In one of Newton's smallest — and often overlooked — parks will be an outdoor concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The concert, with free admission, is being offered up by the Carriage Factory Gallery.
Performer and award-winning songwriter David Hakan will bring a unique musical style and storytelling to the gallery's J.J. Krehbiel Park, located just east of the gallery in the 100 block of E. Sixth.
"This is our first 'Folk & Food' event in the park, " said gallery director Cindy Snider. "We are excited to offer this exceptional concert to the community free of charge. We're inviting attendees to bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy two hours of music — from bluesy, Motown influenced folk rock to acapella Appalachian style to modern folk. There will be quiet songs, energetic songs, big sing-along choruses on some songs and poetry music in the tradition of Bob Dylan on others."
Hakan is a native of Kansas City who has been performing his original music for several years. In 1992 he co-founded the Songwriters Circle of Kansas City. The nonprofit organization has a regular event each month to showcase area singer/songwriters. He recently taught songwriting at the Folk Alliance Region Midwest Conference in Iowa.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket for the two hours of music.
Twisted Joe's Food Truck of Halstead will be on site with hot dogs, sloppy joes, frito pies and milkshakes for sale.
For more information, contact the gallery at 316-284-2749.