Music will be heard this summer in Northampton Borough
Summer in Northampton this year may not be filled with free public concerts. However, residents will be able to enjoy some music in the borough.
Low attendance at the free live music events held in previous years caused the borough to abandon the idea of continuing regularly scheduled, free concerts at the gazebo in Canal Park and Lincoln Avenue near a high-rise apartment building.
Still, concerts will be a part of several special events.
Billed as the second annual Irish festival, Celtic Adventure and the Celtic United Pipes & Drums are scheduled for a performance Aug. 1. This popular music event in the past has drawn hundreds. Free hot dogs with sauerkraut will be given out with the purchase of a soft drink.
The Northampton Exchange Club will hold Community Days on July 10-13 with a varied music, including rock and polkas.
The Sister Cities Celebration takes place Sept. 7 at the municipal park. It will feature the Walt Groller Orchestra, which typically draws a large crowd. The event begins with a program citing the relationship between the borough and Stegersbach, a small city in Burgenland, Austria.
On Sept. 14, the street fair, held annually by the Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce, will feature live music performances at the uptown section of Main Street.
In October, the annual Jack Frost Parade, sponsored by the Northampton Exchange Club, will include several bands in the line of march.
Music lovers, can also enjoy free summer concerts in communities as close as North Catasauqua.