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Second Sunday at Stetson's

Sunday, October 8th at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Featured artist: Tom Shed
Beluthahatchee Park
1523 State Road 13, St, Johns County, FL 32259
 

Award winning Country, singer-songwriter Tom Shed will perform at the series Second Sundays at Stetson’s on Sunday, October 8th, 2017 at Beluthahatchee Park where author, activist, Stetson Kennedy used to live.

The Stetson Kennedy Foundation will also be serving cake at the concert in celebration of Stetson Kennedy’s 101st birthday (October 5th).

The concert will be indoors from 2 pm to 4pm at Beluthahatchee Park, 1523 State Road 13.  Space is limited and reservations are required.  Please call (904) 206-8304 and leave a voice message. 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.  Park closes at 5 pm.

Tom Shed, a Grammy nominated songwriter and performer brings “history, humor and the human condition” to audiences around the world in an exciting and entertaining concert. Performing on guitar and banjo throughout the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, New Zealand and Australia for many years, Tom shares his unique perspective of life, love and the world around us.

History – Tom sings about real events:
• The great hurricane of 1928
• The great fire of Jacksonville
• A politician’s demise in pre-civil rights America in 1953
• Lost in a swamp and the unforgiving nature of the Wild

Humor – Tom brings to his concert songs about: alien abduction; experiencing unique southern hospitality; Motorhome mayhem on Florida’s highways; and learning to appreciate your Grandmother.

Human condition – Tom helps us look at life: a celebration of Single Mothers; the many faces of fear; dreaming of lost opportunities; love at first sight; a questionnaire for marriage; and PTSD.

Tom writes and performs sound tracks for films and television including Marjorie Kinnan RawlingsRingside Miami, and the award winning Archie Carr, A Naturalist in Florida. Tom also produces albums for fellow musicians. Most notably “Walk Proud My Son” for the late, Florida folk icon and Native American, Don Grooms.

“Anyone who has seen Tom Shed’s live performances know he is a dynamic entertainer who mixes equal amounts of humor, history and awareness themes with just the right mix of good vocals, fine guitar playing and excellent songwriting that makes you realize this guy’s for real.” – Ron Johnson, Florida Times Union

More information on Tom Shed can be found at Tomshed.com .

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, and Jim Crow Guide to the U.S.A.  and many others. 

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. http://stetsonkennedy.com

The concerts are sponsored by the Stetson Kennedy Foundation, The North Florida Folk Network (NFFN) and the St. Johns County Parks. 

Information on the North Florida Folk Network and future events can be found at www.nffolk.com

Beluthahatchee is the venue for a monthly concert series titled “Second Sunday at Stetson’s.”  The concerts are sponsored by the Stetson Kennedy Foundation, The North Florida Folk Network (NFFN) and the St. Johns County Parks.  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 CountryThe Florida Slave,Southern Exposure, and Jim Crow Guide to the U.S.A.  and many others.