Final creek concert of the season

By on August 17, 2016


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About 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, the last of this year’s Concert by the Creek performances looked like it was going to take place in the rain.

Splintered Sunlight was set to go on at 6:30, but with just two hours until curtain time, the humidity turned to actual rain, lightning and thunder.

Then it stopped…and the “Sunlight” prevailed. By 6:30, an audience had begun to form and by 8, they were loosened up for a bit of dancing and singing along. Sean Poole, a York artist was even on hand to paint from life while the musicians soared through their catalog of Dead tunes. The painting progressed throughout the show and showed detailed images of the performers surrounded by a more abstract look at the concert bandshell.

With music from that era as the background the scene in Tom Grater Park definitely took on the look of something out of the ’60s or ’70s with the attire, dancing and overall “mellow” feel.

Ephrata Public Library Director Penny Talbert, who lines up the bands for the three-concert summer series, said she was happy with the turnout and the performance. This was the ninth year for the summer series of three free concerts. The concerts are sponsored by the library, the Borough of Ephrata and the Ephrata Rec.


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