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Scranton benefit concert with eclectic local lineup helps conserve Lackawanna River on Nov. 6

Scranton benefit concert with eclectic local lineup helps conserve Lackawanna River on Nov. 6
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From a press release:

The Lackawanna River Corridor Association will be raising money for the local environment on Friday, Nov. 6 with the Rock ‘N the River benefit concert, featuring a diverse lineup of many well-known Northeastern Pennsylvania musicians.

The event will be held in the ballroom of the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center (100 Adams Ave., Scranton). Doors open at 6 p.m., and music starts at 7 p.m.

The lineup for the evening is The Wanabees, Friends of the Family, Rogue Chimp, Coal Town Rounders, Clarence Spady, George Wesley, and Tim McGurl.

This group of artists promises to draw a great crowd and put on wonderful, eclectic performances. Expect to dance the night away with food, a cash bar, raffles, and more.

Tickets are $15 in advance at, $20 at the door, or $10 for students with ID or LRCA/LVC members.

All proceeds will help the LRCA continue its mission to involve the citizens of the Lackawanna River watershed with the conservation and stewardship of the river, its tributary streams, and water resources. Created by local citizens in 1987, LRCA is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization that is significantly important to the area and the health of the river ecosystem, promoting the river through education, public involvement, consensus building, partnerships, and hands-on opportunities for young and old.

Since 1987, the LRCA has worked proactively with other community groups and public agencies to plan and promote projects which are addressing the issues of water pollution, recreation, community development, land and water conservation, public involvement with their river and watershed, and the public policy decision making that affects the river and watershed.

This year, it is especially important to the organization to raise as much money as possible due to the loss of several sources of annual income that have been counted on for many years. It is in great need of immediate support from the surrounding community and corporations to keep our organization active in the continued watch over the Lackawanna River, which has become a local treasure for everyone to enjoy.

This short documentary by Chris Marino tells the story of the LRCA and its relationship with the Lackawanna River and its watershed for over 25 years:

For more information about the benefit, see the Facebook event page.