Danny Tackett and the Chicken Pickin' Orchestra to be Third Friday entertainment

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[August 23, 2019] 

Danny Tackett and the Chicken Pickin' Orchestra will perform on the downtown Lincoln square this Friday, Aug. 23. It's part of the Balloons Over 66 weekend in the community.

The group will offer renditions of classic country, bluegrass, and older pop tune or two and some gospel renditions. The performance, sponsored by the City of Lincoln, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the corner of Kickapoo and Pulaski streets. Those attending might consider bringing lawn chairs.

Besides good chances that a hot-air balloon might be floating by overhead, food and beverages and activities for the kids will be available on the square.

The Chicken Pickiní Orchestra has gained a sizable local following with its monthly gigs for the Atlanta library district above the Palms Grill in downtown Atlanta. The group will appear there again in October and November. Information and required reservations are available by calling 217-648-5077.

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Members of the group are Tackett, a Lincoln resident, on lead vocals, rhythm guitar and fiddle; lead guitarist and vocalist Jimmy Birkey of Hopedale; Rick Tackett of Stanford on bass; and Elkhart resident Kevin Wilson on five-string banjo. Wilson is currently on vacation out of state, so the band will feature special guest Rance Fouts of Pekin filling in on banjo for this performance.

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