowdy Beaver - $10 cover for midnight breakfast buffet, toast and party favors, starts at 8:30, features Ride Shy Band.

Voulez-Vous Lounge – “Get Unhinged” New Year’s Eve Bash, starts at 8 p.m. with The Big Dam Horns. $15 cover includes midnight champagne toast and party favors galore! Very enticing price giveaways from The Fine Art of Romance every hour! You can’t be shy at this lounge, they are over the top!

Chelsea’s New Year’s Eve – Eureka’s local hangout, features Fossils of Ancient Robots (hey, you can’t make this stuff up).

And you’ll find lots of happenings in all the local bars on New Year’s, so don’t worry if none of these sound quite right. There’s a party around every corner (or in Eureka’s case, every curve)!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie and Fiona, too!


Eureka Jazz Festival – Spyro Gyra!

September 8th, 2013 by Sam Feldman

spyro-gyraComing soon, September 13-15, is Eureka’s Jazz Festival, a whole weekend of some of the best Jazz you’ll hear around! We’re particularly excited about the headliner at the Auditorium, Spyro Gyra! This band is a jazz fusion band that formed in the mid-1970s (and we remember listening to them for many a night in high school!). The band’s sound has its roots in traditional jazz, but combines elements of R&B, funk and pop music and is known for their mastery over their instruments and the energy for their live performances. They have performed over five thousand shows, released twenty-nine albums selling over ten million albums, achieving one platinum and two gold albums. Next year Spyro Gyra will celebrate forty years as a band while showing little sign of wanting to slow down, having earned Grammy nominations for each of their last four albums! They will be performing Saturday night at the Aud.

The Fayetteville Jazz Collection will be performing Friday night, in the Basin Park, for free! With over two centuries of combined jazz experience, the 18 Piece Fayetteville Jazz Collective has been thrilling audiences all around the 4-state region of Northwest Arkansas. Attendance at one of the Fayetteville Jazz Collective’s performances is sure to impress, excite and entertain any listener. An evening with the FJC is one that you will never forget and one that you’ll want to share with both family and friends.

There will continue to be live *** free *** Jazz music all Saturday afternoon at Basin Park and Sunday afternoon, as well.

The weather is forecasted to be extremely gorgeous – sunny and in the mid-80s – so come spend some time with us, sit back and enjoy the music.

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!



2013 Bluegrass Festival at Eureka Springs, AR

August 13th, 2013 by Sam Feldman

Music and watermelon! What more could you ask for, in lovely downtown Eureka Springs, AR. That’s what’s happening this weekend, August 15-17, 2013. The Bluegrass Festival kicks off with a watermelon social in Basin Spring Park. This event is an open jam and everyone is invited to bring their instruments and join in. Free watermelon & water will be provided.

(Video includes Jesse McReynolds as the main act, but, due to health reasons, he has had to cancel. Legendary Bobby Osborne & the Rocky Top X-Press will be performing instead.)

Free music starts at noon on Friday in Basin Spring Park. Acts will include: The Clark Family Trio featuring Bill Nesbitt, The Dragon Masters, Gary Allbritton & Friends, Eureka Springs Bluegrass Band, Mountain View Friends, and a return of the Clark Family Trio to wrap up the afternoon.

On Saturday, the free music in Basin Spring Park kicks off with the Buffalo City Ramblers at noon, followed by Ozark Alliance, Buddy Griffin & Friends, The Clark Family, Pam Setser and Mountain View Friends, The Dragon Masters and the Gravel Yard Bluegrass Band.

Saturday evening at The Auditorium at 36 S. Main Street, a whole host of performers will take the stage beginning at 7 p.m. Acts will include many of the musicians who are appearing in the park. Plus Tim Crouch, Arkansas Red, Ron Landers, Donny Catron, Retro & Smiling, and Spoon Man along with Bobby Osborne & the Rocky Top X-Press. Ticket prices for the show are $17.50 balcony or $22.50 orchestra and will be available online or at the door for $22.50 and $27.50. For more info call 479-253-7333.

The festivities are just a short walk from the Bridgeford House Bed & Breakfast, so come join us!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Eureka Springs Blues Weekend 2013

May 29th, 2013 by Sam Feldman

We’re just a few weeks away from the annual Eureka Springs Blues Weekend, one of the most popular music festivals in beautiful Eureka Springs, AR. Top headliners are Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges, The Nighthawks, Chicago Blues Revue, Leah and the Mojo Doctors and EG Kight. And that’s just a few that are at the auditorium – there are 63 performances over the four-day period of the festival, June 13-16. Venues exist all over the city, including a lot outside in our wonderful historic Basin Park – for free!


