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Sunday evening concerts run through Aug. 31 in Ligonier

Kim Stepinsky | for the Tribune-Review - (from left), Alan and Ginny Lukasik, of Greensburg, cool off with a dish of ice cream, while listening to musical selections by the Scottdale Area Concert Band, during the concert held at the Ligonier diamond on Sunday afternoon, June 29, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Kim Stepinsky  |  for the Tribune-Review</em></div>(from left), Alan and Ginny Lukasik, of Greensburg, cool off with a dish of ice cream, while listening to musical selections by the Scottdale Area Concert Band, during the concert held at the Ligonier diamond on Sunday afternoon, June 29, 2014.
Kim Stepinsky | for the Tribune-Review - (from left), Wayne and Stevi Campbell, of Ligonier Township, and their dog 'Pippin', listen to musical selections by the Scottdale Area Concert Band, during the concert held at the Ligonier diamond on Sunday afternoon, June 29, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Kim Stepinsky  |  for the Tribune-Review</em></div>(from left), Wayne and Stevi Campbell, of Ligonier Township, and their dog 'Pippin', listen to musical selections by the Scottdale Area Concert Band, during the concert held at the Ligonier diamond on Sunday afternoon, June 29, 2014.
Sunday, July 6, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
 

Imagine the quintessential small American town, a place with quaint shops surrounding a town square, where friendly people gather on a warm summer evening for a band concert.

Wait a minute. That's not an imaginary place, that's Ligonier.

Each week from late May through August, townsfolk and visitors gather around the Diamond for the Sunday Evening Summer Band Concert by an area musical group, set up either in the Diamond gazebo or on the Town Hall steps, depending on the size of the group. If rain threatens, the program moves into the Town Hall auditorium.

Such was the case June 29, when late afternoon showers compelled the Scottdale Concert Band to set up inside.

By showtime, the weather had cleared, so concert-goers could choose to sit inside or to unpack the blankets and lawn chairs and listen via loudspeakers in the gazebo.

For many, the last rays of the setting sun and balmy summer air won out. Others brought pet pooches eager to roll in the grass and sniff out new friends. Still others chose the open air in order to enjoy treats from nearby ice cream and coffee shops.

For a last few, like Lyn Noel of Ligonier, it was easier to get up and dance outside rather than inside.

The series continues through Aug. 31, with a complete schedule available at www.visitligonier.com.

Seen: Steve and Sue Barron, Wayne and Stevi Campbell, Janet Riordan, Gerald and Joyce Thomas, Keith Neill, Louise Vrable, Marie Schietroma, Jay and Marianne Maruhnich, Susan Yealy, Dr. Rick Barnes, Phyllis Valerio, Jason and Liz Silvis with daughter Hannah, Doug Johnson with daughter Audrey, Denise Rymarz, Jim Kennedy, Rachel Roehrig and Glema Burke.

— Shirley McMarlin

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