Hollywild Animal Park announces first acoustic concert series

Published 11:55 am Thursday, March 10, 2016

Acoustic Nights in the Wild includes concerts on March 12, 19 and 26.

Acoustic Nights in the Wild includes concerts on March 12, 19 and 26.

The Acoustic Nights in the Wild concert series is an after-hours set of concerts scheduled for 6-7 p.m. in the Park’s Amphitheater. The fundraising concerts will be held rain or shine. Park grounds will be open at 5 p.m. before the concerts begin at 6 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase. Tickets may be purchased at the gate beginning at 5 p.m., or can be purchased in advance for those coming to the park during the day.


Concerts will highlight young artists, and include: March 12 – Carson Hill (country and roots); March 19 – Halden Vang (rock acoustic duo); and March 26 – Taylor Miller (jazz and pop).

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“These are young, up-and-coming artists who have already developed a following.  They are donating their time and talent to help Hollywild reach its goals as they gain exposure toward reaching their own. We are thrilled that they have committed to share their talents with our community this way,” said Kim Atchley, executive director of Hollywild.


The first of these concerts will feature country and roots artist and Charlotte native Carson Hill, a student at Converse College, known for her lyrical and uplifting sound and lyrics.


Following tradition, Hollywild is open to the public weekends in March for what it calls “Sneak Preview Month.” Admission includes time in the walking area of the park, scheduled Creature Feature programs and the Safari Bus Tour.


“The outpouring of encouragement we have had in the last few weeks has been very encouraging. We will be will be broadening our fundraising campaign in the coming weeks now that the community has told us loud and clear that they want what we offer and are willing to help us with their feedback; from our survey, via social media, emails, and by their presence on our opening weekend,” said Atchley.

-Submitted by Kim Atchley