From Broadway To Beethoven In The Cave
From The Fairfield Bay NEWS 1983
The Indian Rock House was officially dedicated as a member of the National Register of Historic Places on June 5, 1983. The Chamber of Commerce, headed by director Kathleen Waters, sponsored a “pops” concert by the 55-piece Arkansas Symphony Orchestra featuring selections from the scores of Broadway musicals to Beethoven to solos and duets by vocalists Mary Ann Phillips (soprano) and Fred Fox (bass-baritone) also executive director of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.
For months, the Chamber, members of the Fine Arts Council and representatives of Fairfield Bay, Inc. worked on the details involved in producing a program of such magnitude, including overcoming the special problems of providing seating and electrical power at the site.
To make the concert more comfortable and accessible for those attending, new steps and walkways were built to provide easy access from the parking lot at the Log Cabin above the Indian Rock House down to the cave. Temporary bleachers were constructed to provide unreserved seating for about 300 persons in addition to reserved seating. The electrical power source was supplied to the site with financial resources from Fairfield Bay, Inc.
John McIntosh, President of Fairfield Bay, Inc. praised Mrs. Waters for a successful conclusion to long months of planning, fundraising and site preparations for a very unique event for this area of Arkansas.