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Los Lonely Boys, Keb' Mo' to headline Hot Springs Blues and BBQ Festival

Los Lonely Boys, Keb' Mo' to headline Hot Springs Blues and BBQ Festival

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The Hot Springs Blues & BBQ Festival, presented by Budweiser, will be headlined by the Los Lonely Boys Saturday, Sept. 19 and Keb’ Mo’ Sunday, Sept. 20. The event, hosted jointly by Oaklawn and the Spa City Blues Society, will take place in Oaklawn’s infield, and will also feature some of the region’s best barbeque.

“We are very excited to bring the Los Lonely Boys and Keb’ Mo’ to Hot Springs,” said Rob Pratt, President of the Spa City Blues Society. “Partnering with Oaklawn has really allowed us to take this event to a whole new level.”

Final concert of the season at Magic Springs August 15

Final concert of the season at Magic Springs August 15

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Christian rockers Red and Thousand Foot Krutch will take the stage Saturday, August 15 at Magic Springs’ Timberwood Amphitheater in Hot Springs.

The first show begins at 7 p.m.  The “Celebrate the Word” weekend marks the final concert of the 2015 Magic Springs concert series.

RED

Red (also stylized as R3D) is a Christian rock band from Nashville, Tenn., which incorporates sounds such as rock, alternative rock, alternative metal, hard rock, heavy metal and post-grunge.

To date, Red has released five studio albums: “End of Silence,” “Innocence & Instinct,” “Until We Have Faces,” “Release the Panic,” and their latest album, “Of Beauty and Rage.” The first two albums earned the group Grammy Award nominations for Best Rock Gospel Album, while “Until We Have Faces” had a No. 2 debut on Billboard 200. The group has won six GMA Dove Awards.

Extreme will take the stage on Saturday, August 8 at Magic Springs

Extreme will take the stage on Saturday, August 8 at Magic Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Chart topper Extreme will take the stage on Saturday, August 8 at Magic Springs’ Timberwood Amphitheater in Hot Springs. The show begins at 8 p.m.

Extreme, an American rock band, is headed by frontmen Gary Cherone and Nuno Bettencourt.

The band has released five studio albums, two EPs and two compilation albums since their formation and has sold over 10 million albums worldwide and achieved their greatest success with their album Pornograffitti, which peaked at number 10 on the Billboard 200, and was certified gold and double platinum. That album featured the acoustic ballad single "More Than Words", which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.

Artist website: extreme-band.com

The final concert of the season features Red and Thousand Foot Krutch on August 15A Magic Springs Season Pass, priced at $74.99, allows for unlimited visits to the park and the concert series. 

Dance-off festival in downtown Malvern

Dance-off festival in downtown Malvern

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) - The Hot Spring County Youth Council is hosting the 2015 Malvern Street Fest and Dance on August 15. 

This event happening on West Third Street will span from the back of the Panache building all the way down to the Chamber of Commerce. It will also span into the Mayor's Office parking lot. 

All of the festivities will begin at 5 p.m. and will last until 10 p.m. There will be a karaoke hour, games, rides, inflatables for children and a major dance-off happening in the middle of it all. Included in the fun, will be a large assortment of merchandise and food vendors.

There are still spots available for any vendor that is interested. It is free for any booth that would like to set up. They will need to arrive for check-in and set up between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. that Saturday. Vendors will have to provide their own tents and tables. 

Hard rock icon Bret Michaels brings “True Grit” tour to Magic Springs August 1

Hard rock icon Bret Michaels brings “True Grit” tour to Magic Springs August 1

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Rock icon and media start Bret Michaels will bring his “True Grit” tour to the stage on Saturday, August 1 at Magic Springs’ Timberwood Amphitheater in Hot Springs.

The show begins at 8 p.m.  

Bret Michaels is a man of many hats including the one he wears on stage. He is a singer-songwriter, musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer and reality television personality.

He first gained fame as the lead vocalist of the metal band Poison, selling more than 45 million records worldwide and 15 million records in the United States alone. The band charted 10 singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles and the number-one single, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn."

Month long railroad safety initiative in central Arkansas

Month long railroad safety initiative in central Arkansas

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Members of Central Arkansas Operation Impact Traffic Enforcement Group will conduct a month long traffic initiative focusing on railroad crossing safety and pedestrians trespassing on railroad property in August. 

According to national non-profit organization Operation Lifesaver, a vehicle or person is hit by a train every three hours in the U.S. Arkansas was ranked number 15 in a list of states that have the highest percentage of rail grade collisions in the United States. These same statistics show that 73 percent of all highway-rail crossing fatalities for 2014 occurred in just 15 states, again with Arkansas in the list ranked at 14. 

For the month of August, officials will be enforcing the rules regarding railroad safety. Lt. Curtis Wood with Central Arkansas Operation Impact Traffic Enforcement stated that anyone who tries to risk their life trying to beat an approaching train they will be cited.

Man dies after driving into parked logging truck

Man dies after driving into parked logging truck

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - A man died Monday morning after crashing his van into a parked logging truck in Benton. 

Bradley Becker, 65, was traveling near the intersection of Edison Ave. and Third Street Monday, July 8 around 8:45 a.m., when he reportedly veered off the roadway and struck the rear of a nearby parked logging truck.

Becker was transported to Saline Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries.

The Benton Police Department is still investigating the details behind the crash.