Location: Bridge St. LIVE! Entertainment District
Event Date: Thursday, April 4 | 3 p.m.
Bridge Street LIVE! kicks off an exciting weekend leading up to the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse, Hot Springs is adding a FREE public concert by blues artist Nikki Hill with opening act Gravel Yard Blues Band and presentations from NASA to kick off the weekend leading up to the phenomenon!
Nikki Hill is sweet seduction, sweeter threat, and smoldering energy. An original force in American music, she is tender and tough, flamboyant, witty and dangerous. To put it plainly, Hill brings daggers back to the stage and studio. Overlapping soulful, sensual and bold vocal tones with powerful chrome-plated riffs and swagger, her voice finds a home in it – a soul singing, bar rocking, roots revivalist, that writes with frank self-reflection at a dancing tempo.
The Gravel Yard formed modestly in an actual gravel lot deep in the Ozark Mountains of Stone County, Arkansas; fueled by moonlit jam sessions it was quickly evident that this group’s chemistry was something more. Once a completely informal entity The Gravel Yard made their way onto the local bluegrass music scene wherein they began to amass a steady following and began to play to larger and larger venues. Their sound can best be described as an eclectic amalgamation of hard driving traditional bluegrass and progressive musicality - juxtaposed with a soulful Country and Americana flavor.
5 PM - The district opens. DJ Courier spins.
6 PM - NASA presentation #1 - Eclipse Tent
7 PM - Gravel Yard Bluegrass Band performs on the main stage
7 PM - NASA presentation #2 - Eclipse Tent
8:15 PM - Nikki Hill performs on the main stage
8 PM - NASA presentation #3 - Eclipse Tent
10 PM - end