Tuesday, August 13, 2002
The third evening in the Sprint Families in the Park series is set for Thursday, in Jackson Park. This week the incredible Linda Hornbuckle will bring her R&B and Motown show band to the park.
The event begins at 6 p.m. when the Red Haired Boys will take the stage as the opening act. It will be Key Bank Night and prizes will be given away by bank employees. The American Red Cross will be serving a family BBQ as a fundraiser and will also be selling espresso drinks. Special Olympics will be selling root beer floats and there will be numerous food vendors in the park.
Linda Hornbuckle will begin her concert at 7 p.m. Linda’s music is considered to be a soul-tinged hybrid that incorporates elements of her Gospel background with full-bodied funk that showcases her phenomenal vocal style which at times sweeps across a smoky, soulful landscape in confidently world-class control.
Linda Hornbuckle began singing at the age of 6 in the Grace & Truth Pentecostal Church, pastored by her father, Bishop H. Hornbuckle, in Portland, Ore.
She began thrilling audiences in the Pacific Northwest, Europe, Canada and across the United States in a variety of unique and different capacities — as back-up singer for major touring acts and as the lead vocalist for several types of bands, blues, Motown and R&B. Now, Linda has taken control of her own ship and has launched her voyage into stardom as a solo act, simply called: “Linda Hornbuckle,” with some of the most dynamic musicians in the Northwest.
The Families in the Park series is free to the public, thanks to dozens of business and service club sponsorships.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the electrifying Linda Hornbuckle.
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