Road to Hickory Fest band pic

The Wellsboro Area School District marching band will benefit from the proceeds of a concert by Jakob’s Ferry to kick off Hickory Fest 2019 July 9 at the Deane Center.

The “Road to Hickory Fest” begins with a special performance by The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers Tuesday, July 9 at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Wellsboro.

The evening concert and reception will benefit the Wellsboro Area School District Music Department and will start with a reception at 6 p.m. hosted by the WASD Music Booster.

All of the proceeds raised from the reception and concert will go to benefit the WASD Music Booster and enetrtainment during the reception will be music played by Wellsboro students.

The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from old-time, bluegrass, country, jazz, rockabilly and swing styles to create their tight, high-energy string band music. Well-crafted original songs with emotional depth, masterful picking, and resonant vocal harmonies combine to forge new territories and a fresh take on Appalachian Americana music.

Tickets are $20 ($10 for students) and will be avaiable through the Deane Center box office at 570-724-6220

Hickory Fest, now in its 17th year, will once again be held on the third weekend of August at the Stony Fork Creek Campground in Wellsboro.

Co-founded and produced by Sue Cunningham who passed in 2015, Hickory Fest continues in her honor and raises money for causes that were dear to her heart.

Hickory Fest info, tickets and full lineup are available at www.HickoryFest.com