Spring brings music, art to Trinity Park

Published 10:16 am Thursday, April 7, 2016

What could be better than a spring-time lunch picnic in the park? How about a lunch picnic with live music and artists?

“Music and Art at Trinity Park” kicked off today with just that.

Shaw Furlow, local musician and executive director of the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame, formed the idea after working with local musicians and artists.

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The idea was simple: Brookhaven has a growing live music and arts scene, and Trinity Park is a great venue to showcase that.

“The bottom line is, for the last four or five years, we’ve been trying to build a music and art scene in this town,” Furlow said. “Through help from different musicians and locals, we’ve developed a pretty good music scene. Other towns have events like this, and we’re just trying to build a music scene to get people interested. We’ve got a great theater group in town, artists and musicians. We just want to give them a place to play.”

The event will take place at noon each Thursday in April. If it goes well, they may repeat the events in the fall.

“We are encouraging people to bring a lawn chair and their lunch and sit out and watch artists and listen to the music,” Furlow said.

Events like this are what make any small city special. Brookhaven is fortunate to have individuals with the drive to promote the arts. A thriving music and arts scene improves the quality of life for everyone living here.

But it takes participation from the community for these events to succeed. We encourage the community to support this event, as well as the many others in town.