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Free Summer Music Series Begins at Lansford – Times News Online

Posted on 07 Jun 2022 12:11

It was as if “the Opry” had come to Kennedy Park in Lansford on Sunday night.

The Rehrig Brothers, who sing classic country music, performed in the first of a series of “Music In The Park” events, sponsored by Lansford Alive and Lansford Community Bank.

Every Sunday evening until August 28, free music concerts are organized in the belvedere.

Lansford Alive member Robert Dobosh said at least 225 people attended the Rehrig Brothers show.

The Rehrig Brothers consist of Dave Rehrig on vocals, Dennis Rehrig on steel guitar and Dean Rehrig on keyboards.

Dave said he has been singing and performing for 53 years, dating back to when his father was still living.

Although the Rehrigs sing an array of covers, it’s Dave’s tribute to the late Conway Twitty that’s always a highlight.

His Twitty hits included “Hello Darlin'”, “Slow Hand”, “Love to Lay You Down”, “Fifteen Years Ago”, and “You’ve Never Been This Far Before”.

This is the second year the Rehrig Brothers have played the Lansford Park series, which is now in its ninth year.

Beth Seymour, also co-chair of Lansford Alive, said she liked the Conway Twitty part.

“He looks like Conway Twitty,” she said.

Dave Rehrig said Sunday’s show happened to mark the 29th anniversary of Twitty’s death. Twitty had died suddenly aged 59 after collapsing on his tour bus due to an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

The Rehrig Brothers sang covers of Alan Jackson (“It Must Be Love”), Merle Haggard (“Okie From Muskogee”), Johnny Cash (“Folsom Prison Blues”), George Jones (“He Stopped Loving Her Today” ) and even Elvis Presley (“Return to sender”).

Next Sunday, Lansford’s concert series will feature The McGeehan Duo, a father-daughter combo from Hometown who will sing Top 40, classic rock and music from the 50s and 60s. Concerts are free (donation is accepted ) and take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Ondrus said the money collected is used for Kennedy Park improvements. Last year’s proceeds purchased six park benches.

Additionally, repairs are regularly carried out on the gazebo due to continued vandalism.

About 250 people attended Music in the Park, staged by Lansford Alive, on Sunday in Lansford’s Kennedy Park. Entertainment was provided by the Rehrig Brothers, who sang classic country music. Some couples could even be seen dancing to certain numbers. RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS SPECIAL