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Fridays in the Park(Word Park)

June 4, 2021 @ 11:30 am – August 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Word Park
Neville Street
Beckley Events
(304) 256-1776

Beckley’s 31st Annual Friday in the Park series will open this Friday, June 4th. The concert series will be held weekly from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., through August 27th, weather permitting, at Word Park on Neville Street. Food vendors will offer lunch items for sale.

A variety of musical styles will be presented during the season. DJs from local radio stations will emcee the concerts.

For more event details visit or “Beckley Events” on Facebook.

Opening day on June 4 will feature Mia Bailey at 11:30 am and Rick Lilly at 12:15 p.m. Mia is a high school student who performs a variety of music and she recently released a gospel CD. Rick is a well-known local gospel performer.
On June 11, Billy Payne, a traditional country artist who has been nominated for several Josie Music Awards, will be featured. Then, on June 18, Dave Runion, a one-man band, will perform a variety of music including oldies, rock and country. A variety of musical styles will be presented during the season.
2021 Friday in the Park Entertainment Schedule:
June 4 – 11:30 am – Mia Bailey (variety, gospel); 12:15 – Rick Lilly (gospel)
June 11 – Billy Payne (country)
June 18 – Dave Runion (variety, oldies, rock, country)
June 25 – No Friday in the Park due to Great Race set up
July 2 – 11:30 – Alan Kinsler (variety, patriotic); 12:45 – Theatre WV (Alice preview)
July 9 – 11:30 – The Raleigh Playhouse Open Mic (variety); 12:45 – Theatre WV (Honey preview)
July 16 – Sam Ingram (Sam’s Singing Telegrams) & Emilee Armstrong
July 23 – 11:30 – Verdeant (Chloe and Bryce Painter); 12:45 – Theatre WV (Tarzan preview)
July 30 – Dance Day – 11:30 Beckley Dance Theatre School Street Ztyle free dance class; 11:55 – Alexandria & Shades of Amber; 12:15 – Beckley Area Shag Club; 12:35 – Line Dancers
August 6 – Lady D (blues)
August 13 – 11:30 – Faith Community Church (Praise); 12:00 – How Great Thou Art (Gospel); 12:30 – Lucas Loeke Howell (Christian Rap Singer)
August 20 – Chris Oxley Quartet (jazz)
August 27 – Appalachian Festival – 11:30 – Lost Cannon Bluegrass; 12:20 – Shane Ingram & Friends
September 3 – Rain make-up date, if needed