Kicker 102.5 is getting ready for Sparks In The Park brought to you by the City of Texarkana, Arkansas, Wells Fargo and Townsquare Media Saturday, July 2nd, at the Four States Fairgrounds in Texarkana.This year we have some great live entertainment lined up for you including local musicians Jemiah Cannon & Co singing some great inspirational gospel and christian songs to get things started. Then it's classic rock from "The Inside" and to top off the evening Texarkana's newest country band "Driven" will perform right up to the biggest fireworks show in the area presented by Carl Standridge of Liberty Pyrotechnic of Texarkana.

Lead singer John Dixon, background vocalist Annette Dixon and lead guitarist Brandon Hadrick stopped by the Kicker studios to talk a little about their upcoming show at Sparks. And even played a couple of songs for us.

Check out the video...

You can also check out "Driven" at their facebook page.


Sparks In The Park Schedule Of Events 2011

9:00 Am – Noon

• Fishing Derby Lake Dieffenbacher/Bobby Ferguson Park

Sponsored By Parks & Recreation And Arkansas Game And Fish.

Free for All Ages 16 and under ….Bring Your Own Pole and Bait, 3 Fish Limit. Arkansas Game and Fish Aquarium on Site during the Fishing Derby.


All Vendors and Activities Open 4pm:

• Concessions, Drinks, And Beer

• Rock Wall Attraction Sponsored By Metro PCS

• Children’s Sandbox Courtesy Of Gateway Tire And Service

• Hot Wheels And Cool Rides Car  sponsored in part by H&W Power Sports

• Star Spangled Patriotic Costume Contest – sponsored by Abernathy Company

• Inflatable Jump Houses Courtesy Of Astro Jump Inside Big Events sponsored by SW Arkansas REA

• Ag Learning Center – Including Ice Cream Eating Contest

• Four States Barnyard

• Misters sponsored by Westgate Car Wash

• Townsquare VIP Room Located In The Home Arts Building For Staff And Sponsors, VIP Pass Required, Catered By Big Jakes BBQ

• Townsquare Cares – Thank You Videos To Our Military In The Fine Arts Building

• Photography Contest

• Southwest Arkansas REA Kids Contests 6-8pm: Each Contest Will Be Repeated With Prizes To Everyone Participating: Water Balloon Toss, Sack Race, 3 Legged Race, Hula Hoop, Bubble Gum Blowing, Also Duck Prize Pond At Townsquare Booth, and Patriotic Tattoos


Live Music On The Stateline Fireworks Stage:


5:00 pm - 5:45pm - Jemiah Cannon, Gospel


6:00 pm – Opening Ceremonies

• 6:05pm Begin Ceremonies Begin With O’ Beautiful (Live) While Skydivers Descend During Anthem Waving The American Flag

• 6:15pm Mayor Smith Introduces Color Guard With Presentation Of The Flags, Then Recognizes The Military

• 6:23pm National Anthem

• 6:30pm Mayor Leads Invocation / Recognizes Sponsors And Staff


6:45pm – 7:45pm - The Inside (Rock Band)


8:00pm – 9:30pm - Driven (Country Band)


Fireworks Begin

9:30 pm – Carl Standridge with Liberty Pyrotechnic Of Texarkana