St John’s County, Fl. – Radio Free Americana chart topper artist Grant Peeples will be our next featured performer at the Second Sundays at Stetsons Concert on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at the historic home of author and human rights activist Stetson Kennedy.
The concert is between 2-4 pm is at Beluthahatchee Park, 1523 State Road 13. Space is limited and reservations are required, so please call (904) 206-8304 to reserve your seat today. A $10 donation is recommended. The park will open at 1 pm with tours of Stetson’s house and museum before and after the concert. The park closes at 5 pm.
“Our concert series has been very successful for over three years now. We’ve been trying to get Grant Peeples since the beginning. I think folks are really going to appreciate this performance” says Al Poindexter, co-producer of the concert series.
Folks have a lot to say about Grant Peeples. “He’s the Woody Guthrie of the New Millennium” says Larry Newman-WSCA ''Peeples is unusually honest, unusually literate. He’s the only songwriter I have ever thought to call «ruthless»… " from John Conquest, Third Coast Magazine. You can find information about Grant Peeples on his own website at grantpeeples.com.
North Florida Folk Network board member Al Poindexter said, “These concerts are a vital to the preservation of folk music in our area and Grant Peeples is a great example of Florida Folk tradition that we are privileged to present.”
The National Literary Landmark of Beluthahatchee, the home and museum of Stetson Kennedy, is the venue for a monthly concert series entitled “Second Sunday at Stetson’s.” Beluthahatchee was dedicated as the only National Literary Landmark honoring two writers. Stetson Kennedy’s friend and folksinger Woody Guthrie wrote his autobiography Seeds of Man there. Stetson Kennedy is the author of Palmetto Country, The Florida Slave, Southern Exposure, Jim Crow Guide to the U.S.A. and many other books.
Music and performers for the monthly series “Second Sunday’s at Stetson’s” will be in line with the causes of the Stetson Kennedy Foundation of human rights, social justice, environmental stewardship, and the preservation and growth of folk culture.
The concert series is sponsored by the North Florida Folk Network, the Stetson Kennedy Foundation, and St. John’s County Parks.
For more information contact Al Poindexter, (904) 610-4507, or [email protected]