2018 Special Performances

Josue Ibarra graduated from Hot Springs Charter School in 2017. He was born in Dallas, Texas, and raised in DeQueen, a small town in southern Arkansas. He is the son of a pastor and the youngest of five children. His dream is to do what he loves most, to make music for a living.  Overall, Josue loves music because even though he enjoys sportss as much as he does music, music has always been his escape during lifes difficult times. Last year, he was a contestant in the 2017 United Way of the Ouachita's Presents "We've Got Talent" Competition and came away with 1st place. 



Teen Challenge is the faith-based hope for addiction recovery. Arkansas Teen Challenge will be celebrating its 50th year anniversary in 2019 and is delighted to remain community focused with other organizations in the Hot Springs area.


James Ballard 12, drums; Marston Murdock 15, bass guitar; Jackson Victorian 17, drums; Clarke Elmore 14, lead guitar/vocals; Tobias Mendenhall 17, drums/vocals; Kymberly Stanek 15, vocals.
Not pictured: Christian Boekhoudt 17, saxophone; Amanda Doyle 15, bass guitar.

Blues in the Schools Central Arkansas program began in the summer of 2013, sponsored by the Spa City Blues Society of Hot Springs, AR. It is totally supported by caring individuals who generously donate their time and talent. Blues in the Schools is an on-going fine arts program to support blues history, music, documentation and performance for youth. The program is designed to incorporate team building and leadership skills.



This year is sponsored by: