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Competition winner Young set to make a splash at park

By Jack W. Hill Special to the Democrat-Gazette

This article was published July 3, 2014 at 2:00 a.m.


Chris Young

Nashville Star winner Chris Young will perform Saturday night at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park.

Young won the USA Network reality music series in 2006. He released a self-titled album, which contained two hit singles: "Drinkin' Me Lonely" and "You're Gonna Love Me." His follow-up album, The Man I Want to Be, contained the singles "Voices," "Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)" and the title cut -- all of which were No. 1 hits.

Young's third album, Neon, contained two more No. 1 singles: "Tomorrow" and "You."

Aaron Owens, a Hot Springs native, will open the show at 7 p.m.

There will also be a 3 p.m. pre-concert party at the Hideaway area within the park, where there will be entertainment by Hot Springs native Blane Howard, plus appetizers from Trejo's, two drinks, early entry into the concert amphitheater and a chance to win a "meet and greet" with Young. Admission to the party is $20.

Admission (including lawn seating) is $54.99 the day of the concert, $49.99 online, $33.99 for children shorter than 48 inches and adults 55 and older, free for children 3 and younger. (Season passes are $74.99.) Limited reserved seating is available for an additional $5 or $10. Parking is extra. Call (501) 624-0100 or visit

Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park, 1701 E. Grand Ave. (U.S. 70), Hot Springs

Juanita's will host "Indie Music Night" at 9 p.m. today. Admission is $10.

Juanita's, 614 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, (501) 372-1228,

Randall Shreve & the Sideshow will make the trek from its Fayetteville base to Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack for a Friday night show. The group began making a documentary, Rock and Roll Circus, with filmmaker Matt Wolfe in October. The Fable & the Fury will open the 9 p.m. show. Admission is $6.

Fly Golden Eagle will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. Ben Trimble formed the Nashville, Tenn.-based band after starting solo with taped accompaniment. Cover charge is $7.

Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 107 River Market Ave., Little Rock, (501) 372-7707,

Bombay Harambee will host a four-band event at 9 p.m. today at the White Water Tavern. Swampbird, May the Peace of the Sea Be With You and Monsterheart will open the show. Admission is $6.

Velvet Kente returns to the club Saturday night. The Little Rock band (which refers to itself as a collective) consists of lead singer Joshua, bassist/keyboard player/vocalist Tim Anthony and drummer Jamaal Lee. Admission to the 10 p.m. show is $7.

White Water Tavern, West Seventh and Thayer streets, Little Rock, (501) 375-8400 or

Friday, the Rev Room will host a Ras Levi reggae event: One Love's Sizzlin' Summer Jam. Opening the show will be Mike Walker, Tricia Reed and Darril "Harp" Edwards. Tickets to the 8 p.m. show are $10 in advance, $12 day of.

Revolution Room, 300 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, (501) 823-0090,

Maxine's in Hot Springs will present an experimental show tonight at 9 by Hikes, a Texas band. Admission is free.

At 9 p.m. Friday, the club will host Ben Knight and the Welldiggers, an Ohio country rock and folk band. Admission is $5.

And Saturday, the club will present a trio of rock bands: Tennessee band The Grayces and Arkansas bands Corporate Giants and The Federalis. Admission to the 9 p.m. show is $5.

Maxine's, 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs, (501) 321-0909,

The Copper Penny Pub, a new club in Hot Springs, will present Florida Americana duo Nicole Noel and Chance Meyer at 7 p.m. Friday. Admission is free.

Copper Penny Pub, 711 Central Ave., Hot Springs, (501) 622-2570,

Weekend on 07/03/2014

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