Music in the Park 2019: Arkansas Roots Begins June 15
Historic Washington State Park announces the annual 2019 Summer Concert Series “Music in the Park” with the theme “Arkansas Roots.” A free concert will be held in June, July, and August.
Here's Who Playing:
June 15 – Hartley Family Bluegrass Band
July 20 – Bear Creek Boys
August 17 – Harmony
Arkansas was formed as a territory in 1819. This year is the 200th birthday of the formation of Arkansas as its own territory. The music groups are bands that have their roots in Arkansas and its history.
Hartley Family Bluegrass Band is a family band from Arkadelphia, Arkansas. They started learning to play bluegrass and gospel music in 2003, just wanting to do something together as a family. A year later, to their surprise, they started getting invitations to play at churches, festivals, and other events. By 2007 they were traveling to places as far away as upstate New York, sharing their songs and meeting many kind people. The they continue today with Tom and Deb Hartly and their two youngest children, Abby and Micah. More information at hartleyfamilybluegrass.blogspot.com.
Bear Creek Boys is a local band that is made up of members from Hempstead, Howard, and Pike counties. They enjoy play different oldies pieces and Country music from the 1970s. They play for different local events around the southwest Arkansas area.
Harmony hails from Mountain View, a beautiful town nestled in a valley of the Ozark Mountains. They specialize in traditional and contemporary Folk Music, Old-Time String Band music, and good-old three-part harmony Gospel Songs. More information at harmonyband.org.
Bring your lawn chairs or blanket to spread on the grounds of the 1874 Courthouse by 7:30PM on concert dates. The gift shop will be open for refreshments and Williams’ Tavern Restaurant will be open from 11AM – 7PM for dining.
For more information, call 870-983-2684.