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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Schuylkill Canal Association to Host Fall Music Fundraiser this Saturday

The Schuylkill Canal Association (SCA) has a full day of activities planned for Saturday, October 19th, so get your friends together and head on over.

Starting with an organized clean-up at 9 a.m., the day will continue with a guided BYOB (bring your own boat) paddle of “the loop” at 2 p.m. To cap things off, the SCA has once again assembled a brilliant lineup of musical talent for its Folk ‘n Fall fundraiser, which runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at St. Michael’s Park on Jacobs Street in Mont Clare, Pa. Tickets are $25 and includes music and a meal (roasted pig with sides or vegetarian lasagna with a vegetable medley). Children 14 years of age and younger get in FREE!

Musical acts include The Mighty Manatees, DVD MUSICK, Holt 45 and Ted the Fiddler.

Montgomery County-based group The Mighty Manatees has also been known as The Manatees, The Mighty Manatees Medicine Show and Los Manatees. They’ll be bringing sounds of reggae, country, blues and rock to the day. DVD MUSICK is a songwriter, performer, DJ and sound engineer and has released several albums since 2005, each with different genre blending styles. Acoustic trio Holt 45 consists of two brothers and their cousin. Collectively, they have played with many well-known acts such as Evanescence, Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver and U2. Additionally, their original songs have received local and regional radio play. Rounding out the musical talent is Ted the Fiddler, who has been in and around the Philadelphia music scene for 40 years. He was a founding member of The Golden Rocket in the early 1970s and the Hawks of the 1990s. Ted’s latest band is The Stumble Down the Mountain Boys, but he also plays solo and with the acoustic band, the Medicine Bros. He has opened for top country legends Bill Anderson, Hank Snow and Asleep at the Wheel.


Along with these great musical acts, there will be plenty of food and beverages for sale, including a variety of brews supplied by Sly Fox Brewery. What’s more, various games (including a Sly Fox-sponsored Kan Jam tournament) will be going on during the event. Bring a lawn chair or blanket with you; this is a rain or shine event.

Join us on October 19th and help the SCA raise funds to assist in its stewardship of the Schuylkill Canal. Come on out and enjoy the music! Visit www.schuylkillcanal.org to purchase your ticket or email info@schuylkillcanal.com to sign up as a volunteer or request additional information.

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