Jacob Tovar, a roots country honkytonker and crooner from Tulsa, will take the stage with opening support from fellow Oklahoman and folk-Americana phenom, Ken Pomeroy.
Jacob Tovar, Roots Country is an Oklahoma-grown musician bringing country music back to its roots! His distinctive crooning honkytonk vocals weave Americana, Folk, and Old School Country styles together to enchant and haunt, all within the same verse, in this “Roots Country” style of his own. Jacob sings impactful country classics and writes and performs his own sincere songs, with which everyone can relate. He is Tulsa-based today, but Jacob grew up in Western Oklahoma working with his family's business and appreciating many walks of life through a wide-open country lens. Since his debut album entitled “Jacob Tovar and the Saddle Tramps”, he has been spreading the Roots Country genre around sharing bills with the likes of: Chris Stapleton, Junior Brown, Sturgill Simpson, Wayne the Train Hancock, Corb Lund, Hot Club of Cowtown, Paul Benjaman, John Fullbright, and many other Tulsa icons and legends!
Ken is a 16 year old singer/songwriter with a Folk Americana sound. Transcending her age, Ken has a unique vocal quality that blends smoothly with her heartfelt lyrics. Ken began singing, writing songs, and playing the Baritone ukulele at age 9. She quickly learned to play the Concert and Soprano Ukulele, and at age 10 began playing guitar. In 2018 Ken opened for the legendary Wanda Jackson at the Oklahoma Rodeo Centennial Opry. Just recently in 2018, Ken won the 1st Annual Jimmy LaFave Songwriting Contest in Stillwater, Oklahoma at Willie's Saloon. She shared the stage with Stoney LaRue and Bo Phillips at the Bob Childers Gypsy Cafe Event benefiting the Red Dirt Relief Fund in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Every year she is a regular at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival playing Lou’s Rocky Road Tavern stage, and The Hen House at the festival. Fans can also catch Ken playing numerous venues around Oklahoma City and Norman on a regular basis. Sundays is a favorite to catch Ken and many other talented songwriters at JJ's Alley downtown OKC. She has played the Grand Stage at the Riverwind Casino, and she is also a regular at the Oklahoma Rodeo Opry. In January of 2018 she played the first Mile 0 Fest music festival in Key West, Florida and she will be returning to the Fest in January of 2019. Ken was also featured on The Oklahoma Room 2018 compilation CD and attended Folk Alliance International in February of 2018. You can purchase that CD or download the music on the album produced by Horton Records. Available on Bandcamp. In 2016, Ken received the Rising Star award from the Songwriters Association of Norman, and has attended the Rock & Roll Camp for Girls since it's inception in 2015. Ken released her debut EP “Minutes to Hours” in 2017. Ken has just completed her 2nd album "HALLWAYS".
Ken's musical influences include such local talent as Kyle Reid, Carter Sampson and John Calvin Abney. She is also influenced by the music of John Moreland and by classic artists like John Denver & James Taylor.
This concert will be the first concert of the Island Park Productions Duck Jam in the Park 2020 Concert Series. These events are free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of community sponsors. Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic dinner with them along with adult beverages, if so inclined.
TIME: Gate will open at 5:00 pm on Thursday May 28. Opening act Ken Pomeroy will begin at 6:00 pm. Jacob Tovar will begin at 7:00 pm.
LOCATION: Island Park, 200 N. Main Street, Winfield, KS
BYO … Be sure to bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Also BYO dinner and beverages!