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is all about fun and it’s actually a guide! What to do, where to go, how to get there and how to plan a day in order to get it all in – packed into one publication you can keep in your car or hotel room and consult about how to make the most of your time in Eureka Springs. Story ideas and information for Independent Fun Guide can be emailed to editor@independentfunguide.com.

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hese groomsmen relaxing on the Crescent Hotel verandah obviously enjoy the fun side of a wedding in Eureka Springs. There’s just that little quirky something you won’t find anywhere else. Eureka Springs is not only an extraordinary place to get married in June (or any other time, for that matter – they don’t call us the Wedding Capital of the South for nothing), but it’s also an extraordinary place to play in or on the water, explore our many attractions, get your groove on during Blues

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lso just outside of town is the Eureka Springs West area, with gorgeous retreat facilities, cabins, cottages, attractions, lake activites and things to do in the spring season. It’s the perfect place for a romantic getaway, group meetings and more. Take a few minutes to explore it all at www. eurekaspringswest.com. +

Weekend or go highbrow for Opera in the Ozarks, have a fine dining adventure or two, be amazed at what you find in our galleries and shops, have fun with the kiddies and then relax in lodgings with amenities just to your taste … from well-outfitted motel and hotel rooms to resorts and cozy bed and breakfasts. Fancy yourself the independent sort? Then this town is for you! There are a million ways to create your own extraordinary vacation – but be warned – you may have to keep coming back to do it all. +

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pen seven days a week, the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce Visitors’ Center is located in Pine Mountain Village on 62E just a minute or two from downtown. Racks of brochures and publications as well as maps and posters are on hand to make sure you get the latest information on places to stay, eat and visit. You’ll also find information on art galleries, attractions, events, restaurants, shopping, real estate and wedding services. Friendly staff will be able to help you with tickets to shows, direct you to points of interest, and are always happy to make a phone call to get any information that’s not already in print at your fingertips. Start your visit in the media room with a brief film on the history of Eureka Springs and you’re ready to plan your adventure! +

Ready, set, GO... Tie the knot

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XTERRA 8 Spectate or participate

For whom “the Belle” trolls ...

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Belle of the Ozarks is ready for your cruise

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Get down, get funky, get the blues

Hidden Gem Caribé Restaurant and Cantina

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urekan Melodye Purdy of Purdy Art Company is our photographer extraordinaire for this month’s Fun Guide cover. She captured this couple in the Crescent Hotel pool on a hot summer day when they couldn’t wait one minute longer to get some relief from the heat after their vows. Melodye is also a videographer, web designer and creator of eurekaspringschannel.com, where you can see live broadcasts as well as replay of interviews and Eureka Springs events. Multitalented Melodye is also a photo-chronicler of all happenings of importance in our colorful town. You can see her amazing array of wedding photos and commercial photography at www.purdyartco.com. Melodye’s perspective, “Celebrate Love … Celebrate Life!” puts an emphasis on the word celebrate when it comes to capturing weddings in a memorable way ... as you can see. + June 2013

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Tie the knot in June

Weddings indoors or out, traditional or contemporary, formal or casual … the choice is yours in Eureka Springs

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une is the traditional month for marriages, and romantic Eureka Springs is the ideal place for a wedding tailored to your dreams. We can provide the perfect spot to tie the knot and the perfect place for your style of reception. After that, the perfect marriage is all up to you. Where to start – the license If you don’t already have one, marriage licenses are easy to obtain. You must both appear at the Carroll County Courthouse on N. Main between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays or 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Each need present only a Social Security card and photo ID. No blood test or waiting period is required, except for those under 18. The cost is $60 cash, and the license may be obtained up to 60 days before the wedding. If one of the couple is under 18, there is a waiting period. Call the courthouse at (479) 253-8646 for requirements. Pick a location and an officiant The Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce has compiled a Wedding Guide to help you make decisions for the big day. Pick one up at the Chamber Visitor Center in Pine Mountain Village and browse ideas for ceremony locations, period or modern wedding attire rentals, receptions, food, flowers,

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photography, wedding planners and more. Size doesn’t matter. Whether it’s just the two of you, the family or busloads of 250 wedding guests, we have the accommodations you need. You may make arrangements with one of our many churches, but other than that, the Wedding Guide lists 20 non-denominational officiants, any one of whom will be happy to perform your ceremony. Some hotels even offer spa days for bride and bridesmaids complete with makeup and hair styling prior to the big moment. And after the reception, there

is plenty for wedding party members to do and see all around town during their stay once the bride and groom have tiptoed off on their own. Do it your way Eureka Springs is the perfect place to express your unique tastes. From a ceremony on a platform at the zipline to a grand bash in a historic hotel – and everything in between – this is your opportunity to create a wedding day that will be unique to you forever. And after that, well, hey, you’re already on your honeymoon in one of the best tourist destinations in the country! +

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Above, Crescent Hotel Gardens Above right, Beaver Bridge Left, Thorncrown Chapel Photos by SusanStorchWeddings.com

Did you know? Per capita, Eureka Springs is second only to Las Vegas for number of weddings performed. You can get married in less than an hour from the time you purchase your license. More than 100 wedding venues are at your service – not counting the locations you may dream up. One year, there were twice as many weddings performed here as there are residents!

