Village Idiots to perform at Hillside Park July 20 for Lakeside Wednesday Concerts series


For Abington Journal



Members of The Village Idiots, from left, Greg Kondrat, guitar; Jessica Illuzzi, guitar and MJ Puskas, bass. Absent from photo is Jami Novak, drums.


Submitted photo

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.

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 Village Idiots, a local band which has been around in various embodiments since 1989, is set to perform at 6 p.m. July 20 for the Lakeside Wednesday Concerts series at Hillside Park.

Generally associated with the Grateful Dead, the “Idiots” lend their improvisational approach to a wide variety of free-spirited music. This ensemble will feature Jami Novak on drums, Jessica Illuzzi and Greg Kondrat on guitar, and MJ Puskas on bass. The concert is the fifth in this year’s series, presented by the Abington Area Joint Recreation Board (AAJRB). Admission is free, thanks to volunteer management and sponsorship from local media organizations and businesses.

The series opened on June 22 with The Exact Change band, followed by the Luongo Brothers band on June 29 and the Coal Town Rounders, on July 6. Up next is the Doug Smith Band, set to take the stage at 6 p.m. July 13.

A variety of genres is scheduled for the 11-week family-friendly series unfolding throughout the summer – from indie to jazz and classics through the decades.

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 tailgating and picnicing is welcome, food will also be available for purchase from concert vendors.

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

Members of The Village Idiots, from left, Greg Kondrat, guitar; Jessica Illuzzi, guitar and MJ Puskas, bass. Absent from photo is Jami Novak, drums.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_ABJ-Village-Idiots.jpgMembers of The Village Idiots, from left, Greg Kondrat, guitar; Jessica Illuzzi, guitar and MJ Puskas, bass. Absent from photo is Jami Novak, drums. 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.

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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