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PENNDOT band Big Mac and Fries to perform tomorrow at City Hotel Park

Whoever says PENNDOT workers don’t do anything need to stop on by City Hotel Park in Tyrone tomorrow afternoon for the final edition of the Tyrone Regional Arts Council’s Summer Concerts in the Park series.
Appearing live on stage will be Big Mac and Fried, an area band comprised of PENNDOT members who perform a variety of different music, including oldies, blue and contemporary.
“I don’t know a lot about these guys,” said TRAC’s president Steven Stoner, “but I heard they’re really good.”
According to Stoner, PENNDOT has three bands, including Big Mac and Fries, that perform at its functions. He said each band performs as “an outlet.”
The show begins promptly at noon and should end around 1 p.m. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to sit in and lunches to eat. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved inside Joybeans coffee shop on West Tenth Street.
This is the final concert of the “Afternoon Delights” series, which began in early June. Tonya McClellan, Dennie Huber, The Schell Run Band and The Servello Family Band have all already strutted their stuff on the stage.
“I think every thing went really well this year in the park,” said Stoner. “For this only being the second year for the series, I like what we seen. As the weeks grew on and the weather got better, more and more people began showing up.
“We had some pretty good crowds and I think the people who attended really enjoyed themselves.”
Although the music at City Hotel Park will cease after Wednesday’s performance, area music lovers have plenty to look forward to with the upcoming Sunday concert series and “Intown Tuesdays” at Epworth Manor.
Whether it is the side-slapping beat of honky-tonk, the toe-tapping rhythm of swing, or the melodious tune of Ireland the, Rustical Quality String Band will give you an evening of music you can’t help but enjoy.
Celebrating its 26th anniversary, the Rustical Quality String Band is one of State College’s oldest and most-loved acoustic groups performing today. From its emergence out of old-time music jams, RSQB has diversified musically to include a blend of honky-tonk, swing, Irish and country.
The band enjoys nothing more than delighting audiences with dance tunes and songs you won’t hear many other places. A mainstay at the Central PA Festival of the Arts, the band has played for numerous festival and receptions throughout the east coast region.
Band members include Timothy Craven, Karen Hirshon, Michael Rovine, Celia Millington-Wyckoff, and Michael Smyer.
The Summer Sunday concert begins at 6 p.m. at the Reservoir Park amphitheater and is free of charge. Audience members should bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. In the event of rain the concert will be held in St. Matthew Hall, located at the intersection of Cameron Avenue and 12th Street.
The music will then continue as the “Intown Tuesday” series kicks off on July 15 with “Revel: Straight from Australia”.
Beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the air conditioned Epworth Manor lobby, Revel Kemp will take his audience through a musical journey of popular tunes from the 60s to the present.
Acoustic guitar and a beautiful voice is all Revel needs to pull you along creating a large sing-a-long party. Revel recently moved to Tyrone from Australia, but his music reflects the songs we all grew up with in the states. The concert is free of charge.
The Summer Concert Series is made possible by a grant from the PA Council on the Arts, a state agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and Tyrone Borough.
For additional information call the Tyrone Arts Council’s ARTS Line Office at 684-ART2.