Spring Folk Concerts offered June 6-7 at Trail of Tears State Park and Bollinger Mill State Historic Site

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Volume 37-148 For Immediate Release: June 1, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., -- Spend a nice June evening outdoors listening to the sounds of folk music Saturday, June 6 at Trail of Tears State Park near Jackson or Sunday, June 7 at Bollinger Mill State Historic Site in Burfordville.  Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, these concerts are free and open to the public.

Rick Thum will perform traditional, old-time and gospel tunes during both concerts. Music has been a major part of his life since he was a small child.  He learned to play the drums and guitar, but the hammered dulcimer became his main focus. He has made several recordings, which will be available for purchase.

Saturday's performances will begin at 7 p.m. at Trail of Tears State Park in the park's amphitheater, which is behind the visitor center. At 4:30 p.m. Sunday, bring your lawn chair or blanket and gather in the picnic area at Bollinger Mill State Historic Site for the concert.   

Trail of Tears State Park is located 10 miles east of Fruitland, off Highway 61, on Highway 177.  To get to Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, turn off Highway 34 onto Highway OO, then onto Highway HH.  

For more information about these concerts, contact Trail of Tears State Park at 573-290-5268, Bollinger Mill State Historic Site at 573-243-4591 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf).  For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at www.mostateparks.com.

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