Bagpipe music at sunset will once again fill the lakeside air in Ariel-Foundation Park this summer. A piper will be playing at the red bridge on Center Lake at 8:30 p.m. Sunday evenings in June and July. The free 30-minute concerts will be comprised of Scottish tunes and marches as well as some familiar hymns. Those who attend may want to bring their own folding chair or blanket. Concert dates are June 7, 14, 21 and 28, and July 5, 12, 19 and 26. Social distancing guidelines should be followed by attendees. Family/friend groups should be kept to 10 people or less with a distance of at least six feet between. There is plenty of room around the lakes to listen to the music, from the parking lots, the sunset swings, grassy areas, and small pavilions. People should avoid congregating in the large pavilions. The music should be able to be heard all around the lake. In case of rain, one of the picnic pavilions will be used and fewer people will be able to be accommodated. A rotating schedule will be shared by three Knox county pipers: Ginny Cameron, Mark Hedge and Gary McCutcheon. These three pipers have often performed together at civic ceremonies in Knox County and by request. Ginny Cameron, retired from teaching vocal and choral music at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, loves Scottish music and piping and sharing with the community in this lovely setting. Mark Hedge was raised in Yorkshire, in the north of England, played descant recorder from a young age and sang in the church choir of Rotherham Minster. He taught himself guitar in high school and emigrated to Ohio 20 years ago. Hedge took up bagpipes at the suggestion of one of his daughters about 8 years ago, who would like them played at her wedding. Gary McCutcheon has long been a figure of musical activity in Mount Vernon. He and his wife Carol were band instructors in the Mount Vernon City schools until their retirement. McCutcheon serves on the Board of the Ohio School for Scottish Arts and works with placement and supervision of student teachers with Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, Ariel-Foundation Park is a stunning 250-acre example of adaptive reuse, created on the former site of a glass-making factory. It offers architectural ruins, lakes, observation tower, walking trails, steel sculptures, a museum, and connections to both the Kokosing Gap Trail and the Heart of Ohio Trail. For more information, visit www.arielfoundationpark.org or follow the park on Facebook.

Admission
Free

Summer Sunset Bagpipe Concerts
July 12, 2020
08:30pm to 12:00am
Summer Sunset Bagpipe Concerts
July 19, 2020
08:30pm to 12:00am
Summer Sunset Bagpipe Concerts
July 26, 2020
08:30pm to 12:00am

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Phil Dirt & the Dozers

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Ohio's Biggest Sidewalk Sale

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Little River Band

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10th Anniversary: Dinner & Purse Auction

Aug 21, 2020
Starts at 05:30 pm
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Kokosing River BrewFest

Aug 22, 2020
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2020 Spring Swing Golf Outing

Aug 27, 2020
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The McCartney Project

Aug 28, 2020
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August Sip 'n Shop!

Aug 29, 2020
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Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra

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Living Room Series presents Lydia Brownfield

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Disney's "Frozen KIDS"

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Knox County Symphony Orchestra

Sep 27, 2020
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Knox County Symphony Orchestra Children's Concert

Sep 27, 2020
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Rhonda Vincent and the Rage

Oct 03, 2020
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Mount Vernon High School Marching Band Concert

Oct 20, 2020
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MVHS Jacket Jam

Oct 27, 2020
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Masquerade Ball

