America’s Heritage and Culture will be showcased by local professional bands who will be staged in a peaceful waterfront setting at the 100 -acre Hillside Park (formerly named Abington Area Community Park) located on Winola Road.
The free outdoor ten-week Wednesday evening concert series includes varied selections from prevalent music styles inspired by American History up to the present hits. Songs will represent our traditional and classic standards, folk music, bluegrass, American Roots, pop, country and classic rock from the past six decades.
This inaugural concert series begins June 26 through August 28, with each event starting at 6 p.m. until dusk at the pavilion adjacent to Lake Eston Wilson. Adding to the musical arts will be a changing photography exhibit, “Images of NEPA,” coordinated by Sharon Burke, which will highlight local nature and heritage.
Attendees are invited to take a night off from cooking dinner and buy food which will be sold each week. Or to plan a sunset outing to connect with friends and appreciate the lake setting and great vistas. Available to all will be the park’s amenities such as the Boardwalk, Art Trail, the new artificial turf field, Community Garden, Dog Park or Boundless Playground. There will be chairs and picnic tables set up, but attendees may prefer to bring a chair or blanket.
The Abington Area Joint Recreation Board noted the sponsors’ consistent dedication to connecting and enriching the community. Largest Concert Series Sponsor is The Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area who awarded a grant to support this community offering celebrating American heritage and culture through music. The grant was offered by LHVA in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Natural Resources and the National Park Service.
The board also offered thanks to Concert Series sponsors: Lackawanna Heritage Valley Association, Fidelity Bank and Penn Security Bank; band sponsors: Abington Youth Soccer League, Everything Natural, Field Turf, Friends of Senator John Blake, Highland Associates, Joyce Electrical, Inc., Oliver, Price & Rhodes, Quandel Construction Group, Inc. and media sponsors: The Abington Journal, ECTV, Lamar Advertising, 94.3 FM The Talker, 105 The River.