Free concert to open Richland family recreation area
Kardaz — the area rock band that created “The Mighty ‘Guins” tribute song about the Pittsburgh Penguins — will give a free concert at 7 p.m. July 31 in Richland Community Park.
The group features brothers and Beaver County natives Chris and Bob Kardasz. They formed Kardaz more than 30 years ago.
Bob Kardasz, who has a master's degree in music and lives in Hampton, is the organist and director of music ministries at St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Hampton.
Chris Kardasz is among the experts on the vintage vinyl recordings at Jerry's Records in Squirrel Hill.
Other band members are vocalist Virginia Kardasz — wife of Chris Kardasz — drummer Art Myers, bassist Jeff Hoffman, and Mark Hoffman, who plays keyboards, saxophone and flute.
After recording several singles, Kardaz released its first CD — “Collections” — in 2010. The album includes original tracks, plus others artists' hit songs, including “House of the Rising Sun.”
Richland Township booked Kardaz to kick off use of the Richland Community Park's new family recreation area and its pavilion.
“This is the only event of its kind for the year,” township manager Dean Bastianini said about the upcoming concert
The new $78,000 pavilion is near the big white barn in Richland Community Park. It's among the ongoing park improvements being partly funded with a $200,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
People may reserve and rent the pavilion for special events. The pavilion's lights can be programmed to create different effects, similar to a light show.
“It adds to the mood, and makes it festive,” Bastianini said.
The township offers use of the pavilion for $110 to $260 per day — for nonprofit groups and residents — depending on whether or not you serve alcohol. Non-residents may rent the pavilion for $150 to $420 per day. The higher fees cover the cost of a permit to serve malt beverages.
The township also requests an additional deposit of $180 or $500, which the township refunds if you don't damage the pavilion.
Bring a blanket or chair for the Kardaz show from 7 to 10 p.m. July 31 at the pavilion. Admission is free.
Richland Community Park is at 1049 Van Velsor Drive, off Heckert Road, in Richland Township.
For information on fees for reserving and renting the new pavilion, visit www.richland.pa.us or call 724-443-5921.
Deborah Deasy is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6369 or email@example.com.
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