All-female folk trio Sassafrass to close out 2016 Lakeside Wednesday Concerts series Aug. 31 at Hillside Park


For Abington Journal



Sassafrass will return to Hillside Park for the last installment of the 2016 Lakeside Wednesday Concerts series, presented by the Abington Area Joint Recreation Board, from 6 p.m. to dusk, Aug. 31.


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SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Local folk band Sassafrass will close out this year’s Lakeside Wednesday Concerts series with a show from 6 p.m. to dusk Aug. 31 at Hillside Park.

Admission is free, thanks to volunteer management and sponsorship from local media organizations and businesses.

Presented by the Abington Area Joint Recreation Board (AAJRB), the 11-week family-friendly series unfolded throughout the summer with a variety of musical styles and genres, from indie to jazz and classics through the decades. It opened on June 22 with The Exact Change band, followed by the Luongo Brothers band on June 29, the Coal Town Rounders on July 6, the Doug Smith Band on July 13, the Village Idiots on July 20, the Von Storch Quintet featuring Bill Carter on July 27, Music For Models on Aug. 3, the Brass and Ivory Orchestra with Chris DiMattio on Aug. 10 and Senator John Blake and Lightweight on Aug. 17. Rogue Chimp is up next, scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. Aug. 24.

Three part harmonies and eclectic instrumentation are the hallmarks of Sassafrass, an all-woman folk trio. Identical twins Channing Griggs (clarinet, banjo and vocals) and Jillian Hannigan, (bass, flute, pennywhistle and vocals) join guitarist and singer Jessica Illuzzi to play their flavor of mountain music, calypso, country, Celtic, gypsy, world music and originals.

Hillside 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 picnicking is welcome, food will also be available for purchase from concert vendors.

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

Sassafrass will return to Hillside Park for the last installment of the 2016 Lakeside Wednesday Concerts series, presented by the Abington Area Joint Recreation Board, from 6 p.m. to dusk, Aug. 31.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_ABJ-Sassafrass.jpgSassafrass will return to Hillside Park for the last installment of the 2016 Lakeside Wednesday Concerts series, presented by the Abington Area Joint Recreation Board, from 6 p.m. to dusk, Aug. 31. Submitted photo

For Abington Journal

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