History

The Legendary Vapors was founded in the summer of 1959 as 'The Vapors' by Dane Harris and Vincent "Owney" Madden. The unlikely pair, Harris, a WW2 pilot, and Madden, a New York gangster, created Hot Springs's newest and most beautiful theater restaurant in the southwest.

The Legendary Vapors hosts the best talent and has had legends across its stage. As noted in Tony Bennett's autobiography, his first public performance of 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco' was sung in Hot Springs at The Legendary Vapors.

The McGuire Sisters have sung "Sincerely" and "Sugartime," both number-one hits, at The Legendary Vapors. The McGuire Sisters are one of the most famous trios to proform in Hot Springs and are part of the fantastic history of our past.

VAPOR YEARS

1959

2020

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Re-founded

Frank Sinatra performed at The Legendary Vapors while praising the hospitality provided by the people of Hot Springs.

The Smothers Brothers played The Legendary Vapors many times in the 1960s and 1970s, delivering laughter to Central Arkansas.

The Legendary Vapors discovered our original bar and has painstakingly restored it has it was on display in 1959.

The Legendary Vapors hosted a legend in her own time, Phyllis Diller. Quick-witted and intelligent, she was a pioneer and leading lady in comedy.

THE VAPOR FUTURE

The Legendary Vapors is gearing up for an incredible 2020 with you and our Hot Springs family. Please subscribe as we book the acts you ask for while finding the next generation of Arkansas talent.