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Reggae Band Kicks off Music in the Meadow Series at National Park

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Date: May 30, 2013
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell)
Contact: Jared Slanina, Conservancy, 330-657-2909 ext. 109

Brecksville, Ohio – On Wednesday, June 12, 2013, Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) kicks off its FREE Music in the Meadow concert series at Howe Meadow. Carlos Jones and the PLUS Band is a valley favorite known for the group’s use of percussion instruments. Their repertoire includes many original songs, plus a generous helping of Bob Marley, Culture, and other recognizable covers mixed in with traditional Rastafarian Nyabinghi drum chants!

Grab a blanket and a picnic dinner and bring the family! The celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. with lawn games and family activities. Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. The concert series is presented by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, with promotional support from Audio-Technica and Woodsy’s Music. Alcohol is prohibited. Concerts are cancelled during severe weather. Call 330-650-4636, ext. 228 after 2 p.m. for an update. Donations to support this series will be accepted at each event.

Howe Meadow is located at 4040 Riverview Road, 4 miles south of SR 303, Peninsula 44264.

Other Scheduled Music in the Meadow Concerts:
Wednesday, June 26 Sammy De Leon Latin Jazz Orchestra: Salsa, Mambo, Latin Jazz

Wednesday, Jul 10 Boy=Girl: Contemporary Acoustic

Wednesday, July 24 HeartBEAT Afrika: African Drums, Percussion

Wednesday, August 7 Cletus Black Revue: Rock, Blues, Jazz, Pop

Wednesday, August 21 The New Barleycorn: Irish Folk, Celtic

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a nonprofit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about the Conservancy and its membership program, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2909.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or call 330-657-2752.

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