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Roller Coaster Race Coming to Magic Springs on Oct. 17

Roller Coaster Race Coming to Magic Springs on Oct. 17

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Roller Coaster Race announced that registration is now open for its original-concept race coming to Magic Springs in Hot Springs, Ark. on Saturday, October 17.

The race takes place on the second weekend of “Magic Screams,” the park’s Halloween-themed event, and marks Roller Coaster Race’s sixth and final event of its 2015 season.

Noted civil rights leader to speak at Henderson State University

Noted civil rights leader to speak at Henderson State University

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Georgia Congressman John Lewis, a key figure of the Civil Rights Movement, will speak at Henderson State University on September 22 at 7 p.m. in Arkansas Hall.

Lewis’ graphic novel trilogy entitled March shares the remarkable story of his commitment to justice and nonviolence that has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress. The first volume has won numerous awards, including the 2014 American Library Association Coretta Scott King Book Award.

Lewis will be joined by the book’s co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell, who illustrated the book.

Their appearance is part of Henderson’s Reddie Read program, which serves as a focal point for engaging the Henderson community in formal and informal conversations about issues of importance in today’s world through reading the same book.

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts has officially launched the search for the Class of 2018.
 
Students apply to ASMSA through a competitive admissions process that evaluates high school coursework, ACT/SAT scores, responses to essay questions, letters of recommendation and other accomplishments.  Finalist candidates are invited to attend Interview Weekends in April.  The process is similar to application at selective colleges and universities.
 
Students must submit their completed online application, test scores, and letters of recommendation no later than March 1, 2016.
 

Magic Springs presents first Hispanic headliner on September 6

Magic Springs presents first Hispanic headliner on September 6

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -  Magic Springs Water & Theme Park will present its first Hispanic headliner during a summer concert in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. On Sunday, September 6 the accordion musical act “Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon,” one the most popular norteño groups, is set to perform live at the Timberwood Amphitheater.

“We’re excited to present “Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon,” in addition to an opportunity for hundreds of families to explore all our water and theme park has to offer. We’ll have dancers, Mariachi Band and other special activities to kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month,” says Steve Honeycutt, General Manager of Magic Springs. “For one special price Arkansans and visitors can enjoy both parks and watch as the band transforms the stage into a grand fiesta in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.”

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.”

Magic Springs Wraps Up Season with Movies and More

Magic Springs Wraps Up Season with Movies and More

Magic Springs Announces August events

 

Dive-In movies

Each Friday evening at dusk, the park will show the following movies.

August 22-“A Dolphin Tale 2”

August 29-“Remember the Titans”

August is Hero Appreciation Month

Magic Springs Water and Theme Park will honor active and retired military, law enforcement, fire fighters and emergency medical technicians with free admission throughout the month of August. Official identification is required for free admission.

Cooler Sundays

Bring your ice chest on Sundays with your choice of beverages and snacks. (No glass or alcohol, please.)

 

Last Two Weeks of Everyday Operation

Magic Springs returns to weekends only after Aug. 16

Water Park closes after Sept. 7

 

 

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.