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Mace in Dickson will perform at the July 10 Lakeside Concert Series.
Mace in Dickson will perform at the July 10 Lakeside Concert Series.
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Lakeside Concert schedule

July 17 - Mace in Dickson Acoustic Trio

July 24 - Tom Rogo Duo

July 31 - Coal Town Rounders

Aug. 7 - Senator John Blake and Friends

Aug. 14 - The Wannabees Duo

Aug. 21 - Two Minute Warning

Aug. 28 - The Fab Three

Concert Series sponsors:

Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, Fidelity Bank and Penn Security Bank. Band sponsors: Abington Youth Soccer League, Everything Natural, Field Turf, Friends of Senator John Blake, Highland Associates, Joyce Electrical, Inc., Oliver, Price & Rhodes, Quandel Construction Group, Inc. Media sponsors: The Abington Journal, ECTV, Lamar Advertising, 94.3 FM The Talker, 105 The River.

Largest Concert Series Sponsor is The Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area, who awarded a grant offered by LHVA in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the National Park Service.



As the Lakeside summer concerts at Hillside Park on Winola Road roll into the fourth week, the weekly events have been garnering a lot of positive attention from the community.


The concerts, hosted by the Abington Area Joint Recreation Board, feature local artists, music groups and area businesses. This week’s concert features the music of Mace in Dickson, a band that favors “southern, classic and blues rock,” according toits website.


The food for this week’s event is being provided by the Abington Lions.


But the band isn’t the only aspect of local involvement. Oliver, Price and Rhodes, a local law firm, is sponsoring this week’s series.


Tricia Camayd, officer manager at the firm, said the “idea of the concerts sounded very refreshing.” She added the firm has supported other Abington area events such as the Ice Festival and was happy to sponsor a week of the concert series.


Camayd added that the concerts are a great way to “enjoy the talents and gifts of our area.”


Tony Traglia, a Pittston-based photographer, will also show his work at Wednesday’s concert.


Traglia has been showing his photographs at the First Friday events in Scranton for the last two and a half years, and is excited to show his work at the Lakeside Concerts, adding that he would “absolutely” consider showing his work again next year.


Although the concerts are a fun way to unwind for community members, the events require a lot of planning and work by AAJRB board members and a team of volunteers.


Laurie McCoy, the on-site coordinator, stays busy each Wednesday during the concert as she oversees details that help the event run flawlessly.


“I have to make sure everything’s rolling the right way,” McCoy said. She added that other AAJRB board members complete much of the planning before the concert starts, but she takes over the night of the concert, making each event a team effort.


It requires a lot of planning, but the volunteers have seen a positive reaction from the community they serve.


“It’s really catching on,” McCoy said of the series.


 
 
 
 
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