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Part of Emmaus Summer Entertainment Series to be all wet

Emmaus Concert Photo
Teri Song-McManamom
Emmaus Recreation and Entertainment Commission
A prior "Concert in the Park" event as part of the summer entertainment series

EMMAUS, Pa. — The Emmaus Summer Entertainment Series of concerts through the borough and a new (wetter) family film lineup have been announced.

New this year are "Flick and Floats" events at the Emmaus Community Park pool.

  • The lineups and schedule for the Emmaus Summer Entertainment series, made up of the Concerts in the Park, Tunes in the Triangle and Flicks and Floats events, have been announced
  • The series of local and regional music acts will off on May 28
  • The new Flicks and Floats events will open up the Emmaus Community Park Pool at night for monthly family-friendly films

Family-friendly films including "Moana," "Dolphin Tale" and "Finding Nemo" will be shown at the monthly event, with the pool opening at 7:30 p.m. before the film begins.

Commission Chairman Alan Sylvestre said that in the past, movie nights have taken part in the park — but this year, through collaboration with other borough commissions and officials, the pool will be open for an unusual summer movie experience.

The events are put on by Emmaus Recreation and Entertainment Commission, which is a volunteer board overseen by the borough, with assistance from the local government, Emmaus Arts Commission, Kelly Arts Group and other volunteers.

Sylvestre said there will be a wide variety of genres represented at the concerts, at the Emmaus Community Park pavilion and at the Emmaus Triangle.

Emmaus Summer Entertainment Lineup
Emmaus Recreation and Entertainment Commission
Emmaus Summer Entertainment Lineup

Concerts to feature local, regional talent

All groups featured in the concert series are local and regional talent.

The concerts will be free.

The Concerts in the Park series will run at 6 p.m. every Sunday during the summer, kicking off May 28 with the Steelcreek Country Music Band and closing on Sept. 3 with The Swingtime Dolls.

"People dance, people have a great time, people come with their kids. It's just this friendly neighborhood atmosphere."
Emmaus Arts Commission Chairman Alan Sylvestre

Tunes in the Triangle will bring music acts to the Emmaus Triangle in the borough's downtown, with tunes at 6:30 p.m. Fridays, June 9-Aug. 25.

"We've got some food trucks and ice cream vendors lined up and some really great downtown businesses," Sylvestre said. "It's just to get some live entertainment and get people out on a Friday night."

This year will be the third season of the Tunes in the Triangle, which began as an outdoor opportunity for residents to get together during the coronavirus pandemic.

All concerts are free to the public and are open to all members of the public, including those that are not Emmaus residents, and will be put on rain or shine.

"People dance, people have a great time, people come with their kids," Sylvestre said. "It's just this friendly neighborhood atmosphere."

The full lineup of artists, events and dates can be seen here and on the Emmaus Recreation and Entertainment Commission website.