SANATOGA PA – The Pickles had their paisley popped Sunday night (Aug. 5, 2012) as a result of thunder, lightning and heavy rains that blew through the area just before a scheduled concert in Sanatoga Park.
“The Paisley Pickles,” a three-man Philadelphia area musical group that specializes in entertaining children and their parents, was to have been the featured act for the latest Sunday installment of the 2012 summer concert series conducted by the Lower Pottsgrove Township Parks and Recreation Board and sponsored by Exelon Nuclear. A 6 p.m. storm killed the performance, set for an hour later at the South Sanatoga Road band shell.
“Unfortunately tonight’s concert is canceled,” the township announced at about 6:45 p.m. on its Facebook page. “The Paisley Pickles made a valiant effort to play, but was shut down due to thunder and lightning,” it said.
Normally, that wouldn’t be a problem. The township’s policy is to reschedule a weather-canceled act for the following Monday at the same time and place. Sadly, it noted on Facebook, “there will not be a make up concert on Monday night.” The reason: the Pickles are already booked for another concert Monday, at the public library in West Deptford NJ.
Weather or not, the shows – or in this case, show; there’s only one remaining in the series – will still go on.
The last performance of the year will be held next Sunday (Aug. 12), also at 7 p.m. in the lower portion of Sanatoga Park, and features the Pottsgrove Community Band. The popular local band, comprised of talented professionals and volunteers, is returning as it has for many years to close out the series with marches, show tunes and big band numbers.
Photo from the Pottsgrove Community Band