2022 Music in the Park season to kick off Saturday with special show


WEBSTER—Each year, the Anna Jarvis Birthplace Museum hosts nights of music in the park every Saturday, welcoming residents and guests out to a serene outdoor setting for some family fun.

Music in the Park is an outside music show fundraiser that helps to keep the lights and other utilities on and the museum open, according to Museum Curator Olive Ricketts.

“We always enjoy having special guests come to perform alongside the Anna Jarvis House Band,” she voiced. “Plus, we offer open mic for those gutsy enough to perform for the crowd.”

During the event, not only are guests invited out to an evening of catchy tunes, but they are also able to purchase some delicious food, all benefiting the museum.

While acts don’t take to the stage until 6:00 p.m., guests can arrive at 5:00 p.m. to claim a seat and purchase food items.

To get the fun and festivities kicked off, the Anna Jarvis Birthplace Museum will be welcoming community members out to a night of music featuring Glen Shelton.

Glen’s voice is versatile, but he loves to sing good country music. 

As a young singer, he opened for Randy Travis, and has shared the stage with more than 50 National Acts including Joe Nichols, Jameson Rodgers and many other well-known artists. 

The country singer has recently been working with Bruce Allen and Jim Jordan in Nashville from Jordash Records, who added Glen to this record label on March 14. His first national country music release with Jordash Records is scheduled for the Summer of 2022.

 His new songs he just recorded in Nashville, including “Writing You A Love Song” and “America Honor God,” will be available soon. 

During 2020 when most of his shows were canceled due to the pandemic, he had more time to write and that’s when he crafted “Writing You A Love Song.” 

He shared that it’s a song about a singer “trying to be somebody to everybody” while on tour, but he just can’t wait to get home to be with his wife. So, he writes her “a love song, nothing about anything wrong, just the good stuff, ain’t no time to be tough” on his way home.

“Some songs are just fun, some songs tell a story, and some songs change people’s lives! I am so thankful for the gift I have been given to make a difference in people’s lives through music,” he voiced. “Whether it’s just entertaining the crowd with great music, honoring the veterans/active service and first responders, or sharing uplifting songs for the family, the glory is to God for His grace!”

 Glen has performed at hundreds of venues and countless events on the East Coast. He has performed for as many as 25,000 people, but he also likes to sing at small venues in up close and personal settings. 

 “I appreciate the people so much who have supported my music through the years! Lord willing, there will be many more to come,” he expressed.

For more information on Music in the Park, please contact Ricketts by phone at 304-265-5549.

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