Honey Brook Borough Concerts in the Park

2017 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 

The Honey Brook Park and Recreation Committee has scheduled another season of musical concerts to bring families together for summer fun.

The 2017 FREE Concert in the Park series will kick off on Sunday, June 4, at 5:30 pm when the Manatawny Creek Ramblers take the stage in Honey Brook Borough Park. The Manatawny Creek Ramblers began in 2004 in the hills of Berks County PA as a traditional bluegrass band, a roots project of bandleader Daniel Bower. Since it’s inception the band has built a mixed repertoire of classic bluegrass tunes by the likes of Bill Monroe,

The Stanley Brothers, Del McCoury and Flatt and Scruggs, as well as an array of original material. The band consists of Daniel Bower, guitar and vocals, Josh Scuerman, upright bass, Eve Sheldon, banjo/guitar, and Ted Fenstermacher, fiddle.  For more info visit the band’s website at manatawnycreekramblers.com.  

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The second concert of the season welcomes back Rizzetta’s Tones, a Honey Brook favorite! The band will perform on Sunday, July 9, at 5:30 pm. Rizzetta’s Tones is a Celtic American band comprised of twin hammered dulcimers, silver flute, high and low whistles and guitars. They often spice up their sound with button accordion, Greek bouzouki, mandolin, ukulele, as well as doumbek, cajon, djembe and other percussion instruments. Their repertoire includes music from Ireland, Scotland, the United States and many other lands. The four piece band consists of Randy Kochel, Linda Lohr, Amanda Wells and Bill Stine. Check out the band’s website at rizzettastones.com

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The third concert of the season is scheduled for Sunday, August 13, at 5:30 pm when the Whiskeyhickon Boys take the stage. The Whiskeyhickon Boys have a unique, energizing sound fusing folk, bluegrass, rockabilly and hip hop with a splash of funk. The sounds in their repertoire of award winning originals, interspersed with covers make all of their music sound brand new. The band consists of Jonathan Denny at the forefront of this eclectic trio, rockin’ the ukulele like no other!

 

Noah Hudson drops the bass line on a fretless bass and actually plays Lead Bass! Michael Young brings the funkiness full circle with a percussion combination of Cajon, djembe, a few foot pedals and other funky boxes.

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The fourth and final concert of the season will be held on Sunday, September 10, at 5:00 pm. We will showcase three outstanding local musicians who live in the Honey Brook-New Holland area.

Dave “Roadman” Mantz has lived in Honey Brook Township since 1974. Dave grew up hanging out in his uncle’s country music park and at age 17 developed a love for old time country music and guitar. Dave has spent the past 50 years honing his craft. Dave’s goal is to put a soundtrack to life as his songs are about people he has known and places he has traveled. Dave has played at venues all over the East Coast and has been featured at festivals such as The Front Porch Festival in VA, NY Fairy Festival, Millennium Music Conference and many more.

Mark Washabaugh is a singer and guitarist from New Holland. Mark performs classic rock and singer-songwriter material.  Mark has played in several bands over the years and organized open mic events at The Pub in New Holland and The Honey Brook Golf Club.

Neil Tapp lives in Honey Brook Township and has also organized open mic events with Mark Washabaugh. The two have performed together for many years. Neil has incorporated his early influences of Doc Watson, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Leo Kottke, Ry Cooder, David Bromberg and Rev. Gary Davis into his own unique style. Neil is a master of pre-war country blues, ragtime and early jazz.

The three performers will each showcase their talent individually and may even collaborate on a couple tunes. The audience can look forward to a wonderful evening of music in a beautiful outdoor setting.

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Concert goers are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and picnics. The park has a large covered pavilion with picnic tables.

The Honey Brook Lions Club will be providing food and beverages for purchase. We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Honey Brook Food Pantry at the concerts.

In the event of inclement weather the decision to cancel will be made by 1:00 pm the day of the show. A cancellation message will be recorded on the Borough phone line 610-273-2020.

Alcoholic beverages and pets are not permitted in the park.

Honey Brook Borough Park is located at 71 Pequea Ave (Rte 1), Honey Brook PA 19344. The park is located behind the Honey Brook Post Office and Honey Brook Borough Hall.
For additional information please contact Honey Brook Borough Hall at 610-273-2020.


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Honey Brook Borough

71 Pequea Avenue

P.O. Box 249

Honey Brook, PA 19344

Phone: 610-273-2020

Fax: 610-273-1261

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info@hbboro.net