VOV VIP Festival Pass & Single Day Tix.

VOV 2015

VOV 2015

VOV Fest Passes are available now. Pricing of $50 which includes entry to all events ,VOV Teeshirt, VOV promotional poster and a laminate.

Get your pass here.

Jamaican Queens, My Gold Mask, Water Liars, The Memphis Dawls, Two Cow Garage, Pallbearer, PeeLander Z, Ryan Casatta, JD Wilkes, Shilpa Ray, Blacklist Royals, Swearing at Motorists, Heaters. Schwervon, Fred Thomas, The Grayces, All Eyes West, Native Lights, The Gunshy, Christian Lee Hutson, Andrew Bryant, The Mutts, Young Buffalo, Ronnie Heart, Mom Jeans, Al Scorch, Hikes, Children of Pop, White Mystery, Bruiser Queen, Triathalon, Fred Thomas, Hikes, All Eyes West, The Shivas and more!!

Single day tickets are also available here.

Get your VOV VIP pass here.

Water Liars, VOV Saturday

Water Liars, VOV Saturday

VOV “Trail Shows” at City Parks

 

Al Scorch brings his Chicago style of country & soul to The VOV - Trail Show, Monday, March 23 - Noon at Adair Park.

Al Scorch brings his Chicago style of country & soul to The VOV – Trail Show, Monday, March 23 – Noon at Adair Park.

Low Key Arts and the Hot Springs Parks and Trails Department have partnered to bring unplugged musical performances to our city parks during The Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival. The “Trail Shows” series will take place at four locations around Hot Springs including The Farmers Market pavilion, Baseball Trail Park pavilion, Adair Park, and the Hollywood Park pavilion. Performances will begin at 12 noon each day and last approximately 30 minutes.

“We are thrilled to partner with Parks and Trails to bring these free

JD Wilkes and banjo conjure a classic american gothic sound at VOV - Trail Show, Saturday, March 21 - Noon at The Farmers Market

JD Wilkes and banjo conjure a classic american gothic sound at VOV – Trail Show, Saturday, March 21 – Noon at The Farmers Market

performances inside our beautiful parks. I just love the combination of acoustic music in an outdoor setting.” says Low Key Arts, Executive Director, Bill Solleder.

Scheduled to perform include JD Wilkes (Kentucky), Andrew Bryant (Mississippi), Al Scorch (Chicago) and LGBT advocate and singer/songwriter Ryan Cassata (San Fran).  All shows are free and open to all ages. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged.

Andrew Bryan VOV Trail Show Sunday

Andrew Bryan VOV Trail Show Sunday

TRAIL SHOW SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 21 – JD Wilkes at the Hot Springs Farmers Market
Sunday, March 22 – Andrew Bryant at Baseball Trail Park
Monday, March 23 – Al Scorch at Adair Park (515 Central)
Tuesday, March 24 – Ryan Cassata at Hollywood Park (411 Hollywood)

Ryan Cassata to perform VOV Tuesday Trail Show at Hollywood Park

Ryan Cassata to perform VOV Tuesday Trail Show at Hollywood Park

VOV Fundraisers – Sweethearts and rockNroll Buffet.

The VOV, March 20-24 is powered by volunteers, fundraisers, and both private and public $support$.  Without the dedicated hard work and belief in what The VOV brings to the small, quirky town of Hot Springs, The VOV wouldn’t be possible.  You can support The VOV by attending one of these fundraisers, The Spa City Sweethearts Burlesque Revue, Feb 13 and 14 and The Deep Fried All U Can Eat Rock and Roll Buffet on February 27th.

Spa City Sweethearts

Spa City Sweethearts

7 bands 7 bucks

7 bands 7 bucks

The VOV and Low Key Arts are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works. Support for Low Key Arts is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The VOV was sponsored by The NEA.

The VOV was sponsored by The NEA.

VOV 11 Continues silk screened poster tradition.

VOV 2015

VOV 2015

James Weinberg was selected from an international search of silk screen rock poster artists to create the VOV 11th anniversary print which will be limited to 75 signed and numbered prints and available for sale during the VOV. Weinberg joins a list of internationally recognized designers who have created the VOV poster over the past 11 years including Jay Ryan, Nate Duval, Aesthetic Apparatus, and Jim Mazza to name a few. To see all of the past VOV poster designs click here.

