Despite the tough economy our vendor organizer aka butterfly gal, Mari Gruber, has been able to recruit an excellent variety of vendors, craftspeople and food options downtown at the Josiah White Park. More information on the offerings is here, come on out and wander among the various booths and food vendors. 2 blocks up the street in front of the Opera House delicious food options were being served up by 14 Acre Farm and the soon-to-open Bear Appetit Deli and Restaurant.
In both locations there was lots of live music, featured also at the Dimmick Library Stage. Downtown vendors and visitors asked me to please keep Shannon Marsyada and Eponymous at the park, but that was a promise we couldn’t make as we have them performing next Saturday, October 9 at the Anita Shapolsky Upstairs Gallery in a free 3PM concert.
But there’s plenty of other excellent music to come including Americana roots rockers Friends of Tom, Mr. Desheesh, the Explorophonic Space Machine and festival favorites Brosky & Meyer. Click here for the schedule.
The weekend concluded yesterday evening with a 6 PM headline show at the Mauch Chunk Opera House by The Badlees, one of Pennsylvania’s finest bands. They packed the house and put on a powerful, joyous show that our crowd loved.
There’s more of that to come next Sunday, October 10 at 6 PM with the Craig Thatcher Band performing a show of their own original electric and acoustic work. Led by one of the Lehigh Valley’s premiere guitarists and band leaders, we expect a very exciting performance. The show costs only $12 at the door or tickets can be ordered online in this benefit show for the Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce.
Hope to see you next weekend! The long range forecast is looking great!