Start planning now to attend a free outdoor concert of bluegrass music followed by a showing of a similarly-themed movie on a Sunday evening in early August.
Back for a second year after a 2020 premiere event where attendance was restricted to about 350 tickets due to the pandemic, organizers of this year’s “evening” are anticipating no attendance restrictions or need to advance tickets.
This year’s Evening in the Park
event will include a two-hour concert by the Short Round Stringband and The Matchsellers. After the concert, the movie “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou,” will be shown.
The event will take place on Sunday, Aug. 8, at the Theatre in the Park, which has a separate entrance at 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee. The Renner Road entrance will open at 5 p.m., and gates into the bowl will open at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
“We are proud to offer this free concert and movie as a ‘thank you’ to our community for all their support over the last year,” said Superintendent of Culture Susan Mong. “Food, wine and beer will be available for purchase through our concessions, and remember to bring your preferred seating with you, whether that is a folding chair or blanket.”
Watch for more details about the event in the next issue of Explore JCPRD!