Tue August 15, 2023

By April Lovette

Music in the Park: “Music of Entertainment”

(WASHINGTON, Ark.) -- Historic Washington State Park announces the annual summer concert series Music in the Park with the theme “Music of Entertainment”. Free concerts will be held in June, July, and August on the 1874 Courthouse lawn.

Music has been a favorite form of leisure and entertainment for many people for time immemorial. Residents of Washington in the 19th century enjoyed performing and listening to a variety of musical types from piano solos and marching bands. Join the community as they did in the past to enjoy evenings of great musical entertainment at Historic Washington State Park.

On Saturday, August 19, Zirconium Quartet will be the final performance for the summer. The group is an award-winning, vocal male quartet from the Little Rock area. Music and entertainment are their forte and they are a perfect fit for this year’s lineup. Barbershop quartets were a form of entertainment that began in the late 19th century.  Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/zirconiumquartet.

Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and the gift shop will be open for refreshments until 8:30 p.m.

Historic Washington State Park

Historic Washington State Park, located in Washington, Arkansas, is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Mondays. The park is a restoration village interpreting the historic Arkansas town in the 19th century. Daily tours are provided to over 15 historic sites and museums, such as the B.W. Edwards Weapons Museum and Blacksmith Shop. To learn more, visit HistoricWashingtonStatePark.com or call 870-983-2684. 

Arkansas State Parks

Arkansas State Parks is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. Arkansas state parks and museums cover 55,006 acres of forest, wetlands, fish and wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation facilities, and unique historic and cultural resources. Established in 1923, Arkansas State Parks preserve special places for future generations, provide quality recreation and education opportunities, enhance the state’s economy through tourism and provide leadership in resource conservation. Connect with ASP on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and visit ArkansasStateParks.com and ArkansasStateParks.com/media to learn more.

Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism protects and promotes our state’s natural, cultural and historic assets, contributing to a thriving economy and high quality of life. It is made up of three divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism.