TUNKHANNOCK — The Dietrich Theater announces the famed contemporary bluegrass group Hickory Project will return to perform onstage at the theater at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. Admission is by donation and all are welcome. This is a rare opportunity to hear these acclaimed master musicians and see them up close.
This year Hickory Project has been one of the headlined performers at Tunkhannock’s River Day. The Dietrich is able to host the Aug. 26 concert because Hickory Project will be in town for its Cornstock Music Fest. The concert at the Dietrich will precede the Cornstock Music Fest at Lazybrook Park in Tunkhannock Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.
Anthony Hannigan, concert organizer, is the 1999 National Mandolin Champion, but also plays guitar, banjo, fiddle, and sings. He has been involved with music from the age of 4 and has recorded and performed with major artists. According to Hannigan, his influences range from Bill Monroe, Charlie Parker, Van Halen, Monk, to Vassar Clements.
Hannigan will be joined by Ed Lick on banjo, and Jillian Hannigan on upright bass and flute. Joining them this year is Chris Kearney from Coal Town Rounders fame on guitar and vocals.
Hickory Project is globally acclaimed, having performed throughout Europe, the United States, and Australia. A true tour-de-force, it has produced seven CDs and one DVD, all of which will be available for purchase at the concert.
Free tickets for the concert may be reserved by calling the Dietrich Theater at 570-996-1500. Donations will be accepted at the door. Tickets are also available at the ticket booth and will be available at the door as long as they last.