Music to fill the air at Elk Point Heritage Park

Music to fill the air at Elk Point Heritage Park
Enjoy a day of country, gospel, and variety music Saturday, July 15 at the Elk Point Heritage Park from 1 to 9:30 p.m., with a 5 to 7 p.m. intermission for dinner on your own.

Featured artist will be nationally renowned Nashville singer/songwriter Terry S. Smith who is famous for Johnny Cash's recording of Far Side Banks of Jordan. He is also the National Traditional Country Music Association Songwriter of the Year in 1995 and 1996.

Smith has had his songs recorded by June Carter Cash, Kitty Wells, Oak Ridge Boys, Statler Brothers, Roy Acoff, Chris Ledoux, and Allison Krause to name a few. He is a very sought-after entertainer by the traditional country music festivals held throughout the nation and New Zealand.


Smith will be backed up by Rick and Harriette Andersen of Underwood, IA. They have been back up duo for international, national and local fiddlers, singers and instrumentalists for 15 years and have attended the Old Time Fiddlers Contest in Yankton for many years.

The Andersens will also back up Elaine Peacock of Elk Point, who is a recording artist and Nebraska Country Music Foundation 1995 Gospel Singer and second place songwriter. Peacock sings regularly in the Midwest, performing gospel, Patsy Cline and songs from the decades often accompanied by Wanda Jilderda of Elk Point. She is also a square dance caller.

Also appearing will be S.D. award winning fiddler, Wilbur Foss from Scotland, who hosts the Old Time Fiddler Contest Weekend, retired CIA Agent and country singer/songwriter Francis Hahn of Mapleton, IA, cowboy singer, Pat Meade of Milo, IA and local talent Ron McKay, Walt Petersen, Richard Petersen, Bob Sweeney, Jacob Sample and Rich Rosenbaum.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and a free will donation to benefit Heritage Days held in August. Rain location will be at the Elk Pont Jefferson School Atrium next to the park.

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