Posts Tagged ‘music’

Music and Fun in Eureka Springs

May 6th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

We have always loved the Ozark Mountain Hoedown Show, which has wonderful music – of all kinds – and nice, clean comedy. This year, however, they have added some new shows. Their main show at 7:30 in the evenings (except Tuesdays) features the George Brothers and their band, who have been making a name for themselves in the country music world and have been traveling all over Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, making fans happy with their music. But in addition to that, their nightly shows features P. Nutt and Ponytail cutting it up – and “Girl”, who will have you doubled over in laughter.

P. Nutt, Ponytail and Girl








But this year, it gets even better! They are adding three additional shows featuring other area artists. “Absolutely Patsy” is a Patsy Cline tribute show featuring Tracy Lynn DeMille, who is a descendant of the legendary “Father of Hollywood”, Cecil B. DeMille. Born with entertaining in her blood, Tracy has been WOWing audiences all over the mid-west since the tender age of four. Originally from the St. Louis area, Tracy spent time in Nashville Tennessee, as a demo artist, for an independent record label. Tracy has performed on more than a dozen stages in Branson and is celebrating her 14th season in what is now known as the “Live Entertainment Capital of the World.” Tracy is most known for her powerhouse vocals and remarkable likeness to the late Patsy Cline. This show is at 1 p.m. most afternoons.

The Mark Wayne show is each afternoon at 3 p.m. (except Tuesdays). This 90 minute show is filled with country music and the comedy of Grandpa Elvis. Mark performs alone at each show using soundtracks, singing songs of many country artists he has performed with over the years, as he tells his story about 40 years of life in the music business.

And Tuesday nights at 7:30 is Mario Rosales, with a Tribute to the Rat Pack Era and Comedy of Rodney Dangerfield. If you enjoy all styles of music, then you will love Mario’s exciting show packages! Mario sings the hits of such artists as Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin and Michael Buble’. Add to Mario’s resonant singing voice some clean comedy with top-notch impressions and you have live entertainment at its best!! Mario has been called the BEST Rodney Dangerfield impressionist in the business. You have to experience it to believe it!

So don’t tell us there’s nothing to do in Eureka Springs – we all know that’s not true! And here’s just one more excellent choice to have when you make those happy memories here.

Warmest regards,

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

Eureka Springs Blues Weekend 2012

April 22nd, 2012 by Sam Feldman

Mark your calendars for May 31, June 1, 2 and 3 and make plans to come to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, for one of the biggests music festivals in the south! The Eureka Springs Blues Weekend packs a wallop of great Blues, throughout the entire 4 days of the festival. Headliners this year include:  Ruthie Foster, Kenny Neal and Tommy Castro. And that’s only a small portion of the artists that will grace our fair city! For those of you that have been to our Blues weekends before, you know there are plenty of music venues and styles to pick from. There are some main shows at the Aud and there are lots of shows in our little bars throughout town and even outdoors at the Basin Park right downtown. And a large majority of these are FREE!

See past headliner Elvin Bishop:

One of our local favorites, Brick Fields, will be playing at the New Delhi Cafe and is worth the trip just for themselves:

They’re here every weekend and then some, so if you can’t make it to Blues Weekend, come any other time to hear this great band!

We do still have rooms available here at our B and B, Bridgeford House Bed & Breakfast, and yes – you can walk to just about every venue downtown from here! When you’re ready to leave all the music and noise behind, we’ll be waiting for you in our quiet little area on Spring St., so you get the best of both worlds.

Call and book as soon as you can, because we do expect these rooms to fill up. This is also the only weekend of the year that we require a 3-night minimum, because you really need to stay for the whole thing – seriously!

Warmest regards,

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

Bed and Breakfast Schnauzer

"I love it when Mom and Dad's B&B is full with guests that love me!"

Pine Mountain Jamboree – A Hopping Good Music Variety Show!

September 18th, 2011 by Sam Feldman

Since 1975 folks have been visiting and enjoying the Pine Mountain Jamboree for its music:  Rock and roll, bluegrass, country, blues and gospel. What you may not know is how funny they are! They have the distinction of being Arkansas’ first and most attended family show and when entertainer Scott Dewbre gets going with his antics and his costumes, there’s not a sad face in the crowd.

Mike and Dale Bishop are the mainstays of the show, a long-time married couple that have spent their whole marriage touring and making music for folks. Along with Scott, they have an incredibly talented cast of musicians that not only play their particular instruments but have some of the most beautiful voices ever heard this side of the Mississippi. Their variety of music appeals to all and their comedy is rip-roaring and clean (which is awfully hard to find nowadays!)

Their season runs March through December, six days a week (closed on Sundays), with a few more closed days in November. From November 10th through the closing date for the season of December 10th, they will be performing their special Christmas show, which are guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit.

Adults are $24.00 each, which includes tax, and children under 12 are free. They have a wonderful gift shop in their lobby, which will have you shopping for an hour. Of course, there is a concession stand and the popcorn is free!

We are happy to make reservations for you for the show during your stay with us, so don’t hesitate to ask. You’ll have a wonderful time and go to sleep that night with dancing feet and a light heart!