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TERRA is on a mission to produce the most recognizable, enjoyable, root slipping, mud hopping, tree ducking, river crossing, hill climbing, dirt on your shirt, sweat in your eye trails this side of Grandma’s house, so grab a couple of trail runners and sign up! More than 60 races across the U.S. comprise the XTERRA Trail Run Series, and offer age group athletes the opportunity to become regional champions. Formerly XTERRA of Eureka Springs, the newly named Lake Leatherwood XTERRA Festival is riding into its eighth consecutive year as one of the most popular races on the XTERRA America Tour. Lake Leatherwood City Park June 8 and 9, the event includes a sport distance triathlon and the first ever XTERRA Trail Runs in the state of Arkansas. Two-time Mountain Region champ in the 45-49 division, Brent Bieshaar of EXTERRA Across America will be here. Brent will use the attention he’s gained being a masterly contender (who is racing in an unprecedented 25 events in 19 states during 2013) to raise awareness for the Blazeman Foundation. The foundation is a family-run, non-profit named for the late Jon Blais, whose courageous battle against Lou Gehrig’s disease inspired a generation of triathletes when he became the first

Brent Bieshaar of XTERRA Across America

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... pumps up Off-Road Cycling and Trail Running Event person with ALS to finish the Ironman World Championship in 2005. The Lake Leatherwood XTERRA Festival kicks off Saturday, June 8 with 6K and 12K trail runs on scenic and technically challenging trails around beautiful, spring-fed Lake Leatherwood. The 6k race will challenge first time trail runners and experts alike with short rocky climbs, fast flowing bench sections and numerous creek crossings of the Beacham and Fuller Trails. The course will take competitors through the old limestone quarry and across a beautiful WPA era dam, one of the largest hand-cut native limestone dams in the country. The 12K course takes racers straight up to the top of Twin Knobs hill then down a winding route through the Lost Ridge and Hyde Hollow before joining up with the 6k course around the lake. Sunday morning, June 9, competitors will be greeted with a completely new XTERRA course. With a longer, two lap bike at 14.5 miles, the new course will feature more climbing (almost 2000 vertical feet) as well as a spectator friendly mid-lap swing back through the transition area. The 5.1 mile run will take the racers up the lower pitches of Twin Knobs and around some beautiful bench trails before joining the more technical Beacham and Fuller Trails around the lake. The new XTERRA Sport race is the perfect opportunity for XTERRA novices to experience off-road multisport. The sport competitors will race one 7.25-mile lap of the same bike course as the XTERRA then take on the shorter 6K run course. For more information, and to register for all this fun, visit www.xterraeurekasprings.com and “XTERRAEurekaSprings” on Facebook. (You can also follow Brent’s “XTERRA Across America” odyssey at xterraacrossamerica.com and at XterraAcrossAmerica on Facebook.) +

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Only at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & New Moon Spa can you and your bridal party enjoy the convenience of a full-service AVEDA Salon, a Bridal Studio where all of you can prepare, and a ceremony site like the nostalgic Fountain Garden only steps away.

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Ask not for whom “the Belle” trolls … it trolls for thee (and thy party!)

Vacations are made of memories and a cruise aboard the Belle of the Ozarks will be a treasured one. Make waves in your summer fun and don’t miss the boat!

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avvy travelers discover a jewel in the heart of the Ozarks by taking some of the most scenic roads in our area to beautiful Beaver Lake and Starkey Park, the port of departure for an exceptional passenger vessel service – Belle of the Ozarks. Captains Marianne and Jay Viator have years of experience on the crystal clear water and tell interesting stories that delight passengers as they view miles of panoramic shoreline. There is a lot of history regarding the Belle. She was a dream of Captain Jay’s, and from drafted plans to construction of the vessel, he oversaw every detail. Belle of the Ozarks was christened on May 26,1990 and is now in her 24th season. Many people come to the Ozarks with a dream but few have been so dedicated to success. Once welcomed aboard by the Captain, you may select comfortable seating in shade or sunshine or walk about on the spacious deck. Concessions and a restroom are aboard. “Relax” is the key word as you breathe in the fresh air. Couples can also enjoy a romantic getaway and even arrange a wedding on deck. Groups, reunions, wedding parties and families can also pre-order a picnic lunch to enjoy along the way. Nature lovers should bring binoculars to sight migrating birds, and, if you are lucky, see a deer

swimming or a Bald Eagle overhead or nesting. You can’t predict nature … once a bobcat was sighted swimming from the 200-acre game preserve island to the mainland! As the Belle passes by, fishermen often proudly hold up their catch of the day, so bring a camera, too. Passengers often gather their loose change to toss into the deep at the submerged town of Mundell and make a wish. The water is crystal clear so you don’t have to get wet to see it. (And scuba divers love to collect the treasured coins.) History buffs will hear about the Ozark Bluff Dwellers, a prehistoric culture, and see one of their ancient burial grounds. An abundant number of fossils from long ago when we were covered by ocean can be found as you walk the shoreline for a step back in time. Spoonbill, a prehistoric fish, is also found in Beaver Lake. The cliffs you will see are an ancient formation and sometimes the Ozark tradition of jumping from the cliffs into the water happens here. G.W. Huffman called them Whitehouse Bluffs because the formation reminded him of the columns in the White House. Now the lake’s 200-ft. depth by the cliffs

attracts swimmers, divers and lots of fish. The White River flows north from the Boston Mountains with Beaver Dam holding back 30,000 acres of water surface in 500 miles of shoreline. It supplies hydroelectricity to five states and water to five counties, and makes an amazing sight when water flows over the floodgates, crashing 200 feet below to the White River’s natural bed. Water is released at the base of the dam when generating occurs. There are group rates for 20 up to 50 passengers; otherwise, tickets are $22 adult and $8.50 children under 12, plus tax. The cruise lasts a minimum of an hour and 15 minutes. Belle of the Ozarks operates through October 31 with daily departures (closed Thursdays) at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. from Starkey Park on Mundell Road. Take 187 toward Beaver Dam off 62W outside of Eureka Springs. For map, directions and reservations phone (479) 253-6200 or see www.estc. net/belle. +

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WHAT ARE YOU HUNGRY FOR? Here are some of our favorite places to eat. Scan the QR codes for a quick look at restaurants and menus.

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1. Mei Li Cuisine

3094 E. Van Buren (US 62E) (479) 363-6678 Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Best Asian Food in Town – We Serve Sushi! We deliver!

8. Cottage Inn

3. The Roadhouse

6837 US 62 E (479) 363-0001 (1 mi. east of Passion Play Road) Monday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Breakfast until 2 p.m.) www.theroadhouserestaurant.com • Bubba’s

• Rockin’ Pig

BUFFET • Forest Hill

• Myrtie Mae’s

CATFISH

4. Catfish Cabin

Hwy. 62 West (479) 253-2737 Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Best catfish in the country!

