The Kattie Laney Project will be the featured act this week at Mountain Home’s Friday Night Block Party.
Music and activities will begin at 7 p.m. Friday night at the courthouse square in downtown Mountain Home. The event is free to the public and this week’s event is sponsored by Baxter Regional Medical Center.
The Kattie Laney Project is a five-member band from the Twin Lakes Area consisting of Kattie Laney on lead vocals, Mike Beam on bass, Bob Harris on drums, Paul Marion on guitar and Dave Fornes on guitar, keyboards and vocals.
The group is anchored by the soulful vocals of Laney, and the band’s playlist features songs by acts like Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Aerosmith, Adele and Bruno Mars and others.
Laney is a lifelong Baxter County resident and was recognized as the 2016 Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Outstanding Alumna of the Year.
Beam has played a variety of music for over 40 years and played in several bands. Harris has played percussion for 30 years.
Marion started playing guitar at the age 11, and recently played guitar for the Methodist Church praise band and Kepler 9 before joining the Kattie Laney Project last year.
Fornes has been involved in music for the last 55 years in one way or another, he said. He loves almost all type of music if done well, especially classical, pop, rock and bluegrass.
For more information about the band, visit the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/thekattielaneyproject.
Holy Smokes BBQ of Mountain Home and Laura’s Mexican Kitchen of Yellville will both be selling food items Friday night during the Block Party. Attendees can purchase ice cream sundaes from the Baxter County Historical Society. Attendees will also have a chance to win door prizes during the band’s intermission.
For more information regarding the Friday Night Block Party, visit the event’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mountainhome.square or contact Ron Shire at 870-404-6347.