VOV – March 20-25 – 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.

Thursday, March 13th – 7pm – 9pm
VOV Opening Reception
Ozark Bathhouse, 513 Central Avenue
free and open to the public

The Last Slice

The Last Slice

Friday, March 14th

2:00 – 6:00 – Art Show
Cube Music -
Sound and light art installation
Sun Boxes -
Solar powered sound installation (weather pending)
Ozark Bathhouse, 513 Central Avenue
free and open to the public

Doors at 7PM – Low Key Arts

Mad Nomad (Rock/Arkansas)
The Last Slice (Ska, Oklahoma)
All Eyes West (Pop Punk, Chicago)
Rude King (Ska, Texas)
The Fabulous Minx (Rockabilly, Oklahoma)
The Fur Coats (Punk, Chicago)
Bruiser Queen (Garage Rock, St Louis)
Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor – open to all ages. $7 (12 and under free)

8PM to 10PM – Andrew Anderson (American/folk/punk, Seattle)
Day one of a three day artist in residency with Andrew Anderson
Maxine’s 700 Central

Saturday, March 15th
Noon – Trail Show
The Old Time Remedy (Bluegrass, United States)
Meet at the Superior Bathhouse, 329 Central at Noon for the hike into the woods! FREE and open to all ages. Please wear hiking shoes.

2:00 – 6:00 – Art Show
Cube Music – Sound and light art installation
Sun Boxes – Solar powered sound installation (weather pending)
Ozark Bathhouse, 513 Central Avenue
free and open to the public

4:00 – Workshop – Screen Printing with Jose Hernandez
Ozark Bathhouse, 513 Central Avenue
free and open to the public

6:00 – Secret Show
Location announced via Facebook, and Twitter day of show.
Doomsquad (magical Canadian electronics)

7:00 – Low Key Arts

My Gold Mask

My Gold Mask

My Gold Mask (Indie, Chicago)
R. Ring – featuring Kelley Deal of The Breeders (Indie, Ohio)
Motel Beds (Rock, Ohio)
Water Liars (Americana, Mississippi)
Haymarket Riot (Post Punk, Chicago)
Big’n (90′s noise rock, Chicago)
Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor  - open to all ages. $7 (12 and under free)

 

 

8PM to 10PM - Andrew Anderson (Americana/folk/punk, Seattle)
The second day of a three day artist in residency with Andrew Anderson.
Maxine’s 700 Central

Sunday, March 16th
Noon – Trail Show
Andrew Anderson (American/folk/punk, Seattle)
Meet at the Superior Bathhouse, 329 Central at Noon for the hike into the woods! FREE and open to all ages. Please wear hiking shoes.

2:00 – 6:00 – Art Show
Cube Music – Sound and light art installation
Sun Boxes – Solar powered sound installation (weather pending)
Ozark Bathhouse, 513 Central Avenue
free and open to the public

4:00 – Workshop
The B Inn -316 Park Avenue – Clowning workshop – building stilts and clown noses!
free and open to the public – Day 1 of a 2 day workshop.

6:00 – Secret Show
Location announced via Facebook, and Twitter day of show.
DTCV (Indie Rock, Los Angeles)

Fenster perform VOV Sunday and Monday

Fenster perform VOV Sunday and Monday

7:00 – Low Key Arts
Fenster (Indie, Germany)
AAN (Indie Rock, Portland)
Jack Topht (Rap, Buffalo)
Vadaat Charigim (shoegaze, Tel Aviv, Israel)
Disco Doom (Indie, Switzerland)
Habits (Electonic / Experimental, Los Angeles)
Liquor Store (Punkrock and roll, New Jersey)
Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor  - open to all ages. $7 (12 and under free)

8PM to 10PM - Andrew Anderson (American/folk/punk, Seattle)
The final day of a three day artist in residency with Andrew Anderson.
Maxine’s 700 Central 

Monday, March 17th
Noon – Trail Show
Brian Martin (Americana/folk/blues, Arkansas)
Meet at the Superior Bathhouse, 329 Central at Noon for the hike into the woods! FREE and open to all ages. Please wear hiking shoes.

