Department of Parks
Old Fort Harrod State Park To Host “James Harrod Entertainment Sampler”
HARRODSBURG, Ky. – Old Fort Harrod State Park is reopening the James Harrod Amphitheater this year with a little bit of something for everyone.
The 2007 “James Harrod Entertainment Sampler” will kick off July 7 at with storyteller, musician and author Thomas Freese.
A talented storyteller from Louisville, Freese will be presenting his Silly Stories and Songs to children and adults of all ages. According to Freese, he “spins stories about people and animals, friends and family, using creative voice with animated expression (and) tells stories of growing up in a family of eight with plenty of hilarious situations and events.” Freese “plays guitar, harmonica, and other musical instruments, engaging audiences as they remember the story and make it their own.”
Come out to hear and join in with Freese as he sings “Whatja Gonna Do With A Silly Kitty” and many more songs and short stories with humorous endings.
Tickets are $3 a person.
Also planned for the amphitheater is a July 20 appearance by the Juggernaut Jug Band; an Aug. 18 Habitat for Humanity Benefit Concert; and an Aug. 25 show by the Kentuckians Barbershop Chorus.
For more information, call Old Fort Harrod State Park at 859-734-3314.
Old Fort Harrod State Park includes a reconstructed fort near the site of the original, the first pioneer settlement in Kentucky. The park is 32 miles southwest of Lexington on U.S. 68 in Harrodsburg.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov