SHILOH, Tenn. – Shiloh National Military Park presents another free Concert in the Park in commemoration of the National Park Service’s 101st anniversary 5:30 p.m. Aug. 25 on the front lawn of the visitor center.
The show celebrates the birth of the National Park Service in 1916 and features four artists, including National Park Radio and Richie Owens and the Farm Bureau.
Opening the show is Hardin County Middle School band, Soul Nation. Soul Nation is a collective group of musically talented middle school students aged 11-13 years old. They cover multi-genres like pop, R&B, alternative and country. As of date, Soul Nation has performed nearly 20 community events and performed nearly 200 songs on stage.
National Park Radio is an indie-folk band that blends folk, country, and bluegrass with solid songwriting and harmonies, featuring beautiful lyrics, vocals, and harmonies. Their latest album, “Old Forests,” was released in May. NPR just wrapped up a tour of the southwest United States and various national park sites.
Alt-country rockers Richie Owens and the Farm Bureau performs as well. Owens has his own signature model mandolin and resonator guitar named for him and he toured the world as a member of Parton’s band. The Farm Bureau’s recent CD titled “Tennessee” spotlights much of the history and culture of the Volunteer State. The Farm Bureau was also part of this year’s Bristol Sessions recordings in Bristol, Tennessee, which is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the birth of country music.
Concert goers are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, lawn chairs, and blankets.
A Junior Ranger booth with activities for the kids is open at noon and runs through the concert.
The Friends of Shiloh organization have a booth selling bottled water, sports drinks, and snacks to raise money for future projects in the park.
For more information, visit www.nps.gov/shil or call the park visitor center at 731-689-5696.
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