Weinberg is a designer and artist based out of Somerville, Massachusetts. His inspiration comes from natural history, folk-art, printed ephemera, op-art and typography. Using these elements he creates layered silkscreens art prints and posters that collage discarded printed matter with patterns and original drawings.

http://www.weinbergdesign.com

VOV – March 20-24 – spring break, arkansas

SPRING BREAK ARKANSAS

The 11th annual VOV is set for March 20-25, 2015 – make plans now to visit Hot Springs and Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. Drink the water, soak in the water, take the trails, breath the air and get in on 5 days of the best underground rock the world has to offer. Stay tuned for band announcements.

VOV Marks the spot!

VOV Marks the spot!

VOV X – Photos and Video

Photos and videos from the 10th annual Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival.

Click this link to watch some highlights from The VOV.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USnuvfIRYK8

VOV Silk Screen workshop print by Jose Hernandez

VOV Silk Screen workshop print by Jose Hernandez

Water Liars photo by J Rodgers

Water Liars photo by J Rodgers

Weeknight on top of the Mountain Tower pic by A. Brewer.

Weeknight on top of the Mountain Tower pic by A. Brewer.

Weeknight on top of the Mountain Tower pic by A. Brewer

Weeknight on top of the Mountain Tower pic by A. Brewer

Weeknight on top of the Mountain Tower pic by A. Brewer

Weeknight on top of the Mountain Tower pic by A. Brewer

R. Ring - photo by Rebecca Stone

R. Ring – photo by Rebecca Stone

VOV Tat!

VOV Tat!

VOV Fest Goers by  J Rodgers

VOV Fest Goers by J Rodgers

Swearing At Motorists by A Brewer

Swearing At Motorists by A Brewer

Radkey photo by Lorian Dahl

Radkey photo by Lorian Dahl

My Gold Mask by  J Rodgers

My Gold Mask by J Rodgers

 

The Last Slice photo by A Brewer

The Last Slice photo by A Brewer

 

Habits A Brewer

Habits A Brewer

 

Good Graeff A Brewer

Good Graeff A Brewer

 

Craig Colorusso's Cube Music

Craig Colorusso’s Cube Music

 

Big'n Photo by Jeremy Rodgers

Big’n Photo by Jeremy Rodgers

 

Fur Coats  A brewer

Fur Coats A brewer

 

Fabulous Minx A Brewer

Fabulous Minx A Brewer

 

The Ozark Bath house

The Ozark Bath house

 

Christian Lee Hutson Trail Show

Christian Lee Hutson Trail Show

 

VOV Fest Goers by  J Rodgers

VOV Fest Goers by J Rodgers

 

VOV Fest Goers by  J Rodgers

VOV Fest Goers by J Rodgers

 

Guitar Building Workshop

Guitar Building Workshop

 

Stilt Parade

Stilt Parade

 

VOV Arkansas Tattoo

VOV Arkansas Tattoo

 

Craig Colorusso's Sun Boxes

Craig Colorusso’s Sun Boxes

 

Shea Childs Toasts by A Brewer

Shea Childs Toasts by A Brewer

 

Oberhofer in The Sentinel Record

Oberhofer in The Sentinel Record

Cube Music on the front page!

Cube Music on the front page!

Opening Reception photo by A Brewer

Opening Reception photo by A Brewer

 

Opening Reception photo by A Brewer

Opening Reception photo by A Brewer

Kelley Deal photo by J Rodgers

Kelley Deal photo by J Rodgers

 

Rude King by J Rodgers

Rude King by J Rodgers

 

 

VOV X Festival Print by Jay Ryan

VOV X Festival Print by Jay Ryan

 

The VOV was sponsored by The NEA.

The VOV was sponsored by The NEA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOV Full Schedule

QUICK SCHEDULE

Check back for updates. Schedule subject to change.

