PRINCETON — The Prairie Arts Council will present its fourth annual Concert in the Park, featuring “Alison Coyer and Friends” at 6 p.m. Aug. 3 at Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton.
For the past four years, the Prairie Arts Council has brought musical entertainment to the outdoors with a free summer concert under the shade trees of Princeton’s Soldiers and Sailor Park on the Courthouse Square.
On Aug. 3, residents of Bureau County will enjoy listening to the musical notes played on the hammered dulcimer by Alison Coyer. Alison started taking dulcimer lessons at age 12, and by the age of 16 she placed third in the nation at competition in Winfield, Kan. Alison will be accompanied by Jim Johnson from Marseilles on guitar, Owen Johnson from Princeton on guitar and John Musgrave from Morris on bass. They all met while playing at bluegrass jams in the area and have developed a friendship you can sense as they play together. Alison and Friends have been seen at numerous regional events including a 2013 concert at the Princeton Public Library.
This concert is free and open to the public. Lawn chairs are suggested and refreshments will be available for purchase.
All proceeds and donations will go directly to benefit the Prairie Arts Council’s art scholarship program.
In case of rain, the concert will be moved indoors at the Prairie Arts Center Theater, located across the street from the Soldiers and Sailors Park.
This concert is partially funded by a contribution from the Princeton Junior Women’s Club.