This spring, Oracle State Park is opening for three days for a special event and fund-raiser presented by Friends of Oracle State Park.

For the sixth year, "Music In The Park" returns to Oracle State Park, with three concerts scheduled one Sunday a month April through June.

On Sunday, April 18, Ismael Barajas returns by popular demand to perform from 3 to 5 p.m. Barajas and his trio play a blend of styles using salsa, jazz, bossa-nova, classical and flamenco, as well as Mexican folk music.

On Sunday, May 16, the Kevin Pakulis Band plays from 5 to 7 p.m. Pakulis, an award-winning singer/songwriter, has received national and international attention. He is described as a cross between Tom Petty and John Cash, playing songs that are "tight, edgy, and delivered with authority," a release said.

On Sunday June 13, Beau Renfro performs from 7 to 9 p.m. Beau has been recording for Stardust Records for many years now, and his CDs are played on radio worldwide. In September 2009 he was elected into the Indie Country Music Hall of Fame.

The concerts are being held outdoors at the Kannally Ranch House. No reservation is needed. Tickets are available in advance or the day of the event for $10 per person. The cost includes the entrance fee to Oracle State Park.

For advance sales, series tickets or more information, contact Friends of Oracle State Park at (520) 896-9269.

Oracle State Park, Center for Environmental Education, is a 4,000-acre wildlife refuge in the northern foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains in the town of Oracle. The Mediterranean revival-style Kannally Ranch House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its terraced patios offer sweeping views of the Galiuro Mountains and surrounding oak-grasslands.

Oracle State Park is currently closed to the public due to state budget reductions. Friends of Oracle State Park continue to support the closed park by funding maintenance projects to preserve and protect the historic Kannally Ranch House.

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