EUROPEAN • Bavarian Inn

ECLECTIC EUREKAN

(American food, sometimes a regional twist)

5. Angler’s Grill

14581 US 62W (3 mi. west toward Beaver Lake) (479) 253-4404 Mon – Thu 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri – Sun 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

6. New Delhi Café

2 N. Main (downtown) (479) 253-2525 Mon & Tue 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wed – Sun 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

• La Familia

PIZZA

450 W. Van Buren (Hwy. 62 West) (479) 253-5282 Serving Dinner Thurs.–Sun. 5–9 p.m. www.cottageinneurekaspgs.com

2. Cravings Bakery & Blingery

BBQ

173 South Main (479) 363-6226 Mon., Thurs. & Fri. 4 – 8 p.m. Sat. – Sun.,Lunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Dinner 4 – 9 p.m. www.casacolinagrill.com

FINE DINING

BAKERY/BREAKFAST

508 Village Circle (479) 363-6576 Sunday 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday & Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. We deliver!

13. Casa Colina

• Dr. Baker’s Bistro • Eureka Grill • Garden Bistro • Henri’s • Mud Street Café • Oasis • Rockin’ Pig • Rowdy Beaver Den • Squid and Whale

• Thai House

MEXICAN

7. Sparky’s Roadhouse Café

147 E. Van Buren (479) 253-6001 Open Tue. – Sat. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. www.sparkysroadhouse.com

• Café Amore

9. The Grand Taverne

14. Pied Piper & Cathouse Lounge

S. Main (82 Armstrong) (479) 363-9976 Open daily 11 a.m. – 12 Midnight year ‘round www. piedpiperpub.com • Chasers • The Lumberyard • Squid & Whale

• Autumn Breeze • Crystal Dining Room • Eurekan Dining Car • Local Flavor • Rogue’s Manor • Simply Scrumptious

CARIBBEAN/LATIN AMERICAN

FRENCH CUISINE

• Caribe Restaurante y Cantina

10. Voulez-Vous Lounge

STEAKS

63-A Spring St. (479) 363-6595 Open Sun., Mon., Thurs. & Fri. at 4 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m. Full dinner service every night Dinner served until 11 p.m. on Fri. & Sat. www.voulezvouslounge.com

6. New Delhi Café

2 N. Main (downtown) (479) 253-2525 Mon & Tue 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wed – Sun 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

ITALIAN

11. De Vito’s

5 Center St. (Across from the Basin Park Hotel) (479) 253-6807 Open daily except Wed. Lunch 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.; Dinner Open at 5 p.m. www.eureka-springs-usa.com/devito/

12. Ermilio’s

#1 recommended Restaurant in Eureka Springs Voted #1 Restaurant by Arkansas Times Readers’ Choide Awards 26 White Street on the Upper Historic Loop (479) 253-8806 No Reservations • Free Parking Daily 5 – 9 p.m. • Café Amore • Café Luigi • Geraldi’s

• Pizza Bar

PUB GRUB

37 North Main Street (Located in the Grand Central Hotel) (479) 253-6756 Dinner Nightly 5-9 p.m. www.grandcentralresort.com Carry-Out Available

INDIAN

• Chelsea’s

15. 1886 Steakhouse

75 Prospect Ave. (479) 253-9652 (1 mi. east of Passion Play Road) Monday –Friday at 5 p.m. www.crystaldiningroom.com

3. The Roadhouse

6837 US 62 E (479) 363-0001 (1 mi. east of Passion Play Road) Monday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Breakfast until 2 p.m.) www.theroadhouserestaurant.com

16. Squid and Whale

37 Spring St/10 Center St. (479) 253-7147 Mon – Sat 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Sun 11 a.m. – 12 Midnight www.squidandwhalepub.com • Gaskin’s Cabin

WE DELIVER!

1. Mei Li Cuisine

3094 E. Van Buren (US 62E) (479) 363-6678 Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Best Asian Food in Town – We Serve Sushi! We deliver! • Chelsea’s • Cravings Bakery & Blingery

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Events at a glance May 25

19th Annual Mustang Show: The only car show

in the Ozarks dedicated to America’s favorite pony car, the Ford Mustang. Several Midwest Mustang clubs make this yearly event a “must do” get-together. See the cars at Pine Mountain Village and don’t miss the parade through town at 2 p.m. (479) 419-9594, www. eurekaspringsmustangshow.com, or email eurekamustangs @arkansas.net. May 31, June 1

First-Ever Eureka Springs Camaro Show: Show at 10 a.m.

Saturday at Pine Mountain Village, US 62E, parade through town at 2 p.m. See “Eureka Springs Camaro Show” on Facebook. June 1

Rhythm House Dance Recital: City auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

June 7, 8, 9

Francis & Benedict: Little Portion Retreat Center, Onyx Cave Road. John Mich

retreat leader. A balanced approach to gospel living. Email retreatinfo@littleportion.org o 253-7379 June 8

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8th Annual Lake Leatherwood XTERRA Festival: Off-Road

Cycling and Trail Running event. www. xterraeurekasprings.com or www. facebook.com/XTERRAEurekaSprings. June 9

Eureka Springs Historical Museum Grand Reopening:

June 8

Second-Saturday Gallery Stroll: celebration of the art of Eureka from 6 – 8 p.m. at galleries all around town. Artists’ receptions, exhibits, demonstrations and more. www. artofeureka.com.

The public is invited to come to view new exhibits with story boards and showcases of artifacts featuring Eureka’s history from the discovery of the Healing Spring by Native Americans, the earliest health seekers, its heyday as a Victorian Spa, through fires and rebuilding and to becoming a favored tourist destination with the advent of the automobile and on to the present. Free event. 3 – 6 p.m. (479) 253-9417. 14

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Eureka Springs Blues Weekend:

Local, regional, national and international blues acts in the city auditorium, Basin Park, Basin Park Hotel Barefoot Ballroom and all around Eureka Springs. www. eurekaspringsblues.com.

