Food, fun to be featured at Bite of Park Rapids
Visitors to the Bite of Park Rapids Street Fair will find food and much more on the menu Sunday, July 10 in downtown Park Rapids. In addition to local restaurants serving "bites" of interesting fare, the event will feature live music, face painti...
Visitors to the Bite of Park Rapids Street Fair will find food and much more on the menu Sunday, July 10 in downtown Park Rapids.
In addition to local restaurants serving "bites" of interesting fare, the event will feature live music, face painting, a bouncy park, food contests and beer garden. This year, several community organizations also will participate.
The fun runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., plenty of time to enjoy tasting, sampling, enjoying music and shopping on Main Street.
The Emmy Award-winning folk duo, Jack and Kitty, will provide kid-friendly music for this year’s event. Kitty has a Jamaican uncle named Bunny. Jack’s babysitter was Tiny Tim. So it was inevitable the two would meet at an arts high school, fall in love and spend the rest of their lives making music and art together. To explain, Kitty’s uncle is Bunny Wailer of Bob Marley and the Wailers fame.
She grew up listening to a healthy blend of reggae, rap and R&B. At a young age Jack discovered his great-grandfather’s phonograph record collection and spent his childhood listening to Bing Crosby, Al Jolson and Rudy Vallee. As fate would have it, oddball ukulele legend Tiny Tim moved in next door to the Nortons and became Jack’s babysitter.
That rich musical stew forms the blend of Jack and Kitty’s Emmy Award winning artistic approach. In addition, Jack and Kitty are co-creators and co-stars of a preschool kids television series, which currently airs on over 150 PBS member stations nationwide and in 175 countries worldwide via the AFN Family Network.
They have been performing professionally together for nearly 10 years and are back in Minneapolis after an extended stint in Nashville.
The Bite of Park Rapids is sponsored by the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association.