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Blues folk trio The Ballroom Thieves play second-to-last Harmony Presents show in Hawley on June 24

Blues folk trio The Ballroom Thieves play second-to-last Harmony Presents show in Hawley on June 24
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From a press release:

Boston indie blues and roots rock trio The Ballroom Thieves will return to Harmony Presents in the underground theater of the Hawley Silk Mill on Saturday, June 24 at 8 p.m.

This is the second-to-last show Harmony Presents will produce in the Hawley Silk Mill. A future location for concerts and shows is to be announced.

“This band has constructed such a magical world, filled with exquisite harmonies, expert cello playing, and an unyielding passion. We’ve felt honored to bring quality music to the Hawley Silk Mill regularly over the past seven years. We’re happy to close out the series here with a few incredibly strong acts and look forward to announcing a new location,” says Jill Carletti, managing director of Harmony Presents.

“Their songs swell and jerk jauntily, never losing a listener’s attention. With vintage lyrics akin to those of old gospel or protest songs, like ‘Bury Me Smiling,’ the Ballroom Thieves are stealing from the old and making them new. Their most recent album, ‘Deadeye,’ takes a somber approach, reflecting on the difficulties of the road, the meaning of ‘home.’

“This will be the Ballroom Thieves’ second performance with us at Harmony Presents. Our audience fell head over heels the last time The Ballroom Thieves were with us, and we’re thrilled to be able to have them with us again in an acoustic format.”

Since its inception, Harmony Presents has been about bringing quality live music to Hawley, the Pocono Mountain region, and its neighboring areas. Since Feb. 10, 2013, they have showcased hundreds of quality musical discoveries in genres like folk, bluegrass, funk, jazz, klezmer, old-time, pop rock, blues, Celtic, world, bluegrass, as well as genres not yet defined. The vast majority of these performances have taken place at the Hawley Silk Mill (8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley), but as of 2017, they are branching out and producing shows outside of Hawley more regularly.

Harmony Presents concerts currently take place in the historic Boiler Room of the Hawley Silk Mill, the world’s largest laid bluestone building, and shows start at 8 p.m. and end around 10 p.m. Audiences are encouraged to arrive early for preferred seating.

Tickets, which are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the show, can be purchased online at or in person at AMSkier Insurance (209 Main Ave., Hawley) during regular business hours and on Saturdays between 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cocoon Coffee House caters snacks, coffee, wine, and beer on site prior to the shows and during intermission.

The last Harmony Presents concert at the Hawley Silk Mill will be Brooklyn soul band The Gold Magnolias on Friday, July 21.

For further questions or help getting tickets, call 570-588-8077.