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features Madama Butterfly, L’Elisir d’Amore and The Pirates of Penzance. www.opera.org, (479) 253-8595.

City auditorium, 2 p.m. (One hour version)

and literary salon for readers and writers at The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, 515 Spring St., 6 p.m. (479) 2537444.

Opera in the Ozarks Cinderella:

Poetluck: Potluck dinner

June 21-23

Nothing is Impossible: Little

Portion Retreat Center, Onyx Cave Road. Gospel positivity in the midst of modern society’s negativity. John Michael Talbot, retreat leader. (479) 253-7379 or email retreatinfo@littleportion.org.

Opera in the Ozarks: The 63rd Season at Inspiration Point

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Opera in the Ozarks Cinderella: City auditorium, 2 p.m. (One hour version)

June 28

Five Minute Film Festival in Basin Park: Grab the camera, phone or create a fiveminute film on your computer. Every age welcome to submit, all genres accepted. Films will be shown during the Fun After 5! event in the park. Entry form at eurekaspringsdowntown.com/ film-fest/. Films must be no longer than five minutes, including credits, and received by 5 p.m. June 20. A red carpet experience for cast and crew members of submitted films will be provided through a partnership with EurekaSpringsChannel.com.

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New Monasticism: Little Portion Retreat Center, Onyx Cave Road. Discover how

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Opera in the Ozarks Cinderella: City auditorium,

ancient wisdom, learning and spiritual practice might be understood and lived today. John Michael Talbot, retreat leader. (479) 253-7379 or email retreatinfo@littleportion.org.

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hat are you doing Thursday night, June 13? Better yet, what are you doing the whole weekend, all the way through Father’s Day? There’s something happening here you might want to know about – only some of the finest river blues ever let out of a horn, drum or stringed instrument with a fretted fingerboard. The baby of the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, Blues Weekend attracts true blues, music made by artists who are in it for the Love. The Art. Listen to the blues, blow the blues, sing the blues, be with the working man’s music in this isolated mountain town where the hills and hollows become natural amplifiers. The old stone auditorium

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downtown, the park surrounding the spring that started the town, the rooftop ballroom that has hosted festive balls and barefoot balls since 1905, a wild animal refuge, an Irish poet’s bar – our blues just won’t sit still. Local, regional, national and international stars are aligned with Eureka Springs on Blues Weekend. Our acts have been honored with three Grammy Awards, five Grammy nominations, 47 Blues Music Award nominations, ten Blues Music Awards and 21 Living Blues Awards. The Chicago Blues Revue, Grammy winners featuring John Primer, Bob Stroger, Kenny “Beady Eyes” Smith, Billy Flynn and Barrelhouse Chuck was assembled to headline this year’s Lucerne (Switzerland)

Believe us you want to get the blues! Blues Festival, originally intended to be a once in a lifetime performance. After seeing their set at Lucerne, we made an offer for them to perform in Eureka Springs. The Chicago Blues Revue collectively has three Grammy Awards, five Grammy nominations, 24 Blues Music Award nominations, and seven Blues Music Award wins. And they are right here, right now. After playing blues in Chicago clubs, John Primer played guitar for Willie Dixon’s Chicago All-Stars for a year. Muddy Waters recruited Primer, who played guitar until Muddy’s death in 1983. John then spent 14 years on the road with Magic Slim and the Teardrops. He has since developed a substantial solo career,


playing around the world. Bob Stroger literally grew up in the blues, living in the back room of a westside Chicago blues club that featured Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. He played with the legends – Otis Rush, Morris Pejoe and Sunnyland Slim. He also recorded with Jimmy Rogers, Eddie Taylor, Eddie Clearwater, Louisiana Red, Pinetop Perkins and Snooky Pryor. Kenny Smith was unquestionably born into blues royalty. He grew up in the same house where Muddy Waters once lived in Chicago, the home of the blues. Throughout his childhood, Kenny was surrounded by Muddy and his friends, which included his own father, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith (1936-2011). These blues icons helped mold Kenny into the person and drummer he is today, and later in life asked him to provide his famous backbeat on some of the largest and most respected stages and recordings in the world. Kenny has played over 7,500 live performances earned the right to wear that royal blues crown. Billy Flynn grew up in Green Bay, and started playing the blues as a teenager. He was noticed at a local blues club by Jimmy Dawkins, who asked Billy to join his band. He went on to play with Jimmy Rogers, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, Sunnyland Slim, the Legendary Blues Band, Kim Wilson, Mississippi Heat and the Cashbox Kings. Billy has also recorded with Bryan Lee, Little Smokey Smothers, Mark Hummel, Willie Kent, Snooky Pryor, Big Bill Morganfield, John Brim, Jody Williams, Little Arthur Duncan, Deitra Farr and Billy Boy Arnold. Barrelhouse Chuck is the only Chicago blues pianist to have studied under Sunnyland Slim, Pinetop Perkins, Blind John Davis, Detroit Junior and Little Brother Montgomery. Chuck draws on this distinguished lineage to create a blues, boogie-woogie, barrelhouse piano style that places him at the forefront of

