‘Sunday in the Park’ Log Cabin Music Series begins April 10

Published 1:25 pm Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The log cabin at Harmon Field on the banks of the Pacolet River in Tryon will be the site for The KingPup Radio Show’s “Sunday in the Park” Log Cabin Music Series.

The series of folk, bluegrass, blues, old time and acoustic Americana music will be presented on the second Sunday of the month beginning in April and continuing to October (April 10, May 8, June 12, August 14 and October 9).

The series is hosted by Americana musicians Phil and Gaye Johnson. The performances will be recorded for future KingPup Radio Shows. The music starts at 4 p.m. and will last until 8 p.m. Admission is free and donations will be accepted.

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The KingPup Radio Show is produced by Phil and Gaye Johnson and is broadcast on over 53 radio stations around the world. Heard locally on WNCW 88.7-FM Spindale, N.C. on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. and online at www.radioYUR.com, The KingPup Radio Show is the only syndicated radio program originating in western North Carolina to showcase the Blue Ridge area’s many traditional music artists.

Already confirmed for the series are Michael Reno Harrell and Jack Lawrence, Carolina Blue, Paul’s Creek Band, West End String Band, Sanctum Sully, Georgia Crackers, Fayssoux McLean, Chompin’ at the Bit Stringband, Bob and Amy Buckingham, Home Spun, Conservation Theory, Quarterhouse Bluegrass and Black Bottom Biscuits. More will be announced.

In addition, all area musicians are urged to bring their instruments and join in on the many spontaneous “jam sessions” which are sure to pop up on the grounds of Harmon Field.

The monthly music series is sponsored by the Town of Tryon and Harmon Field. Located on Harmon Field Road in Tryon between N.C. Hwy. 176 and N.C. Hwy. 108, Harmon Field is a 46-acre park owned by the Town of Tryon. With four horse rings, three baseball fields, two soccer fields, four tennis courts, an open air gym, children’s playground, horseshoes, putting green, walking trails along the Pacolet River, log cabin meeting facilities, covered picnic shelters, a community garden and a concession stand.

For more information contact Phil Johnson at 828-863-2860 or e-mail aster@radioyur.com.