Memphis Soul Revue returns Friday night to the Bridge Street Entertainment District in Hot Springs for a free public concert that will be preceded by an electric car show, Visit Hot Springs said in a press release on Tuesday.
Soul Revue’s performance and electric car demo are part of Bridge Street LIVE! series that started in June. Free concerts and entertainment events are sponsored by Visit Hot Springs.
Also in attendance will be DJ Terrence, the local radio host of the KUHS community radio station, “spinning old-fashioned house music.”
The neighborhood, including the electric car exhibit, will open at 5 p.m. DJ Terrence will perform from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and the Memphis Soul Revue will perform from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
“For nearly 30 years, Memphis Soul Revue has hosted thousands of events, from wedding receptions and private parties to corporate events, fairs and festivals. The performing group is rocking the crowd with its Refined choreography, dazzling costumes and dynamic vocals. The band is made up of male and female singers, drums, bass, guitar and keyboards. All members sing along and in harmony, “according to a biography provided by Visit Hot Springs.
The Electric Car Show, sponsored by the Arkansas Electric Vehicle Association, Adopt a Charger and Entergy Arkansas, is to celebrate the installation of four 240-volt Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations at the Hot Visitor Center Springs located at Hill Wheatley Plaza, available to the public. Hill Wheatley Plaza is located a short walk from the Bridge Street Car Show on the north side of Spring Street.
Adopt a Charger, a non-profit organization that installs charging stations for electric vehicles, received a grant from the Entergy Environmental Initiatives fund to enable the project.
Spencer Rhoden and members of AEVA will be on hand to answer questions about electric vehicles and give the public the opportunity to look inside vehicles and ask questions of owners. AEVA, Adopt a Charger and Entergy Arkansas will exhibit a Tesla Model 3.
“The protest is designed to allow people to come and explore the city center and support local shops and restaurants,” the statement said.
The city of Hot Springs has partnered with the nonprofit Adopt a Charger to set up the four electric vehicle charging stations, or EVCS, at the visitor center.
“In 2020, Adopt a Charger received a grant from the Entergy Environmental Initiatives Fund to install the EVCS at the Hot Springs Visitor Center, as well as other locations including the town of Lonoke, the Mid America Museum in Hot Springs, the Arts and Science Center of Southeast Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Little Rock Tech Park, Eureka Springs Visitor Center, and Nick’s Bar-BQ & Catfish, in Carlisle, “Entergy said in a press release.
This National Drive Electric Week event is part of a national effort hosted by Plug In America and the Electric Auto Association. Entergy participates in NDEW events in the region (in) electric vehicle awareness efforts and in partnership with Adopt a Charging By offering electric vehicle charging stations in popular destinations across the state of Arkansas, we are enabling electric tourism in Arkansas and giving consumers the confidence to purchase rechargeable vehicles by offering charging in the destinations they love to frequent. The town of Hot Springs is reaching out to a new demographic, inviting them to come explore the downtown area and support local shops and restaurants. The EVCS adds approximately 20 miles of autonomy per hour, enough time to eat a meal or go for a walk, “the statement said.
Memphis Soul Revue is shown in an undated photo from Visit Hot Springs. – Photo submitted