Dominick Rivers, Dreadful Greta to play ParkFest

Monday, July 9, 2018

With performers Dominick Rivers and Dreadful Greta on the bill, ParkFest will be back at DePauw University Bowman Park from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

After a successful return to Robe-Ann Park last week, the free concert series, co-sponsored by the Greencastle Civic League and Greencastle Parks Department, will be back at Bowman Park as construction wraps up on the new bandshell.

Hailing from Crawfordsville, Dominick Rivers enjoys a wide range of musical styles — from pop to folk to blues. His inspirations include Bob Dylan, Syd Barrett and the Beatles. Rivers received the Mike Lane Horizon Award for Excellence in Poetry from the Songwriter’s Association of Mid-North Indiana for his song “The Widow’s Son.”

A recent Wabash graduate in art, Rivers’ visual work incorporates many elements, including music, performance, sculpture and video.

Dreadful Greta is a Grateful Dead cover band consisting of Lucas Eckrich, Taulbee Jackson, Cliff Gammon and Parker Black. Known for their jam sessions in local hot spots such as Wasser Brewing Company and Taphouse 24, this band loves to slide between quiet acoustic performances and loud, electric rock explosions.

Looking ahead, the Civic League is asking residents to mark their calendars for July 24 to celebrate Christmas in July during ParkFest. This is an opportunity to clean out your closets and bring wrapping paper, gift boxes, bows and other supplies you’d like to get off your hands.

All donations will be used to benefit our annual holiday gift wrapping fundraiser next winter. And rumor has it one or two of the performers will be on hand to play a few holiday tunes.

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