Lackawanna River Heritage Trail to host acoustic concert and drum circle Thursday, Sept. 11

June 19th, 2015 9:12 am

First Posted: 9/10/2014

When most people think of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail (LRHT), walking, jogging, biking and fishing come to mind.

Now, they can add music to the list.

For the second time this season, a free acoustic concert will be held at the Amphitheater along the Central New Jersey (CNJ) extension of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail (LRHT).

All in the community are welcome to join in A Celebration of Music at 6:30 p.m. on hursday, Sept. 11 in the Amphitheater. The CNJ extension is a 2-mile stretch between Depot Street in Taylor and Elm Street in Scranton. The Amphitheater is about half a mile from the Taylor entrance, and a mile from the Elm Street entrance.

Local musicians Pat Quinn (guitar and vocals), Jim Manley (lead guitar) and Tony Traglia (percussion) will perform an American acoustic mix including Country/Western, Bluegrass, and contemporary songs from the 1950s to today. The evening may also include an appearance from a surprise guest.

This extension of the trail is rich in Native American history and the design of the Amphitheater is reflective of that. Its stones represent Hiawatha’s Belt, symbolic of the five Indian nations — Seneca, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, and Mohawk — that came together in peace to form the Iroquois nation. In celebration of the Native American traditions represented in the Amphitheater, Traglia will lead a short drum circle as part of the evening’s festivities.

Concert goers are encouraged to bring lawn or bag chairs to relax on the grounds near the Amphitheater and enjoy the show. There is no charge for admission, but donations to Lackawanna Heritage Valley (LHV) will be accepted.

For directions and more information, call 570-963-6730, ext. 8200.