Knox’s FMWR hosting ‘Party in the Park’ Aug. 12 at Eastman

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With an eye toward creating a more family-friendly atmosphere, Fort Knox’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will be hosting an end of the summer “Party in the Park” Aug. 12.

The new, festival-like experience will be held at Eastman Park Amphi-theater located at 7955 Wilson Rd.

“Party in the Park” is in its first year, taking the place of Fort Knox’s annual summer concert series, according to Fort Knox’s Carrie Poore, FMWR’s marketing director.

“We just wanted to create something more Family friendly, where the whole Family could come out and have fun together,” Poore said.

The event is free and open to the public, starts at 3 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. It will include activities for children, inflatables, sidewalk chalk and art contests with the chance to win prizes. There will also be a corn-hole tournament and other outdoor activities for adults and other events to incorporate the entire Family.

“It’s sort of going to be a like a festival with something for everyone,” Poore said.

The event will also feature food truck options to help show off the creative variety of food and beverage fare of Fort Knox. After a long day of fun, Families can bring a blanket and have a seat on the lawn to enjoy Mudbone and Kendra Villiger the concerts musical acts.

Mudbone, an Arkansas native, is a 15-year veteran of the Nashville Music scene with a southern rock and country sound to accompany his background in blues and bluegrass.

Villiger is a singer-songwriter from southern Indiana, who’s sound is described as “blues-funk-garag rock and roll.”

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