Parkfest returns from break with CBCC, Mullis

Monday, August 8, 2011
In a unique musical pairing, Anthony Mullis, above, will play his folk rock set Tuesday evening at Parkfest following a set by the Covered Bridge Country Chorus.

Following a three-week hiatus, the Greencastle Civic League's Parkfest will return to the Robe-Ann Park Bob Flanigan Bandshell at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 with a double feature of barbershop music and folk rock.

The Covered Bridge Country Chorus will kick off the event at 6:30 p.m. followed by Anthony Mullis starting between 7:15 and 7:30.

The chorus began in 2003 as the dream of a few women who wanted to bring barbershop music to the Greencastle community. The group has performed at various local events, including the 100th anniversary of the Putnam County Courthouse, Lights of Love and the EAA Radio show performance at the Airport Appreciation Days event.

CBCC regularly sings in area nursing homes throughout the year. The chorus sang the National Anthem at the 2006 Indianapolis Colts game on New Year's Eve.

As part of its endeavor to improve, CBCC participates yearly in an area convention and contest. This arena is one of education as well as performance in the barbershop style.

The chorus is part of the international organization, Harmony Inc. CBCC has earned numerous awards and has qualified to attend Harmony Inc. international contest for the past five years.

To support all these efforts, the chorus holds various fundraising events including an annual show with music varying from Disney to '50s music. This year's fall show will feature music of the Beatles, Bee Gees and the Beach Boys. The show will take place at McAnally Auditorium at GHS on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.

The Covered Bridge Country Chorus will also be performing on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the EAA Radio Show during the Airport Appreciation Days. CBCC will be one of the musical groups participating in the community-wide Sept. 11 commemoration ceremony.

If you are looking for a group to sing at your next event, or perhaps something special like a birthday, anniversary or Valentine's Day, call Cheryl Beck 653-4556.

Meanwhile, Mullis is a lifelong Putnam County resident, growing up outside of Bainbridge and graduating from North Putnam High School.

He spent some time in a hard rock band before moving in a more acoustic direction several years ago. He now plays around central Indiana billing himself as Gus Moon. He has also been assembling a full ensemble, Gus Moon and the Penny Thieves.

Besides upcoming shows in Noblesville, Fishers and Greenfield, his next local solo gig will be 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at the Inn at DePauw. He will also be back at Parkfest as part of country rock ensemble Saturday Shoes on Aug. 23.

Learn more about Mullis and his music at or

There will be three more 2011 Parkfest concerts.

Aug. 16: Tony Harmless

Aug. 23: Saturday Shoes

Aug. 30: Convergences (rescheduled from June 21) and Anon and the Late Show

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