Allen Park in West Scranton hosts first-ever free Friday night concert series June 9-Aug. 18
From a press release:
Nay Aug isn’t the only urban greenspace that will be hosting live music in the city this summer – Allen Park in West Scranton has announced the lineup for its own inaugural concert series.
Free and open to the public, the bi-weekly shows will be held every other Friday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. through Aug. 18, starting this week with Jack Bordo, Jim Cullen, and Sharon Ambrosia. There will be family-friendly music and games, and several locally owned restaurants are just around the corner with food and drinks available to purchase.
The small pocket park (1100 Price St., Scranton) is located on the corner of Price Street and North Main Avenue in the Hyde Park neighborhood of West Side. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blanket or chairs.
2023 Allen Park Concert Series schedule
Friday, June 9 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.: Jack Bordo, Jim Cullen, & Sharon Ambrosia Trio
Friday, June 23 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.: Paulette Costa & Friends
Friday, July 7 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.: Jack Mead and the West Third Street Band
Friday, July 21 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.: Robbie Walsh & Jack Foley
Friday, Aug. 4 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.: Channel 65
Friday, Aug. 18 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.: Grupo Zona
The Allen Park Concert Series is funded by the city of Scranton, the Pocono Arts Council, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Lackawanna County Arts & Culture Department, the Scranton Area Community Foundation, NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, and produced by the Scranton Music Association. For more information, call 570-983-6485.
NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania is leading the development of a 10-year neighborhood revitalization plan for West Scranton. Resident and business owner input was central to informing the plan’s vision and strategies. Over the next 10 years, this nonprofit community development organization will work with the city of Scranton and other community partners to carry out these neighborhood improvement strategies. Focus areas will be park improvements, walkability, business support, building community identity, and more. There are three bi-monthly groups that residents can join to help move this work forward – the “Safe, Clean, & Green” committee, the “Image, Identity, & Events” committee, and the “Neighbors & Economy” committee. Learn more at nwnepa.org.
Photo by Rich Howells/NEPA Scene