Get Set for Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Festival 2018!

May 19th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Festival 2018The 28th annual Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Festival kicks off summer with an all-star lineup of blues artists, plus food, vendors, and more. Don’t miss the “best little blues festival in America” – June 22nd – 23rd, 2018.

The 2018 Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Festival is the continuation of a nearly 30-year, Arkansas tradition. People come from all around, every year, to soak up some of the finest rock and blues around. This year’s festival sees headliners Hadden Sayers (Friday) and Victor Wainwright & The Train (Saturday).

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Soak Up 3 Days of Blues at Eureka Springs Blues Weekend

May 7th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Eureka Springs Blues Weekend 2018Eureka Springs Blues Weekend is an annual event that sees local, regional, and national blues artists performing in and around historic Eureka Springs. Come see why American Blues Scene magazine rated the annual Eureka Springs Blues Weekend as one of the top ten most beautiful blues festivals in the world! June 14 – 17, 2018, Eureka Springs, AR.

Celebrate Father’s Day with three days of incredible music at Eureka Springs Blues Weekend 2018! Blues legend, John Mayall, is headlining with special guest Carolyn Wonderland – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Other musicians on the schedule include: Selwyn Birchwood, John Nemeth, Fast Johnny Ricker, Tony Redman, Brick Fields, Blew Reed & The Flatheads, and a host of others.

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Don’t Miss RiverFest 2018 – Memorial Day Weekend!

April 27th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

RiverFest 2018!Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Little Rock, AR this year at RiverFest 2018! RiverFest, a 41 year-old Arkansas tradition, is 3 days of music along the Arkansas River from major national, regional and local acts. May 25th through the 27th, 2018.

RiverFest, which kicked off in 1978, is back again with a hot lineup of some of today’s most exciting music stars. Since its inception, the event has become Arkansas’ largest outdoor music festival, drawing thousands to the area each year. Past stars to grace the RiverFest stage include Willie Nelson, James Brown, Gavin Rossdale, Snoop Dogg, Sheryl Crow, and Kris Allen.

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34th Annual Little Rock International Greek Food Festival

April 20th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Little Rock International Greek Food Festival 2018Don’t miss the largest ethnic festival in Arkansas! The 34th Annual Little Rock International Greek Food Festival promises great food, live entertainment, tours, and much more! May 18th through the 20th, 2018 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Little Rock, AR!

Souvlaki, gyro, spanakopita, baklava. If reading those words set off your salivary glands, then you do not want to miss the 2018 Little Rock International Greek Food Festival.

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Visit and Explore Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

March 30th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR
photo: Kevin Dooley

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a beautifully designed art museum in Bentonville, AR. The museums’s noteworthy collection contains important works from a broad swath of American artists, from Colonial times up to the present.

The first thing you notice upon arrival at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is the museum itself. The design, by architect Moshe Safdie and engineer Buro Happold, is a piece of art in and of itself.

The stunning glass-and-wood design is nestled around two spring-fed ponds in the forest.  Two bridge pavilions stretch out over the water to give the museum its name. This winning combination of nature and design make for an inspirational experience. The Crystal Bridges facility includes galleries, meeting and classroom spaces, a library, sculpture garden, and a glass-enclosed gathering hall that can hold up to 300 people.

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Discover Crowley’s Ridge Parkway National Scenic Byway

March 17th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Discover Crowley’s Ridge Parkway National Scenic BywayAmerica’s largest alluvial plane also holds one of Arkansas’ most scenic motorcycle rides. Come discover Crowley’s Ridge Parkway National Scenic Byway in the Arkansas Delta region.

The Eastern Arkansas Delta region is situated within our nation’s largest alluvial plain. An alluvial plane is a vast and ancient flatland created over the eons by continual flooding. In this instance, the culprit is the Mississippi River and a millennia of erosion, silt deposits, and course changes.

Arkansas’ Delta region sounds rather violent and ugly when described like that but nothing could be farther from the truth. The area is lush, beautiful, and contains some of our nation’s most gorgeous country, including Crowley’s Ridge Parkway.

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The First Annual Hot Springs International Women’s Film Festival

February 16th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Hot Springs International Women's Film Festival 2018The first annual Hot Springs International Women’s Film Festival will be held in the Historic Hot Springs Central Theater, March 17th and 18th, 2018! Don’t miss this exciting, inaugural event!

Women have long been an integral part of the film industry – and not solely as the object of the lens’ adoration. The Hot Springs International Women’s Film Festival (HSWFF) celebrates women as filmmakers and artists in their own right.

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A Landscaper’s Paradise – Arkansas Flower And Garden Show 2018!

February 5th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

2018 Arkansas Flower and Garden ShowCome to Little Rock, March 2nd through the 4th, 2018 for the 26th annual Arkansas Flower and Garden Show; the largest, three-day celebration of gardening in the state!

The Arkansas Flower and Garden Show attracts upwards of 20,000 gardeners, landscapers, and homeowners each year. They come from all over the country to see the newest plants, latest tools, and innovative new techniques and designs. Over 100 vendors will be on hand at the show, selling gardening and landscaping tools, materials, furniture, bird houses, housewares, and more.

The Arkansas Flower And Garden Show isn’t just a shopper’s paradise, however. It’s also a landscaping and gardening symposium!

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Soar To New Heights At The Arkansas Air & Military Museum

January 29th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Arkansas Air & Military Museum in Fayetteville, ARAeronautics, military, and history fans alike will thrill at the Arkansas Air & Military Museum collection in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Fayetteville’s Arkansas Air & Military Museum, located at Drake Field, is housed in a piece of history, itself.

The massive, all-wood, white hangar the museum is housed in is listed on the Arkansas Registry of Historic Places. It was built during World War II, which explains why wood was used in its construction rather than steel or aluminum. The site served as the headquarters for a military aviation training post and is one of the few such buildings surviving from the 1940s.

Of course, what waits inside is even more fascinating and exciting!

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Expect The Unexpected In Fort Smith, Arkansas!

January 26th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

The Unexpected in Fort Smith, AR

This mural by Ana Maria is just one of many to be seen in Fort Smith. – image courtesy Valis55

Expect The Unexpected in Fort Smith, Arkansas! The Unexpected is an ongoing street art initiative that is bringing permanent work by internationally renowned street artists to Fort Smith.

Fort Smith, Arkansas is probably most famous for its connection to the real-life story of Rooster Cogburn and Mattie Ross in True Grit. That a town the size of Fort Smith would have much claim to fame at all may come as a bit of a surprise – but Fort Smith is full of surprises. It’s no hyperbole at all to say that you can definitely expect The Unexpected in Fort Smith!

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