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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  •  Trio of musicians set for Feb. 23 at Water Wheel Cafe

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    MILFORD- The Milford Music Festival has been scheduled for June 7-9., marking the start of the Music in The Park Free Summer Concert Series. A fundraiser concert is scheduled for Feb. 23.
    "Venues are being planned, instruments are being tuned and music lovers are gearing up for a fantastic season," said organizers.
    The first big show is the Music in the Park fundraiser event at the Water Wheel Cafe (150 Water Street Milford) on Saturday February 23 beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Music in the Park Committee invites everyone to come out to enjoy the music of They Know, Small Town Sheiks and Marc von Em, and support music.
    There will be a music charge/ donation of $10, plus raffles, and CDs amidst the great intimate ambiance of the locally renowned night spot, organizers pointed out.
    Sponsorship packages will be available for local businesses who wish to lend their support and sponsorship of the concert series.
    About Music in the Park
    Co-sponsored by Milford Borough, Music in the Park is the annual free summer concert series presented on Sunday afternoons in Ann Street Park in Milford. The series begins with Milford's Music Festival and continues through the summer.
    The mission of Music in the Park is to enrich the cultural quality of Milford Borough, Pike County, PA through an outdoor community oriented summer concert series featuring a diverse musical program for the enjoyment of Milford area residents and visitors.
    Milford Borough’s Music in the Park Summer Concert Series is an annual free community oriented summer concert series, sponsored by Milford Borough, Milford area businesses and private sponsors. The series takes place in Milford Borough’s Memorial Park (Anne Street Park), a daytime venue offering residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy some of the areas many talented performing musicians. Visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/gazebomusic.
    About the performers
    SMALL TOWN SHEIKS
    SMALL TOWN SHEIKS was formed in 2009 by long time musical collaborators and friends John Irizarry and Mike Smith. Their debut CD "Songs For Parker" was released in 2010 on Aurasonic Records and was produced by three time Grammy Winner, Steve Remote. Maverick Magazine, the UK's leading Americana Magazine, praised "Songs for Parker" saying that "It leaves you utterly enthralled".
    With a solid collection of material ranging from bluesy rockers to socially conscious multi-rhythmic journeys to achingly beautiful ballads, the record showcases John Irizarry's intimate, carefully crafted songwriting that draws from the best elements of the American musical experience. Musically punctuated by Mike Smith's expressive and uniquely original harmonica playing, "Songs For Parker" provides music that Alt.Country Forum calls "Energetic, dynamic and intense" and "immediately distinct and recognizable."
    Page 2 of 2 - The addition of World Percussionist Obi Kaye to the group in 2012 provides a polyrhythmic base that allows for instrumental explorations within the the framework of their solid collection of musical material. For more information visit the band's website at http://www.smalltownsheiks.com/ or follow them on FACEBOOK at https://www.facebook.com/SMALLTOWNSHEIKS.
    THEY KNOW
    They Know – Grounded in the music and lyrics of Singer/Songwriters Daniel Ehart and Lee Raden, THEY KNOW is an electroacoustic duo. Lee and Daniel have a tight bond and creative chemistry that goes back to their high school years in the Philadelphia area.
    Backed by a distinct yet unique "retro groove," THEY KNOW’s real life lyrics and tight vocal harmonies are what set the band apart. Skope Magazine described their music as "enjoyable and infectious," and AMS Music Blog said their "songs appeal to both today's youth as well as children of the flower power decades." You can listen to THEY KNOW at:www.reverbnation.com/theyknow or follow them on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/theyknow1
    MARC VON EM
    Marc Von Em is a soulfully energized singer/songwriter whose sound flows easily between blues, folk, funk, jazz & classical. His lyrics weave tales of intimate real-life events, and do so with a depth beyond most singer/songwriters.
    Driven by his fluid acoustic guitar playing, rich powerful voice, and comfortable, sometimes comical, stage presence, Marc's live shows never fail to excite audiences. Get to know more about Marc from his website at http://www.marcvonem.com/ or follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/marcvonem.
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