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Timbs, Neznik, Franzen to perform Sunday in Staples Music in the Park series

It's the third in a series running through August 7.

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Duo Eric Neznik (center) and Jason Franzen will join Gary Timbs to perform Music in the Park Series in Staples on Sunday, July 24, at 7 p.m.
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STAPLES — Gary Timbs, Eric Neznik and Jason Franzen will be combining their talents at the Music in the Park series in Staples Sunday, July 24, at 7 p.m.

Expect to hear a variety of music at the free event, including country, gospel and classic rock. Gary Timbs will do a set, as will the duo Neznik and Franzen, with the trio performing a few songs together to close the show.

Atlanta born and Tennessee raised, Timbs’ “Southern-fried” piano playing and rich baritone voice have been nominated for both Grammy and Dove awards. He has performed and recorded as a solo artist, and with various country and gospel groups, including the legendary Statesmen Quartet and Country Music Hall of Fame’s Sonny James.

Neznik and Franzen first teamed up in the early 2000s, when they performed together in October Son. The band played clubs and festivals throughout Minnesota, gaining a large following and a reputation for performing tight-knit versions of contemporary country and classic rock tunes.

Neznik is now back in Minnesota (he and his wife Alissa own Tower Pizza in Staples) and is excited for the opportunity to play music with Franzen once again.

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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.
The Music in the Park series is funded by the Staples Host Lions Club. The series is organized by the Staples Motley Area Arts Council, with the assistance of the City of Staples.

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