State Park to Hold Concert for National Stephen Foster Day

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

White Springs, FL -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host a concert in celebration of National Stephen Foster Day, commemorating 1864 death, on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012.

Jared McGrath will give a live performance on the Stephen Foster Carillon, which is more than 200 feet tall and contains the largest collection of tubular bells in the world. With 97 individual bells, the live performance by Jared McGrath will be just a highlight of this year's celebration. There will also be musical performances by Caitlin Frizzell and Fausto Miro in period attire, winners of the “Stephen Foster and Jeanie Auditions,” a statewide vocal competition sponsored by the Florida Federation of Music Clubs. A cello and violin duet, a flautist and other musical talents will also take place.

The concert will begin at 2 p.m. in the Stephen Foster Carillon Tower and there will be refreshments sponsored by the Stephen Foster Citizens Support Organization after the concert. Admission to the event is free with paid park admission of $5 per vehicle of up to eight passengers.

For more information, call 386- 397-4408 or visit

The event will take place:

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012

2 p.m.

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park

White Springs, Florida

Located at 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs, FL 32096.

(On U.S.41 three miles from I-75 and nine miles from I-10 in north Florida)

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