Luongo Brothers Band to perform free show June 29 at Hillside Park for Lakeside Wednesday Concert Series


For Abington Journal



The Luongo Brothers Band will return to Hillside Park for the second installment of this year’s Lakeside Wednesday Concert Series at 6 p.m. June 29. Admission is free, thanks to volunteer management and sponsorship from local media organizations and businesses.


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Concert schedule

All shows are held from 6 p.m. to dusk, rain or shine, at the pavilion at Hillside Park on Winola Road, South Abington Township. Canoeing and food is available. Admission is free and canned good donations will be collected for the Dalton Food Pantry.

June 22: The Exact Change band

June 29: Luongo Bros Band

July 6: Coal Town Rounders

July 13: Doug Smith Band

July 20: Village Idiots

July 27: Von Storch Quartet

Aug. 3: Music For Models

Aug. 10: Brass and Ivory Orchestra with Chris Dematio

Aug. 17: Senator John Blake and Lightweight

Aug. 24: Rogue Chimp

Aug. 31: Sassafrass

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — The Luongo Brothers Band will return to this year’s Lakeside Wednesday Concert Series at Hillside Park for the summer’s second show at 6 p.m. June 29. Admission is free, thanks to volunteer management and sponsorship from local media organizations and businesses.

The Exact Change band is set to open the series at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 22.

The park, located on State Route 307 (Winola Road), adjacent to both Clarks Summit State Hospital and the Abington Senior Center, is handicapped-welcoming. Concert-goers should bring a picnic blanket or chair and are invited to stop by early to explore the walking trails and other park amenities. Attendees can bring a canned good donation for the Dalton Food Pantry and enjoy canoeing on the lake.

Although visitors are welcome to bring their own picnics, food will be available for purchase from concert vendors.

Nick and Pat Luongo, founding members of The Poets, formed the Luongo Brothers Band in November 2013, along with fellow Poets’ member, Alan Shields. Long-time musician Rich Marmo, who played with bands such as Magic, Them Again, and Take 5, was recruited to drum for the group. While Nick, Pat and Alan continue to play with The Poets, they enjoy playing at some of the smaller venues on those nights when The Poets are not playing.

Since its start, the band played at several clubs and private events and is building a large following that is grows every week.

Nick and Pat Luongo have played professionally since they were 14 and 10 years old, respectively. The band plays classic/baby boomer Rock and Roll – everything from The Beatles and Credence Clearwater Revival to the Doobie Brothers, ZZ Top and Bruce Springsteen.

The Abington Area Joint Recreation Board (AAJRB) has slated a variety of genres for the 11-week family-friendly series that will unfold throughout the summer – from indie to jazz and classics through the decades.

For more information, follow Hillside Park on Facebook or visit hillsidepark.net.

The Luongo Brothers Band will return to Hillside Park for the second installment of this year’s Lakeside Wednesday Concert Series at 6 p.m. June 29. Admission is free, thanks to volunteer management and sponsorship from local media organizations and businesses.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_ABJ-Luongo-Bros.jpgThe Luongo Brothers Band will return to Hillside Park for the second installment of this year’s Lakeside Wednesday Concert Series at 6 p.m. June 29. Admission is free, thanks to volunteer management and sponsorship from local media organizations and businesses. Submitted photo

For Abington Journal

Concert schedule

All shows are held from 6 p.m. to dusk, rain or shine, at the pavilion at Hillside Park on Winola Road, South Abington Township. Canoeing and food is available. Admission is free and canned good donations will be collected for the Dalton Food Pantry.

June 22: The Exact Change band

June 29: Luongo Bros Band

July 6: Coal Town Rounders

July 13: Doug Smith Band

July 20: Village Idiots

July 27: Von Storch Quartet

Aug. 3: Music For Models

Aug. 10: Brass and Ivory Orchestra with Chris Dematio

Aug. 17: Senator John Blake and Lightweight

Aug. 24: Rogue Chimp

Aug. 31: Sassafrass

Information provided by the Abington Area Joint Recreation Board.

Information provided by the Abington Area Joint Recreation Board.

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