SHILOH, Tenn. – Shiloh National Military Park will present its first Concert-in-the-Park of 2018 with Civil War era music beginning 5 p.m. May 26 on the lawn in front of the Shiloh National Military Park Visitor Center. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets to the concert.
The Lost Cause String Band will perform, featuring popular string band songs of the Civil War era. Steve and Lisa Ball will perform 5:45-6:45 p.m. The 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band takes the stage 7-8 p.m.
The present-day 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band was re-created, in 1996, by musicians from Central Illinois. The musicians were recruited from the same geographical area in Illinois as the original 33rd Band, mustered at State Normal University (now called Illinois State University) in 1861.
CDs from Steve Ball and the 33rd Illinois Band will be available for purchase in the Shiloh bookstore both before and during the concert.
The park will also have a Junior Ranger booth set up for the kids noon May 26. Children of all ages are invited to work on different Junior Ranger booklets in order to earn Junior Ranger awards.
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Christopher A. Mekow
731-689-5696 ext. 2004