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Wellsboro to move free concerts to Saturdays

Due to the enthusiastic response it has received for its free Friday summer night concert series, the Deane Center for the Performing Arts, 104 Main St., Wellsboro, has announced a new free series on Saturday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in October, featuring live entertainment on its outdoor stage on the Central Avenue side of the building.

According to a news release, Quentin Fisher on mandolin and Michael Johnson on acoustic guitar will perform their favorite bluegrass, old-time, and folk classics, as well as original compositions, at 5:45 p.m. Friday as the last free Friday night concert. Donations are appreciated.

The October concerts will begin at 3 p.m. on Oct. 3 with Drowsy Maggie and special guest Ethan Hawkins, who is a multi-instrumentalist and the lead singer and guitarist for The Mudskippers.

Giving their first performance at the Deane Center on Oct. 10 will be the Mama Corn bluegrass band. On Oct. 17 will be the Doug McMinn Blues Band from Williamsport playing blues covers along with their own originals.

Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and sit on the lawn in front of the outdoor stage or on Central Avenue, which will be closed to traffic to provide space to allow people room for dancing and social distancing, the news release said.

There also will be a one-hour performance by Jonathan Kruk, who will be telling tales about the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the Headless Horseman on Oct. 10 on the Deane Center’s outdoor stage thanks to Xtreme Internet and Indigo Wireless.

The October shows are weather-dependent and may start a little earlier.

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