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Out & About: SummerSounds wraps up 20th concert series season

Shirley McMarlin

Another successful SummerSounds concert season is in the books.

The 20th year of Greensburg’s weekly free summer music series wrapped with an Aug. 30 performance by SHEL, a Colorado-based indie-folk group comprised of four talented sisters.

Sisters Eva, Hannah, Sarah and Liza Holbrook were “born in a five-year span and raised in a bohemian, art-loving family in Fort Collins,” according to their website. They took to music early, perhaps thanks to their songwriter father, and now craft songs that highlight their four-part harmonies and influences ranging from 18th-century composers to modern electronica.

An appreciative crowd gathered in downtown St. Clair Park as twilight fell on the pleasant late-summer evening. Though not too hot, it was definitely a dog day, as seemingly dozens of canines (and at least two cats) settled in with their owners.

Acoustic musician Jake Polcha played the opening set.

Prior to SHEL taking the stage, SummerSounds co-founder and organizer Gene James thanked the army of volunteers who work hard to make the annual series a success. The anniversary season had a reunion theme, as featured acts (other than the Russian Chicago tribute ensemble Leonid and Friends) were SummerSounds veterans.

The evening’s sponsor was Seton Hill University, represented by its executive director of primary gifts and community engagement, Annie Urban. Urban had the honor of introducing the headliners.

Seen in the park: Eugene and Nancy Mash, Carole Panza, Al Froeschl, Tom and Zella Adams, Jim and Cindy Glod, Mike and Karen Glatt, Dave and Luann Beresford, Bruce and Kim Gnesda, John and Pat Henry, Brian and Beth Forejt, Bob and Mary Ann Skwirut, Rich and Carole Giron and Rhonda, Becca and Chris Begeman.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .


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Gene James, SummerSounds organizer, joins Annie Urban, executive director of gifts and community engagement at Seton Hill University, for a photo Aug. 30 during the SummerSounds season finale concert at St. Clair Park in Greensburg.
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Tom Fox of Jeannette sings along with the band SHEL during the SummerSounds season finale concert, held Aug. 30 at St. Clair Park in Greensburg.
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The band SHEL performs Aug. 30 at the SummerSounds season finale concert at St. Clair Park in Greensburg.
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A Chihuahua/beagle mix named Daisy sits with her owners, Bridget Walter and Drake Cargnino of Greensburg, during the SummerSounds season finale concert, held Aug. 30 at St. Clair Park in Greensburg.
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Zella and Tom Adams of Greensburg pose for a photo Aug. 30 during the SummerSounds season finale concert at St. Clair Park in Greensburg.
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SummerSounds volunteers (from left) Gloria Scifo and Emily Greene, both of Greensburg, pose for a photo Aug. 30 during the SummerSounds season finale concert at St. Clair Park in Greensburg.
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From left: Tom Polcha, performer Jake Polcha and Karen Polcha, all of Norvelt, gather for a photo Aug. 30 at the SummerSounds season finale concert at St. Clair Park in Greensburg.
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From left: Kim Nicassio of Greensburg, Donna Schell of Southwest Greensburg and Missy Behun, of Greensburg, gather for a photo Aug. 30 during the SummerSounds season finale concert at St. Clair Park in Greensburg.
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