Island Park Productions is host to William Clark Green, a Texas red dirt country singer and songwriter, at the fourth concert of the Duck Jam in the Park Concert Series on Aug. 6 at the Island Park Performance Venue.
Green’s most recent album, Hebert Island, “is a stellar new batch of songs from a guy who has gone to great lengths to keep his energy focused, through all distraction, on quality songcraft.
“‘Goner’ stands as a shimmering, no-hard-feelings take on the moment of breakup, the protagonist of the quasi-travelogue ‘Stay’ understands that it doesn’t matter where you are, as long as you’re close to love, and the ballad ‘She Loves Horses’ exemplifies both the warmth and strength that’s developed in Will’s songwriting and the performance power of his players,” said Chris Mosser of Austin City Limits Radio.
The gates open at 6 p.m. Opening act Tequila Songbirds take the stage at 7 p.m. William Clark Green begins at 8 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public thanks to sponsors including the presenting sponsor, Rubbermaid.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or picnic blankets, as there will be no benches provided. Social distancing will be strongly encouraged for all concerts. People should come expecting to enjoy the concert with their core group. The public is also encouraged to wear masks at the park entrance and exit, as well as in the bathrooms. Hand-washing stations will be placed throughout the concert area.
Attendees are welcome to bring their own food and beverages, including alcohol. The Winfield Lions Club will sell pork burgers and sides, and the Soroptimists of Winfield will serve desserts in the big Soroptimist Pavilion in the park. There will be Duck Jam in the Park shirts and stickers available for sale under the “Merch Tent” by the stage.
Parking will only be permitted on the exterior of the park. The Winfield Masonic Lodge will help to guide vehicles to open parking spots. Those with handicap placards on their vehicle will be allowed to park inside and close to stage.
The Island Park Productions Board want to remind all who attend to be respectful and do their part to keep themselves and others safe so that these concerts can continue.
The last remaining concert scheduled for this year’s Duck Jam in the Park Concert Series will be Jacob Tovar, with opening act Ken Pomeroy on Sept. 10.
Island Park Productions, Inc., is the combined effort of 11 local organizations, as well as members from the community at large. The organizations participating are Winfield Economic Development, Rotary Club of Winfield, Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Winfield Arts and Humanities Council, Winfield Recreation Commission, Southwestern College, USD 465, South Kansas Symphony, Winfield City Band, City of Winfield and Legacy Regional Community Foundation. Serving as at-large members are Mark Olney, Bart Redford and Cindy Goertz. Jill Long of Winfield Economic Development is the acting president of the corporation.
The Island Park Productions Concert Series is funded through sponsorships from local businesses and organizations. Concerts remain free and open to the public.