Post by David Sechrest on May 22, 2006 14:21:32 GMT -5
Tom Pickett provided quite a deal of entertainment for Columbus Residents during the 50's and 60's.
David Sechrest Historic Columbus Indiana Progress should not ignore its roots and pillage our heritage in the process. Cultural, social, and historical should be part of the process, for it is the path and not the destination that is important - S. Givens
7 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday) there will be a Donner Park Variety Show held in the shelter house. MC will be Robert Hay-Smith and music by Jazz Inc, jazz band from Columbus East High School, country singer Charlie Moore, The Moir Brothers Harmonica Group and The Roger Banister Bluegrass Band. This show is FREE and open to the public.
Why not go out to the park like we used to do? This would be a great free evening out on the town, sort of like the "good ole days"!
Post by Ricky_Berkey on Jun 10, 2006 3:19:42 GMT -5
Since we've lived here, the Donner Park Shows have been a highlight of our summer. Truly a variety of different types of music by talented local performers in an old-fashioned park setting. I'm always afraid they will go back into history along with so many other local traditions. It's always hard to attract the younger generations to this type of performance but it's so perfect for a family or a young adult couple as well. Come spend a lazy afternoon in the park, have a picnic and stay and enjoy some great music. Let's keep this Columbus tradition thriving!
I played my ukelele and sang on the Park Show when I was 6-years-old. It was a talent show and I placed second. Clifsonjia Silver was first. 1949. In high school, my R & R combo played the Park Show, maybe 1960-61. Larry Wright
Hi Gregg ! We wow'ed 'em with our new Strats, of course. Joe Edwards was on one show we did at Donner Park. He was backing an Elvis wannabe. I backed Jimmy Harden, who also did the Elvis stuff ! The show MC was Smokey Joe Miller