One of the biggest music events of the year will be taking place in El Dorado, Ark., this weekend. This year MusicFest El Dorado is bringing the heat with ZZ Top, Brad Paisley, Smokey Robinson and more hot acts Sept. 29 - Oct.1, 2017.

MusicFest El Dorado is also celebrating the grand opening of the new Murphy Arts District. One of the best new things about MusicFest El Dorado is that there is no gate entry cost this year. Enjoy music, fun, food, local shops and vendors all absolutely free.

According to a press release, Laxness Kids World is bigger and better than ever before and all completely free. Friday through Saturday come join the fun and activity blasting over your friends on the zip line, soaring on the Air Jump Extreme Bungee, or testing your skill at Laser Tag.  And don't miss the Mobile Video Game Station which will be free on Saturday.

Also some very beautiful young women go for the crown at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium. The MusicFest Pageant begins at 2PM on Sunday, September 24.  Admission is $5.

Get your appetite ready,you're belly is about to be stretched to the limit with mouth watering steaks prepared by some of the best back yard chefs in the South. Get your with your pre-purchased plate Saturday from 4-5PM at the Chamber of Commerce in El Dorado. In addition there will be plenty of food vendors on hand and lots arts & crafts.

Want to enjoy the bands and not worry about your kids getting lost in the crowd? Victory Church of El Dorado is providing child care so you can rock out worry free.

Here is a lineup of concerts scheduled at MusicFest.

ZZ Top, X Ambassadors (Friday, Sept. 29) Purchase Tickets

Brad Paisley, Hunter Hayes, Chase Bryant, Ashley McBryde (Sat. Sept. 30) Purchase Tickets

Ludacris  (Friday, Sept. 29) Purchase Tickets

Smokey Robinson (Oct. 1) Free

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For more information about MusicFest visit their website.