If it's Thursday, it must mean music

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:51

    SUGAR LOAF-Each Thursday evening, grab a blanket or some lawn chairs, pack a picnic dinner and come to the front lawn at the Lycian Centre for some music from some superb local musicians. The concerts started on July 21 with FreeRange, a group that performs rock and contemporary music. Next week on July 28 singer/songwriter Ken DeAngelis and soprano Julie Ziavras, known as Ken and Julie, will perform with Colin Ryan on bass. Ken and Julie have performed throughout the area. They do original music and covers. Tina Ross and Doc Hirsch kick off August on the 4th, along with John Sheehan and Jeff Wilkinson and the Hoovervilles. Ross and Hirsch are a husband and wife singer/songwriting team that performs some mostly original music. Hirsch will really get the crowd going with his fiddle. Sheehan is a master with his guitar — his finger-picking is incredible to watch. Wilkinson and the Hoovervilles perform original rock as well as ballads. The following week, Aug. 11, Neil Alexander and Michael Jackson take the stage. Alexander performs synthesized jazz and Jackson is a well-known jazz guitarist. Aug. 18 will find Chester native Mary Anne Marino back in her hometown. Marino is considered a rising star on the folk scene. She will be preceded by Kyle Hancharick, a 14-year-old Warwick native who specializes in folk on his guitar and harmonica. Finally, on Aug. 25, The West Point Jazz Knights will end the series. These events are sponsored by the Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts, Delaware and Hudson CANVAS, Joseph Ranni, Esq., ShopRite, The Lobster Pier, Gervic Paints, Dillinger's, The Barnsider, Benito's Pizzeria and Restaurant, Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf Community Foundation, and Avalon Blueprint. Kings Theatre Company, a not-for-profit theatre organization is putting together these free, "On the Lawn" summer concerts.