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Cape Cod National Seashore to Celebrate Summer With Free Concert, "The Shore Thing"


The wild side of Race Point at Cape Cod National Seashore. Kurt Repanshek photo.

Call it a serenade to summer. Next Tuesday a free concert celebrating the "life and nature on Cape Cod" will be performed at the Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown.

The Shore Thing will kick off at 3:30 p.m. and be led by Vicky McKee and Jack Pearson, two locals who have long connections to Cape Cod National Seashore.

Ms. McKee, who writes and sings, has been summering in Provincetown since childhood, drawn back year-after-year by the breathtaking landscape and unique sense of community. The Cape was the main inspiration when she decided to add a musical dimension to her career as a writer at the turn of the millennium. Ms. McKee’s musical style ranges from blues to country to rock and folk, and her lyrics celebrate both nature and human nature.

Jack Pearson, who is a lifeguard for the national seashore, accompanies with lead guitar, bass, and percussion. In addition to performing original songs, the two will lead exercises in spontaneous song writing, giving audience members an opportunity to participate in the performance. Meet at the Province Lands Visitor Center. The event is free, accessible, and open to the public.

Seashore trivia: The Province Lands Visitor Center, which is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., has a 360-degree rooftop observation deck that provides views of the surrounding dunes and sea.


Why on a Tuesday and not on the weekend?

WOW . . . Found this page via Google. Timing is everything. As a songwriter myself, my co-writer and I have just put the finishing touches on a tribute "Cape Cod (Summer Song)" now released and available on iTunes. Cover Art has been provided by Artist J G Fitch whose work is currently on display at the Blue Heron Gallery in Wellfleet for the summer of 2010. Like you, all of us have been long time travelers to / visitors of the Cape dating back to the early sixties . . . Where At Last A World Apart . . A Place To Find The Will And Start . . A Life With Love And Hope For All To Share . . . On Old Cape Cod . . . Best wishes for your continued success wherever life, music and love for the Cape may lead you . . . J Nelson K

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