SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — The fourth annual Lakeside Wednesday Concert Series at Hillside Park will kick off from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 with a performance by The Exact Change. Admission to these family-friendly outdoor concerts is free, thanks to volunteer management and sponsorship from local media organizations and businesses.
Friends and neighbors can enjoy a reprieve from cooking at home each week by grabbing dinner from concert vendors or tailgating. The Abington Area Joint Recreation Board (AAJRB) has slated a variety of genres for the 11-week series that will unfold throughout the summer – from indie to jazz and classics through the decades. Attendees can bring a canned good donation for the Dalton Food Pantry and enjoy canoeing on the lake.
The Exact Change, according to its website bio, “is a nine-piece ensemble which blends together very strong male and female vocals, sizzling rhythms, and a powerhouse horn section known as the ‘Bad Ass Brass.’”
The band performed at both inaugural celebrations of former Gov. Robert Casey in Harrisburg for more than 10,000 people. It recently opened for and backed Neil Sadaka and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
Hillside Park is handicapped-welcoming. Concert-goers should bring a picnic blanket or chair and are invited to stop by early to explore the walking trails and other park amenities. Hillside Park is set on 100 acres intersected by State Route 307 (Winola Road), adjacent to both Clarks Summit State Hospital and the Abington Senior Center.