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Contact: Mary (Maggie) Beckford, 419-285-2184 extension 1229PUT-IN-BAY, OHIO – Visitors can enjoy an old fashioned summer Put-in-Bay tradition on Friday, August 10, at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial when the 71st annual Barbershop Singers Concert takes place at on the back porch of the Visitor Center. “We all look forward to this event each summer,” said Superintendent Barbara Fearon, “and the park is proud to be part of the history of the barbershop singers.”
About 15 harmonizing quartets will provide 2 hours of free musical entertainment to the general public. The park will provide some seating but those attending are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket in order to accommodate the large crowd that attends each year.
Each year the quartets plan their own selection of songs to sing and always deliver on their performances. This event started with a man who has a cottage on Middle Bass Island. His neighbor back home was part of a quartet and he asked him to come to the island and sing. The next year there were two quartets and every year it kept growing. The performers still stay on Middle Bass Island each year and night, , will entertain at the Middle Bass Island Town Hall at
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial has a long history of celebrating peace through music. The annual Barbershop Quartet Concert is one of many musical programs hosted at the National Park here.
About Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial. The park honors those who fought and died in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812, and celebrates the enduring peace between the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. The Memorial, a Doric column, rising 352 feet over Lake Erie is 5 miles from the longest unarmed border in the world. It has an open-air Observation Deck 317 feet tall offering spectacular views of the Lake Erie Islands and Canada. For more information about Perry’s Victory visit , the park’s Facebook page, Twitter @PerrysVIPM, and Instagram @perrysvictorynps. Visitors with special needs planning to attend a program or event at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial are requested to contact the park at 419-285-2184 to discuss their needs and available services.