Music in the Park Series: Classic Country comes to Staples July 17
Expect to hear music from country legends such as Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Conway Twitty and Hank Williams, Sr.
STAPLES — Classic country band Alan Godage & Sundown will perform at the Music in the Park Series in Staples on Sunday, July 17, at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair.
Expect to hear music from country legends such as Charley Pride, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Conway Twitty and Hank Williams, Sr. In addition, the band has been praised for their performances of country rock; as well as 50’s, gospel and old-time music. “Our show is suitable for all ages,” Godage said in a press release.
Front man Alan Godage hails from Pierz. A classic country singer/songwriter, Godage grew up listening to country music. “By the time I was eight, I was playing guitar and singing with a band on weekends. At that young age it was clear to me that I wanted to play country music the rest of my life.”
Over the years, Godage has performed throughout the United States and recorded several albums, including, “An Inside Look,” recorded in Nashville, which features his original music. Godage has performed on cable television programs; and has opened shows for Bobby Bare, Jack Greene, Tanya Tucker, Bill Anderson, Jim Ed Brown and Johnny Rodriguez. The Sundown Band has backed the great Stonewall Jackson, Jean Shepard and Leona Williams. Godage has also appeared on two Grand Ole Opry sanctioned shows along with Little Jimmy Dickens, Hank Thompson, Johnny Paycheck, Del Reeves and Faron Young.
The Music in the Park Concerts are held in the Northern Pacific (NP) Park on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. and will run through August 7. For more information on the Music in the Park series, check out www.staplesmotleyarts.org .
Northern Pacific (NP) Park is located at 625 6th St. NE. Go north on 6th Street at the junction of Hwys 10 and 210 and go six blocks. In case of rain, the concerts will be moved to Faith Lutheran Church in Staples.