CLARKS SUMMIT — Rockin’ the pavilion at Hillside park for the third Lakeside Wednesday Concert Series will be Jimmy and Vitz, with a mix of classic rock and contemporary hits, and Fab Three, covering the Beatles and 60s-era tunes.
Scheduled for 6 p.m. to dusk Wednesday, July 8, the free concert is third in this year’s series of 10. The Abington Area Joint Recreation Board (AAJRB) event will be held rain or shine.
Jimmy and Vitz consists of Jimmy Reynolds and Amanda Vitzakovitch and is a stylish guitar and vocal duo based in NEPA. The pair performs pure acoustic versions of popular hits from the 60’s to present day.
Both musicians are also members of the band Ablaze, a top 40 party rock band. Vitzakovitch was a lead singer in multiple bands over the past few years, including Far From Fancy and Ablaze. Jimmy is currently a member of Maybe Someday, The Cameron Avenue Band and The Push, and recently had the opportunity to be the opening act for famous artists such as Travis Tritt and Brantley Gilbert.
Founded in 2009 as an acoustic trio, Fab Three added a drummer and tours the region as a Beatles preservation band, endeavoring to keep the spirit and music of the Beatles alive.
The members are Jack Bordo, guitars and vocals; Bobby Arvonio, guitars, harmonica and vocals; James Van Wert, vocals; and Kevin Conway, drums and vocals. Most recognizable to the area music scene is Bordo, who is also a founding member of the Old Friends band.
The Overlook Estate Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of the natural world, is the ivory sponsor for the series and several other area entities are sponsoring the individual concerts. This event is sponsored by Oliver Price and Rhodes.
Food is offered for sale during the concert series by local civic groups the Abington Lions Club and the Waverly Masons. Parking is limited and the AAJRB encourages concert-goers to consider parking in the upper lots and taking advantage of the walking trails leading down to the pavilion. A limited number of chairs are available, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit on.
Admission to all concerts in the series is free, but donations are accepted to help cover costs and continue the series in future years. Each week there will also be a collection of non-perishable food items for the Dalton Food Pantry.
Dancing is encouraged, and attendees may also check out Hillside park’s other features, including an artificial turf field, a playground, handicapped accessible docks and lake fishing, nature trails, boardwalk path, playing fields, community garden and dog park. Canoeing is available at Lake Eston Wilson starting at 5:30 p.m. each night of the series, weather permitting. Children under 18 must have an adult 18 or older accompanying them in a canoe.