WILSON, Ark.––John Paul Keith hasn’t put down the electric guitar since discovering it at the age of 10. Nearly three decades later, he will play at the Grange at Wilson Gardens at 7 p.m., on June 11 as part of the Wilson Music Series. Tickets are $10 in advance/$12 at the door and can be purchased at WilsonArkansas.com/events.
Keith describes his sound as mid-century classic Memphis music, fitting into the Americana genre that blends country, folk, blues and soul music. He enjoys playing concerts at intimate venues–a perfect match the Grange in Wilson.
“I’ve been getting more into doing house concerts and things like that,” Keith said. “We’re in a new era where people have come up with new ways to consume and experience music. We’re seeing music presented in different settings to service an older, educated, family-oriented audience … and this concert in Wilson is an example of a unique way to do that.”
Located next to the beautiful Wilson Gardens and across the street from Wilson's historic Town Square, the Grange offers a destination for community gatherings, cultural events and unique experiences.
"The Grange acts as a learning lab and community hub here in Wilson," Brian Dempsey, director of marketing for the Town of Wilson, said. "Seeing a show here is an entirely different experience than what you would expect. The layout of the space creates an intimate atmosphere between the audience and the artist."
Find out more about Keith’s show, the Grange and the Wilson Music Series at WilsonArkansas.com.
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About the Wilson Music Series
The Wilson Music Series is a bi-weekly concert series that features local, regional and national artists. Located on the Great River Road, the Blues Highway and in the Americana Music Triangle, Wilson is uniquely situated to take advantage of the musical and cultural traditions of the area.
About Wilson, Arkansas
Wilson, Arkansas is a former company town located in the Arkansas Delta region just 45 minutes north of Memphis. In 2010, the Lawrence Group bought most of the town infrastructure and the 57,000 acres of farmland surrounding it with the goal of positioning Wilson as a beacon of innovative thinking and sustainable living, while maintaining its significant history and heritage. The town is home to the independent Delta School, Wilson Gardens, Wilson Cafe and construction is underway for the Hampson Archeological Museum. Learn more about Wilson at WilsonArkansas.com.