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Once the Saturday night venue for generations of movie-going Holland residents, the Park Theatre stood vacant for nearly 15 years. Built across the street from historic Centennial Park in 1886, it served the community as a woodworking mill and feed store before becoming the Colonial Theater in 1920. The Colonial boasted an orchestra and later a theater organ. In 1935, the interior of the Colonial burned and in 1936 reopened as the Park Theatre. The newly renovated and enlarged theater was described in the Holland City News as “a dream in interior architecture.”

After 64 years of success, it fell victim to the competition of multiple screen theaters and closed its doors in 1984. Except for a brief stint as a teen nightclub, the building remained silent and neglected until 1998. It was then purchased by the Holland Windmill Chorus. In December of 2001 the Park Theatre Foundation, a newly created nonprofit organization, secured the Park Theatre from the Holland Windmill Chorus.

The Park has since been transformed into a flexible, multi-use venue providing unique opportunities to the downtown Holland area. Collaborating with diverse segments of the community, the theater has played host to concerts, receptions, comedy troupes, dinner/theater productions, nonprofit fundraisers, reunions, and birthday parties. Festivals have also found a new home within the theater. Tulip Time, Tulipanes and several art fairs have used the Park as space to display their talents.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

  • Bob Schulze
  • Nancy Foster
  • Lisa Baar
  • Brian Coyle
  • Jon Cusack
  • Curt Tofteland
  • Jon Lundstrom
  • Dave Staton

OPERATIONS STAFF:

  • Jonathan Fegel
  • Stephanie Fegel
  • Anne Foster
  • Alec Johnston
  • Tony Lott
  • Chad Elhart
  • Mark Harrell
  • David Dziuban
  • Brenna Browne
  • Brandon Blank
  • Josiah Panning
  • Lane Ellens

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Winter Bluegrass Series: Jacob Jolliff & Max Johnson WSG Drive South

Doors: 7:30 PM Show: 8:00 PM Known as two of bluegrass' most amazing virtuosos of the younger generation, Jacob Jolliff (mandolin) & Max Johnson (double bass) have teamed up to present an evening of blazing bluegrass virtuosity, beautiful brother harmonies, and outstanding original music. Between the two of them, they have performed with Del McCoury, Sam Bush, David Grisman, Jerry Douglass, Chris Thile, and this summer have performed at DelFest, Northwest String Summit, GreyFox Music Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, John Hartford Memorial Festival, Blue Ox, Red Rocks, and other premiere venues. But, amid their seemingly nonstop touring schedules, Jake with Yonder Mountain String Band and his own namesake project, Max with the Jeff Austin band and his international jazz career, the two have decided to embark on a duo tour together. So don't miss this opportunity to hear two of bluegrass' finest players in a intimate exclusive setting." http://maxjohnsonmusic.com/jolliff--johnson.html https://www.facebook.com/jacobjolliffmusic/ http://www.jacobjolliff.com/ Opener: Drive South What do Freddy Fender, Ringo Starr, Gerry Rafferty and Drive South have in common? Roger Brown - a visionary songwriter whose versatility lends itself to this duo's creative take on Americana music. Mary Sue Wilkinson is a perfect complement to Roger, with a voice as pure as a Michigan stream and as warm as a southern night. These are two seasoned musicians known most recently as the core of country band The Wilenes (formerly Sister Wilene). Vocal duets featuring tight harmony singing are the perfect match for Brown’s accomplished finger style guitar work and Mary Sue's rock solid rhythm guitar playing. https://www.drivesouthmusic.com/

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