Pittston musicfest to have ‘peculiar’ twist

First Posted: 5/3/2013

The City of Pittston announced it is partnering with Peculiar Culinary Company to sponsor the “Peculiar Music Festival.” It will be held on Saturday, June 22, at Jefferson Park in Pittston.

This event is a fundraiser for the restoration of Jefferson Park, located in the Junction section of Pittston.

The chef/owner of Peculiar Culinary Gene Philbin is taking on the planning of the project.

Peculiar Music Fest will run all day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and will feature local bands, food from area restaurants, vendors, and family friendly activities.

Patrons will pay a $10 donation fee and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the restoration of Jefferson Park, specifically the Fred Demech Hall, which is in need of repairs.

Philbin hosted his first Pop Up Restaurant at Jefferson Park in August 2012 and plans to revitalize this space for the community to use for a variety of events.

The City of Pittston supports this cause and is allowing use of their new bandstand.

Live entertainment includes: The Sperazza Band, The Dawgs, Tom Petty Appreciation Band, The Switch, Phyllis Hopkins Trio, All Mixed Up, A Fire with Friends, Dustin Drevich & the Electric Gentlemen, Ritterbeck Duo, Kids on Bikes, The Invisible Swordsmen, and Ashfall.

The city is turning to the local community to help in any way. Donations are being sought from local businesses in the form of food, water and sponsorships. Those who partner with the city will have their business name and logo in all advertising for the event.

Checks can be made payable to the “Pittston Downtown Business Association,” and mailed to: Pittston City Hall, Attn: Peculiar Music Festival, 35 Broad Street, Pittston, PA 18640.

For additional information on how to become involved as a volunteer, vendor, or to make donations, contact Gene Philbin via email at gene@peculiarculinary.com or via phone at 570.212.0960.

Also like the community Facebook page at www.facebook.com/peculiarmusicfest to stay updated for this and future festivals.

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