VOV 2015

VOV 2015

 

The 11th annual Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival – Hot Springs, Arkansas – March 20-24 - Tickets available here

 

 subject to change

VOV THURSDAY
Opening Reception, Emergent Arts, 341 Whittington
VOV Prints on display, James Weinberg Print Show, Robbie Brindley portraits, CHMX silk screen demo and music by Darren Keen (The Show is the Rainbow)
7 to 9pm / Free / Open to the Public

VOV FRIDAY
Jamaican Queens (MI)
My Gold Mask (IL)
Shilpa Ray (NY)
Schwervon! (KS)
Fred Thomas (MI)
Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor
Doors 7PM / Show 7:30PM / $10 or Free with VOV Pass  / All Ages

Maxines and The Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival present - The 2015 Arkansas Times Musician Showcase Champion and The Grayces (TN) Maxine’s, 700 Central - Doors at 8PM / Show at 9PM / $5 or Free with VOV Pass / 21+

VOV SATURDAY

12Noon – Trail Show with JD Wilkes,  Farmers Market Pavilion
Free and open to the public, bring a lawn chair.

3PM – Workshop at Emergent Arts, 341 Whittington
JD Wilkes leads a banjo and harmonica worksop
Free and open to the public

 6PM – Secret Show – All Eyes West (IL)
??Location announced day of show??
Free and open to the public

 7PM – Low Key Arts Main Event
Water Liars (MS)
The Memphis Dawls (TN)
Native Lights (OK)
Christian Lee Hutson (CA)
The Gunshy (IL)
Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor
Doors 7PM / Show 7:30PM / $10 or Free with VOV Pass  / All Ages

8PM – HSDFI Underground and Outsider Film Series
Charles Bradley: Soul of America - The incredible rise of 62-year-old aspiring soul singer Charles Bradley, whose debut album rocketed him from a hard life in the Brooklyn Housing Projects to Rolling Stone Magazine’s top 50 albums of 2011.
Screening at Deluca’s, 407 Park Ave

VOV SUNDAY

12Noon – Trail Show with Andrew Bryant (MS)
Baseball Trail Park - Free and open to the public

3PM – Workshop at Emergent Arts, 341 Whittington
JD Wilkes Comic Book Illustration. Come and make your own comic from scratch! – Free! Bring a pen and paper.

6PM – Secret Show – The Shivas (OR)
??Location announced day of show
Free and open to the public

 7PM – Low Key Arts Main Event
Two Cow Garage (OH)
Mutts (IL)
NOTS (TN)
Young Buffalo (MS)
Ronnie Heart (TX)
Laser Background (PA)
Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor
Doors 7PM / Show 7:30PM / $10 or Free with VOV Pass  / All Ages

8PM – HSDFI Outsider and Underground Film Series
A Band Called Death - Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early ’70s formed a band in their spare bedroom, began playing a few local gigs and even pressed a single in the hopes of getting signed. But this was the era of Motown and emerging disco. Record companies found Death’s music— and band name—too intimidating, and the group were never given a fair shot, disbanding before they even completed one album. Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family love story, A Band Called Death chronicles the incredible fairy-tale journey of what happened almost three decades later, when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger. Playing music impossibly ahead of its time, Death is now being credited as the first black punk band (hell…the first punk band!), and are finally receiving their long overdue recognition as true rock pioneers. Screening at Deluca’s, 407 Park Ave

VOV MONDAY

12Noon – Trail Show with Al Scorch
Adair Park, 515 Central
Free and open to the public

 3PM – Workshop at Emergent Arts, 341 Whittington
Bill Daniels – How to DIY touring for artists, filmmakers and performing artist. Also a Pop Up Photography exhibit. – free!

 6PM – Secret Show - Daikaiju (Alabama)
??Location announced day of show??
Free and open to the public

 7PM – Low Key Arts Main Event
Pallbearer (AR)
Swearing At Motorists (Germany)
Daniel Romano (Canada)
Heaters (MI)
The AMFMS
Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor
Doors 7PM / Show 7:30PM / $10 or Free with VOV Pass  / All Ages

8PM – Outsider and Underground Film Series

Dig! is a documentary film directed by Ondi Timoner, and produced by Timoner, Vasco Nunes and David Timoner. Compiled from seven years of footage, it contrasts the developing careers and love–hate relationship of the  The Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre and the bands’ respective frontmen Courtney Taylor-Taylor and Anton Newcombe. It won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film FestivalScreening at Deluca’s, 407 Park Ave

VOV TUESDAY

12Noon – Trail Show with Ryan Casatta (CA)
Hollywood Park, 411 Hollywood Ave.
Free and open to the public. Bring a lawn chair.

