SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — The Luongo Brothers Band will return to this year’s Lakeside Wednesday Concert Series at Hillside Park for the summer’s second show at 6 p.m. June 29. Admission is free, thanks to volunteer management and sponsorship from local media organizations and businesses.
The park, located on State Route 307 (Winola Road), adjacent to both Clarks Summit State Hospital and the Abington Senior Center, 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. Attendees can bring a canned good donation for the Dalton Food Pantry and enjoy canoeing on the lake.
Although visitors are welcome to bring their own picnics, food will be available for purchase from concert vendors.
Nick and Pat Luongo, founding members of The Poets, formed the Luongo Brothers Band in November 2013, along with fellow Poets’ member, Alan Shields. Long-time musician Rich Marmo, who played with bands such as Magic, Them Again, and Take 5, was recruited to drum for the group. While Nick, Pat and Alan continue to play with The Poets, they enjoy playing at some of the smaller venues on those nights when The Poets are not playing.
Since its start, the band played at several clubs and private events and is building a large following that is grows every week.
Nick and Pat Luongo have played professionally since they were 14 and 10 years old, respectively. The band plays classic/baby boomer Rock and Roll – everything from The Beatles and Credence Clearwater Revival to the Doobie Brothers, ZZ Top and Bruce Springsteen.
The Abington Area Joint Recreation Board (AAJRB) has slated a variety of genres for the 11-week family-friendly series that will unfold throughout the summer – from indie to jazz and classics through the decades.