Nathan Beard performs at next Staples Music in the Park

Pictured are (from left): Nathan Beard, who will perform with his friends Tim Thorman, Zeke Fuhrman and Jon Lindquist in the Staples Music in the Park series, Sunday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m.

Nathan Beard will present a concert in the Staples Music in the Park series Sunday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m.

Beard is a recent Staples Motley High School graduate. He will be joined by some of his friends in a concert featuring music of the Beatles, Billy Joel, Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, James Taylor and Jackson Browne, among others. Beard, who has great guitar chops, will play some of the great solo guitar pieces of Atkins and Clapton.

The Concert will be held in the Northern Pacific Park located at 625 Sixth St. N.E. Turn north on Sixth Street at the junction of Highways 10 and 210 and go six blocks. In case of rain, the concerts will be moved to Centennial Auditorium. For more information on the Music in the Park series, check out

The Music in the Park Series is funded by the Staples Host Lions Club. The Series is organized by the Staples Motley Area Arts Council, with the assistance of the Staples Motley Public Schools and the city of Staples.