this celebrated tradition. He has played and recorded for a who’s who of the blues, including Bo Diddly, Jimmy Rogers, Eddie Taylor, Kim Wilson, Hubert Sumlin, Otis Rush, Louis Myers, Buddy Guy and Big Smokey Smothers. EG Kight, Multiple BMA Nominee A veteran of the road, EG Kight has headlined at clubs, theaters and festivals, bringing her diverse musical menu to the fans in cities across America and Europe. Her nickname is the Georgia Songbird, and for good reason. One of America’s great singers, EG has opened for B.B. King, performed on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” written hit songs for Koko Taylor, produced a hit album for Lisa Biales and performed across American and in Europe, Japan and Mexico. The Nighthawks, 40 Years of Great Blues The Nighthawks have bluesed to audiences all over the world for over 40 years. In 2009 they were honored with a Blues Music Award for “Last Train To Bluesville” and their new album Damn Good Time is getting rave reviews and airplay around the world. Cedric Burnside Project, Multiple BMA Winner Cedric Burnside is the grandson of North Mississippi blues legend R.L. Burnside. He is the winner of the Blues Music Awards Best New Artist Debut for the record The Two Man Wrecking Crew in 2009 and Drummer of the Year in 2010 and 2013. After years of touring the world with Lightnin’ Malcolm as The Juke Joint Duo, Cedric has started a new band. The Cedric Burnside Project. His debut album The Way I Am is coming soon, and he is touring the country playing new, original, foot-stomping hill-country blues. Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges, Multiple BMA Nominee Eugene is a nomadic musician who lives on the road. His home is wherever

the next performance takes him, and every year this is from America through Europe, then down to Australia with stops in between. The son of the blues guitarist Hideaway Slim, Eugene’s mother was from the Bullock family (same as Anna Mae Bullock, better known as Tina Turner). He claims his guitar skills came from the Bridges side and his voice from the Bullocks. At five he was already playing with his father around Louisiana. At 13, Eugene was entering R&B talent shows and has been playing ever since. Blues, Soul, Jump, Funk, Gospel, Rock and Beach music all made Eugene the seasoned and versatile performer we have today. Victor Wainwright & The WildRoots, BMA Winner Victor Wainwright, singer, pianist, hepcat from Memphis by way of the Savannah is a raucous high-octane dynamic performer and crowd pleaser with soul to spare. After earning what he calls a “double major in Boogie, a Ph.D. in Swing and a Master’s in Rhythm,” the “Piana from Savannah” is making a name for himself in a big way. Victor is nominated for the 2013 Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year Blues Music Award, his second such nomination. JP Soars & The Red Hots, BMA Nominee & 2009 IBC Winner JP Soars is not a typical blues guitarist. He has a diverse musical background that encompasses a multitude of influences. “I love T-bone Walker, Jesse May Hemphill, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, Muddy Waters, Johnny Guitar Watson, Guitar Slim and Louis Jordan. But I also love Tito Puente, Miles Davis, Hank Williams, Black Sabbath and Slayer.” Soars toured the globe and recorded with some of the most extreme metal bands in the world before finding his home in the blues, attributes that give Soars an instantly recognizable style. June 2013

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Selwyn Birchwood, International Blues Challenge Band Winner The Selwyn Birchwood Band took top honors at the 2013 International Blues Challenge, winning a chance to perform at Blues Weekend. Selwyn and his band made a significant impact on fans at clubs and festivals throughout Florida as they continuously wowed audiences with high-energy performances rooted deeply in the traditions of the blues greats. Now they get a chance to do so all around the world! Leah & The Mojo Doctors, Ozarks Blues Challenge Winning Band Leah and the Mojo Doctors will represent the Ozarks Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in February. They have been playing Rock & Roll since 2001, and Leah was awarded the Ozark Music Awards Best Female Vocalist in 2004, and in 2008, she won the NAMA for Best Female Vocalist. Leah & the Mojo Doctors were awarded the 2009 and 2010 NAMA for Best Blues/R&B Band. In 2011 the band won the NAMA for Best Cover Band, and the band can now add NAMA Hall of Fame to its list. Leah & the Mojo Doctors were recently honored with the title of the 2012 NAMA Hall of Fame Multi-Category Winner and Leah is the current 2012 NAMA Female Vocalist. Buddy Shute, Ozarks Blues Challenge Solo Winner Buddy Shute will also represent the Ozarks Blues Society in the International Blues Challenge in February. Buddy was born in Memphis and began playing bars when he was 16. He drifted down to New Orleans and played with everybody.... he opened for Professor Longhair for his Birthday Bash at Tipatinas.... played piano in a burlesque house... played with a Cajun band on a riverboat. He’s been in the Fayetteville area for the last five years playing with Kathy Cole & 4 Guys Named Moe. 18

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Also Appearing Around Eureka Springs The Ariels, Baby Jason, Blew Reed & The Flatheads, Blue Krewe, Brandon Santini, Brick Fields, Brody Buster, Brother Bagman, Chad Emmert, Cutty Rye, The Doghouse Daddies, Earl Cate & Them, Gone Was Here, Isayah’s AllStars, The Jones Brothers, Jones van Jones, Justin Cauble, Laurie Morvan, Levee Town, Nathan A, Randy Beach, RJ Mischo, Shawn “L’il Slim” Holt, Steve Jones, Terry Evans, Terry Quiett Band, Tony Trahan and more. Blues For Kids In conjunction with the Ozarks Blues Society and the Blues Society of the Ozarks, George Hunt will present our third annual “Blues for Kids” Harmonica Blowout Saturday afternoon in Basin Spring Park. Harmonicas will be given to the first 50 kids to join the fun. Father’s Day Blues Picnic at Turpentine Creek We’re going to wind down Blues Weekend with a Father’s Day Blues Picnic at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, 7 miles south of town on Hwy. 23S on Sunday afternoon. Brick Fields will start the afternoon off with their gospel blues brunch. Selwyn Birchwood and his band (the winning band from the 2013 International Blues Challenge) will perform next, and then host an all-star jam, with several bands from Blues Weekend staying over to come up and jam! Plenty of food and drinks, arts, crafts and fun activities for the kids – including kite flying with Kaleidokites. No coolers, please. Well-behaved pets on leashes welcome. Admission included in VIP and Weekend Passes, or only $5 per person at the gate. Kids under six free. Admission to the Refuge is separate from admission to the Blues Picnic.


