In a town that brims with as much culture and vitality as Eureka Springs does, it’s no surprise that there would be a good music scene. Whether you are searching for Eureka Springs nightlife, music shows, or just a good time, there are several ways to experience live music in Eureka Springs. See below for some of the best places to find quality music!
Where to Find Live Music in Eureka Springs
The Balcony Restaurant and Bar
The Balcony Restaurant and Bar occupies a lovely vantage point a few stories above downtown Eureka Springs. You can relax on the al fresco style balcony and watch the activity on the street below, or sit at the bar and enjoy a drink or two (the Bloody Mary is a favorite!). The Balcony Restaurant and Bar features live music all day (in season) on Fridays and Saturdays, so you don’t have to wait until the sun goes down to hear some great tunes!
Stop by Brews on the weekend for live music! You’ll find plenty of local craft beer and coffee on their menu. In addition to the live music, Brews features other events from time to time, like salons where people gather to discuss intellectual ideas over a pint of beer.
The Cathouse Lounge
Eureka Springs’ most popular biker bar is home to great live music on the weekends, in season. Though it certainly looks like a biker bar from the outside, inside you will find that all types of people frequent the establishment. The Cathouse Lounge is a favorite with locals and travelers alike.
If you are in search of live music in Eureka Springs, Chelsea’s should be a stop that is at the top of your list. There’s a cafe upstairs and a bar downstairs. There’s also an outdoor patio if you’d like to spend some time in the fresh air. Chelsea’s has some of the best pizza in town, and it is also one of the best venues for local live music—there’s something playing five nights a week! You’re sure to have a fun time here, and listening to live bands at Chelsea’s is one of the best things to do at night in Eureka Springs.
Eureka Live Underground
One of the most unique bars in a town that is already quite unique, Eureka Live Underground is a fun place to spend an evening. Eureka Live Underground is technically below ground level, and it also has the largest outdoor beer garden in downtown. Come to Eureka Live Underground on Friday and Saturday evenings for a night of DJed music and dancing.
New Dehli Cafe
Listen to local talent on the weekends at New Dehli Cafe! This three-story restaurant is in the heart of downtown Eureka Springs, by the Basin Street Park.
The Stone House
You’ll discover a classy, intimate atmosphere at the Stone House. This unassuming wine bar features live music on Fridays—enjoy it inside, or on the charming outdoor stone patio. Try a glass of fantastic wine or beer, and pair it with a delicious meat, cheese, fruit, or veggie tray!
Upstairs is above the one-of-a-kind Grotto restaurant. If you’re looking for a classy, though relaxed, place to have a couple of cocktails and enjoy excellent music, be sure to stop by. They have live music on Fridays and Saturdays, and during the winter they play classic movies on Sunday evenings.
Other Ways to Experience Eureka Springs Live Music
Attend a Festival
From the long-running Eureka Springs Folk Festival to the star-studded Eureka Springs Blues Weekend, the Ozark Mountain Music Festival, and Hillberry Music Festival, Eureka Springs sees many fantastic music festivals throughout the year. To see all upcoming events, check out the Eureka Springs events calendar.
Basin Spring Park
There’s always something happening at this beautiful little park in the center of downtown Eureka Springs. More often than not, someone will be playing music, whether it is during the Music in the Park Series event or whether local musicians are drumming in the park.
Eureka Springs City Auditorium
Step inside the Eureka Springs Auditorium and tread the grounds where legendary musicians and local talents alike have performed. Musicians who have played here include B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Arthro Guthrie and more! To see a complete listing of upcoming shows, check out their events page.
Return to a Beautiful Cottage
After a fun evening out on the town, return to a gorgeous oasis in the woods. Beaver Lake Cottages provide an intimate place to recharge after all the excitement of exploring downtown Eureka Springs. Whether you stay in a suite, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom cottage, you will have lovely views of Beaver Lake. Wake up in the morning and spend some time on your balcony curled up with a steaming cup of coffee, or unwind in the evening with a glass of wine as you gaze up at the stars.