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TUSCUMBIA — Country music star Tanya Tucker, who had her first hit, "Delta Dawn," at age 13, will headline Saturday's "Music in the Park" during the 2019 Helen Keller Festival.

Tucker is a 10-time Grammy Award nominee who has enjoyed a string of Top 10 and Top 40 hits during her long career.

The festival opens Thursday, June 27, with a handful of events that include the Marketplace at Spring Park and a performance by the popular band The Velcro Pygmies.

The festivities open at 8 a.m. with Keller Kids, the disability education outreach portion of the festival geared toward elementary school children. The event will be at the Tuscumbia Multi-Purpose Center.

"The Tuscumbia I Know," a solo performance by International Goodwill Cultural Ambassador Ronald Rand, begins at 4 p.m. at the Helen Keller Public Library. Admission is $5.

The 40th Annual Helen Keller Parade begins at 6 p.m. in downtown Tuscumbia. The Helen Keller Festival Committee is now accepting applications for the parade. 

The Velcro Pygmies performance begins at 7 p.m. in Spring Park and the Marketplace, which features various arts and crafts and food vendors, will be held in the park from 5:30-8 p.m. Admission to the Velcro Pygmies show is $5.

For more information and the full schedule, go to helenkellerfestival.com.


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