SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Rogue Chimp, a band described as “music for a new time and era,” will bring its blend of odd metered technique and techno dance grooves to the Lakeside Wednesday Concerts series at Hillside Park from 6 p.m. to dusk Aug. 24.
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.
Rogue Chimp’s influences range from a wide variety of styles and musicians such as The New Deal, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, MMW, Herbie Hancock, The Bad Plus, Danny Elfman, Square Pusher, Primus, Parliment, Goblin, Aphex Twin, Adam Dietch, Frank Zappa and Zakir Hussain. Brothers Jacob and Zach Cole, along with Mark Woodyatt and Jon Ventre, strive to perform at the top of their abilities to entertain, astonish and provide their ever growing fan base and new audience members alike an entirely new musical experience.
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.