2:00 – 6:00 – Art Show
Cube Music – Sound and light art installation
Sun Boxes – Solar powered sound installation (weather pending)
Ozark Bathhouse, 513 Central Avenue
free and open to the public

4:00 – Workshop
Cardboard Guitar Building -Day 1 of 2 (pre-registration required)
Ozark Bathhouse, 513 Central Avenue
Cost is $30

4:00 – Workshop
The B Inn , 316 Park Avenue - Clowning workshop – building stilts and clown noses!
free and open to the public – Day 2 of a 2 day workshop.


6:00 – Secret Show
Location announced via Facebook, and Twitter day of show.
Fenster (Indie, Germany)

Oberhofer headline VOV Sunday

Oberhofer headline VOV Sunday

7:00 – Low Key Arts
Oberhofer (Indie pop, New York)
Diarrhea Planet (Rock,Nashville)
Radkey (Rock, Missouri)
Ryan Power (Smart pop, Vermont)
Guerilla Toss (Experimental)
Tweens (Trash Pop, Ohio),
Darsombra (Transcendental visual rock, Baltimore)
Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor  - open to all ages. $7 (12 and under free)

Tuesday, March 18th
Noon – Trail Show
Christian Lee Hutson (folk/old time country)
Meet at the Superior Bathhouse, 329 Central at Noon for the hike into the woods! FREE and open to all ages. Please wear hiking shoes.

2:00 – 6:00 – Art Show
Cube Music – Sound and light art installation
Sun Boxes – Solar powered sound installation (weather pending)
Ozark Bathhouse, 513 Central Avenue
free and open to the public

4:00 – Workshop
Cardboard Guitar Building -Day 2 of 2 (pre-registration required)
Ozark Bathhouse, 513 Central Avenue

6:00 – Secret Show
Location announced via Facebook, and Twitter day of show.
Weeknight (dark pop/shoegaze, New York) http://weeknightmusic.bandcamp.com

Good Graeff on VOV Tuesday

Good Graeff on VOV Tuesday

7:00 – Low Key Arts
Monogold (Indie/Brooklyn)
Pontiak (Indie/Virginia)
Starlight Girls (Indie/Brooklyn)
Good Graeff (Indie/Florida)
Swearing at Motorists (Indie/Germany, Ohio)
Banditos (Americana/Soul, Alabama)
Schwervon (indie, Kansas City)
Lost in Society (pop punk, New Jersey)
Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor  - open to all ages. $7 (12 and under free)

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!!!!

When the bands "bring it" the hands go up!

VOV 2012 in pictures

Up close and personal with Maps and Atlases

When the bands "bring it" the hands go up!

The Black Belles back stage

Black Belles drummer shakes off the floppy hat.

Tacos, Beers and smiles all around.

Yuri Landman (netherlands) talks shop.

South Korea's, Galaxy Express caught in the moment.

Grandchildren a VOV tradition.

The Big Sleep interviewed back stage by Jim Miller for the VOV documentary.

Lauren of Ume was a shining star at VOV 2012.

Clay Fitzpatrick of KABF radio gets chummy with the kids.

Japanther

R.I.O.T.S. puts a shoulder into it.

Coming up for air.

Unstoppable Death Machines

Prince Rama get groovy.

Kelley Deal and Mike Montgomery interviewed by documentarian, Peyton Weatherford.

Maps & Atlases

Matt Bradley Trail Show

Amy Joe Savannah poses with a collection of Yuri Landman's "home swinger" custom made guitars.

VOV Trail Shows take a toll on hikers!

Ume sees the light!

VOV 2011 Retrospective in Pictures

VOV FEST 2011 Retrospective in Pictures Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. Below are a few choice selections from The 7th Annual VOV. Thanks to all the shutterbugs who took so many great pics, especially Aaron Brewer, Jim Miller, Zeke, Cole McCaskill, Ben Fry, James Katowich, and Rebecca Stone. What a year!

Wood Carving of the VOV 2011 Print by Print Factory

Wood Carving of the VOV 2011 Print by Print Factory


Print Factory prints out the door at STAR Gallery

Print Factory prints out the door at STAR Gallery


Print Factory demonstrating the print process

Print Factory demonstrating the print process


From Left - Shea Childs, Elizabeth Solleder, Sarah Curtis, Lindsey Martin, Chris Seidl and Cate Davis.

From Left - Shea Childs, Elizabeth Solleder, Sarah Curtis, Lindsey Martin, Chris Seidl and Cate Davis.

Big Smith kicks off the VOV

Big Smith kicks off the VOV


Lindsey Martin flashes a smile!

