Posted by on May 14, 2019

Looking for a great family-friendly event for our Independence holiday? Join us Friday evening, July 5th, for a “Salute to Freedom” at the Heartland Community, between Newark and Bethel, Missouri. There will be live music by The Homestead Pickers (from Branson’s Silver Dollar City), free food, and a great fireworks show. Admission is free, and will take place outdoors at 101 Nations Boulevard, Bethel MO 63434. Click here for directions.

The Pickers are a very special collection of four seasoned performers, musicians, comedians, actors, storytellers, and composers with many years of experience entertaining audiences both in Branson and around the United States as well as tours of Ireland. Their performing home is the McHaffie Homestead cabin built in 1843 and located on the main street of Silver Dollar City. Their eclectic blend of fiddle, banjo, guitar, hammered dulcimer, and unique vocals depict the early days of American music, bluegrass, gospel, and even some Irish tunes with humor unmatched by any other combination. They have a dozen or more CD releases as well as a 2-CD, 36-song Homeschooler’s Folksong Collection which includes a 68-page lyric booklet of a study of the origins of American music and two volumes of DVD performances, all offered on their website. They’ve performed for governors, senators, preachers, and presidents.

The Homestead Pickers have thrilled millions over the years with their antics and top-notch musicianship and they continue to be the highest rated attraction at Silver Dollar City. Get to know the band online at:

6:00pm – Doors open with live music, kids’ games and inflatables

6:30-7:00pm – Be our guest for burgers and pulled pork sandwiches, sides, and beverage. Welcome by Pastor Kris Palmer, and entertainment.

After dinner there will be entertainment by The Homestead Pickers from Branson’s Silver Dollar City (a great group of musicians, comedians, and storytellers).

9:00pm – Dessert and Fireworks

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