Free lunchtime concerts return to downtown York – York Daily Record/Sunday News

Free lunchtime concerts return to downtown York - York Daily Record/Sunday News 1

Relax and enjoy live music during lunch all summer every Tuesday and Thursday. Sean Heisey, FlipSidePA

It’s starting to sound like summer in Cherry Lane.

Live music returns to the downtown York park on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the end of August as part of the Box Lunch Revue concert series, according to a news release.

These free lunchtime shows are a great place to gather with friends, family or co-workers for a mid-day break from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Grab lunch to go from Central Market House or another nearby eatery and enjoy it while listening to music outside in the sunshine.

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The concert series will feature a number of local acts as well as performers from as far as Nova Scotia, according to the release. You’ll hear a variety of genres, including jazz, folk, indie, country, classic hits, Celtic, Hawaiian, blues and cigar box guitar.

New performers this year include Cassie and Maggie MacDonald, Peter Bottros, Port Ellis, Shawan and the Won Ton, Crossing Abbey Road and Devix.

If it rains, most performances will be moved inside Central Market. Call 717-849-2217 or follow York City Special Events on Facebook or @YorkCityEvents on Twitter for updates. And, don’t forget to use the hashtag #BLRyork!

Here’s a look at this year’s lineup:

May 16: Dover Area High School (jazz)

May 18: Dallastown Middle and High School (jazz and string)

May 23: Spring Grove Area School District Jazz and Choral Groups (jazz)

May 25: West York Area School District Music Department (jazz)

May 30: William Penn Senior High School Music Department (jazz)

June 1: Ronn Benway (acoustic folk troubadour)

June 6: Brian Fitzy (pop fusion)

June 8: Indian Summer Jars (acoustic/folk)

June 13: Elijah Cross (indie pop/rock)

June 15: Cassie and Maggie MacDonald (Celtic)

June 20: Jefrey Woodall (acoustic folk/rock)

June 22: Soji (acoustic soul)

June 27: Michael Arthur and Cindy David (folk/acoustic rock)

June 29: Mark DeRose (acoustic)

July 6: Sweet Life (soft rock and modern country)

July 11: Shane Speal (cigar box guitar)

July 13: Sabrina Duke featuring Emmanuel Hampton (R&B)

July 18: Jamie O’Brien (Hawaiian/Celtic)

July 20: Lost Cause (hip hop)

July 25: Mylea Thompson (Broadway show tunes and opera arias)

July 27: Peter Bottros (classical/new age pianist/composer)

Aug. 1: Free Breakfast (indie folk)

Aug. 3: Port Ellis (dream/indie pop)

Aug. 8: Justin Angelo (singer-songwriter)

Aug. 10: 3 Dollar Suit (alternative folk)

Aug. 15: Mark Huber and Don Carn (jazz)

Aug. 17: Crossing Abbey Road (Beatles cover band)

Aug. 22: Shawan and the Won Ton (roots/soul ensemble)

Aug. 24: Johnny Stompbox and the Stompers (cigar box guitar)

Aug. 29:  Devix (alternative rock/indie folk)

Aug. 31: Strange Foke (cross-genre acoustic duo)

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