HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Blues are coming to Hot Springs this fall.
The Big Steam Blues & Roots Music Festival has announced its lineup for the 4:30 – 10 p.m. Sept. 23 – 24 event at the Hill Wheatley Plaza in downtown Hot Springs. The weekend event will feature blues and R&B music.
Headliners will be Anthony Gomes on Friday night and Bernard Allison on Saturday, each preceded by a lineup of performers. Friday will include Trey & Jason, Port City Blues Society Players and Charlotte Taylor & Gypsy Rain. The acts will be followed by guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Gomes, known for high-energy stage performance.
Saturday will feature Tullie Brae, Akeem Kemp, and Chad Marshall Band before Allison takes the downtown stage. Allison is a second-generation musician, having learned his craft from his father, and has been playing professionally since 1983 when he was 18 years old.