Summer Heats Up With Piney Woods Events
Crockett- Piney Woods Fine Arts has a lot going on and the summer is going to get hot in Crockett with all the events coming up!! PWFAA will be offering lots of entertainment options for the whole family, with free concerts in the park, summer arts workshops and a children’s theatre workshops and performances….this summer is sure to be fun for everyone!
Piney Woods is bringing back it’s free concerts in the park with the “Summer Lightnin’ Series- Thursday Tunes by the Tracks”. These concerts sponsored by Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Crockett will be at 8:00pm every Thursday in June at the new J.B. & Kathryn Sallas Amphitheater at Arnold Park. The fun begins on June 6 as Texas-blues legend Texas Johnny Brown & the Quality Blues Band take the stage after the dedication of the blues mural on Camp Street. The June 13 show will be rockabilly greats, Two Tons of Steel!! The Ezra Charles Band is June 20, followed by the Latin-influenced rocker Joe King Carrasco on June 27. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and a picnic dinner and enjoy these wonderful concerts outside in a beautiful setting at the new amphitheater. Concessions will be available for purchase with the benefits going to the Depot Museum. The park is located next to the Houston County Visitor Center at 303 S. 1st Street.
Looking for a chance to see your kids perform onstage? Want to get them interested in acting? The Missoula Children’s Theatre will be here June 10-15 to provide just the opportunity! The group will hold auditions on Monday June 10 at the Crockett Civic Center and rehearse the rest of the week for a professionally-produced theatrical show for a paying audience on Saturday. There will also be three theater arts workshops held during the week. The auditions are open to all-ages and we encourage everyone to take this opportunity to act in a show. Up to 60 local kids will have the chance to work with professional actors!
Piney Woods also will be serving up fun and inspiration at the annual Jim Jeffries Summer Arts Workshop held at the Jordan School. Classes will be offered in Drawing, Sculpture, Watercolor, and Photography. The workshops are taught by professional artists, guest artists in the past have included Sam Lawlace, Pipp Gillette, and Gary Williamson. Registration forms can be found at area grade schools, the Jordan School and the Piney Woods Offices. Children exiting Kindergarten through the 8th Grade are welcome to attend.
There will be no shortage of entertainment in Crockett this summer as Piney Woods Fine Arts continues to provide the highest quality shows and arts education for the children of Houston County! For more information on any of these events or if you would like to volunteer at PWFAA, call the office at (936) 544-4276 or go the website at www.pwfaa.org.