SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — The Village Idiots, a local band which has been around in various embodiments since 1989, is set to perform at 6 p.m. July 20 for the Lakeside Wednesday Concerts series at Hillside Park.
Generally associated with the Grateful Dead, the “Idiots” lend their improvisational approach to a wide variety of free-spirited music. This ensemble will feature Jami Novak on drums, Jessica Illuzzi and Greg Kondrat on guitar, and MJ Puskas on bass. The concert is the fifth in this year’s series, presented by the Abington Area Joint Recreation Board (AAJRB). Admission is free, thanks to volunteer management and sponsorship from local media organizations and businesses.
A variety of genres is scheduled for the 11-week family-friendly series unfolding throughout the summer – from indie to jazz and classics through the decades.
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 tailgating and picnicing is welcome, food will also be available for purchase from concert vendors.