Country and blues singer Tom Bennett, whose colorful musical history began in America’s deep south, will perform during the free Concert in the Park, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Vernon Worthen Park.

“Although COVID-19 has taken away a significant number of our favorite pastimes, this concert gives us a chance to effectively social distance while enjoying some great music,” said Michelle Graves, Deputy Director of Leisure Services over arts and events. “This is important for our hearts and souls.”

Bennett is a one-man band, among the last authentic folk blues singers. He picked up the harmonica and found plenty to sing about through his experiences riding the rails and hitchhiking. His music gives the listeners an authentic sound and restores the lost art of storytelling through song. Bennett’s music weaves together a tapestry of misadventure, love, and what it means to be a true blues man.

The Georgia native has toured throughout the continental USA and performed in front of 10,000 at the Utah State Capitol. Bennett is also the founder of The Colorado City Music Festival which takes place each Spring in Hildale.

About Concert in the Park

Concert in the Park is sponsored by the City of St. George with funding from the City of St. George RAP Tax, the Utah Division of Arts and Museums and the National Endowment for the Arts. The 2020 Series is free to the public the second Monday of each month through September. Seating is first come, first served. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and food. For information, call 627-4525.

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