Blues at a glance Get your blues shoes on and go for the soul Thursday, June 13 Blues Weekend is a fundraiser for Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, just south of Eureka Springs. Turpentine Creek gives lifetime refuge to abused, neglected or abandoned wildlife, and is constantly building new habitats as funding permits. The Refuge has just finished one of their largest rescues ever, so every dollar raised goes towards saving even more tigers and cougars. For more information, please visit their web site at www.TurpentineCreek.org. Sponsors include The 1905 Basin Park Hotel, Al’s Happy Hens, Alpine Liquor, Best Western Eureka Inn, Budweiser/McBride Distributing, Carolyn’s Ozark Swiss Inn, Community First Bank, The Current, DeVito’s, Dr. Bob’s Blues Show, Eureka Springs City Advertising & Promotion Commission, Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, Eureka Springs Independent, Grand Central Hotel, Grand Taverne, KABF, Kaliedokites, KASU, KCUR, KKFI, KSPQ, KUAF, KUAR, Legendary

Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Local Flavor Café, Mud Street Cafe, Nightflying, The Oasis, Pig Trail Harley-Davidson, Pizza Hut, Premium Brands, Rapid Roberts, Sparky’s, StoneHouse, Saddlebock Brewery and Vacation Rentals. Blues Weekend venues include The Auditorium, The 1905 Basin Park Hotel, Chelsea’s, Jack’s Place & Center Stage, New Delhi, Pied Piper & Cat House Lounge, Rockin’ Pig Saloon, Rowdy Beaver & The Beaver Den, Squid & Whale, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge & Voulez-Vous Lounge. Ultimate, VIP and Weekend Passes and tickets are on sale at EurekaSpringsBlues.com. Hotel and ticket packages are also available at the 1905 Basin Park Hotel and Grand Central Hotel. For tickets, a complete schedule, to volunteer, to become a sponsor or for more information, please visit www. EurekaSpringsBlues.com. +

Basin Park 12 noon – Jones Van Jones 1:30 p.m. – Nathan A 3 p.m. – Isayah’s All Stars 4:30 p.m. – Brick Fields 1905 Basin Park Hotel Barefoot Ballroom Doors Open at 8 p.m., Show Starts At 9 –Victor Wainwright & The WildRoots

Friday, June 14 Basin Park 12 noon – Steve “Ragtime Red” Jones 1:30 p.m. – Levee Town 3 p.m. – Doghouse Daddies 4:30 p.m. – RJ Mischo The Auditorium Doors Open at 6 p.m., Show Starts At 7 – Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges and The Nighthawks (BMA Winner) 1905 Basin Park Hotel Barefoot Ballroom Doors Open at 9 p.m., Show Starts At 10 – Cedric Burnside Project

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hether you’re from Moravia or Minnesota (like this guy) make sure you stop by the Chamber of Commerce in Pine Mountain Village and stick a pin in your hometown. Even travelers from overseas are represented on notes tucked around the frame of the map, so take a look and make sure your city is represented. There’s always room for one more! +

Basin Park 12 noon – Blues For Kids Harmonica Blowout Featuring George Hunt, Presented by the Blues Society of the Ozarks 1:30 p.m. – JP Soars 3 p.m. – Brandon Santini 4:30 p.m. – The Ariels The Auditorium Doors Open at 2 p.m., Show Starts At 3 – Buddy Shute (Solo Winner of the Ozarks Blues Challenge), Leah & The Mojo Doctors, EG Kight and Chicago Blues Revue (Multiple Grammy and BMA Winners) 1905 Basin Park Hotel Barefoot Ballroom Doors Open at 9 p.m., Show Starts At 10 – JP Soars & The Red Hots

Sunday, June 16

1 – 6 p.m. – Father’s Day Blues Picnic at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

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Come back and see us . . . in July for summer fun. There are cozy places to stay and lots of fun to have. Be sure to pick up the Fun Guide for all the details – or visit us online at www. independentfunguide.com. + June 2013

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erched on a hill on the west side of town, Caribé Restaurant and Cantina beckons with Caribbean colors. Those who’ve heard the lore and have come to see for themselves, or have simply answered the summons of Caribé’s colorful lure, find themselves stepping into an exotic vacation for the palate. Cookbook author, Crescent Dragonwagon, expresses the sentiments of diners enchanted with the Cantina’s cuisine, “…it’s been my joy to experience many of the world’s most renowned restaurants … I’ve eaten showy food, fancy food, award winning food … created by some of the world’s best-known chefs. But what flavors do I crave, positively ache for…? The vibrant tastes and vivid colors, the satisfying sustenance, the cornucopia of goodness that is on the plates at Caribé … chilies and fruit, smoke and fire, garlic, onions, herbs and spices play off each other with heat and sweetness, heartiness, freshness, lack of pretention. This is quietly great, homey food cooked and served with heart and soul. That it’s at a small artfilled restaurant in a small Arkansas town

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is some of the magic.” What’s on the menu … The Center Street Salsa Platter is usually what first sends tingles of anticipation to customer’s taste buds. Homemade tortilla chips are served with a sampling of Caribé’s seven special homemade salsas. Follow this with Aztec Corn Goddess soup for a “magic mix of classic flavors.” For an entrée, one has to decide between equally alluring dishes such as Pescado Tropical - salmon in coconut milk and rum with grilled pineapple, or Camorones Adobo - shrimp and fresh vegetables skewered and brushed with a smoky chipotle pepper sauce. But perhaps there is no deciding to do, because one simply cannot pass up the Pollo Molé. Chef-owner, KJ Zumwalt, says the molé has 51 ingredients and the process of roasting, toasting, sautéing and soaking is like piecing together stained glass. “There is a reason why people don’t make it,” KJ quips. Her molé inspiration came from KJ’s late Panamanian life/business partner, Clary Perez-Carrera, who taught her how to make it. KJ learned many kinds

of molé in travels to Mexico City and Oaxaca, but, she says, “Clary’s always comes out best when I do tastings.” With KJ’s attitude, “I want hands on – every plate super beautiful and the best it can be,” it’s no surprise the food is so good. Because every dish is prepared to perfection, from generous appetizers to main courses, the wait may be a bit longer; but it’s definitely worth it – especially when there are artfully made Margaritas and other cocktails to linger over. KJ came to Eureka Springs in 1989 after she had traveled around looking for a coastal town and her mother insisted she try Eureka instead. KJ says she came here for three days with a bad attitude and an overnight bag, and never went home. A bit of history … Caribé had its beginnings at Center Street, which Perez-Carrera began running in 1992 with a menu similar to Caribé’s current offerings. KJ joined her in 1994. In the 1950s the building now housing Caribé was a home with a small commercial smoker attached. During the 1970s, it became the Red Hog Lounge which KJ says was a


“liquor-drinking, poker-playing, wild stories, fun loving” establishment that also utilized the smokehouse. In the 1980s Peggy Sue Evans “took the smokehouse to whole ‘nother level” as The Highlander, with a menu focused around steaks and ribs. In 2002 KJ bought the building and has kept the hickory pit smokehouse tradition with smoked pork tenderloin, smoked ribs and specials. She also creates frequent specials from what she finds at the local farmers’ market, keeping everything fresh and delicious. She even has local farmers growing produce specifically for Caribé, most notably, all kinds of “crazy peppers.” Caribé is also known for hosting benefits. KJ figures between Caribé and Center Street, well over a million dollars has been raised for individuals and causes. “For a town of two thousand, those numbers don’t crunch,” she laughs. Raising several thousand dollars on an afternoon “is magic, keeps me interested

in this town. It humbles me every time. I fall in love with the town and the community every time,” KJ added. The benefits are about “true generosity and bringing out the best in everyone; those working, donating – even recipients. It’s up close and personal and at the end of the night, it’s good times.” Caribé has an event room for benefits, fun events, poetry readings and art shows. The restaurant is filled with the art of many local artists, right down to the chairs, and also houses PerezCarrera’s mostly South American and Caribbean doll collection as well as a collection of mola fabric art from the Sandblast Islands. Caribé, located at 309 W. Van Buren (US 62W), is open Thursday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Call (479) 253-8102 to check on seasonal hours or type in “KJ’s Caribe Restaurant + Cantina” on Facebook to see some of the items on the menu and participate vicariously in the good times. +

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up, it’s time for tick talk. Ticks carry dangerous, even deadly, diseases and fleas can cause everything from skin issues to worms. Of course there is a multitude of topical and oral products out there, but no matter which commercial product you choose be sure By Rachel Brix your choice also repels, not just kills; then the little buggers are less likely to get to your pooch in the first place. If you want to go the more natural route, lots of natural remedies exist, too. For instance, you can spread diatomaceous earth around your house and lawn, give brewer’s yeast and garlic orally or even use essential oils, such as rose geranium oil, that can be applied directly to your dog’s collar. Whichever method of prevention you decide to use, still be sure to inspect your pet regularly. Ticks usually like to attach in and around the face and ears and “armpit” areas. Fleas are usually going to congregate on your dog’s belly and groin area. Flea poop, called flea “dirt,” looks similar to black pepper and is often seen where the tail and body connect. If you see dirt you’ve got a problem, as your dog and your whole house will need to be treated to get rid of them for good. Prevention is the best approach, but if your dog gets fleas or ticks act quickly. Having a reliable flea/tick shampoo on hand is recommended – even Dawn dish soap has been known to kill both ticks and fleas. If you find a tick on your dog, remove it the same way you would from yourself: carefully, ensuring you get the head to prevent infection. Launder your dog’s bedding often, brush her daily or at least weekly (even short-coated dogs!) and inspect for bugs or signs of irritation. You’ll keep your pooch healthy, and he’ll love the extra attention. + REMOVAL OF A TICK Using a pair of tweezers, find where the tick’s mouthparts have entered the skin. Place the ends of the tweezers around the base of the mouthparts and while applying gentle pressure pull the tick up slowly and steadily until it releases its hold. Dispose of the tick in a sealable plastic bag in the trash outside your home.

Things NOT to do DO NOT twist, poke, squash, or burn the tick. DO NOT smother the tick with any substance.

Need a vet? We hope you don’t, but there are several good veterinarians in the area. The one closest to town is the Animal Hospital of Eureka Springs on 23 S. A call to (479) 253-8923 will get the answers you need. There’s an emergency after hours number on the answering service, and Dr. Tony Pike will be happy to meet you if necessary.

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f you appreciate a good choice of brew, wine or cocktails to go along with an evening of socializing, Eureka Springs has the place(s) just for you! Want a quiet corner for relaxing and conversation? We have it. Love to dance? You can do it here to DJs or live music.

Crave pub grub? You’re in the right town! Some of our night spots allow children until a certain hour, some serve food (and really good food) late, some have awesome house specialties and all of them have the flavor of a place “where everybody knows your name.” +

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hen strolling through Eureka Springs, remember to take in the many treasures to be found on North Main – one of which is Eureka Live! and the patio Beer Garden. This is one of the coolest places in town and the premier dance club in Eureka Springs. On the street level you’ll find the outdoor patio, complete with a full bar and outdoor grill that provides tasty fare on a $5 menu. Quick and easy hits the spot with fresh-off-thegrill beef brisket and pork tenderloin sandwiches or burgers. There’s also red beans and rice, hot dogs, nachos and a mean chicken sausage gumbo. Enjoy the afternoon or evening breezes, your favorite cold one and good company. But there’s more to be discovered underfoot! That’s right, the club itself is located in the old Eureka Underground, beneath the buildings and streets of town. Down here in the Underground, everyone

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“Great, Great FUN!” Waiter is absolutely wonderful, great drinks, great atmosphere. They tell me this bar has been here for years but we just found it. Had an awesome time celebrating Halloween with the most eclectic crowd ever. Can’t even describe how much we liked it and how much fun we had.”

