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Shore Thing - A Free Concert of Original Music Inspired by Cape Cod National Seashore
Contact: Jody Anastasio, North District Interpreter, 508-487-1256
Enjoy a musical celebration of life and nature on Cape Cod in "The Shore Thing", a free summer concert inspired by the national seashore.
On Tuesday, July 19, at 2:00 PM, celebrate 50 years of Cape Cod memories during an hour-long concert with musical-duo Vicky McKee and Jack Pearson. McKee, who writes songs and sings, began summering in Provincetown as a child, and has been drawn back year-after-year by the beautiful landscape and unique community. The Cape was the main inspiration when she decided to add a musical dimension to her writing career at the turn of the millennium. McKee's style ranges from blues to country to rock and folk, and her lyrics celebrate nature and human nature. Jack Pearson, who is also a lifeguard for the national seashore, accompanies with lead guitar, bass and percussion. Meet at the Province Lands Visitor Center. The event is free, accessible, and open to the public.
IF YOU GO: The Province Lands Visitor Center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 PM. Staff members are available to answer questions, assist with planning activities, and provide hiking and bicycling trail information. The visitor center features exhibits on the Outer Cape's natural and cultural resources, orientation films, and a bookstore with interpretive items for sale, such as books, maps, games, puzzles, and 50th anniversary commemorative items. . The 360-degree rooftop observation deck provides views of the surrounding dunes and sea. A listing of all of the National Seashore's programs is available at the two seashore visitor centers, or on-line at www.nps.gov/caco.
Did You Know?
The Province Lands area of the Cape Cod National Seashore in Provincetown is also known as the second-oldest “common lands” in the nation, second only to Boston Common. It was put aside in the 1600s by Plymouth Colony as a fisheries reserve.