by John Tarpley
Highlights include Blake Shelton, who joins Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green and Maroon 5's Adam Levine on the judge's panel for NBC's new reality talent show, 'The Voice;' Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (above), who commemorate the 30th anniversary of their signature song, "I Love Rock and Roll"; and the incredibly resilient modern rockers 3 Doors Down, who release their first new album in three years the week before their Hot Springs engagement.
The season kicks of on May 28 with country kicker Easton Corbin.
Tickets are available online at the Magic Springs website. Admission for all concerts is free for season pass holders.
Check out the rest of the schedule after the jump.
May 28: Easton Corbin
-Country, best known for his hit debut single, "A Little More Country Than That."
June 4: Skillet
-Christian hard rock, two-time Grammy nominees for "Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album."
June 11: Kicking Daisies/Allstar Weekend
-Teenie-bop pop-punk, both winners of Radio Disney's "Next Big Thing."
June 25: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
-'80s fox-rock, best known for their first four singles — all ass-kickers — "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," "Crimson and Clover" and the inexplicably overlooked "Do You Wanna Touch Me."
July 2: Rodney Atkins
-Country, winner of the Academy of Country Music's 2006 "Top New Male Vocalist" award.
July 9: Blake Shelton
-Country, winner of the Country Music Association's "Male Vocalist of the Year" in 2010.
July 16: 3 Doors Down
-If I go crayzah then will u still call me Sooperman?
July 23: Rick Springfield
-'80s rock, "Jessie's Girl," Dr. Noah Drake on "General Hospital," buddy of Rahad Jackson.
August 6: Sara Evans
-Country singer, possibly slept with—get this—members of 3 Doors Down. (link) Rawr.
August 13: Casting Crowns
-Contemporary Christian, enormously popular Grammy and Dove-winning band.