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Jam out during a free outdoor concert series

WELLSBORO — The free outdoor concert series continues with a jam session featuring local musicians on the Central Avenue side of the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St.

To ensure social distancing, the jam session will be held outdoors on the Deane Center’s lawn but with the musicians setting up on the side nearest the Deane Center’s Warehouse Theatre rather than on the Deane Center’s outdoor stage. The Deane Center will provide amplification to accommodate more people.

Among the musicians will be Daria Guelig, of Wellsboro. She plays hammered dulcimer and concertina and is a member of two local bands, Drowsy Maggie and the 3Ds that performed as part of the free concert series on June 26.

Guelig was instrumental in starting jam sessions at the Deane Center on First Fridays last year.

“The fun of a jam session is it’s unpredictable,” she said. “Different people pick the songs. It has always been a potluck type of experience, which makes it interesting and fun. We play a wide variety of music from folk, rock and country to bluegrass, old-time, ragtime and standards from the Great American Songbook depending on the musicians who are there.”

Well-known multi-instrumentalist David Driskell, who played with the Sadie Green Sales Jug Band for years, will weave his many instruments into the session.

“Dan Krise, Bob Rubin and Steve Ziemak have helped keep the jam sessions going with their years of playing experience as well as others not mentioned,” Guelig said.

Other free concerts on Fridays at 6 p.m. are: Scott Turner, July 17; Cole Band, a country rock group, July 31; jam session, Aug. 7; and the Vineyard Band, Aug. 21.

For more information, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 or email office@deanecenter.com.

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