PEMBROKE — Peace in the Park will continue Thursday with a performance by Jana Mashonee.
A member of the Lumbee tribe, Mashonee is a singer, songwriter and author. Her album “American Indian Story” was nominated for a Grammy award, and she has performed at venues like Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Charly Lowry, the lead singer for Dark Water Rising and an organizer for the concert series, said: “Jana has maintained her success as an independent pop-soul artist, going against the grain of pop culture to promote entrepreneurship. Jana is a positive role model for people of all ages. Not only is she loved and appreciated for her work by folks from our region, she is also admired around the world for her talents, beauty, and generosity.”
Lowry said that Peace in the Park seeks to get locals “to cultivate and conceptualize their own progressive visions and dreams for the betterment of our communities.” She said Mashonee is an appropriate choice as a performer as her music “focuses on elements of the natural world, being as ‘one,’ embracing oneself and empowerment through love.”
The inaugural concert series includes a performance each Thursday in September from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Pembroke Town Park. There is also a candlelight vigil set to live acoustic music from 8:30 to 9 p.m. to honor victims of domestic violence and abuse.
The series will conclude with a performance by Dark Water Rising on Sept. 27.
The forecast for Thursday is partly cloudy with lows in the 60s.
For information on Mashonee,visit janamashonee.com.