SHILOH, Tennessee – Shiloh National Military Park will feature “rockabilly” music for the second Concert in the Park, beginning at 5:30 pm July 9 on the lawn of the park’s Visitor Center.
Noted Memphis rockabilly artist Jason D. Williams will headline the show. A showman known for his energetic performances and boogie-woogie music, Jason D. has been entertaining crowds across America for 40 years. His dynamic piano playing and stage antics have drawn comparisons to Jerry Lee Lewis. Williams career began when he left his home in Arkansas at the age of 16 to play with Sleepy LaBeef in Massachusetts.
His solo career began in the 1980s, releasing his first album “Tore Up” on RCA in 1990, and the second “Wild,” which he recorded in 1993at Sun Studios. Since that time he has released four more studio albums including 2014s “Hillbillies and Holy Rollers.” One of Jason D’s most famous performances came on the big screen when his hands were filmed for all the piano playing scenes in the movie “Great Balls of Fire.”
Opening the show will be Jack Curtis in a tribute performance as Elvis Presley. Curtis performed during the 2017 Concert in the Park series. Curtis will recreate the energy and excitement of Elvis’ hit songs, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “That’s Alright Mama,” and “Heartbreak Hotel.” Curtis has been performing for more than 20 years, and placed in the Top 5 in the “World Images of Elvis” competition. Visitors are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets. The Friends of Shiloh organization will sell soft drinks, water, and snacks.
Junior Ranger booths for the kids open at noon and run through the concert. Kids are invited to earn four different Junior Ranger badges, work on color sheets, get temporary arrowhead tattoos, and dress up as Civil War soldiers.
For more information, call the Visitor Center at 731-689-5696 or visit www.nps.gov/shil.
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