AFA Gallery hosts nights of music at Fringe Festival

Published: October 9, 2015

PETER SHAVER
Staff Writer

The Artists for Art Gallery located in downtown Scranton hosted two nights of music on Friday and Saturday as part of the Scranton Fringe Festival.

This was the festival’s first year in Scranton, and the four day event occurred in venues throughout the city.

The AFA Gallery is an art gallery located on Lackawanna Avenue, and the events took place on the building’s second floor.

Both nights’ shows were open to all ages, and the site comfortably accommodated attendants.

Friday night featured music from members of the local band Cherokee Red.

Due to illness among some of the band members, the band could not perform its intended set.

Instead, the remaining band members performed along with other musicians, beginning at around 10 p.m.

Proceeds from the night were donated to the Northeast Pennsylvania Skate Park Alliance to help the Jackson Street Skatepark in Scranton.

On Saturday night, the AFA Gallery hosted the well-attended Late Night Concert on the Fringe. The Fringe Festival’s website describes the event as a “one-of-a-kind, psychedelic night.”

This event began at 11 p.m. and continued late into the night.

It featured three regional bands that played widely varying styles of music.

Band members sold music and other merchandise during the event.

The first local band of the night played music that was described as “dirty, noisy rock and roll” on the Fringe Festival’s website.

This was followed by another local band, Pity Party, who performed songs from their recently released EP. The Philadelphia-based band Starwood played the last set of the night.

The event provided a great showcase and promotion of regional music in the Scranton area and beyond.

Contact the writer: peter.shaver@scranton.edu

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