A local bluegrass band, Acoustic Strings, will perform at Walker Tavern Historic Site in Brooklyn from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25. The grounds will open for the free concert at 5:30. Visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic or enjoy Dave’s Dawgs on the grounds that evening. The concert will be outdoors or in one of the historic buildings in case of rain.

“The evening concert is a first for Walker Tavern and is part of this summer’s Picnic on the Lawn series,” said site manager Laurie Perkins. “We are looking forward to some real toe-tapping, sing-a-long music from a group that has been performing together for more than 30 years.”

Acoustic Strings performs at community events and promotes bluegrass jams in Brooklyn at the Heart O’Lakes Church and a new bluegrass venue/flea market on U.S. 12/Irish Hills next to Randy’s Bar-B-Que on summer weekends.

Walker Tavern is one of 11 nationally-accredited museums administered by the Michigan Historical Center, an agency within the Department of Natural Resources. It is located at the junction of U.S. 12 and M-50, southeast of Jackson. For more information, call 517-467-4401 or visit www.michigan.gov/walkertavern. To learn more about the rest of the state’s historical museum sites, go to www.michigan.gov/michiganhistory.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.

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