‘Tunes Along the Towpath’ pays homage to a magical place

Lackawaxen. The Pike County Historical Society’s all-day outdoor music event will feature swing music, rock and roll, and blues.

| 12 May 2021 | 01:39

The Pike County Historical Society will hold an all-day music event in the fields behind historic Lock House 16 on Towpath Road in Glen Eyre, along the Lackawaxen River.

“Tunes Along the Towpath” on June 26 will feature three bands. The ticket price of $65 includes music, parking, food and libations. Just bring a lawn chair and enjoy the day.

The musical lineup pays homage to the qualities the make this area along the Lackawaxen so unique and beautiful.

● Little Big Band, 1 p.m. — This band’s up-tempo swing music is a nod to the many swinging bridges that once carried people across the Lackawaxen. One still exists in the village of Baoba, just a mile or so up the road.

● The Scott Weis Band, 3 p.m. — Hear this band play the blues in honor of the bluestone industry that was once a thriving part of Pike County’s export business along the Delaware & Hudson Canal.

● Fred Zepplin Band, 5 p.m. — Close out the day with some good old rock and roll. It was once said that Pike County was made of nothing but rocks and rattlesnakes.

Tickets can be reserved now by calling 570-296-8126 or emailing pikemuse@ptd.net. There are only 50 tickets available at this time, so get them soon to insure your place.

There is plenty of room for social distancing. Face masks are required Gates open at noon. No coolers will be allowed on concert field. Directions will be included in ticket package upon purchase.

What: “Tunes Along the Towpath” music event sponsored by the Pike County Historical Society
When: 1-7 p.m. on Saturday, June 26
Where: Fields behind historic Lock House 16 on Towpath Road, along the Lackawaxen River
How much: $65, includes music, parking, food, and libations
Join a lecture about the history of the Delaware & Hudson Canal and the gravity railroad by S. Robert Powell, Ph.D, author of several books on these subjects, on Saturday, May 29.
Reuben Fast Horse, Lakhota story teller and historian, returns Saturday, June 5, by popular demand to delight audiences with his knowledge of Lakhota traditions.
The $35 ticket price for each event includes the lecture and a barbecue with all the fixings. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a day on the banks of the Lackawaxen River from 4 to 7 p.m. each day.
Seating at both events is limited to 25 people and held outside on the grounds of Lock House 16, overlooking the Lackawaxen in Glen Eyre. For reservations call 570-296-8126 or email pikemuse@ptd.net.