We know that many people have to work on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on Make Music Upper Perk! Music will be playing from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. at night!
Make Music was started in the 1980’s in France as a way to celebrate music on the first day of summer wherever you are – that is why music performances are held in all different types of public spaces. In the Upper Perkiomen Valley, that means there will be music playing when you stop by for a cup of coffee and muffin or croissant to go at Java Bake, and at the YMCA in Pennsburg when you are fitting in your daily exercise. There will be music playing at the public library and at the Community Thrift Shop (open on Wednesday, just this week!) that you can catch when you drop off donations or books needing to be returned (or listen to while you roam the aisles during a quick break in your day looking for a hidden treasure).
Even the hardest workers should take time for lunch, and this year six restaurants (in addition to Java Bake and Company in East Greenville) will be serving live music along with good food; Kaufman House in Sumneytown, Chiaro’s in Green Lane, M&J Gourmet (next to Valley Cafe at Shady Nook in Pennsburg), Diehl’s Real Teas and Mario’s Pizza in East Greenville, and Wing Man down the road by Walmart.
And why not head straight for the music at dinner time? The Green Lane Marlborough Lions Club will be cooking and selling hot dogs, along with other refreshments, on the lawn at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Pennsburg, PA, while the music plays. The Acoustic Blues Project will be performing on the lawn at 5 p.m., followed by the Houseblend Acoustics Duo at 5:30. Meghan Williams will be the “opening act” for the Red Hill Band; she sings at 6:15 p.m. and the Red Hill Band plays from 7 p.m. – 8: 30 p.m. Java Bake will still be serving food and featuring musicians Wednesday evening, until 7 p.m.
The bands don’t even start to play until 6 p.m. at Bike and Sol (formerly the Community Center, 104 Main Street, East Greenville); 4 bands will be playing between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Make some art of your own or just sit back and enjoy the variety of live music from 3 p.m. – 8 pm.. at Art on Main, 218 Main Street, East Greenville, PA. The Upper Perk High School Select Choir is the first one on The Porch at Pennsburg UCC (775 Main Street) at 7 p.m., followed by some wonderful soloists singing pop, contemporary Christian music, folk music, and more (Ryleigh Fisher, Paul Johnston, and Maggie Friedman; 7:30, 8, and 8:30 respectively).
Finally, join in the singing by the campfire at 9 p.m. – there are 2 Campfire SingAlongs to choose from; Pennsburg UCC and New Goshenhoppen Park, 3rd Street, East Greenville, PA.