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Contact: Adam Prato, (319) 643-2541
WEST BRANCH, IOWA—Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, in partnership with the City of West Branch and Main Street West Branch, invites visitors to an expanded series of special musical events this summer. The summer concerts begin with the West Branch High School Jazz Band on Tuesday, May 24. Then, starting June 2, the concerts continue every Thursday night in June and July. The concerts are free and begin at 7:00 p.m. at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch, Iowa.
The summer lineup features:
- June 2: Tom Yates (Native American and world flute)
- June 9: The Beggermen (Irish folk)
- June 16: Dandelion Stompers (New Orleans jazz)
- June 23: Cedar County Cobras (Rockabilly, Blues, Bluegrass, and Country blend)
- June 30: Brown Otter Singers Song and Dance (Meskwaki song and dance)
- July 7: Tanya English Band (Blues)
- July 14: Las Guitarras de Mexico (Mariachi)
- July 21: Highway Home (Bluegrass)
- July 28: Flash In A Pan (Folk, Indie rock, and Bluegrass blend)
The outdoor concerts take place on the Village Green at the intersection of Parkside Drive and Main Street in historic downtown West Branch. The Village Green provides a classic small town setting in which to enjoy an evening of free entertainment. Ample parking is nearby, and people are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or ground blankets. In inclement weather the performances will be moved across Main Street to the West Branch Town Hall.
Other important dates coming up include Herbert Hoover's Hometown Days celebration this year on Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6, 2016. And finally, the annual A Christmas Past event will take place on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3, 2016.
Last year the National Park Service launched its "Find Your Park" campaign which began a two year celebration commemorating its first 100 years of preservation and service to the public. "Find Your Park" is aimed at getting people out to experience all their national parks have to offer and to share their favorite stories about National Parks. Visit www.findyourpark.com to learn more.
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. For more information on these and other events, go online at www.nps.gov/heho or call (319) 643-2541.