Strasburg Community Park to host outdoor concerts

As one concert venue closes (RIP Single File) another opens and the life cycle of live music continues. The Strasburg Community Parks Foundation recently announced a new free outdoor concert series taking place at Strasburg Community Park on select Saturday evenings beginning at 6 p.m.

The parks foundation raised more than $50,000 to build a timber-framed stone stage amphitheater. Concert goers can bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy local music, food, and the great natural views the park provides.

Three concerts take place this summer.

July 30: Across the Tracks and Summit Hill Bluegrass Band

Acroos the Tracks -based in Aberdeen, MD – plays traditional bluegrass and country music. Hometown favorites Summit Hill Bluegrass Band performs bluegrass, country and gospel. Sure to be a finger pickin’ good time.

August 6: The Good Fat and Corty Byron

The young jam-leaning band of Lampeter-Strasburg High School alumni (plus one member still in high school), The Good Fat stretches out with laid-back covers of Jack Johnson and The Grateful Dead and mixes in some originals. Local legend Corty Byron takes the stage for his brand of Americana and indie rock.

 

August 20: Jonathan Welch, Paloma School of Irish Dance and Fire in the Glen

Celebrate Celtic culture with an evening of Scottish and Irish music and dance. Jonathan Welch, who frequently practices at the park, performs music on his Great Highland Bagpipe, then dancers from the Paloma School of Irish Dance give lessons on Irish dance, followed by traditional Irish and Celtic music by Fire in the Glen.

 

For more information visit strasburgpark.org, the park’s Facebook page or call 572-6830.


 

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Mike Andrelczyk is a features editor for Fly Magazine. He is a graduate of Penn State University and currently lives with his wife Stacey in Strasburg. Interests include tennis, playing bad guitar, poetry (poems have appeared in Modern Haiku, The Inquisitive Eater and other journals) and oneirology – the study of dreams – mostly in the form of afternoon naps. His name appears in the title screen of Major League 2.

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