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Allentown Band performs open-air concert at Haines Mill


The Allentown Band, America’s oldest civilian band, will perform a free, open-air concert at Historic Haines Mill in Cetronia Sunday, July 21.

The concert, hosted by the Lehigh County Historical Society, starts at 6:30 p.m. in the public park surrounding Haines Mill.

Historic Haines Mill, located at Haines Mill and Dorney Park roads, will be open free from 1 to 6 p.m., so visitors can tour the mill prior to the concert. Tours offer visitors an opportunity to experience a flour mill and a bygone era when mills were essential to the community.

The nationally known Allentown Band has a rich history of performing for visiting dignitaries and dedications. The band has played for 10 United States presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter.

It has been the subject of a segment on the CBS News “Sunday Morning” television show and WLVT-TV’s documentary titled, “The Allentown Band, 175 Years of Musical Memories.”

The band will perform a variety of favorite and well-loved selections.

Concert attendees should bring their own lawn chair or blanket.

The tours and concert are sponsored in part by a grant from the County of Lehigh.