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2022 Calendar of Events & Programs

Carthage Council on the Arts Concerts in the Park 2023

Concerts in the Park is an outdoor event set in the relaxing atmosphere of Carthage Central Park. Patrons are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic foods and drinks to enjoy a night of music with friends, family, and the community.

June 24, 2023
Eddie Valen Band
2 muscians playing guitarIf this name sounds familiar, you may have seen it on Vegas marquees with the likes of Sha Na Na, Tom Jones, The Coasters, and others. The band has also appeared in Branson with a personal invitation from Tony Orlando. Eddie’s current 6-piece lineup consists of very talented musicians that have performed with some legendary acts.The evening’s playlist will consist of classic country, hits from the 50s and 60s, and Eddie’s original sounds as featured in his musical catalog.

July 22, 2023
Jim Hunter & the Mellotones
Jim Hunter’s Mellotones have been a staple in the Four-State Area since 1980. From the time he blew his first note on a saxophone, as a fifth-grader, he was hooked on jazz and the big-band sounds of the ’40s and ’50s.

August 19, 2023
Blister Soul and Splitfinger Rufus

Blister Soul is a four-piece rock & roll band from Joplin, Missouri. Their debut EP, Sign of the Times was released June 18, 2021. The band’s lineup was formed in the summer of 2017 and includes Greg Ballew, Jason Otero, Bryan Bridgford, and Tony Otero. Musical influences include The Drive-By Truckers, Vigilantes of Love, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and Starflyer 59.

splitfingr RufusSplitfinger Rufus is a 3piece band from NE Oklahoma featuring rock, alternative, and country party classics from the 90s and beyond.