Historic Washington State Park announces the annual summer concert series “Music in the Park” with the theme “Music from our Roots.” A free concert will be held on the third Saturday of June, July, and August and is open to the public.
June 17 – Silvey Family & McWilliams Family bands
July 15 – The Purple Hulls
August 19 – Oksana Pavilionis, concert violinist
The music we listen to reflects our roots and where we come from. Many songs we think of today had their roots in the nineteenth century or before. Enjoy this music series as you hear groups whose music is connected with their family and where they have come from.
The Silvey and McWilliams Family are family home-grown bands from Southwest Arkansas. Both groups are comprised of family members and live in the local area. Both have entertained neighbors and friends at church gatherings and community events. Both play a mixture of Americana folk and bluegrass music.
The Purple Hulls is the dynamic duo of talented identical twins, Katy Lou & Penny Lea Clark, raised on a working purple hull pea farm near Kilgore Texas. Concentrations focus on multi-genre venues, festival appearances, church shows and house concerts.
Work in the fields, solid family values and in church every time the doors opened, provide the inspiration and foundation for their authentic acoustic driven music.
More info at : www.thepurplehulls.com.
Oskana Pavilionis is a premier concert violinist who can switch from a heart- rending song by Rachmaninoff to a lilting waltz by Strauss to a fiddle tune that would make you believe she was born in the Ozark Mountains. She is from Benton, Texas and was born in Russia. More info at: www.reverbnation.com/oksanapavilionis.
Bring your lawn chairs or blanket to spread on the grounds of the 1874 Courthouse by 7:30 p.m. on concert dates. The gift shop will be open for r