Press Release: Discovery Park of America to honor late musician Steve Short on Friday night, June 16 at Rhythm on the Rails

(Union City, Tennessee, June 12, 2023) — Discovery Park of America will memorialize musician Steve Short of Milan, Tennessee at Rhythm on the Rails on Friday, June 16, 2023 with the dedication of a bench. Short, who died earlier this year, was a favorite of Discovery Park founder Robert Kirkland and a frequent performer at the park.

The bench will be located near the Total Tech Solutions Stage.

“Everyone knows Steve through his dedication and passionate love of music. Over his career, he performed with numerous bands, and hundreds of musicians,” said Keith Brown, one of Short’s frequent bandmates. “He spent hours practicing and planning the music so every event we played together was a success.”

Brown will be performing that evening with Danny Anderson as the opening act for Martin Big Band with Valli Kelly.

Rhythm on the Rails is a free summer music festival that takes place on Friday evenings in May and June at Discovery Park. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and live music begins at 6:30 p.m. Food and beverage are available for purchase.

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