In a few weeks our local high school marching bands will start practicing for their football game shows. As a person who at times finds walking and chewing gum a challenge, I'm amazed by people that can play music and walk. turn, twirl and more -- in perfect sync with dozens of other walking, turning, twirling musicians. If you're anxiously awaiting the return of football (and marching band) season, I have a few suggestions of some (free) music you can enjoy in the meantime.
Wednesday, July 20
Cressona Band at Tamaqua East End Park at 7 p.m. Bring your lawn chair! Raindate August 3
Thursday, July 21
The Shoreliners at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church parking lot, 35 North 9th Street, Ashland at 6:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chair! The church will also be selling ice cream sundaes starting at 5:30 p.m. so you can make this a dessert picnic!
Fred Douglas will be playing the oldies at the Tamaqua Railroad Station platform, 18 N. Railroad Street at 6 p.m. You can bring a lawn chair or blanket for the lawn or make reservations at the Tamaqua Station Restaurant (call 570-668-3800).
Saturday, July 23
Pine Grove Community Band at Veterans Memorial Park, Carbon Street, Pine Grove from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your chair!
Country music with Reckless at Valley View Park, 524 gap Street starting at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, July 26
Third Brigade Band at Boone Park, St. Clair starting at 7 p.m.