The Conway Community Band will perform a free concert in downtown Conway on Friday with special guest Arkansas National Guard Five Star Brass Quintet.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. on the Kris Allen Stage in Simon Park.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

“The purpose of the Conway Community Band is to afford any individual regardless of age or income, who previously or currently plays a band instrument, an outlet to perform in rehearsal and public performance, to foster community spirit through free public concerts in a family-oriented environment and to promote the enjoyment of music for the people of Conway and surrounding communities,” Ricky Brooks, University of Central Arkansas director of bands, said.

For more information about joining the band, contact Brooks at 501-450-5764 or

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