Car buffs welcome to display prior to Mahoney Bros. concert
MOUNT CARMEL - Owners of classic and antique vehicles and street rods are welcome to display their treasured vehicles in advance of the Mahoney Brothers' concert Saturday night at the Mount Carmel Area High School auditorium.
Vehicles will be at the parking lot starting at 5 p.m. Doors for the concert open at 6:15 p.m. and the show, "The World's Greatest Musical Impersonation Show: Jukebox Heroes Live," starts at 7 p.m.
The car show involves no registration fee or prizes; it's simply a chance to help set the mood for a night of rock 'n' roll entertainment, said organizer Joe Cesari.
Elvis, Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Jimmie Buffet, The Everly Brothers, The Beatles, The Beach Boys and others will be represented by the Mahoney Brothers. They use replica instruments of those used by the original performers and groups.
During the winter months, the Mahoney Brothers perform on cruise ships in Finland and Scandinavia, and their 50th year Beatles performances in Pennsylvania and New Jersey casinos have been played to standing-room-only crowds. Their concert in Mount Carmel is arranged each year through Cesari, of Kulpmont, who raises money for various local youth-related projects and nonprofit organizations.
Scranton and Wilkes-Barre area Keystone Kids Starmakers, young entertainers ranging in age from 6 to 16 with girls dressed in their poodle dresses and guys dressed in black leather jackets and slicked back hair, will entertain before the main show in the hall outside the auditorium. They will also dance to 1950s and '60s music in the auditorium.
Tickets may be purchased at Academy Sports in Mount Carmel or Subway at Walmart in Coal Township, or by calling Cesari at 570-373-3561.