THE SOUL SHAKERS HEADLINE OPEN HOUSE

SoulShakersNorthern Poconos’ newest event venue is spicing up its Open House with the addition of the popular local R&B band, The Soul Shakers.  Featured guitarist Jesse Mower, bassist Bill Coleman and drummer Sharon O’Connell are expected to entertain hundreds of local businesses and their families in attendance.  In addition to live music, kids’ activities and other entertainment will add to the Open House.

Located just 2 hours from NYC and 90 minutes from Philadelphia, Equestrian House© is an events venue for corporate events and meetings, family reunions, weddings, celebrations and spiritual retreats.  The venue can host small and large groups with as little as 25 people up to about 500 people or more on its over 100+ acres of pristine country land.  The vacation rentals have overnight accommodations consisting of seven units that can house up to 36 people. On-site activities include four tennis courts, six basketball courts, swimming pool, fishing pond, hiking trails, and acres of serene country to bond, relax and rejuvenate your entire team.

To experience what they have to offer, Equestrian House© is inviting businesses and their families to attend its Open House on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 4:00 – 8:00pm.  Hundreds of businesses in the area and their families are expected to tour the facilities, so it’ll be a good place to connect with other local companies.  Catering companies with food to sample for your next event will also be there.  In addition, local, reputable vendors will have food and drink available for purchase.

Registration is FREE at http://events.equestrianhousepa.com.  For more information, info@equestrianhousepa.com, call or text: 570-798-3234

 

MILFORD’S MUSIC IN THE PARK

MMintheP2019 Photo1Milford, Pennsylvania’s Music in the Park presents a free concert with Philadelphia-based newgrass group “Man About a Horse” on Sunday June 23rd from 1-4PM in Ann Street Park during the Milford Music Festival. The festival runs June 21st through the 23rd with dozens of free indoor and outdoor music performances in every nook-and-cranny of Milford Borough.

Man About a Horse performs in Milford, PA’s Ann Street Park on Sunday June 23rd from 1-4 PM

Man About a Horse blends traditional bluegrass, rock, pop, and country-folk to create an infectious, foot-stompin’, harmony & chops-driven sound. They won the 2018 FreshGrass Band award and recently signed with Nashville-based Dark Shadow Recording label. The band embarks on a UK tour a few days after their Ann Street Park performance.

Man About a Horse has performed all through the US and shared bills with Old Crow Medicine Show, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, The Travelin’ McCourys and many others. The band’s self-titled 2017 release “Man About a Horse” debuted at #11 on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts and garnered much critical acclaim.

Local singer-songwriter Maribyrd opens the show for Man About a Horse. Maribyrd’s vocal prowess is well known through the tri-state region and beyond. Her 2015 studio release “Cabin Sessions” showcases her rootsy, country-folk sensibilities. She performs with many of Northern NJ’s best folk and bluegrass musicians and maintains a busy schedule of performances all year long.

Maribyrd opens the show for Man About a Horse

Jen Murphy’s Studio at 113 West Harford serves as the alternate indoor location for the concert in the event of inclement weather. Like and follow our page at www.facebook.com/gazebomusic for updates about summer concerts in Ann Street Park and other events in and around Milford PA.

This a free concert thanks to our sponsors, including: Teslicko Enterprises, Waterwheel Cafe Bakery & Bar, Davis R. Chant Realtors, The Arlene Quirk Team at Keller Williams Real Estate, Cenci Chiropractic, Waterwheel Guitars, Bar Louis at the Hotel Fauchere, Fretta’s Italian Food Specialties, The Frisky Goat Coffee House, Jen Murphy’s Studio, and, the Milford Borough Recreation Committee.

About Milford PA’s Music in Park

Milford Pennsylvania’s Music in the Park presents free summer concerts in Ann Street Park on select Sunday afternoons. Nestled in the heart of the borough, the park is a short walk to dozens of independently owned shops, restaurants, bars, delis, art galleries, cafes & coffee shops, and our local farmers market. National touring/recording artists such as Caitlin Canty & grammy award winner Noam Pikelny (Punch Brothers, Leftover Salmon); Heather Maloney; and Smithsonian Folkways recording artists Lula Wiles graced our humble gazebo stage in recent years. Our concerts are family friendly with play equipment, swings, and plenty of space to spread out and run around. Bring a picnic and come hear some great music in a relaxed, beautiful setting.

HONESDALE’S MUSIC IN THE PARK

MusicintheParkJun19#2There are many sweet sounds associated with summertime – ice tinkling in a glass of cold tea; children laughing in playgrounds; waves breaking on a sandy beach. The sounds of a Honesdale summer may not include surf, but they do include many kinds of music – thanks to the Summer Festival of Park Events!

wccaclogoThis year’s season, presented by the Wayne County Creative Arts Council (WCCAC) in Honesdale’s Central Park, begins Monday, June 10, with the traditional good-time harmonies of the Northeasters Barbershop Chorus, presenting a program called “How the West Was Sung.”

On Thursday, June 13 the JP Williams Blues Band will make their WCCAC debut, bringing the sound of Chicago & Delta-style blues to the Fasshauer Stage. The Barn Cats continue the blues and Americana themes when they appear on Monday, June 17, and then the Irish Balladeers return on Thursday, June 20 with an evening of heartfelt and historical Celtic ballads.  The ever-popular Wayne Choralaires present their newest concert program on Monday, June 24, and rock’n’roll family band The Pharm perform on Thursday, June 27.

The 2019 Independence Day celebration happens on Monday, July 1, beginning at 6:30 with the Doug Smith Band, followed by the Crystal Band from Scranton at 8 PM, playing your favorite marches and patriotic tunes. The annual fireworks display, sponsored by the Greater Honesdale Partnership, will begin around 9:30. There will also be vendors, food, and children’s activities. (Note: There will be no concert on Thursday, July 4.)

The following week brings some new arrivals to Central Park. Vocalist extraordinaire Ekat brings some of her musician friends to the stage on Monday July 8 for an evening of popular songs. Local jazz supergroup Lone Duck will be the entree on Thursday, July 11, featuring bassist Bob Wilson, saxophonist Rowan Lynch and others.

Retro rockers Flashback return on Monday, July 15, and perennial polka favorites Stanky and the Cadets will “roll out the barrel” on Thursday, July 18.  Doo-wop masters the New Paramounts revive the spirit of the 50’s and 60’s on Monday, July 22.

As the series winds up, we’ll have a hoedown with the assembled talents of the Old Time Fiddlers on Thursday, July 25, and for our finale this year on Monday, July 29, Owen Walsh of Dead Tracks will share the stage with Woodstock alum Bob Tellefsen.

All concerts (other than the Independence Day celebration) will begin at 7:30. In case of inclement weather, concerts may be moved to the Cooperage, the Grace Episcopal parish hall, or the Central United Methodist church.

There is no admission charge to the summer festival events, but free-will donations are gratefully accepted. Refreshments, including pizza, hot dogs, and snacks, will be available for purchase, but attendees can also bring their own food. (No alcohol or smoking, please.) Bring a blanket or chair for seating. For more information, contact project manager Mitzi Kielar at 570-785-3674, or find WCCAC online via Facebook or at www.honesdaleparkevents.org.