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Precious Byrd kicks off Picnic in the Park in Prineville

Picnic in the Park Free Summer Concert Series kicks off its 15th season on July 17 with the band Precious Byrd.  BendBroadband is a Gold Sponsor of the concert series in Pioneer Park in Prineville. Gather with families and friends in the park and be entertained by outstanding musicians.

The free Concerts are held Wednesdays, July 17-August 24 in Pioneer Park on 3rd & Elm Streets in Prineville.  Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, dinner, and friends!   Alcohol is not allowed in the parks.  Food and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome!

The summer lineup of performers includes:

July 24 – Joe Shinkle & 99West

July 31 – THE ROCK BOTTOM BOYS

August 7 – Modern Gentlemen (at the Crook County Fair)

August 14 – Scott Brockett Band

August 21 – The Notables Swing Band​

For more information about the summer of performers, click here.

The concert series is brought to you by Crook County Foundation.

The Foundation provides college scholarships, and supports educational improvement, community leadership development, and arts and cultural opportunities. Investing endowment funds with the Oregon Community Foundation ensures philanthropic contributions will serve Crook County and its residents into perpetuity. More than $65,000 in scholarships will be awarded in 2019 to high school, college students, and non-traditional students thanks to the efforts of The Foundation.

It was founded in 1998 by the City of Prineville, Crook County, Crook County School District, Crook County Parks and Recreation District, and Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce. The board is comprised of representatives from each of the founding partners and community members at-large.

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