Warmest regards,

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

Opera in the Ozarks

March 27th, 2011 by Sam Feldman

Close to our inn and celebrating 61 years, Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point is a unique training program and festival founded in 1950. Affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC), Opera in the Ozarks has earned the reputation of being a prominent training program for all singers interested in pursuing a career in opera. Our alumni have sung on all the major operatic stages of the world. One of the outstanding features of the program is that every participant is afforded an opportunity to perform in fully produced operas, an evening scenes program or an educational outreach program taken to the several areas in Northwest Arkansas. Four weeks of intensive rehearsals under the direction of a professional staff lead to a culminating month of performances over the course of which the season artists continue to grow and develop.

Opera in the Ozarks is located in the northwest corner of Arkansas, seven miles west of beautiful and historic Eureka Springs, on scenic Route 62. One of the most picturesque spots in the south central USA, Inspiration Point is a look-out site  perched atop Rock Candy Mountain, between the beautiful White River Valley and Beaver Lake.

The Opera’s 2011 season starts Friday, June 24th, with Die Fledermaus, by Johann Strauss, Jr. The season runs through July 23rd and also features Little Women, by Mark Adamo, and Le Nozza di Figaro, by Mozart (sung in Italian). These are incredible performances done by up and coming young opera stars – don’t miss it!

Warmest regards,

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


Eureka Springs Bluesfest Weekend is Almost Here!

March 21st, 2011 by Sam Feldman

June 2, 3, 4 & 5th is the date – Eureka Springs is the place! Bluesfest weekend comes around every year and we love it! Besides being an awesome gathering of blues artists, this festival benefits one of our favorite things in town, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. It also benefits the HART fund, which is for musicians and their families in financial need from health issues.

Every year incomparable blues musicians come to town and there is music in every venue and on every corner. This year’s headliners include Coco Montoya and Elvin Bishop, who will be playing at the Auditorium. Many other names that will be appearing all over town include Rose Ledet, Little Joe McLerran, Buddy Shute and many more! On a beautiful spring weekend, you’ll hear fantastic music all weekend long at the Basin Park downtown – for free!

Free music outdoors, all weekend!

We really are a perfect location, within an easy 10 minute walk to all the main venues. But when you’re ready for some peace and quiet, head back “home” to us at the B&B, because we’re away from the maddening crowd!

Most lodging in Eureka Springs has a 3-day minimum that weekend and they fill up fast. We do still have a couple of rooms left ourselves, but they won’t last long. No matter where you stay, make sure that you add the Bluesfest weekend in Eureka Springs to your bucket list – it will be a weekend you’ll not long forget!

Warmest regards,

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

Gordon Lightfoot in Eureka Springs, AR!

July 10th, 2010 by Sam Feldman

“If you could read my mind, love,

What a tale my thoughts could tell

Just like an old time movie

‘Bout a ghost from a wishin’ well…”

“From the 60s until today, many top artists have covered his songs, including Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan (and Lightfoot has recorded his songs as well), George Hamilton IV, Olivia Newton-John, Barbra Streisand, Tony Rice, Nanci Griffith, Sarah McLachlan and other talented artists too numerous to list. His achievements have been recognized in the music industry and in his native Canada. He has five Grammy nominations and 17 Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent) and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame in 1986. In 1970, he received the prestigious Order Of Canada; in 1997 he received the Governor General’s award – the highest official Canadian honor; and in September, 2001, he was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame.

All of this discussion is mostly about the music, always beautiful, inventive, and performed with perfection at every concert appearance – a tribute to his fine backup band as well as to Lightfoot himself. But it is perhaps his lyrics, and the combination of his words and music, that set him apart from all the others. What is unique about Lightfoot is that he appears to have heightened senses; he sees, hears and feels things that most of us don’t; and then he can create the music and lyrics to help us see, hear and feel what he does. Whether it is a love song, or a song of lost love, a historical ballad – which he writes like no other songwriter of the last half-century – or a highly personal song, what he says and how he says it leaves a lasting and often evolving impression as the listener uncovers new layers of meaning in the song.” (Valerie Magee, website).

The fabulous Gordon  Lightfoot is coming to Eureka Springs Sunday, August 22, 2010! The show starts at eight and there are still tickets available, but you better call soon! We have plenty of rooms here at Bridgeford House on that Sunday night and one night reservations are fine, plus Sunday nights are a lower weekday rate, of course. You can walk easily to the Auditorium downtown, so call today for the best room in town!

Warmest regards,

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

Eureka’s Fabulous Music Shows!

July 4th, 2010 by Sam Feldman

If you have not been to either of our incredibly talented music shows here in town, you are in for a treat. Rivaling anything in Branson, or anywhere else for that matter, the Pine Mountain Jamboree and the Ozark Mountain Hoedown features some of the most talented musicians on either side of the Mississippi.

Mike & Dale, your hosts of the Pine Mountain Jamboree, will welcome you with open arms and serenade you with bluegrass, country, gospel and rock-n-roll. Their band is fabulous and those guys have some incredible voices! Watch out for Scott’s antics, you will laugh yourself out of your seat. And you can’t beat getting free popcorn.!

Down the road at the Ozark Mountain Hoedown, P. Nutt, Ponytail, Girl, and Granny play off the audience each night and you never know what might happen. Besides the fabulous musicians (I love a good fiddle player and theirs is world-class), their comedy will have you rolling in the aisle. They are absolutely the best at one-liners and ad-libbing with their audience, so be careful if you sit on the front row!

Don’t miss either one of these when you come visit Eureka. They are just fabulous good, clean shows. You can purchase tickets directly from their box offices or you can add them to your reservations with us online or by phone and we’ll be happy to get them all taken care of for you – either way, just go see ‘em!

Warmest regards,

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