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Coming up at Magic Springs

Coming up at Magic Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Several activities are happening at Magic Springs this weekend, including an award-winning artist performing on the park's stage. 

The theme park will host Family Force 5 on Friday, June 12 and award-winning artist Lecrae on Saturday, June 13. Both performances will begin at 7 p.m. 

The Magic Springs Character Series will continue with "Thor" in the park on Friday. Lunch tickets available at the website and a free appearance at the Pine Cone Theater at 2:00 p.m. for those in the park. 

The Magic Springs Water and Theme Park is open 7 days a week for the summer season through August 16. 

Tickets and more information can be found at the Magic Springs website or call (501) 624-0100. 

Country star and native Son Joe Nichols set for Magic Springs on June 6

Country star and native Son Joe Nichols set for Magic Springs on June 6

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Country star and Rogers native Joe Nichols will take the stage Saturday, June 6, at Magic Springs’ Timberwood Amphitheater in Hot Springs.

The show begins at 8 p.m.  Arkansas native and country music artist Blane Howard will open the show at 7 p.m.

Nichols, born and raised in Rogers, has released eight studio albums: “Joe Nichols,” “Man with a Memory,” “Revelation,” “A Traditional Christmas,” “III,” “Real Things,” “Old Things New” and “Crickets.”

His albums have produced 14 Top 40 singles on the Billboard, Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, including the No. 1 singles "Brokenheartsville," "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off," "Gimmie That Girl," "Sunny and 75" and the RIAA-certified Gold single "Yeah.”

The 2015 concert series will run Fridays and Saturdays through August 31.  The next concert weekend will feature Christian artists Family Force 5 on Friday, June 12, and Lecrae on Saturday, June 13.

Dinosaur exhibit to visit Hot Springs

Dinosaur exhibit to visit Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Discover the Dinosaurs, a hands on exhibit featuring museum quality dinosaur replicas and Ice Age mammals, will stomp its way into the Hot Springs Convention Center June 5, 6 and 7.

Water tanks restored to normal levels; voluntary water conservation request lifted

Water tanks restored to normal levels; voluntary water conservation request lifted

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (City of Hot Springs) - Now that water tanks have reached normal levels at the city’s Ouachita Water Treatment Plant, the voluntary water conservation request of Hot Springs Municipal Utilities customers has been lifted.

The plant suffered a power outage in addition to a lightning strike to the generator that provides backup power during Monday night’s stormy weather. Entergy crews prioritized the restoration of electricity, and a generator was located in Memphis. “While water conservation is always a good practice, the crisis period is over,” said City Manager David Watkins.  “Our thanks to all the residents and businesses that curtailed water use and helped restore the plant quickly to full production capacity.”

Magic Springs Announces 2015 Concert Series

Magic Springs Announces 2015 Concert Series

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Magic Springs Water and Theme Park has unveiled its 2015 concert series, comprising a diverse lineup of artists including country, rock, hip-hop, Christian and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

“We have a great lineup for 2015 and believe our guests will be thrilled with the quality of entertainment we have coming,” said park general manager, Steve Honeycutt.  “It’s the best entertainment value in the state. Each concert costs a little more than $4 when you purchase a season ticket and you get access to the water and theme park all summer.”

The list of concert acts scheduled for 2015:

May 30-Randy Houser  

June 6-Joe Nichols

June 12-Family Force 5

June 13-Lecrae

June 20-Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

June 27-Scotty McCreery

July 4-The Charlie Daniels Band

July 10-Sidewalk Prophets

July 11-Newsboys

July 18-3 Doors Down

July 25-Loverboy and Lita Ford

Marines to conduct Memorial weekend, 60-mile hike

Marines to conduct Memorial weekend, 60-mile hike

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The United States Reserve Marines has a special mission for this 2015 Memorial Day weekend. 

This unit, which is based at Camp Pike in North Little Rock will be hiking from Hot Springs to Little Rock on May 24 and 25.  This 60-mile hike will begin at 5 a.m. Sunday and is expected to end by 5 p.m. Monday. The starting point will be at the Veterans Memorial Park in Hot Springs and will end at the Arkansas Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock. 

This event is an India Company tradition dating back to the late 1940s. It is used to raise awareness while commemorating India Company's history and testing the physical and mental endurance of Marines. 

ASMSA commencement ceremony

ASMSA commencement ceremony

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (ASMSA) - The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts will hold its 2015 commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23.

The ceremony will be held in Horner Hall at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

ASMSA will recognize 102 students in the Class of 2015. Eric Jackson, the general manager of Oaklawn Park, will be the commencement speaker. Alumni from various classes will be recognized during the ceremony, including the Class of 1995, the first graduating class from the school that is celebrating its 20-year anniversary this year.