By Mariel Gambino
June 6, 2013. The town of Todd is inviting citizens of the High Country to come out and catch the buzz of the biweekly Music at the Park, where the King Bees will be playing this weekend. Cook Park, located on Railroad Grade Road, hosts the talented two-member American roots, rhythm and blues band this Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.
King Bees is a unique band that has played all over the world, from Deep South juke-joints to European festivals to New York’s impressive Lincoln Center. Penny Zamagni is the singer and bassist, while Rob Baskerville is the guitarist.
“This year we’re really excited to have the King Bees,” said Helen Barnes-Rielly, board member of Todd Community Preservation Organization (TCPO).
Members of the TCPO are firing up the grill to make hot dogs and hamburgers to enjoy with chips and soda. Chairs and blankets are recommended, and listeners are welcome to bring their own food if they wish.
T-shirts, water bottles and various other items will be sold by TCPO.
The free event will go on rain or shine, however if there is enough notice the show will be moved to the Todd Mercantile.
Todd’s extensive history dates back 6,000 years to Native Americans inhabiting a soapstone quarry half a mile from Todd’s current Post Office location. For more information on the extensive history of Todd, click here.
In addition to the Music at the Park, the town offers kayaking and tubing on the beautiful New River, and 11 miles of relatively flat road to bike from Todd to Fleetwood. Visit the General Store, which has been standing since 1914, or River Girl Fishing, a full-service fishing and rental shop.