We’re all beginning to notice that the days are beginning to shorten, and it reminds us that summer is just beginning to draw to a close.
But there’s no end to exciting events for all tastes at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in downtown Jim Thorpe.
Ryan Montbleau Band comes to town on Friday, August 19 with his soulful, melodic indie sound. A favorite of folk luminaries like Martin Sexton and blues stars like Mavis Staples, Montbleau has assembled a fine band to showcase a fine, original sound that some say is like Stevie Wonder by way of Van Morrison.
We depart our normal program on Saturday, August 20 to bring the exciting Reel Paddling Film Festival to town in celebration of kayaking, the joy of floating and riding the Lehigh River, and of upcoming dam releases. Showcasing the world’s best paddling films, the festival inspires more people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, and embrace the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the wild places we paddle.
On Friday, August 26th we close out the month with the brilliant newgrass group, The Greencards. Originally from Australia, their superb musicianship and sweet vocals has earned them appearances with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, and brought critical acclaim for the remarkable variety of songs that comprises their sound. There’s no better place to listen to a group like this, in the Opera House’s delicate acoustic setting.
The clear days of September bring US Rails (a stellar cast of Philadelphia musicians that formerly comprised 4-Way Street), The Jonathan Edwards Band (a truly classic sound), and many others as the Opera House bids another glorious summer adieu.
Keep an eye on MauchChunkOperaHouse.com for details and to reserve seats for any of these events.