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takes requests. Add some funky fun and pick up a chapeau from the hat bar and break out the phone or camera for some pics that will make the folks back home sorry they missed the party. Do not miss the famous Bloody Mary Bar with more than 100 types of vodka available to mix and match with amazing flavors. The bar offers so many items to dress your Bloody Mary with, you could make a meal of it! Another popular selection is the liquid marijuana shot. Eureka Live! loves hosting parties, and there is no charge for this. The downstairs can accommodate up to 150 revelers, so if you’re getting married in Eureka Springs, there’s no better spot for your bachelor/bachelorette party. Service is key at Eureka Live! and Owners Walter and Lee are proud to say, “What sets us apart is our exceptional staff.” Eureka Live!, 35 N. Main, opens Wednesday and Thursday at 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday at 11 a.m., and closes at 2 a.m. (or thereabouts). Closed Monday and Tuesday. Phone (479) 2537020 or see eurekaliveunderground.com and join the party! +


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famous for their Reubens, fish & chips, burgers, and Irish dishes! The Corn Beef and Cabbage is just like Mrs. O’Malley’s. There is a full bar, cold beer, lots of parking, and friendly faces.
 Smoke free, full menu and live music on Friday and Saturday. Kitchen open late.www.piedpiperpub.com (479) 363-9976 Voulez Vous Lounge, 63 Spring Street, under the New Orleans Hotel, is a jazz lounge featuring a full menu, fresh takes on classic cocktails and live music in a nonsmoking atmosphere. Everything is beautiful at the Vous!
 Dancing and extensive drinks menu so you can make a night of it. www.voulezvouslounge. com (479) 363-6595 The StoneHouse, 89 S. Main Street. A bright new star is on the culinary horizon in the form of the StoneHouse. Billed as the place for ‘wine, cheese and conversation.’ “An extensive, cutting edge wine and beer list that will transport you to faraway lands,” says a Yelp review.
 Smoke free. Appetizer menu with wine pairings, live music every Friday from 5–8 p.m. www.eurekastonehouse.com (479) 363-6411

of the 1905 Basin Park Hotel. 
Pool, great views, extensive bar. (479) 2537837 Eureka Paradise
 Bar & Grill, 75 S. Main Street. 
Dancing, DJ, smoke free. A big dance floor with great light and smoke effects. (479) 363-6574 Rogue’s Manor, 124 Spring Street. Rogue’s Manor at Sweet Spring is a fine dining restaurant and lounge in the downtown Historic District with romantic overnight rooms for couples. Full menu and extensive bar. www. roguesmanor.com 800-250-5827

Rowdy Beaver Restaurant & Tavern, 417 W. Van Buren. Good

service, casual food in a fun atmosphere. The tavern side has live music on the weekends, full bar. www.rowdybeaver. com (479) 253 - 8544 Rowdy Beaver Den, 45 Spring Street. Food, fun and extensive bar in a casual atmosphere. There is live music here on Friday and Saturday nights. Recent remodel makes this an excellent place to stop while you are downtown. www.rowdybeaver.com (479) 363 6444 Chelsea’s Corner Cafe, 10 Mountain Street. One of the area’s favorite pubs. Large selection of beers, full bar and excellent food contribute to the unique atmosphere. Live music every Friday and Saturday, open mic on Tuesdays and Drink & Draw on Wednesdays. Upstairs in the Cafe they serve pizza and much more!
 Sorry, no kids allowed. www.chelseascornercafe. com (479) 253-6723 The New Delhi Café & Patio, 2 N. Main. The New Delhi Café on Main Street has live music every weekend, offering a great mix of local and visiting bands. With three decks you can sit as close or far away as you like. This restaurant/bar indoors is smoke free. thenewdelhicafe.com (479) 253-2525 The Balcony Restaurant in Basin Park Hotel is another spot where the family can dine to live music. Thursday through Sunday evenings there is live acoustic music at 5 p.m., with noon shows added on Saturday and Sunday.

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New Ownership! A great place to hang out, dance and celebrate weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and more. Full menu, dancing, free pool and a full bar. Large patio for outdoor weather and big dance floor downstairs. www. eurekaliveunderground.com (479) 253-7020 Henri’s Just One More, 19 1/2 Spring Street. The only Martini Bar and Grill in Eureka Springs. Great food, fabulous Martinis and fun locals. Full menu and extensive bar. www. henrisjustonemore.com (479) 253-5795 Lucky 7 Rooftop Billiards, Basin Park Hotel, 12 Spring Street. One of downtown’s favorite “21 and over” gathering spots. Located on the 6th floor

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http://www.basinpark.com 479-2537837 Squid and Whale Pub, 37 Spring Street. One of Northwest Arkansas’ top music venues. With entrances on Spring and Center Streets, the Squid recruits talent from all over the country, there is a band there every weekend. In addition to the weekend entertainment, they feature a local band once a week for ‘Local Kine’ night and have an open jam on Thursdays that will blow you away. They offer a varied menu that includes American, Mexican and seafood. There is no smoking, which means children are welcome until 9 p.m. www.squidandwhalepub.com (479) 253-7147 Jack’s Center Stage, 
37 Spring Street. This is a full service bar. Live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights with a variety of rock and blues. You can smoke here, so no kiddos. (479) 253-2219 Rockin’ Pig Saloon, 2039C E. Van Buren, in the Gaskins Switch shopping area is a full service dining, drinking and entertainment establishment. The menu includes pizza cooked to perfection in their Italian woodfired oven, barbeque, ribs, steaks and sandwiches. They have eight beers on tap and a fully stocked bar. Biker friendly and non-smoking, kids are welcome. Open all year. www. rockinpigsaloon.com (479) 363-6248 Chasers Bar & Grill, 169 E. Van Buren, is a favorite among the biking crowd. They have a full bar and great pub grub on the menu. With drink and menu specials, pool and dart tournaments, this is always a fun place. There is live music on Friday and Saturday nights. You can smoke here, so 21 and up only. https://www.facebook. com/chasersbandg (479) 253-5522 The Blarney Stone, 85 South Main Street. An Irish pub with a full menu, breakfast served all day, kitchen open late. Savory Irish country fare, amazing desserts, even offering vegetarian selections. Live music with stages upstairs and down. Full bar. Open 7 days a week. (479) 363-6633 +

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