Itasca State Park Naturalist Programs
Outdoor Kids—Minnesota State Symbols
Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. (come and go at your leisure)
Meet by the Swim Beach/ Playground (at the south end of the picnic grounds on Lake Itasca)
Kids of all ages come out and explore nature at your leisure. This program series allows kids to connect with nature through hands-on activities that focus on life around the lake. Have fun discovering Itasca while hanging out at the swimming beach or playground.
Itasca’s Music Under the Pines: Jacob Mahon
Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Meet outside Forest Inn (inside Forest Inn if raining)
Bring your blanket or lawn chair and come out for an evening of entertainment outside Forest Inn with singer-songwriter Jacob Mahon. Jacob has played out with his brother, Owen Mahon, around Northern Minnesota in a group called "Hog Rooster" from 2012-2016. In the fall of 2016, the two moved to Duluth, and Jacob started performing folk songs and original compositions as a solo artist.
Jacob writes wordy songs about old people, and other people, cartoons and occasionally himself (but who would want to admit that). Influences such as Blind Reverend Gary Davis and Elizabeth Cotten add an old-timey feel to Jacob’s guitar playing which, when paired with his unconventional vocal style, yield a unique sound.
“He sings a song from the perspective of a goldfish that’s about more than a fish” (Marie Zhuikov, Marie Meanderings).
“Jacob Mahon’s life sounds like the pilot for The Partridge Family if it starred Tom Waits” (Seth Langreck, Perfect Duluth Day).