Tom Rush performs Prescott Park!

Tom Rush Kicks Off Prescott Park Concert Series

. - As part of the Prescott Park Arts Festival 35th season, folk icon Tom Rush will kick off the River House Concert Series on Wednesday, July 1, in Prescott Park at 7:00pm. Tom Rush and his distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world.

"Tom Rush is a folk icon," said Prescott Park Arts Festival executive director, "He has had an incredible impact on the music scene, and his performances are always outstanding. He's the perfect performer to kick off the summer concert series."

Tom Rush helped shape the folk revival in the 1960s, and the renaissance of the 1980s and 1990s, with his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor says "Tom was one of my main influences". His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues.

Held each Wednesday night in Prescott Park, the concert series experienced record attendance last summer, and once again features a wide array of International and Grammy Award winning artists. Other acts to be featured this summer include legend Richie Havens, folk veteran Jonathan Edwards, JUNO Award winner David Francey, string band The Waybacks, Grammy Award-nominated Cajun Band The Pine Leaf Boys and more.

The River House Restaurant Concert Series is part of the Prescott Park Arts Festival's 35th season that also features the musical Grease Thursday to Sunday closing on August 23, 2009.

All events offered at the Prescott Park Arts Festival are presented free of charge with a suggested donation of $5 - $8 dollars.

Since 1996, the Arts Festival has consistently been named by Yankee magazine as a "must see" tourist attraction. Prescott Park Arts Festival is an independent non-profit organization with a mission of serving the community with a diverse array of quality arts events accessible to all.

For more information on the festival, or to see a full schedule of events, visit or call 603-436-2848.