 3PM – Workshop at Emergent Arts,  341 Whittington

LGBT advocate and singer/songwriter, Ryan Casatta (CA)  discusses the music industry future for LGBT artists.  Since coming out as transgender in his early teens,motivational speaker and singer/songwriter Ryan Cassata hasbecome a powerful, globally recognized advocate for equality,anti-bullying, and related LGBT issues for one simple reason: “I don’t want any youth to feel alone in their journey.” Gaining initial renown for his appearances on Larry King Live, The Tyra Banks Show and ABC’s “Heads Up,” the multi-talented 21 year old tours the U.S. frequently, addressing tens of thousands of high school, college and university students every year on the importance of acceptance. - Free and open to the public.

6PM – Secret Show – with HIKES
??Location announced day of show??
Free and open to the public

7PM – Low Key Arts Main Event
PeeLander Z (Japan)
Blacklist Royals (TN)
White Mystery (IL)
Bruiser Queen (MO)
Triathalon
Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor
Doors 7PM / Show 8PM / $10 or Free with VOV Pass  / All Ages

 8PM – HSDFI Outsider and Underground Film Series
The Punk Singer - A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the “riot grrrl” movement of the 1990s. Screening at Deluca’s, 407 Park Ave

 

Jamaican Queens, VOV Friday

Jamaican Queens, VOV Friday  Jamaican Queens 

 

 

 

 

My Gold Mask, VOV Friday

My Gold Mask, VOV Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shilpa Ray on VOV Friday

Shilpa Ray on VOV Friday

 

Water Liars, VOV Saturday

Water Liars, VOV Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gunshy, VOV Saturday

The Gunshy, VOV Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young Buffalo, VOV Sunday

Young Buffalo, VOV Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PeeLander Z, VOV Tuesday

PeeLander Z, VOV Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

Pallbearer, VOV Monday

Pallbearer, VOV Monday

 

 

 

 

Swearing At Motorists, VOV Monday

Swearing At Motorists, VOV Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTS, VOV Sunday

NOTS, VOV Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heaters, VOV Monday

Heaters, VOV Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triathalon, VOV Tuesday

Triathalon, VOV Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Native Lights on VOV Saturday

Native Lights on VOV Saturday

Schwervon! VOV Friday

Schwervon! VOV Friday

The Gunshy VOV Saturday

The Gunshy VOV Saturday

Ronnie Heart on VOV Sunday

Ronnie Heart on VOV Sunday

Blacklist Royals on VOV Tuesday

Blacklist Royals on VOV Tuesday

Al Scorch VOV Monday Trail Show.

Al Scorch VOV Monday Trail Show.

The VOV is made possible in part by a grant from The NEA.

The VOV is made possible in part by a grant from The NEA.

VOV 2014 print illustrated by Jay Ryan

The VOV 2014 silk screened print by Jay Ryan. This limited edition print will be available at the VOV. You may recognize Jay’s work from the VOV 2007 print.

VOV 2014 print by Jay Ryan

VOV 2014 print by Jay Ryan

Jay Ryan established a reputation for hand-drawn text and a computer-free design process. His prints aim to attain the same goals as other concert posters, but using raccoons, rabbits and toasters instead of skulls, breasts and hot rods. Jay is featured in the documentary “Just Like Being There“(Netflix) . From 2002-2007, Jay served as Vice President of the American Poster Institute, a non-profit group which manages the successful FLATSTOCK series of poster shows. Jay now draws and prints daily, and often travels to conferences and universities to show and speak about his work.

Jay lives in Evanston, IL with his wife and daughter, one cat and one dog. For information about Jay Ryan and his company The Bird Machine can be found here.

VOVTV

VOV TV – a dedicated YouTube playlist bringing you music videos and live performances from artists that will be at THIS year’s festival!!!!

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