5 Reasons You Should Go to Both Tribute Concerts at Boone Woods Park this Summer

 

  1. Tumbling Dice 1The Glimmer Twins! The first tribute concert of the summer will be Tumbling Dice — five guys who genuinely have a passion for playing the Rolling Stones’ music. The band is led by its very own version of The Glimmer Twins – Guy McFadden, and guitarist and musical director, Dennis Lyons. Together they will guide you on a thrilling tour-de-force through the Rolling Stones legendary catalog. Their show is never contrived, never choreographed and always a wild ride! Don’t miss their show on Saturday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at Boone Woods Park in Burlington.
  2. You forgot to purchase your McCartney tickets and now all the good seats are gone! The final tribute concert in the Boone Woods Park line up this McCartney Postersummer is The McCartney Project. This band covers more than three decades of the most popular Beatles hits through the monster hits of Wings and more. This is a fun, high-energy show from the opening song through the closing encore. Each song replicates the authentic, iconic sound of Paul McCartney’s music. Leading The McCartney Project is Tony Burlingame. He has been paying tribute to Paul McCartney for years and bears an uncanny resemblance to Sir Paul. Decide for yourself if he really looks like Paul at the concert on Saturday, July 23 at 7 p.m. at Boone Woods Park.
  3. You can sit where you want and bring your own food! Just pick a place on the lawn, spread out your blanket, open your cooler and enjoy the show! No need to purchase overpriced food from a concert vendor or walk down aisles searching for your seat number!
  4. No admission fee! That’s right, you do not have to purchase a ticket to see the concert – you’ve already paid. The concerts are brought to you by Boone County Public Library and Boone County Parks Department and as a Boone County taxpayer, you’ve already paid by funding both the Library and the Parks No GoatsDepartment!
  5. You don’t need a babysitter! Bring the kids with you! You can also bring your neighbors’ kids, your grand kids, your kid gloves…almost any kind of kid except for young goats. Please do not bring young (or old) goats to the park.

Boone Woods Park is located at 6000 Veteran’s Way in Burlington, Kentucky. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. In case of rain, the concerts will be held at the Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike in Burlington. Inclement weather after 5 p.m. may not allow enough time to move all of the sound equipment and instruments indoors. Call the Rain Out Hotline at 859-334-2283 for weather updates.

 

–Becky

PR Coordinator Becky Kempf has been telling people about the Library for almost thirteen years. When she isn’t busy evangelizing about books, reading and the Library’s concert series, she’s out photographing dogs, birds, rusty old cars and her grandchildren.

 

Start Seeing Things…In The Dark! New Exhibit at the Library!

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Boone County Public Library will reveal what thrives beneath the soil, under the sea, in the shadows of night and within other dark environments in the traveling exhibition, In the Dark, on view now through September 5 at the Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, in Burlington. Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.

 

This interactive touring exhibit, produced by the Cincinnati Museum Center, will Day vs Night - Desert Habitat jpgallow you to enter some of the world’s areas with little or no light. Discover how animals, plants and people have adapted to dark environments as you are surrounded by the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of ecosystems at night, below the ground, inside caverns and deep in the sea.

In the Dark includes sophisticated life-like dioramas, fiberglass models, information panels and hands-on components, such as computer games, mechanical displays, and chemical experiments.

Exhibit view 2Find out how bobcats, barred owls, spotted skunks, flying squirrels and salamanders forage for meals and learn how bats feed on night-blooming cacti in the Darkness of Night component of the exhibit. Discover what lurks below the soil as you learn about the animals that thrive just beneath the Earth’s surface in Darkness within the Soil. Get a look at what dwells below the ground in a typical backyard with a life-size diorama featuring a cross-section of earth that reveals moles, cicadas, bumblebees, worms, millipedes, slugs and other animals that call the soil “home.”

In Darkness Deep within Caves you will examine open and closed cKy Limestone Karst Cave jpgave systems and learn the natural processes that form each type of cave and the unique organisms found inside. The dioramas include a walk-through re-creation of a limestone solution cave and a closed ecosystem found in Romania’s Movile cave.

In the Dark has toured throughout the U.S. and Canada, visiting over 40 venues in cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, Honolulu, Philadelphia, Oklahoma City, Memphis, San Antonio, Las Vegas, and Regina, SK. This is the first time the exhibit has ever been on display in a library or in Kentucky! Take advantage of this opportunity to experience In the Dark on display in your own community without the cost of an admission ticket!