Monthly Archives: January 2015

Trails and Waterways Bike Tour

Trails and Waterways Monthly Bike Tour

This Saturday at 1:00 PM, the IRWP will host its first “Trails & Waterways” bike tour of 2015. Meet at the IRWP Watershed Learning Center, located at 221 S. Main St. in Cave Springs. Route takes back roads to the Razorback Regional Greenway in Lowell and then follows the Greenway south to Lake Springdale. Riders will make loop around Lake Springdale and back to the Watershed Learning Center for a 20-mile round trip ride.

In the event of unfavorable weather, a brief informational session about these monthly rides will be held inside the Watershed Learning Center beginning at 1:00 PM. Delia Haak (IRWP) and Penny Mertes (City of Cave Springs) will discuss plans for Cave Springs and other small cities’ trail connections to the Razorback Regional Greenway.

Almost Maine, Arts Center of the Ozarks


Almost, Maine Almost, Maine

Almost, Maine February 6, 7, 8, 13 & 14, 2015 Location: Arts Center of the Ozarks 214 S. Main Street Downtown Springdale

Tickets: ACO Members: Adults $16/Students & Children $9 Public: Adults $20/Students & Children $10

Almost, Maine           by John Cariani

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of “Almost, Maine”. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend——in this delightful midwinter night’s dream by John Cariani.

A special Valentine’s Day pre-show dinner is available Feb. 14th.  Prime Rib Chicken Cordon Bleu  Roasted Vegetables Marinated Asparagus Garlic Mashed Potatoes Strawberry & Spinach Salad Orange Rolls Black Forrest Cake  Catered by Spring Street Grill and Catering Dinner $24

Ozark Mountain Music Festival

Ozark Mountain Music Festival - Basin Park - Eureka Springs

The hottest thing in Eureka Springs, AR in January 2014 was OzMoMu, the Ozark Mountain Music Festival.  Hundreds came and enjoyed the eclectic mountain music sounds of 10 bands.  This year, partnering with the ESDN – The Eureka Springs Main Street Program, OzMoMu2 returns to the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, January 22-25, 2015.

“Last year we touted OzMoMu as Eureka Springs’ next great festival,” said Mary Howze, festival coordinator, “and we did not disappoint.  Even before the last note of OzMoMu1 music stopped echoing through the Barefoot Ballroom, the crowd wanted to know the dates of OzMoMu2, the sequel.  And just like last year’s musical extravaganza, OzMoMu2 will focus around Indie Folk with a festival lineup that includes multiple stages and lively music for four exciting days.”

The 2015 Ozark Mountain Music Festival will begin Thursday, January 22 at 6:00 p.m. and will continue with 10 acts until Sunday’s “Bloody Mary Morning Show” with passes once again being kept affordable.  OzMoMu2 will feature the following: Mountain Sprout, Hooten Hallers, Shawn James & The Shapeshifters, Dimetrip, Chucky Waggs,Foley’s Van, Brody Buster, Spring Street Band, Dusty Pearls, and Hosty Duo.

“A key to establishing this event,” noted Jack Moyer, general manager of the hotel, “will be in both providing great Indie/Folk music performed by regional  talent on multiple stages, and inventing a path where the festival-style atmosphere makes the Basin Park Hotel abuzz with activity like attendees enjoying all-access passes, overnighting at the hotel, and being immersed in an atmosphere that encourages eating, drinking and dancing in one central location that has an indoor ‘festival grounds’ feel, per se.”

Room bundles for two attendees include two-nights lodging and two (2) “All-Access” passes and begin at $325.  Festival “4-Day All-Access” passes are $55.  For further information or online room sales, guests are encouraged to visit