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Frank Wicher Band hits the Floating Stage Saturday

PHOTO PROVIDED Frank Wicher Band will bring outlaw country to the Floating Stage on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

LOCK HAVEN — This Saturday, The Frank Wicher Band is bringing outlaw country to the Floating Stage, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Though he is a native of Germany, Frank Wicher is as American as apple pie, and as pure outlaw country as it gets. Growing up in southern Michigan, Frank launched a regionally successful musical career in the wild Honky-Tonks from Toledo to Detroit, all the way to central Pennsylvania. Frank’s songwriting comes right from the heart of a man who has lived life on the edge and has survived to sing about it.

He has a philosophical outlook on life that he presents in his gusty, driving, outlaw-tinged songs. Frank is blessed with the quintessential outlaw country voice and has an uncanny way of delivering that less-is-more sound that defines great outlaw country singers.

Equally talented on guitar and harmonica, he shows amazing discipline in remaining true to those simple roots.

His stage presence is down-to-earth and humorous, giving him a rapport with audiences only seasoned and genuine performers can achieve. Frank has opened up for artists like David Allen Coe, Sawyer Brown, Montgomery Gentry, 38 Special, and has also played such notable Central Pennsylvania venues as the Bloomsburg Fair, Knoebles Amusement Resort, and many other local fairs and festivals.

He has most recently performed in Nashville at The Antique Archaeology stage featured on the popular History Channel TV show American Pickers, and Bobby’s Idle Hour, the only live venue on Nashville’s legendary Music Row. Frank performs solo and with The Frank Wicher Band, which he formed in 2009. All songs are written and recorded by him.

While the committee is excited to offer these free concerts this summer, residents should remain vigilant to the threat of COVID-19. To successfully continue the summer concert series, residents and guests are asked to follow CDC and DOH guidelines to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. To that end, the city will provide hand-washing stations at each of the summer concerts. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or is included in a higher risk population are encouraged to keep their health and the health of their fellow residents as their primary interest and not attend.

The 2021 City of Lock Haven’s Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Bear Country Radio WQBR, Lock Haven Express, The Record, Clinton County, Clinton County Arts Council, Clinton County Community Foundation, Clinton County Economic Partnership & Visitor’s Bureau, Terrapin, Avis Building Supply, Bechdel Plumbing & HVAC, Cross Life Ventures, Curt’s Smokin Ribs, Dotterer Equipment Inc., First Quality, Horizon Federal Credit Union, Kliney’s Home Furnishings, Lock Haven Eagles Aerie #4298, Mid-Atlantic Marketing Group, Miller Brother’s Auto Sales, Muncy Bank & Trust Company, Pizza City, River Valley Internet, Sweet Dreams Groom & Board, UPMC Lock Haven, and Weis Markets.

Schedules are available at the concerts while supplies last. To learn more about the 2021 Summer Concert Series, check the City of Lock Haven’s website at www.lockhavenpa.gov.

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