The third Music in the Park concert in downtown Van Alstyne was able to actually be held in the park for the July performance. The two previous concerts, held in May and June, had to be relocated to a nearby restaurant because of rain. This past Tuesday night, however, the Bodarks String Band played from the gazebo in downtown’s Dorothy Fielder Park. And it played to an appreciative audience, some of whom said they had caught the group several times before, and others who were newcomers to the hootenanny sounds of the fiddle, guitar, banjo, harmonica, doghouse bass and vocals.


Grayson College recently joined the Hilton Garden Inn, Texas Star Bank and Premier Pawn as sponsor for the Music in the Park 2017 series.


The next and final concert will be at Tuesday, Aug. 15, again at Dorothy Fielder Park and again starting at 6:30 p.m. Performing will be the Big Gus Samuelson trio of guitar, saxophone and cajon. The concerts are free to the public and family friendly.