A new music park has broken ground in Kinston and will be the centerpiece for the eight county African American Music Trail. Construction has started at the site, which is located on the corner of South Queen and Springhill streets. When finished, the music park will feature a 12-foot high by 23-foot wide sculpture documenting famous local musicians such as Maceo and Melvin Parker. Executive Director of the Kinston Community Council for the Arts Sandy Landis says the park will also have a place where musicians can perform impromptu shows.
“There will be a walkway that will represent a musical score, and there will be sound mounds where you can actually take your iPad or your phone and connect to a site that gives you a bit of the history and the music of the region.”
Landis says the first phase of the project is expected to be finished in late May. The music park and African American Music Trail will open this Fall. Jared Brumbaugh, Public Radio East.