On Sunday, March 1 WRFG’s Americana in the Park festival will celebrate its fifth great year at the Park Tavern in Piedmont Park.
Americana in the Park spotlights Atlanta and Georgia bands that play Americana music. What is Americana? It’s a broad mix of folk, acoustic blues, rockabilly, western swing, singer-songwriter, country rock, folk-rock, gospel, roots rock, and pretty much everything in between.
We have four wonderful musical acts for your consideration:
- -The Ormewoods -Claire Pearson and Don McCollister combine the best of their musical histories to make music that is touted as "sexy, folk, pop, country" by fans of their lush harmonies & infectious vibe.
- -Unknown Lyric – Acoustic guitarist Jeremiah Turner and violist Kevin Grayson have a mission: To make instrumental music cool again.
- -The Good Graces – Led by Kim Ware, the Good Graces are a Indi-Rock/America collective. Immersive Atlanta says fans of Kim’s songs “have always been delighted by her keen eye for subtle images and toe-tapping arrangements.”
- -Celtic Company - A new group formed especially for Americana in the Park that includes some members of the Buddy O’Reilly Band.
We have a special non-musical guest: The Candler Park Water Ballet on Land. A land-lovers version of the Candler Park Water Ballet, a sparkling synchronized swimming team that “has performed for presidents, parents, punks and patrons of the arts.”
Americana in the Park honors Sharon Wiggins. Sharon produced WRFG’s pioneering
Peach Blossom (bluegrass) Festival through its 40-year existence. A longtime
WRFG volunteer, Sharon remains the driving force behind My Own House,
our Sunday morning Americana music show.
Come rain or come shine, Americana in the Park will take place under the canopy at the Park Tavern in Piedmont Park on Sunday, March 1, 2020.
The doors will open at noon with music from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
$15.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door. Kids under 12 get in free.
The Park Tavern is located at 500 10th Street Northeast, Atlanta 30309. That’s the corner of Piedmont Park at 10th Street and Monroe Drive.
Proceeds benefit WRFG 89.3 FM, your independent community radio station for progressive information and handpicked, quality music.