Lindsey Martin flashes a smile!


Theodore

Theodore


Laura Stevenson and The Cans

Laura Stevenson and The Cans


Two Cow Garage

Two Cow Garage


VOV Festival Goers up close and personal

VOV Festival Goers up close and personal


Artist Michael Shaeffer live art demo

Artist Michael Shaeffer live art demo


Chapel Club - 100% British

Chapel Club - 100% British


Post Honeymoon drummer, Nick Kraska

Post Honeymoon drummer, Nick Kraska


Blake Butler opens the curtain for another stellar performance.

Blake Butler opens the curtain for another stellar performance.


Pterodactyl

Pterodactyl


The kids are allright.

The kids are alright.


Print Factory back at the presses.

Print Factory back at the presses.


VOV Festival goer, Sara Haddox takes a turn at the printing press

VOV Festival goer, Sara Haddox takes a turn at the printing press


Parts and Labor in the zone

Parts and Labor in the zone


VOV FUN

VOV FUN


Chris Seidl of Blue Screen Skyline

Chris Seidl of Blue Screen Skyline


Oliver of A Place to Bury Strangers

Oliver of A Place to Bury Strangers


Andrew Anderson Trail Show

Andrew Anderson Trail Show


Oliver Ackerman FX Pedal Workshop at The Exchange

Oliver Ackerman FX Pedal Workshop at The Exchange


The kids got the beat at The Tom Tom Magazine Drum Clinic

The kids got the beat at The Tom Tom Magazine Drum Clinin


Lost In The Trees at Low Key Arts

Lost In The Trees at Low Key Arts


VOV fest goer, Amanda Avery entranced

VOV fest goer, Amanda Avery entranced


Jay Purdy of The Extraordinaires leads the bookmaking workshop

Jay Purdy of The Extraordinaires leads the bookmaking workshop


Bookmaking workshop at STAR Gallery

Bookmaking workshop at STAR Gallery


American Pin Up gets physical

American Pin Up gets physical


X-Ray Eyeballs

X-Ray Eyeballs

Shea and Bethanie - the dancing duo!

Shea and Bethanie - the dancing duo!

Jukebox Romantics

Jukebox Romantics

Peelander Yellow of PeeLander Z

Peelander Yellow of PeeLander Z


PeeLander Z - Human Bowling!

PeeLander Z - Human Bowling!


Mr. Free & The Satellite Freakout in your face.

Mr. Free & The Satellite Freakout in your face.


The Binary Marketing Show

The Binary Marketing Show


100% amazing VOV Volunteer - Crystal Meyers

100% amazing VOV Volunteer - Crystal Meyers


Guitars

Guitars


The Extraordinaires

The Extraordinaires


Angelo Moore at the historic Malco Theater

Angelo Moore at the historic Malco Theater


The Sound of the Mountain

The Sound of the Mountain


Artist Michael Shaeffer

Artist Michael Shaeffer


Angelo Moore at Low Key Arts

Angelo Moore at Low Key Arts

South Koreas, Apollo 18

South Koreas, Apollo 18


Dana Falconberry tunes up at The Art Church

Dana Falconberry tunes up at The Art Church


Holly Cole at The Art Church

Holly Cole at The Art Church


VOV Volunteers hangin' loose on the job!

VOV Volunteers hangin' loose on the job!


New Zealands' Surf City

New Zealands' Surf City


VOVsters checking out the merchandise

VOVsters checking out the merchandise


White Glove Test is number one!

White Glove Test is number one!


Andrew Anderson & The United Nations

Andrew Anderson & The United Nations


Brook Olsen, Tom Tom Magazine drum clinic coordinator

Brook Olsen, Tom Tom Magazine drum clinic coordinator


Nora Oconnor Listening Room performance at The Art Church

Nora Oconnor Listening Room performance at The Art Church

The Old Tire Swingers

The Old Tire Swingers


After 7 days of heated raffling, a proud Richard Wooten drove the grand prize home. Thanks NEW BELGIUM!!

After 7 days of heated raffling, a proud Richard Wooten drove the grand prize home. Thanks NEW BELGIUM!!


South Africa's Tidal Waves close out The VOV

South Africa's Tidal Waves close out The VOV


VOV Founders & Lovers, Shea Childs and Bill Solleder

VOV Founders & Lovers, Shea Childs and Bill Solleder

Hot Springs, Arkansas