Concert in the Park
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Shiloh National Military Park is excited to announce our second Concert in the Park for 2019. On Saturday, July 13, we will host a FREE twilight concert, beginning at 5:30 pm on the lawn of the park’s Visitor Center featuring Southern Accents: the Ultimate Tom Petty Experience.
“When he died on October 2, 2017, Tom Petty left behind a huge catalog of songs that are woven into the very fabric of popular culture,” said Superintendent Dale Wilkerson. “We are pleased to be able to continue our concert in the park series by honoring the music of Tom Petty with the Southern Accents Band. These are veteran players who've proven themselves over the years in a slew of major professional projects, and who dedicate their time and attention to sharing the music of Tom Petty.”
Southern Accents has been bringing the Petty experience to fans for the last three years, not only performing his timeless hits with exacting respect, but even looking and acting the part. At the helm is Petty doppelganger Ronnie Gregg, who sports the straw-colored locks and Mad Hatter haberdashery of the "Don't Come Around Here No More" era Petty. Backing him are musicians who've toured with some of the biggest names in music today, all of whom intimately know both the music and the looks of their counterparts in the Heartbreakers band.
Opening the show will be Jackson, Tennessee's own Skeleton Krew. This indie duo’s blues-infused sound has been creating a buzz around Jackson since 2014, and they have found similar support performing throughout neighboring states.
In October 2017, the band was honored with a Tennessee Music Award recognition for Best Indie Band of the year and Guitarist of the Year for Hunter Cross. In October 2018, they brought home two more awards – Best Music Video for their song “Making Wishes On A Black Dandelion,” and Guitarist of the Year for the second consecutive season.
The concert begins at 5:30 pm and is FREE and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets. For more information on this and other park events call the visitor center at 713-689-5696.
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