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CONCERTS ARE BACK FOR 2022

Our first concert is scheduled for Sunday, June 12, 5:30 – 8:00 PM. Join us in the park to hear the band Rizzetta’s Tones.

Rizzetta’s Tones is Celtic and Folk band comprised of ‘fraternal twin’ hammer dulcimers, silver flute, high and low whistles, and guitars.  They often spice up the sound with button accordion, autoharp, Greek bouzouki, mandolin, ukulele as well as doumbek, cajon, djembe, and other percussion instruments (yes, even frogs!).  All four members take turns singing lead and background vocal songs, both poignant and humorous.  Their repertoire includes music from Ireland, Scotland, and the United States, drawing as well from the traditions of Finland, Brazil, France, Macedonia, and many other lands.  Forging new arrangements and writing their own material, they present audiences with a pleasing twist while respecting musical traditions.   The band consists of Randy Kochel hammer dulcimer, Greek bouzouki, button accordions, mandolin, autoharp, vocals, percussion, melodica, Amanda Wells on guitar, vocals and percussion, Linda Lohr on silver flute, high whistle, percussion and vocals and Bill Stine on hammer dulcimer, high and low whistles, alto and bass melodions and vocals. 

The Joe Hillman Band will perform on Sunday, July 10, 5:00 – 8:00 PM.

Nestled in the heart of Chester County, the Joe Hillman Band is an acoustic string band specialized in entertaining crowds of all walks of life.  The band draws influence from rock and roll, bluegrass, and swing music, mixed together to provide an original and energetic experience. Joe’s presence as a front man is defined by his powerful vocals, unique mandolin style, and welcoming stage presence.  His love of music is an inspiration to all those who have the pleasure of working with him.  Guitarist and fiddler Jordan Rastwas originally trained in Suzuki violin, but quickly departed classical music in favor of songwriting and the fiddle.  He has enjoyed success as a songwriter, winning the Appalachian String Band Music Festival’s original neo-traditional song award 3 times.  Charlie Muench is an upright bassist, banjo player, and vocalist living in Lancaster, PA.  He started playing the upright bass in his elementary school orchestra at the age of 9.  He studied Music Education at West Chester University graduating in 2011.  Muench is a founding member of The Stray Birds and has toured and recorded with them since 2012 (thestraybirds.com) He currently lives and freelances in Philadelphia.

The Fortunatos will perform Sunday, August 7, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

The Joe Hillman Band will perform on Sunday, July 10, 5:00 – 8:00 PM.

The Fortunatos are a Central, PA based band that play the music of New Orleans funk bands such as the Neville Brothers, Doctor John, and The Meters. Other music played includes Santana, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, BB King and other great classics. Their original music is a blend of all of their influences. The members include Paul Colombo, a Honey Brook resident, on lead vocals and guitar, Ken McCoy on sax and vocals, Robin Church on keyboards, trumpet, and vocals, Mike Bitts on bass and vocals, and Tom Webb on drums and vocals. Having performed all over, they list opening for a NASCAR event in Dover, DE as a highlight. One thing is certain, The Fortunatos will have you up and dancing from the first note!

And Bones Brigade will end the season on Sunday, September 11, 5:00 – 7:30 PM

Bones Brigade is the Brandywine Valley’s premier source for all things Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia. Formed in 2019 and named after the seminal skateboarding team, the band came together through a mutual love of the Dead’s music and vintage skateboard culture. We strive to honor the Grateful Dead concert experience as we explore and celebrate these selections from the American songbook.  The band members include Pat Kane on guitar/vocals, Cole Petrillo on guitar/vocals, Dustin Frohlich on bass/vocals, Mike Kane on Piano/organ and Kevin McCabe on Drums.

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Concert-goers are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and picnics. The park has a large covered pavilion with picnic tables. The Honey Brook Lions Club will be providing food and beverages for purchase. We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Honey Brook Food Pantry at each concert. In the event of inclement weather, the decision to cancel will be made by 1:00 pm the day of the show. A cancellation message will be posted on the Borough website – www.honeybrookborough.net. Alcoholic beverages and pets are not permitted in the park. For additional information please contact the Honey Brook Borough Hall M-W-F, 8:00am-1:00pm at 610-273-2020 or email Jeanne Jenzano at jjenzano@hbboro.net

Honey Brook Borough Park is located at 71 Pequea Ave (Rte 10), Honey Brook PA 19344. The park is located behind the Honey Brook Post Office and Honey Brook Borough Hall.
For additional information please contact Honey Brook Borough Hall at 610-273-2020.