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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

Ritz Theater debuts film by Malvern native

Ritz Theater debuts film by Malvern native

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) - A film written by former Oaklawn Jockey and Malvern native is set to debut at the Ritz Theater on Friday. 

Otto Thorwarth is the writer of Cowboys and Jesus, which will be played at the Ritz Friday, May 22, Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24. Thorwarth will also be starring in the film, along with Scott McClard from McClard's BBQ in Hot Springs along with a group of other local actors. 

To see the trailer to the film, click here

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."

Water park opens Saturday at Magic Springs

Water park opens Saturday at Magic Springs

Cash prize for tagged fish in Hot Springs

Cash prize for tagged fish in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Arkansas Game and Fish is awarding cash prizes to those who catch a fish and return their tag. 

According to Arkansas Game and Fish, staff member Andrew H. Hulsey Hatchery recently tagged and released 60 sport fish of various species in Lake Catherine and Lake Hamilton as part of Visit Hot Springs' annual Hot Springs Fishing Challenge. 

People who catch a tagged fish is asked to return the tag in exchange for a cash prize. The amount will range from $500 to $10,000. 

One fish was caught the first weekend in May and was worth $5,000. 

Visit the Hot Springs website for more information.