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Civic League announces 10-week ParkFest lineup

Friday, June 1, 2012

Revamped for 2012, the Greencastle Civic League's annual summer celebration of music at Robe-Ann Park returns on Tuesday, June 5.

ParkFest will run for 10 Tuesday evenings at the Robe-Ann Park Bandshell, featuring a variety of local acts as well as a number of new theme nights.

Among the special evenings are the all-ages cash prize karaoke with PB&Jam on July 10, as well as teen night featuring Katie Krauter and Translucent Vertigo on July 31.

Other special programs include Songs of Faith Night on Aug. 14 and a welcome to the DePauw University class of 2016 with Brian Keith Wallen and WAR RADIO on Aug. 21.

Bobbie Lancaster and Rachel Stewart are co-chairing the ParkFest committee this year, and they have revamped the program. Each night will feature at least two acts, as opposed to the traditional one-act nights.

Even bigger are the "Super Tuesdays" on June 19 and July 17, featuring a tripleheader of acts.

Food vendors will also be on site for the shows.

The opening night of ParkFest will feature Tim Brickley and VanTerry at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5.

The celebration will continue at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday, excluding July 24 and Aug. 7, before concluding on Aug. 21.

ParkFest is made possible by the Civic League with additional sponsorship from DePauw University and Greencastle Friends of the Park Association, with special thanks to MCP Copy Center and Greg's Audio Support.

ParkFest 2012 lineup

June 5Tim Brickley
Van Terry
June 12JC Clements
The Hauskatz
June 19Bill Headley
Covered Bridge County Chorus
Saturday Shoes
June 25John Bean
Fret Set
July 3Bridge 19
Him & Her
July 10All Ages Cash Prize Karaoke with PB&Jam
July 17Chris Wolf
The Mongrel Dogs
Free featuring Tad Robinson
July 31Teen Night

Katie Krauter

Translucent Vertigo

Aug. 14Songs of Faith Night
Aug. 21Welcome DePauw Class of 2016
Brian Keith Wallen

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Very disappointed that you did not have the Brazil Concert Band as they have been coming for several years. Not fond of new concept. We always look forward to listening to this wonderful band.

-- Posted by janebear201 on Fri, Jun 1, 2012, at 11:09 AM

Love the new concept! As far as the Brazil Concert Band, they perform frequently in and around Putnam County. Why not embrace and appreciate the opportunity to hear what other talented musicians have to offer? The karaoke event sounds like a lot of fun and it will be so nice to have vendors selling food and drink. This line-up is breathing new life into a dying concert series. Who knows, it might actually start attracting a much larger and more diverse crowd. Congrats to the organizers!

-- Posted by tigercubmom on Fri, Jun 1, 2012, at 12:14 PM

If you want to go see the Brazil concert band why don't you go to Brazil? Nothing I hate more in this town than old timers that can't accept change. Sorry but no one was attending those concerts for the last few years. When I say no one, I mean no one. 15 people in lawn chairs is NOT a crowd regardless if you think it is or not. Don't knock people that are trying to improve events that have more crickets/grasshoppers riddling off more applause in between songs than humans. The event needed all the help it could get, and if you can't see that then your vision is highly impaired.

-- Posted by coltsalltheway on Fri, Jun 1, 2012, at 1:34 PM

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