Out & About: Twin Lakes Summer Concert Series features The Hawkeyes, Kaelber
The Sunday summer concerts in Ligonier have been around longer and SummerSounds in Greensburg draws a bigger crowd, but the Twin Lakes Park Summer Concert Series is coming on strong.
First on stage for the July 15 show was Kaelber, the hard-rocking young trio that won April's Rock the Palace battle of the bands. The hillside facing the stage filled up as they played their first few songs.
“They're a band to watch. They're going places,” said James Fox, a custom guitar-maker from Wyano. “They do a (Jimi) Hendrix song and you'd swear Hendrix was here.”
Fox said he and wife Sharon, who were both wearing tie-dyed Kaelber T-shirts, have been following the band since they first heard them at the Palace Theatre.
Headliners for the evening were The Hawkeyes, another hard-driving group of rockers from Pittsburgh, who kept the crowd energized as the sun went down.
The Twin Lakes concerts are held at the amphitheater in the parks' expansion area off Georges Station Road in Hempfield. They're sponsored by the Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Department, which also schedules concerts in Cedar Creek Park in Rostraver. Schedules are posted at co.westmoreland.pa.us/parks.
Seen at Twin Lakes: Aryanna Golden, Thomas andTerri DeMatty, Melanie DeMatty, Joe Shaffer andBobbie Wertz, Rich and Debbie Beacon, Cindy Fowler, Kim McLeod, Maggie McLeod, Helen Shirey, Ray andMary Helen Vasinko, Jarred Vasinko, Daniel Vasinko, Theresa Stas, Sarah Vasinko, Robin Wanichko andTom and Annette Rusnock, parents of the late Brian T. Rusnock, for whom the amphitheater is named.