As summer begins so does the concert season in Tyrone. Celebrating its twenty-third year, the Tyrone Regional Arts Council recently announced seven concerts for area residents to enjoy.
This season of free concerts in Tyrone’s Reservoir Park will open with the music of a popular area country band this Sunday at Reservoir Park.
Silver Creek is an upbeat band that plays popular country music from today’s hottest hits to those classics that everybody loves.
The evening’s show will include such favorites as “Heaven Heart Aches and the Power of Love”, “Redneck Women” and “Gun Powder and Lead”, along with classic country such as Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, George Jones and Merle Haggart and round out with oldies such as Del Shannon’s Run Away and Sleep Walk.
Silver Creek also plays original songs written by Mark Johnson, the guitarist and songwriter for South West.
Band members are Mark Johnson – Lead Guitar, George Isett- Rhythm Guitar, Monica Brindle- Mandolin and Dave O’Connell on Bass.
Summer Sunday concerts begin at 6 p.m. in Tyrone’s Reservoir Park and, in the event of rain, will be held in the Lutheran Church on Logan Avenue and Thirteenth Street.
All concerts are 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.
Concerts are free of charge and audience members should bring a chair or blanket for seating.
For additional information contact the Arts Line Office at 684-ART2.
The original series, Summer Sundays at Reservoir Park’s amphitheater, consists of seven concerts that will feature the music of the big bands, Dixieland, bluegrass, Irish, gospel and country. As occurred last year the series will run through Labor Day.
The Tyrone summer concert schedule by date is: July 20 – Michael O’Brian Band (Irish) at Reservoir Park at 6 p.m.; July 27 – Cup O Joe (Bluegrass) at Reservoir Park at 6 p.m.; August 3 – Zupe (Big Band, Broadway, Oldies, Contemporary) at Reservoir Park at 6 p.m.; August 10 – Big Band Sound, Inc (17 piece Big Band) at Reservoir Park at 6 p.m.; August 17 – Summit City Saints Dixieland Band at Reservoir Park at 6 p.m. and August 24 – Lou Stein Band (Jazz & Big Band) at Reservoir Park at 6 p.m.