Sunday concert and barbecue in the Park set for Sunday in Virginia City

An old-fashioned "Sunday Concert & BBQ in the Park" is planned for Sunday. The Miner's Park in Virginia City is the site for the bluegrass, folk and country music provided by the Faultline Band.

This concert and barbecue are the kickoff for the Renovation Fund for the historic First Presbyterian Church of Virginia City founded in 1862 and erected in 1867.

Its history is extensive and fascinating, "But maintaining this wonderful old structure is a challenge," says Pastor Dory Thompson.

"It's in constant need of preservation and renovation. Our church was the only public building remaining after Virginia City's Great Fire and served as soup kitchen, family sleeping and government headquarters until other buildings were erected."

This is a family event, so bring lawn chairs or blankets. The concert includes the barbecue. The event runs from noon to 3 p.m. The barbecue will be prepared by Paul Webster and Kim Mason.

Tickets for the concert and barbecue are $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. Tickets are available at the park.

Miner's park is next to the municipal swimming pool, the senior center and the baseball field.

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