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‘Night of the Living Dread’ Halloween show mixes reggae and comedy in Hawley

‘Night of the Living Dread’ Halloween show mixes reggae and comedy in Hawley
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From a press release:

On Halloween night, Saturday, Oct. 31, one man reggae-jam band George Wesley’s Small Axe Orchestra will headline “Night of the Living Dread” with a loop-based live performance at the Hawley Silk Mill in Hawley.

Produced by Harmony Presents, the show will also feature comedy by Neko White.

“For over two decades, George Wesley has been the voice of reggae, dub, and Caribbean rhythms in NEPA, known for producing sizzling and powerful live shows,” says Jill Carletti, managing director of Harmony Presents.

“The show will also showcase the incredibly hilarious Neko White for a set of his brilliant comedy. We’ve had him for several of our past comedy nights, and he’s been a crowd favorite. Armed with a well-developed view of the ever-changing world around him, quick wit, and very endearing charm, Neko’s material is a mix of social commentary and personal analysis that hits on every target, from the most topical controversy to his own self-image. Audience members are encouraged to show up in costume for a chance to win four Harmony Presents Flex Tickets. Come groove with other positive spirits this ‘Night of the Living Dread.’”

Doors are at 7:45 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.

Harmony Presents concerts and shows take place in the underground theater of the Hawley Silk Mill (8 Silk Mill Dr., Hawley). The theater is also known as the Boiler Room, since it was indeed once the actual Boiler Room of the Hawley Silk Mill. The theater overlooks the falls shared with Ledges Hotel, and audiences are encouraged to arrive early for preferred seating.

A limited amount of advance tickets are available for $20. After these sell out or close, general admission tickets are available for $25. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at or in person at AMSkier Insurance Agency (209 Main Ave., Hawley).

Cocoon caters wine, beer, snacks, and mixed drinks on site at the shows. For more information or help purchasing tickets, call Harmony Presents at 570-588-8077.