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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

Arkansas cities prepare sandbags for Sunday

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Parts of the state are preparing for flooding as officials are warning for more heavy rainfall throughout the long holiday weekend.

Communities in southwest Arkansas, particularly along the Red River, began prepping on Friday, May 22. Prison inmates did the dirty work there.

In Hot Springs, workers spent Saturday, May 23 making and storing sandbags as an effort to fight the prediction of flooding. According to the City of Hot Springs, they expect an eight to 10 inches over the Memorial Day weekend, and the downtown business district is prone to flooding. Businesses can use the sandbags if the area begins to flood.

The city also asked the public to refrain from parking on Central Avenue Sunday afternoon and evening.

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.

Country star Randy Houser to appear Magic Springs

Country star Randy Houser to appear Magic Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (Magic Springs) - Country star Randy Houser will open the concert season on Saturday, May 30, at Magic Springs’ Timberwood Amphitheater in Hot Springs.

The show begins at 8 p.m.  Luke Williams Band, fronted by a Arkansas native and now based in Nashville will open the show at 7 p.m.  Williams has been performing since he was 10 years old and has taken the stage with Brad Paisley at Verizon Arena.

Houser  most known for his hit "Anything Goes."  It was a Top 20 hit on the Billboard country singles chart, and was the title track to his debut album.

He reached number one and received  RIAA Platinum certifications with "How Country Feels," the title track to his third album, and with "Runnin' Outta Moonlight.”

Basketball tournament to benefit local youth organizations

Basketball tournament to benefit local youth organizations

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - Boys and girls of all ages will hit the basketball courts on June 6 not only for the competition, but also for a good cause. 

Chick-fil-A off Reynolds Road in Bryant is teaming up with Landers of Benton and Team USA to host a Chick-fil-A Connect 3ON3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, June 6. The event will be held at Bishop Park in Bryant and will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Bryant and Team USA.

"We are very grateful for our growing customer base and believe strongly in giving back to the community where ever we can. It's a must," said Guy Parker, owner/operator of Bryant Chick-fil-A and sponsor of the tournament. The Chick-fil-A Connect 3ON3 Basketball Tournament will be a great way to provide fun and entertainment, while raising money for...two organizations that help ensure great futures for our local youth."

Hot Springs National Park to implement fee increase

Hot Springs National Park to implement fee increase

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The Hot Springs National Park is increasing their fees for utility hook-up sites and establishing a fee at the Park Museum located at the Fordyce Bathhouse.

The full utility hook-up sites fee will increase from $24 per night to $30 per night beginning Friday, May 15. There will also be a $5 fee put in place at the Museum for adults only starting October 2016 to allow time to work out details of separating the visitor service activities and moving them out of the Fordyce Bathhouse to another location on Bathhouse Row.

The revenues generated from the locally-charged fees remain in Hot Springs National Park to offer more opportunities for visitors to engage with park interpreters to discover the "heyday" of the bathing industry in Hot Springs.