Oaklawn News

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Wednesday, June 24, 2015) – Up and coming country music stars Brian Kelly and Hillbilly Vegas will top a full list of musical entertainment on the Tim Parker Stage at this year’s Spa Blast presented by Budweiser July 3 in Oaklawn’s Infield. The gates will open at 4 p.m. with the music starting at 5 p.m. and continuing throughout the evening before culminating with one of the region’s best fireworks displays.

Brian Kelley was born and raised in Arkansas deep in the Ouachita Mountains where traditional country music roots were a strong part of his family growing up. Both of Brian’s parents were singers and performed at different events in Arkansas. Some of his more notable engagements include his regular performances on the Columbia County Hayride KZHE radio station 100.5 FM in Magnolia, Arkansas and on the Oaklawn Opry based out of Texarkana, Texas. He moved to Nashville, TN in 2010 where he is now based as a successful singer/songwriter, but returns to his home state often.

Now based in Fort Smith, AR, the wild journey of Hillbilly Vegas to Southern rock success began in their hometown of Monroe, OK. In fact, the band named their debut album Ringo Manor, the place where the group wrote and recorded their first demos. Among their best known songs are “Helluva a Night,” “Oklahoma 3.2,” and “Little Miss Rough and Tumble,” which spent 26 weeks on the country charts in late 2012, early 2013. Their newest hit is “Long Way Back.”

Other Spa Blast performers on the Tim Parker Stage include Gable Bradley and Miss Arkansas Ashton Campbell. There will also be several acts performing in the Gazebo. In addition, this free, family-friendly event will feature a petting zoo, gigantic Kids Zone and misting tent. Lawn chairs are welcome, but no coolers will be allowed. The rain date will be Sunday, July 5.

Spa Blast Entertainment

5 – 5:30 p.m.:                  270 Bluegrass Band (Gazebo)
5:30 – 6:15 p.m.:             Gable Bradley (Tim Parker Stage)
6:15 – 6:45 p.m.:             Brent and Tara (Gazebo)
6:45 – 7:45 p.m.:             Brian Kelly (Tim Parker Stage)
7:45 – 8:15 p.m.:             R & R (Gazebo)
8:15 – 9:15 p.m.:             Hillbilly Vegas (Tim Parker Stage)
9:15 p.m.:                         Color Guard and Miss Arkansas followed by fireworks