Civic League gears up for another year of ParkFest concerts

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Greencastle Civic League is inviting the community to the opening of ParkFest on June 3 from 6-8:30 p.m.

Besides being the kickoff of the 20th season of the community concert series, the night will also include a celebration of the 30th year of the Greencastle Civic League.

The celebration will include performances by the Fret Set and Bridge 19, bounce houses and other games for the kids, snow cones, popcorn, cotton candy, and other vendors.

Besides the opening celebration of the Civic League, Parkfest will continue throughout the summer, with concerts at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday from June 3 through July 15, as well as July 29.

The 2014 lineup is set as follows:

* June 3: The Fret Set, Bridge 19

* June 10: Hauskatz, Tad Robinson Band

* June 17: Mike VanRensselaer, War Radio

* June 24: Bob Sima, Gus Moon

* July 1: Chris Wurster, Mongrel Dogs

* July 8: John Bean, Blues Side Up

* July 15: Monika Herzig, Saturday Shoes

* July 29: Carly Rhine, Haley Jonay, October Scene

In 1984, the Greencastle Civic League Inc., a nonprofit organization, was founded with a mission to promote beautification, clean-up, cultural development, and general improvement of life in Greencastle.

For the past 20 years, the Civic League has sponsored the ParkFest summer music series in order to promote the arts, support local musicians and give back to the community in the form of free, high-quality, family-friendly entertainment.

In 2012, the Civic League significantly revitalized the program and was able to feature twice the number of bands and offer food onsite from local restaurants.

In response to the changes, average attendance grew from 30-40 people each concert to 250-300 people. ParkFest is now a major attraction in Greencastle.

Direct any questions regarding the ParkFest or the 30th anniversary celebration to Emily Knuth at or Tosh Everson at

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  • I hope the restrooms are clean and have soap for these events. Over the past Holiday weekend, they were disgusting.

    -- Posted by WONDER on Wed, May 28, 2014, at 11:21 AM
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