Hot Springs’ Bridge Street Entertainment District To Come Alive in September With Blues, Jazz, Country Music, Motorcycles, Soul Revue, Demonstration of Electric Autos | Hot Springs National Park Arkansas

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Hot Springs’ Bridge Street Entertainment District To Come Alive in September With Blues, Jazz, Country Music, Motorcycles, Soul Revue, Demonstration of Electric Autos

Published: 8/1/2021

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — September weekends will be jumping in Hot Springs’ Bridge Street Entertainment District, with blues, jazz, country music, motorcycles, a demonstration of electric automobiles and a return engagement by the popular Memphis Soul Revue.

Oh yes — there will be a pickleball tournament too.

“We kicked off the new entertainment district in June with four weekends of free live music concerts, and September will see even more opportunities for residents and visitors to see a huge variety of activity in the district,” Visit Hot Springs Marketing Director Bill Solleder said. “There will be something for everybody on weekends in September, beginning with Labor Day weekend, September 3 through 5.”

The lineup of entertainment in September:

SEPTEMBER 3-4-5

  • The Big Pickle - Pickleball Festival on Bridge Street
  • Hot Springs Blues Fest in Hill Wheatley Plaza September 3 and 4
  • Hot Springs Jazz Fest on Broadway September 4

SEPTEMBER 10-11

  • Hot Springs Bike Fest — Motorcycles and music on Bridge Street

SEPTEMBER 17

  • Bridge Street LIVE! presents country musician Glen Templeton in a free concert
  • Square dancing led by Levi's & Lace Square Dancing Club

SEPTEMBER 24

  • Bridge Street LIVE! presents a return engagement by the Memphis Soul Revue, which was a hit in the June Bridge Street LIVE! series
  • KUHS DJ Terrence spinning house music
  • National Electric Car Week will bring in electric cars for folks to check out

“We’ll have more information on specific times and other details of these events as the weekends get closer,” Solleder said.

The Bridge Street LIVE! free concerts and entertainment events are sponsored by Visit Hot Springs in the expanded entertainment district. The Hot Springs Blues Festival also is being sponsored by Visit Hot Springs. The pickleball tournament, Jazz Fest and Hot Springs Bike Fest motorcycle event are sponsored by private entities. The city Board of Directors voted to expand the entertainment district in 2019 but the global pandemic prevented events from being held there in 2020.

The newly established Entertainment District guidelines allow patrons over 21 to freely walk the district with beer, wine or spirits as long as those beverages are in a special Bridge Street LIVE! Entertainment District cup. 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. The establishment of the entertainment district allows for more relaxed rules governing activities, food and beverages within the district during special events. The Board of Directors retains control over activities in the district.

For more information call Bill Solleder at 501-321-2027.

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