In the Parks; music and festivals

With Memorial Day comes parades, community festivals, and the start of music in the parks, including at our own Green Lane Park.

Harleysville Country Fair Days began Wednesday night at the Harleysville Community Center, 435 Park Drive, Harleysville, PA and continues through Saturday night, May 28, 2016. Friday features live music by the Whiskeyhickon Boys, beginning at 6 p.m. when the gates to the Fair open, followed by Taylor Downes at 8 p.m. Weather permitting, fireworks will start appearing in the sky at 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Fair events kick off with a parade at 11 a.m., starting at the Indian Valley Middle School and going down Main Street, Harleysville. The Fair itself will be open from noon to four, and 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday. Bands taking the stage on Saturday are Pennise Family Band from noon to 2 p.m., Dr. Ben’s Backbone Blues Band from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Danielle & Jennifer 6 – 8 p.m. and Sandy & the Sneaky Petes from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Allentown’s Mayfair Festival of the Arts runs from May 27 – 30, 2016 and showcases a wide range of music; blues, folk, rock, country, bluegrass, jazz, celtic, and the Slombovian Circus of Dreams, on multiple stages  from 4 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on Friday, noon to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 6 p.m on Monday. While there, don’t miss the food and crafts booths, Mayfair’s Artist market and juried artist exhibit, and, new this year, the Sculpture Garden “combining landscape art with metal sculptures by Liberian-born Eugene Perry. Many of his pieces are colorful and move with the wind to complement foliage and flowers,”  along with some local sculptors’ work.  You can also find experimental art from the Allentown Arts Collective, poetry readings, demonstrations, and more. A dedicated KidSpace has a place for children to make their own art on site and a stage featuring performances geared just for them, as wellas the Middle-earth Interactive Theatre for Children. For the last few years, Mayfair Festival has been held at the Allentown Fairgrounds, 17th and Liberty Streets (yes, the place across from Allentown Hospital and near  19th Street Civic Theater), inside and outside. Read more about what’s happening courtesy of the Morning Call in Allentown’s Mayfair in the Groove.

Green Lane Park starts its summer schedule of free performances at the amphitheater this Saturday, May 28th, 2016, with Galena Brass Band, beginning at 7 p.m. The Green Lane Park Amphitheater is located on Green Lane Road in Green Lane, PA. From Route 29 take Park Road and stay left onto Green Lane Road to the park entrance.

Bring the family and enjoy an evening of music in the park! Act to be announced. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
All ages; free.

Galena Brass is joining Make Music Upper Perk on June 21st for the first time, playing at the Porch at Pennsburg UCC at 3:30 and then at the Carriage House Restaurant for the dinner hour.

Lansdale begins their Tuesday evening Summer Music Concert Series at White’s Road Park (400 White’s Road, Lansdale, PA) this week on May 31st, 2016 at 7 p.m with the North Penn High School Jazz Ensembles.

On behalf of the Lansdale Borough Council and our mayor we cordially invite the first time as well as the seasoned concert goer to the natural amphitheater in White’s Road Park for our free annual concert series program.

The Tuesday evening program features a wide variety of music genres to satisfy the taste of our diverse listening audience. You will hear everything from classical to country performed by the finest bands in the Tri-State area. So bring along a blanket or lawn chair and join us in our annual celebration of live music.

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks (101 Founders Way, Bethlehem – South Bethlehem) will once again be hosting 50 free concerts outside in front of the former Bethlehem Steel (which makes for an amazing backdrop for the stage), beginning this weekend, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and continuing every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening through September 10, 2016. Most concerts, including those this weekend, begin at 7:30 p.m. – but it doesn’t hurt to check the time, or to get their early to find a place to sit, on the concrete risers or bring your own chair. This weekend’s performers are Crystal Bowersox on Friday, Blind Boys of Alabama on Saturday, Jukebox the Ghost on Sunday, and the Lost Bayou Ramblers on Monday evening.

And don’t forget to mark your calendar for next Saturday, June 4th, when the New Goshenhoppen Park (3rd Street, East Greenville, PA) once more plays host to the annual Strawberry Festival during the day, and the Red Hill Band from 5 p.m – 7 p.m. in the evening.

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One Response to In the Parks; music and festivals

  1. Susan says:

    So many good things to do! So little time!

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