ParkFest rain date show to feature four performances

Sunday, August 7, 2016

A pair of rainouts during the regularly-scheduled run of the ParkFest summer concert series leaves four acts to perform on Aug. 7.

The Tuesday concert at the Bob Flanigan Bandshell at Robe-Ann Park, the final Greencastle Civic League-sponsored show of the year, will feature Covered Bridge Harmony, the Fret Set, Mike and the Voices and Rockology students.

The 6:30-8 p.m. event will also feature food for sale by Anthony's New York Style Pizzeria.

Covered Bridge Harmony, a woman's a cappella singing group was founded in January 2003. The group is part of Area 4 in Harmony Inc., an international organization for women barbershoppers.

The chorus has competed in many area contests and were the area champions in 2010. Last month they qualified to compete at the international competition in November.

Covered Bridge presents shows locally as well as performing from Terre Haute to Indianapolis.

Perhaps the group's biggest excitement came when it was asked to sing the National Anthem before the Colt's game on Dec. 31, 2006. Their greatest honor was being asked to sing at a reunion of survivors from the USS Indianapolis.

Covered Bridge Harmony also has great fun singing for the residents at the local nursing homes throughout the year.

Currently the membership includes director Sara Stone, Kathryn Dory, Beth Montgomery, Shirley Richards, Linda Schroeder, Debbie Lambert, Susan Griffith, Jodi Leach, Anita Edenfield, Kelly Genotte, Glenda Edwards, Roseanne Jensen, Denise Thede, Kathy Custis, Phyllis Smith, Skip Sutton, Sara Strain, Alice Howard, Elenore Howard, Karen Smoger and Karen Weaver.

The Fret Set is a group of friends who enjoy playing old time, folk and jazz standards. Organized more than 25 years ago by Lenora and Don Bowlby, the group has had a variety of members and has appeared regularly at Parkfest, the Indiana State Fair and events for various organizations in Putnam County.

The current lineup includes Lenora Bowlby on mountain dulcimer and harmonica, Jill Dombrowski on hammered dulcimer, Cliff Gammon on dobro, Carol Hamm on bass, Bill Lorton on fiddle, Jesse Samm on mandolin, Rick Smock on guitar and Mike Van Rensselaer on banjo.

Mike Moloy is a guitarist and vocalist who has been performing for many years in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas and is currently working as a solo act, Mike & The Voices.

The "voices" are not the lunatics in his head. Through the use of modern technology, Moloy blends in effects such as self-recorded backing tracks and loops with percussion, planes, trains and automobiles (and other fun things) to add to the experience.

He is a one-man band.

Moloy's influences are a variety of musical genres, including blues, rock, country, folk and bluegrass.

Rockology is a local music school founded several years ago by Jeremy Black.

Performances by Rockology will include solo and band performances by a number of local middle school and high school students.

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