SANATOGA PA – Rock-and-roll standards, baritoned homages to Elvis, a polka or two, a hoppin’ Big Band number, and serene melodies that wafted like an accompanying breeze and gave couples a chance to embrace and dance; they were all part of the launch Sunday (June 25, 2017) of the Lower Pottsgrove Summer Concert Series, scheduled by the township Parks and Recreation Board and sponsored by Exelon Corp. The performance by the Bill Koss Combo (at top) was the first of six planned through early August, all free and open to the public.
Dozens of listeners’ cars packed the parking areas near Sanatoga Park band stand on South Sanatoga Road, and a crowd filled the hillside of the outdoor amphitheater with folding chairs and blankets (below). A few brought dinner with them, and munched away while talking with their neighbors. For those who didn’t think that far ahead, Sanatoga Fire Company volunteers offered soda and snacks for sale from a nearby table. The sun was bright, but a whisper of wind kept temperatures pleasant.
And as the music played, the grounds echoed with the sounds of clapping hands and tapping feet.
Also scheduled in the concert series during coming weeks are:
- July 9, rock band “Flamin’ Dick and The Hot Rods;”
- July 16, “Where’s Pete;”
- July 23, an hour-long show for children featuring “Makin’ Music,” followed by an adults’ show by band “Michael Kropp and The Indestructibles;”
- July 30, cajun tunes and music of the south by “Zydeco A-Go-Go;” and
- Aug. 6, marches and show tunes by the Pottsgrove Community Band.
For information, call the township municipal building at 610-323-0436 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Video and photos by The Post Publications