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NeighborWorks announces second annual Allen Park concert series

NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania (NeighborWorks) is announcing the return of the Allen Park Concert Series for its second year, starting June 14th and running through August 23rd. This year's series will have a diverse mix of musical genres thanks to a new partnership with NEPA Scene. 

As part of NeighborWorks' mission to revitalize neighborhoods, the series will feature six bi-weekly outdoor concerts, offering a diverse range of musical genres from local artists. The concerts will take place every other Friday rain or shine from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Allen Park, located at 1100 Price St., Scranton, PA.

"The Allen Park Concert Series is a result of community outreach in West Side. Our 10-year resident-driven plan highlights a desire for free family-friendly community activities," said Miranda Pace, West Scranton Neighborhood Coordinator at NeighborWorks. "We are thrilled to partner with NEPA Scene this year to expand our reach and enhance the concert experience.  This also gives us more opportunity to coordinate additional elements like bringing in the Lackawanna County Master Gardeners (July 12) and having a bike rodeo (July 26)."

NEPA Scene, known for its deep connection to the local music scene, is coordinating the bands and assisting with promoting the event. Founder and editor Rich Howells, a West Scranton native, has curated a lineup of talented local bands spanning multiple genres including jazz, funk, pop, indie, and rock.

"NEPA Scene works hard to feature local artists of all kinds, so we made sure to include a variety of bands who could share both original songs and covers that anyone can enjoy," Howells said. "I am a West Sider born and raised, so it feels great to give back to the community I’m from with free, all-ages shows with musicians from across Northeastern Pennsylvania that I believe everyone needs to hear. NEPA Scene also started right here in West Side nearly 10 years ago, so it’s all coming full circle."

The concert series will feature performances from Running in Flip-Flops, Tori V & The Karma, The Contact Collective, Brendan Brisk Band, The Holtzmann Effect and Meet Me on Marcie. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from nearby small businesses, and parking is conveniently located across the street.

"We anticipate the event will make even more of a splash this year," Pace added. "With NEPA Scene's expertise in promoting local arts and our shared commitment to community engagement, we look forward to seeing everyone out and about enjoying the music and festivities."

2024 Allen Park Concert Series Schedule:

  • Friday, June 14 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.: Running in Flip-Flops
  • Friday, June 28 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.: Tori V & The Karma
  • Friday, July 12 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.: The Contact Collective (acoustic)
  • Friday, July 26 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.: Brendan Brisk Band
  • Friday, Aug. 9 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.: The Holtzmann Effect Trio
  • Friday, Aug. 23 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.: Meet Me on Marcie

For more information, please contact Miranda Pace at or 570-558-2490.

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