Kinston Music Park dedicated

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A music park celebrating eastern North Carolina musicians and the African American community was dedicated Wednesday.

The Kinston Music Park aims to celebrate the local African American music heritage.

After nearly ten-years of planning and ideas, the park on the corner of Spring Hill and South Queen Street is open to the public.

Several different groups helped to make this idea a reality - including the city of Kinston and the North Carolina Arts Council.

Susan Kluttz is the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources - a division of the North Carolina Arts Council - and says she is proud to officially dedicate the park on behalf of Governor McCrory.

Kluttz says, "It is unique, it is wonderful, it celebrates contributions of African American musicians to the state of North Carolina and we're so proud of it nationally and internationally."

The park is also interactive with digital recorders that give additional information about the park and the musicians it honors.