The Nighthawks






The town will be rowdy and wild, but that’s so much a part of the fun! Down here at the Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast, it’s much quieter, but it’s still a very easy walk to downtown and all the music. No security worries after dark, either, so come see us!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

May Festival of the Arts in Eureka Springs

May 2nd, 2013 by Sam Feldman

By far our absolute FAVORITE festival in Eureka Springs, AR, is May Festival of the Arts.

The first weekend starts out with one of our favorite events, the ARTrageous parade, Saturday, May 4th (2:00 p.m. – bright, colorful, loud and joyful!). Tied for first place in favorites is the 23rd Annual White Street Walk on Friday, May 17th, from 4 to 10 p.m. The entire street becomes a street fair, with resident artists opening up their homes to guests (lots of free food and wine provided by these wonderful hosts) and there are more than 40 street exhibits as well from other artists, displaying and selling art in the form of weaving, watercolors, jewelry, oils, pottery, stained glass and much more.

Sunday, May 19th, you will find Books in Bloom attracting crowds at the Crescent Hotel (just a few steps up the hill from the Bridgeford House). From noon until 5, you can meet and listen to such well-known authors as Catherine Coulter, James Grippando, and Craig Johnson (he of the A&E “Longmire” mystery series, a favorite of ours) and many others. Again – one of our favorite events – how can we have so many?

Check out a full schedule on the festival’s website. These are only a few of the major events going on during the weekends, but there are true artist events and showings during every day of the week in May. May is a beautiful month to visit our lovely little town in the Ozarks, so make your plans today!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!Sophie as a butterfly

Voulez-Vous Lounge – Part of the Nightlife!

January 7th, 2013 by Sam Feldman

If you are here in Eureka looking for some great nightlife, look no further than the Voulez-Vous Lounge in the historic downtown. Directly below the New Orleans Hotel, this swanky and sexy bar provides a one-of-a-kind atmosphere, with a wide variety of musical events. It has lots of room, with some of the seating on cushy couches. There’s a huge bar with a lot of specialty cocktails and champagnes, cognacs, scotches, and wines, many that you would not find elsewhere. Their staff is always dressed up in burlesque-type clothes, so you feel like you’ve gone back to a much bawdier time.

voulez vous

French food – to die for! Crepes and croissants, hummus and cheese plates. What more could you ask for: good food, good drinks and good music, which all add up to a wonderful time! Check out the video below of their first night open – if you look hard enough, you can see a couple of clips of us in there! And, yep, easy to walk to from our place.

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Jazz Eureka 2012

August 19th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

More music is coming! September 20-23 will be the return of the Jazz Festival, featuring Ron Radford (Flamenco guitarist who will showcase some of the roots of Jazz with his Flamenco and Gypsy guitar stylings-tickets available at the door of the Aud) and An Evening with  Delfeayo Marsalis, jazz trombonist and a member of the well-known Marsalis jazz family.

Jazz in Eureka Springs AR













Make plans also for the night of the 21st for A Sinatra Tribute with Tom Tiratto & The Fayetteville Jazz Collective at The Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center- 7:30 PM:

“Channel your inner Don Draper, break out the skinny ties and Dior sheaths, ice up the martinis and come party like the Rat Pack. An evening of cocktails and dancing to an 18-piece big band and a recreation of playing the big room at the Sands with Ol’ Blue Eyes himself.” Tickets available for the Marsalis concert and the Sinatra Tribute here.

Of course, as always in Eureka Springs, there will be free music in Basin Park all weekend, so grab your dancing feet and come join the fun! We still have availability here at the Bridgeford House and yes, you can walk right to all the music without ever getting back in your car!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!




Eureka Springs Summer Music Festival

May 21st, 2012 by Sam Feldman

Eureka Springs now has a wonderful new festival over the summer – the CICA International Summer Music Festival. From June 18th to July 7th, our town will be filled with musicians and aspiring musicians, young and old alike. Check out their website for the schedule for three weeks of classical chamber and symphony concerts, just about every night, at our local venue, The Aud. In addition, there will be international attendance from students coming to learn from the pros. Strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, guitar and even composition and voice are offered in full sessions and weekly programs. There is also the Antonio Stradivari International Violin Makers Competition and Conference, which is designed for violin makers, performers, students, teachers, and people who are interested in stringed instruments making and performance to meet together and to share the ideas of stringed instruments making and performance.

Summer Musical Festival in Eureka Springs, ARSo once again, Eureka Springs offers some incredible musical opportunities, and what a great time to visit! Come see us while you’re here and as always, enjoy your stay in our lovely village.

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!