Raise your glass if you're a music lover.  Wait, what are we saying...everyone loves music!  And after a day on the lake or an afternoon hiking, the best way to wind down is eating good food and listening to even better music.  To make it a little easier, we have given you some ideas on where to find live music in the Spa City!

Maxine’sCentral Avenur Maxine's

If you are downtown looking for an eclectic bar with diverse music and walls that tell the tale of a madam named Maxine – this is your place!   Catering to those with tastes all over the music spectrum – pop, indie, rock and folk just to name a few – Maxine’s also offers late night food and a full bar (and yes they have chilled fireball shots).     


The Big Chill

Just as the name suggests, The Big Chill, is a place to sit back relax and listen to the music. The majority of the live music they feature is country, blues and rock –on Sunday they let you be a part of the fun with Karaoke!  The Big Chill is a local favorite, but you don't have to take our word for it – Gina explains it all!   


Ohio ClubOhio Club Bar

Want to jam where the legends stood?  And by legends we mean baseball players, gangsters and musical artists. Not only is there live music 7 nights a week, the Ohio Club boasts a pretty tasty burger also (I like mine with lettuce and tomato)!  Wednesday night make your way to this legendary bar for the Hump Night Blues Jam or if Jazz is more your thing, stop by on Thursday for Jazz Night. 


Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort

Known around the world as one of the greatest race tracks, Oaklawn has grown to offer a jackpot of year round entertainment.  The newest addition, Silks Bar & Grill has a stage with live music every weekend (along with 30 large screen TV’s).  Pop’s Lounge, located near the center of the casino, has live music on Friday & Saturday’s , but on Wednesday’s lets you show everyone what kind of range you have with Humpday Karaoke.  You also may want to check their site to see who is the next big name at the Finsh Line Theatre!


Arlington Hotel LobbyArlington Hotel Lobby

There is something quite magical about the lobby of the Arlington Hotel and if you come on a Friday or Saturday evening you can glide all over the dance floor listening to the Willie Davis & Co. Jazz Combo. And make sure to get some of the fresh popped po corn during one of your dance breaks, you can thank us later!


If you are looking for more than just an evening of music check out some of these recurring events and festivals the Spa City has to offer.  The acts and programs may change but they will for sure be unforgettable!  

Hot Water Hills Music Festival 
Jazz Festival 
Blues Fest
Hot Springs Music Festival
Magic Springs Summer Concert Series 
Hot Springs Concert Band 
Jazz Experience at Quapaw Baths on 4th Friday’s