Nov 07, 2020
Starts at 07:30 pm
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Bagpipe music at sunset will once again fill the lakeside air in Ariel-Foundation Park this summer. A piper will be playing at the red bridge on Center Lake at 8:30 p.m. Sunday evenings in June and July. The free 30-minute concerts will be comprised of Scottish tunes and marches as well as some familiar hymns. Those who attend may want to bring their own folding chair or blanket. Concert dates are June 7, 14, 21 and 28, and July 5, 12, 19 and 26. Social distancing guidelines should be followed by attendees. Family/friend groups should be kept to 10 people or less with a distance of at least six feet between. There is plenty of room around the lakes to listen to the music, from the parking lots, the sunset swings, grassy areas, and small pavilions. People should avoid congregating in the large pavilions. The music should be able to be heard all around the lake. In case of rain, one of the picnic pavilions will be used and fewer people will be able to be accommodated. A rotating schedule will be shared by three Knox county pipers: Ginny Cameron, Mark Hedge and Gary McCutcheon. These three pipers have often performed together at civic ceremonies in Knox County and by request. Ginny Cameron, retired from teaching vocal and choral music at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, loves Scottish music and piping and sharing with the community in this lovely setting. Mark Hedge was raised in Yorkshire, in the north of England, played descant recorder from a young age and sang in the church choir of Rotherham Minster. He taught himself guitar in high school and emigrated to Ohio 20 years ago. Hedge took up bagpipes at the suggestion of one of his daughters about 8 years ago, who would like them played at her wedding. Gary McCutcheon has long been a figure of musical activity in Mount Vernon. He and his wife Carol were band instructors in the Mount Vernon City schools until their retirement. McCutcheon serves on the Board of the Ohio School for Scottish Arts and works with placement and supervision of student teachers with Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, Ariel-Foundation Park is a stunning 250-acre example of adaptive reuse, created on the former site of a glass-making factory. It offers architectural ruins, lakes, observation tower, walking trails, steel sculptures, a museum, and connections to both the Kokosing Gap Trail and the Heart of Ohio Trail. For more information, visit www.arielfoundationpark.org or follow the park on Facebook.

Admission
Free

Summer Sunset Bagpipe Concerts
July 12, 2020
08:30pm to 12:00am
Summer Sunset Bagpipe Concerts
July 19, 2020
08:30pm to 12:00am
Summer Sunset Bagpipe Concerts
July 26, 2020
08:30pm to 12:00am

Paint Outside

Aug 11, 2020
Starts at 04:00 pm
VIEW DETAILS Arts & Crafts, Family, Other Events

Phil Dirt & the Dozers

Aug 13, 2020
Starts at 08:30 pm
VIEW DETAILS Concerts, Family, Other Events

ArtRageous

Aug 14, 2020
Starts at 08:30 pm
VIEW DETAILS Concerts, Family, Other Events

Ohio's Biggest Sidewalk Sale

Aug 15, 2020
Starts at 10:00 am
VIEW DETAILS Family, Outdoor Recreation, Other Events

Little River Band

Aug 15, 2020
Starts at 08:30 pm
VIEW DETAILS Concerts, Family, Other Events

10th Anniversary: Dinner & Purse Auction

Aug 21, 2020
Starts at 05:30 pm
VIEW DETAILS Benefits & Fundraisers, Other Events, Food & Beverage

Kokosing River BrewFest

Aug 22, 2020
Starts at 03:00 pm
VIEW DETAILS Fairs & Festivals, Other Events, Food & Beverage

2020 Spring Swing Golf Outing

Aug 27, 2020
Starts at 08:00 am
VIEW DETAILS Outdoor Recreation, Other Events, Food & Beverage

The McCartney Project

Aug 28, 2020
Starts at 06:00 pm
VIEW DETAILS Concerts, Family

August Sip 'n Shop!

Aug 29, 2020
Starts at 12:00 pm
VIEW DETAILS Family, Other Events, Food & Beverage

Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra

Sep 06, 2020
Starts at 07:30 pm
VIEW DETAILS Concerts, Family

Living Room Series presents Lydia Brownfield

Sep 11, 2020
Starts at 07:00 pm
VIEW DETAILS Concerts, Family, Other Events

Disney's "Frozen KIDS"

Sep 18, 2020
Starts at 07:30 pm
VIEW DETAILS Concerts, Family, Theatre, Other Events

Disney's "Frozen JR"

Sep 25, 2020
Starts at 07:30 pm
VIEW DETAILS Concerts, Family, Theatre, Other Events

Knox County Symphony Orchestra

Sep 27, 2020
Starts at 03:00 pm
VIEW DETAILS Concerts, Family

Knox County Symphony Orchestra Children's Concert

Sep 27, 2020
Starts at 03:00 pm
VIEW DETAILS Concerts, Family, Other Events

Rhonda Vincent and the Rage

Oct 03, 2020
Starts at 07:00 pm
VIEW DETAILS Concerts, Other Events

Mount Vernon High School Marching Band Concert

Oct 20, 2020
Starts at 07:30 pm
VIEW DETAILS Concerts, Family, Other Events

MVHS Jacket Jam

Oct 27, 2020
Starts at 07:00 pm
VIEW DETAILS Concerts, Family

Masquerade Ball

Nov 07, 2020
Starts at 07:30 pm
VIEW DETAILS Ceremonies, Other Events, Food & Beverage