Concerts by the Creek begin May 20

By on May 14, 2014

For the sixth year in a row, the Concerts by the Creek concert series will bring nationally known bands to Ephrata’s Grater Park. The first concert, held May 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., will feature The American Rogues, who filled the park in 2013. All concerts are free of charge and are held rain or shine. Food vendors will be available on-site.

The American Rogues

The American Rogues

, an American/Canadian CeltRock/Folk/Classical group, defeated nearly 65 bands from around the world to win Irish Brewing Company Strangford Lough’s 1st Battle of the Celtic Bands. Soon thereafter, their recording of “Bonny Portmore” was chosen to appear in the 2011 film, The Irishman, starring Christopher Walken and Val Kilmer. The band has performed at numerous venues which include the Royal Nova Scotia Internet Tattoo, the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, the North Texas Irish Festival and more. They have also hosted their own exceptionally well-received variety shows, Celtic Crossroads, which included performers from all over North American and Europe.

The concert series continues on June 24 at 6:30 p.m. with one of the best upcoming bluegrass bands in the country, the Sons of Bluegrass. On July 22, the Kelly Bell Band, voted the Best Blues Band in the Mid-Atlantic Region 12 years in a row, will bring their “phat blues” to Ephrata. Finally, Blair Crimmins and the Hookers will be in town on August 26. The band will blast Ephrata with Dixieland horns, rowdy ragtime piano and gypsy jazz guitar.

The concert series for 2014 is sponsored by the Borough of Ephrata, the Ephrata Public Library, the Ephrata Rec Center, the Ephrata Economic Development Corporation, Ephrata Lodge #665, Members 1st Federal Credit Union, Edward Jones (Gil Sager), Douple Agency, Inc., Ephrata Lions Club and Chief Bill and Rita Harvey.

For more information about Concerts by the Creek, visit their website at oncertsbythecreek.org. To find out how you or your organization can be a part of the concerts, contact Penny Talbert at ptalbert@ephratapubliclibrary.org.

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