CLARKS SUMMIT — Hillside Park will turn into a live jukebox for the next installment of the Lakeside Wednesday Concert Series on Aug. 19.
Q Ball will open the show at 6 p.m. with its radio classic folk rock, followed by AM Radio from 7 p.m. to dusk, with an array of tunes from the late 60s through present-day.
The Abington Area Joint Recreation Board event will be held rain or shine, and is the ninth concert in a series of 10. Admission and parking are free, and donations are accepted to help cover costs and continue the series in future years. A collection box is also available at the event for non-perishable food items for the Dalton Food Pantry.
Q Ball is a three-piece band consisting of Jim Davis on drums and vocals, Gil Young on bass and vocals and John Quinn on guitar and vocals. The musicians began playing together in late 2013 and all three were active in the Scranton area music scene for many years prior.
The band’s repertoire includes songs by Simon and Garfunkel, David Bowie, Cat Stevens, Billy Joel, Talking Heads, The Police, R.E.M., Matchbox 20, Jack Johnson and more.
AM Radio is a group of area musicians playing jukebox hits of the late 60s, 70s and 80s through today.
Members include Dave Abraham, lead guitar and vocals; Joelle Witner, keyboard and vocals; Dave Cooper, on piano, synth and vocals; Don Williams, trombone; Bill Walling, bass and vocals; Joe Zeigler, saxes, flute and clarinet; Bill Berry, trumpet; Chris Maruzzelli, guitar and vocals and Chuck Pirone, drums.
It is a vocal heavy party band, complete with a three-part horn section, covering classic rock, retro 70s, disco and contemporary pop.
Dancing during the concert is encouraged.
Food sales are offered throughout the concert series by the Waverly Masons and the Abington Lions Club. Canoeing is available at Lake Eston Wilson starting at 5:30 p.m., weather permitting. 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.
Parking for the event 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 may also bring their own chairs or blankets.
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. Chord sponsors include Access Aerial, Ayers Country Market, Abington Senior Council, Highland Associates, Japhy Creative, Main Street Rentals, Magdon Music, P&G, Signworks, Skypacket and the municipalities represented in the Abington Area Joint Recreation Board: Clarks Summit Borough, Clarks Green Borough, Glenburn Township, South Abington Township and Waverly Township.
Information provided by the Abington Area Joint Recreation Board.