SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — The 2016 Lakeside Wednesday Concerts series will continue from 6 p.m. to dusk Aug. 17 under the pavilion at Hillside Park with the contemporary music of area band Lightweight, along with a performance by lead vocalist Katie Blake’s father, state Sen. John Blake.
Presented by the Abington Area Joint Recreation Board (AAJRB), admission to all concerts in the series 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.
Lightweight consists of Joe O’Malley, bass and vocals; Katie Blake, vocals and keyboard; Matt Rinkunas, guitar and vocals and John Gallas, drums and vocals. Each member has an extensive musical background that creates Light Weight’s solid sound and chemistry. The group appeals to every generation’s musical taste, while making each recognizable song their own. Excited and determined to make a big impact, Light Weight aims for a professional presentation while simultaneously enjoying a couple of beers with friends.
Hillside 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 picnicking is welcome, food will also be available for purchase from concert vendors.