A DAY of music and family fun at a Kidderminster park will celebrate the life of Horsefair's popular Mr Tee.

Mr Tee in the Park - a day of music, love and life - will take place at St George's Park, in Radford Avenue, on Sunday (August 20) between 12pm noon and 6pm.

Francis Terry Thomas - also known by many as Mr Tee or Mr Soul Man - who owned Mister Tee's Rock Stop, in Blackwell Street, passed away on May 30, having lost his battle with cancer at the age of 66. He died surrounded by close family, listening to one of his favourite songs by the Carstairs.

Following his death, Terry Hodges, managing director of Mister Tee's, who had worked alongside Mr Thomas for many years, described him as "one of life's characters".

Mr Thomas opened Mister Tee's Rock Stop in Horsefair in 1978 and the shop will celebrate its 40th anniversary in the town next year.

Live music at Mr Tee in the Park on Sunday kicks off at 2pm and features performances from Blind Lemon, Rattlesnake Jake, Mike Lewis, James Baker and Amelia Street.

There will also be refreshments - including tea and cakes - face painting, bouncy castles, side stalls, the Kidderminster and District Youth Trust bus and vinyl music by DJ Pigstyle.

Residents are encouraged to bring a picnic along to the day and the St George's Park paddling pool will be open during the event.

Entry to the event is free.