MORGAN PARK CLOSES 57TH MUSIC SEASON WITH ITS SECOND ANNUAL FOLK FESTIVAL FEATURING PETER YARROW OR PETER, PAUL AND MARY FAME SUNDAY AUGUST 28TH AT 5:30
On Sunday, August 28, Morgan Park Summer Music Festival will host its Second Annual Folk Festival featuring Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary fame. Also performing are Gathering Time, Matt Grabowski, Don Bikof and Bryce Larsen. The festival, which is free to the public, begins at 5:30 p.m. in Morgan Park and is sponsored by Rita and Frank Castagna.
Headlining the Festival is Peter Yarrow, a treasure of American folk music: legendary musician, songwriter and activist. His career with Peter, Paul and Mary shares and is part of American history. Yarrow weaves a narrative through his music and politics, punctuating our nation’s major events with his iconic songs that we all know and love.
Also performing is folk trio Gathering Time, Matt Grabowski, Don Bikof and Bryce Larsen. According to WFUV’s John Platt, “Gathering Time has harmonies that can charm the birds out of the trees” with a “savvy repertory” that ranges from traditional folk to classic rock. Famed for original music as well as covers, the group’s remake of Peter Yarrow’s Light One Candle has been played on many stations including New York City’s WCBS-FM.
Matt Grabowski’s combines elements of folk, rock and blues, with lyrics that recall Harry Chapin and Bob Dylan. He has been taking Long Island by storm since his July 2014 solo debut. Don Bikoff’s acoustic guitar solos are heavily influenced by Delta blues, American folk and Eastern classical music. His first album, Celestial Explosion was re-released recently and won a spot on WFMU’s playlist. Glen Cove native Bryce Larsen is an Acoustic-Americana-soul artist who uses live-looping to bring his serious guitar chops, powerful vocals, and unique beat-boxing style together, creating an entirely new type of one-man band.
Come on down to Morgan Park and enjoy this very special evening of music under the stars. Bring a blanket or chairs and picnic if you wish. Children are welcome. Morgan Park is located on Germaine Street at the end of Landing Road in Glen Cove. In the event of rain, the festival will be held in St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, Pearsall Avenue, Glen Cove. For further information, call (516) 671-0017, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.morganparkmusic.org or find us on Facebook at Morgan Park Summer Music Festival.
Morgan Park Summer Music Festival is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that has been providing free concerts in the park for 57 years. The shows are completely funded through the generous donations that are received from businesses and individuals. Taxpayer money is not asked for nor received to bring this high caliber talent to the Festival.
PHOTO CAPTION– On Sunday, August 28, MPSMF presents its Second Annual Folk Festival. Headlining the festival is Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary. Also performing are Gathering Time, Matt Grabowski, Don Bikof and Bryce Larsen. The festival, which is free to the public, will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Morgan Park. Come and enjoy a wonderful evening of musical entertainment under the stars.