ParkFest favorites to take stage Tuesday

Friday, July 14, 2017

Following the first rain-out of the 2017 ParkFest season, the summer concert series will return on Tuesday with the hope of better weather this week.

The Greencastle Civic League will welcome War Radio as well as Mike Balka, Steve Michael and Rick Provine to the stage at Robe-Ann Park Shelter No. 1 for the Tuesday, July 18 show from 6:30-8 p.m.

As usual, the concert is free and open to anyone, and those who are hungry can purchase wood-fired pizza from Anthony’s New York Style Pizzeria.

ParkFest favorite War Radio is excited to take the stage again this season. With Latoshia Everson on vocals, Joel Everson on vocals and guitar, Dennis Furr on bass and Taulbee Jackson on drums, this small town band has a huge and vibrant sound that “reflects indie rock, soul and melody.”

Mike Balka, Steve Michael Rick Provine, also loyal ParkFest favorites, will take the stage together. Balka, the former executive director of Autumn Glen, is a board member of the Putnam County Community Foundation and former president of the Greencastle Rotary Club.

Michael has been playing the Greencastle music scene since high school and has played guitar with Hauskatz, Average House Band, War Radio, The Cow Tippers and more.

Provine, the dean of libraries at DePauw University, will play percussion with Balka and Michael.

Additionally, a rain date has been set for Tuesday, Aug. 8 for the washed out show of Ron Dye and Chris Wurster.

The Civic League would also like to thank several of the community sponsors who have made the summer concert series possible this season: Hopkins Rector Funeral Home, Monical’s Pizza, Kirsch Family Dentistry LLC, Putnam County Habitat for Humanity, Ruoff Mortgage Inc., Sutherlin & Zeiner, Tap House 24, Walmart Distribution Center and Greencastle Hometown Dental.

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