(NEWTON) In celebration of Burl Ives’ birthday on this June 14th, a two day event in Newton kicks off today at the Peterson Park Pavillion with free music from 11:00 to 12:00 today featuring “The Cockamamie Quartette”, part of the New Christy Minstrels, still under the direction of Randy Sparks. The from 12 noon throughout the rest of the afternoon today it’s a special music jam with area musicians welcome with their instruments. The New Christy Minstrels Foundation Concert is free and open to the public tomorrow from 1:00 to 2:00 in the NCHS Auditorium with the demonstration of instruments and concert of Folk Music. And it all wraps up with the concert tomorrow night in the NCHS Auditorium at 7:00 with the doors open at 6:00, all followed by a “meet & greet” after the concert. The $20 per person ticket for the concert also includes a visit to the Burl Ives Mini Mobile Museum. All are invited to attend. For more, call Brittany at 618-783-3399, email at email@example.com or go to www.thenewchristyminstrels.com.