Saturday, July 14, 2018

Music in the Park

Historic Washington State Park

What to know

Historic Washington State Park announces the annual summer concert series Music in the Park with the theme “Melodies that Bind us Together.” Free concerts will be held in June, July, and August outside the 1874 Courthouse.

Music has been a favorite pastime that binds families and communities together. Residents of Washington in the 19th century enjoyed performing and listening to all types of music as a form of entertainment and fellowship with each other. Come and enjoy evenings of great music that bring us together as a community at Historic Washington State Park.

Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. The gift shop will be open for refreshments and Williams’ Tavern Restaurant will be  open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for dining.

Concert Lineup:

June 18 – Purple Hulls

The Purple Hulls is a dynamic duo of talented identical twins, Katy Lou & Penny Lea Clark, raised on a working purple hull pea farm near Kilgore, Texas. Concentrations focus on multi-genre venues, festival appearances, church shows and house concerts. Work in the fields, solid family values and in church every time the doors opened provide the inspiration and foundation for their authentic acoustic-driven music. More info at:

July 16 –67 Gas & Grill Band & Brady Rhodes

67 Gas & Grill Band is a group of local musicians who come together once a week at the HWY 67 Grill in Emmet, Arkansas. They are a community of music lovers that enjoy coming together and sharing their love of music with each other. Along with them is local resident, Brady Rhodes of Rosston, Arkansas. Rhodes has a wonderful voice and has sung at many different local venues. His favorite genre of music is Southern gospel and traditional country. Learn more at

August 20 – Clarke Buehling, Banjoist

Clarke Buehling is widely recognized for his interpretations of late 19th Century finger-style banjo. Clarke is also in the forefront of the recent resurgence of interest in the Ante-bellum minstrel banjo style and songs. Learn more at

P.O. Box 129
Washington, AR 71862