Friday night concert season begins

Cherry Jammers from Cherry Grove Baptist Church, rural Fort Scott, performed during a Friday Night Concert in 2018 at First United Methodist Church.


The Friday Night Concert in the Park series will kick off Friday, April 26 with piano students performing from the Tucker Music Studio.

Due to unpredictable spring weather, the concert will take place at 7:00 p.m. at Fort Scott’s First Southern Baptist Church, 1818 S. Main Street. The concerts normally take place at the Heritage Park Pavilion at First and Main Streets.

I am really pleased to present this fine group of young ladies and gentlemen and their teacher, Carolyn Tucker, to the good people of Bourbon County and the surrounding area,” Ralph Carlson, event coordinator said.

The students scheduled to perform are Benjamin, Josiah, and Noelle Banwart, Abbigail Collins, Abigail DeLoera, Hannah Peck, Austin Sinn, and Garren and Gregg Tucker.

In addition, former students Kelcie Bailey and Breisen Keller will perform as guest pianists. 

Carlson said the students range from elementary to high school in USD 234, USD 235, Fort Scott Christian Heights, and those that are homeschooled.

The concert will consist of a variety of music including classical, pop, gospel, patriotic, and folk. The evening will conclude with an instrumental wrap-up featuring Carolyn Tucker on piano and Ralph Carlson on guitar.

The concerts, which are free and open to the public, are sponsored by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce.

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