Out & About: SummerSounds gets down with fiery funk
And the beat goes on for another week, with undiminished enthusiasm.
Music lovers came out Aug. 31, as they always do, for the season’s penultimate SummerSounds concert in Greensburg’s St. Clair Park, sponsored by J Corks and The Headkeeper.
Rain or shine, organizers have come to depend on a good crowd in the stands and on the hillside above the amphitheater. If you build it right, they will come, you could say.
Playing Friday night was Swift Technique, a band whose website describes them as “Philly’s Fiery Funk Extravaganza” — an apt description.
There was a little confusion as to whether group members were Eagles fans or not, but attendees didn’t hold it against them.
Folks were up and dancing from the very first blare of the horns heralding a propulsive blend of funk, soul, rock and hip-hop.
The 2018 SummerSounds concert series will wrap up on Sept. 7 with brother-and-sister duo (and Harvard grads) Jocelyn and Chris Arndt , offering another funky mix of rock, pop and blues.
Opening for the Arndts will be local musicians Hayley Daily and Joshua Carns .
There will be music all over town that night, as the last hurrah of SummerSounds will coincide with the Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s TGIS Music & Art Finale and more music in a variety of venues, courtesy of the inaugural Downtown Greensburg Music Fest.
Check out the details at thepalacetheatre.org.
Seen gettin’ down to the Philly sound: Ed and Pat Jordan, Adam and Megan Jordan with cute kids Coraline and Jonathan, Don and Toni Steeves, Rebecca Steeves, Josh Wainwright, Brynn Denny, Julie Greathowse, Jim and Maureen Fleck, Dave DeMonte, Edie Dulkis, Jim and Cindy Glod, Benny Mattioli, Evelynne Majernik, Crosina George, Mitch Steele, Randy and Afton Maruschock, Kathy Wohlgemuth, Don and Judy Geary, Nancy Poholsky, Steve Dempsey, SummerSounds co-founder Gene James with Janet, volunteer coordinator Janet McNeel and Joanna Moyar with artist hubby Brian McCall , creator of the fanciful animals used to collect donations, “Pig Floyd,” “Jumpin’ Jack Cash” and “Senator Squawk.”
Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @shirley_trib.
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