HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — The Second Annual Bridge Street LIVE! series of free public concerts begins June 2, with a host of new features added to the already-announced music acts in the Bridge Street Live Entertainment District in downtown Hot Springs.
The series will be held each Thursday in June.
“We have a whole menu of additional entertainment planned to go with the free concerts that highlight the Bridge Street LIVE! series in June,” Visit Hot Springs Marketing Director Bill Solleder said. “It’s all family-friendly, and all designed to deliver free family-friendly block-party entertainment to Hot Springs.”
Solleder said that in addition to the five concerts, this year’s lineup will include:
• More arts, crafts, retail and food vendors than ever before.
• More performers, including Arkansas Circus Arts performances, a Big Poppa Bubble bubble show, and Hula Hooping demonstrations with Bethannie.
• Celebrity guest DJs who will include including DJ Mayor (Pat McCabe), DJ Whataburger (Gary Troutman), DJ Ro-Z-Roze (Rose Schweikhart from Superior Bathhouse Brewery), and DJ Jackie (Arrison). Hot Springs' very own DJ Courier will spin and assist celebrity DJs.
Solleder said the concerts will be staged every Thursday in June, featuring The Party Jammers on June 2; Dikki Du & the Zydeco Crew on June 9; country band Texas Hill with special guest, Anna Brazeal on June 16; Top 40 band The Big Dam Horns on June 23, and DJ Kramer, DJ Abnormal, and DJ Terence on June 30.
Each evening’s activities will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 10 p.m., Solleder said.
All ages are invited to come enjoy the evening, but alcoholic beverages will be restricted to adults 21 or older. The Bridge Street LIVE! Events will be confined to an area immediately surrounding Bridge Street that does not include the west side of Central Avenue. For the Bridge Street LIVE! concerts the Hill Wheatley Plaza portion of the district will not be used nor will the area of Malvern Avenue from Convention Boulevard to Church Street.
Bridge Street LIVE! shirts and hats will be available for purchase in the vendor area. Other vendors include artists, crafters and other local businesses.
Fans are invited to bring their own folding chairs, but no coolers will be permitted. Dogs must be on a leash.
For more information call Bill Solleder at 501-321-2027.