Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Music in the Park coming to 4th Fridays in Columbia

The Columbia Lions Club announces a Music in the Park program to complement Fourth Fridays in Columbia, Marietta & Wrightsville during the summer months of 2016. Columbia's Locust Street Park will be the venue for this special summer entertainment. The free concerts will be staged from the park's gazebo from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Family-friendly programming will appeal to all age groups.  The scheduled entertainment is listed below.

June 24 - The Fabulous Cheeze Brothers & Sisters have been local favorites for over 25 years! Their music, mostly R & B, Motown and Disco/Funk from the 1960s through the 1980s, appeals to all ages, and they also mix in a few of today's super hits, like Happy (Pharrel Williams) and Uptown Funk(Bruno Mars). The 8 professional members of the band each excel on their instruments and as vocalists, and the band features 2 fantastic lead singers, Patti Grabowski and Columbia icon, Nippy Hawkins. You can also see The Cheeze Brothers & Sisters appearing regularly at Nissley's Vineyards, the Mountville Church of the Brethren Lawn Concerts, the Columbia Lions Club Sweethearts Dance and the Mountville Days Festival.

July 22 - Columbia's own Stu Huggens will bring his brand of country music to the Columbia Park on Friday, July 22, in support of his new CD, "Same Man Different Time" on Lanark  Records. Stu's band includes Jimmy Landis on guitar & vocals, and Columbia music stalwarts, Jamie Hess on drums & vocals, George Keyser on bass & vocals, and Lee Derstler on pedal steel & vocals.

August 26 - Made up of veterans of the local music scene, Underground Hotel has spent the past 13 years establishing itself as the area's premier classic rock cover band.  Their tight, powerful sound will have you dancing and singing along with your favorite songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond.  Band members include Kevin Newcomer (Vocals), Syd Bridgett (Guitar, Vocals), Bill Swingler (Drums), Mark Smith (Keys, Guitar, Vocals) and Ricky Bender (Bass).  The band calls Columbia home.

Bring your lawn chairs or favorite blanket to Columbia's Locust Street Park to enjoy the 2016 summer Music in the Park series. Dance on the sidewalks or simply listen and enjoy.  A limited number of food vendors will be on hand each month and may differ month to month. Guests are also welcome to pack a picnic lunch but all are reminded that alcohol is not permitted in the park and that all debris must be cleaned up.

This programming is brought to you by the Columbia Lions Club and Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce. In case of rain, the programming will be canceled.


  1. how exciting!!!! I can't wait...all 3 will be fabulous!!!!!!!!! thank you Lions Club.

  2. Great IDEA!!!!
    Columbia use to have concerts every Sunday Evening during the summer time. Many people enjoyed these times.

  3. Sounds great! Is there an audition process to become a featured band?

  4. I think it is great.o pl I hope our people support the concerts. People say there nothing to do, here is something.Best wishes.

  5. What would it take to get Snoop Dog back ? If our leaders can get us listed in the "top 20 small towns to visit ", they should be able to get Snoop Dog back to town !!, come on guys - get Snoop Dog and let's party !!

  6. All anyone can do is ask.
    It's the artists choice to make.