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PRESS PHOTOS BY ANNA GILGOFFFrog Holler is a local favorite playing in and around Kutztown. A CD titled “Souvenir” is the band’s newest offering. PRESS PHOTOS BY ANNA GILGOFFFrog Holler is a local favorite playing in and around Kutztown. A CD titled “Souvenir” is the band’s newest offering.
After spending the day at the Kutztown Folk Festival, Beth Kindred (right) met up with her cousin Carley Frick to share the summer evening. After spending the day at the Kutztown Folk Festival, Beth Kindred (right) met up with her cousin Carley Frick to share the summer evening.
Jenne Harlin and Pam Henderson, both of New Tripoli, found a perfect spot to relax in the rustic barn that dates back to 1851.(Additional photos on page A2)PRESS PHOTO BY ANNA GILGOFF Jenne Harlin and Pam Henderson, both of New Tripoli, found a perfect spot to relax in the rustic barn that dates back to 1851.(Additional photos on page A2)PRESS PHOTO BY ANNA GILGOFF
Folks enjoyed music, conversation and friends, tucked into different corners of the Pinnacle Ridge Winery. Folks enjoyed music, conversation and friends, tucked into different corners of the Pinnacle Ridge Winery.

Twilight concert draws crowd to winery

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by ANNA GILGOFF Special to The Press in Local News

It couldn’t have been a more perfect summer night.

A large crowd of music lovers packed the barn at Pinnacle Ridge July 8 while smaller groups clustered in intimate bunches along the terraces and in the corners of the scenic winery.

Inside the spacious barn, overstuffed chairs and settees welcomed guests meeting up with family and friends under strings of lights crisscrossing above them.

Frog Holler took the stage, performing two unhurried sets.

Singer songwriter Darren Schlappich, along with band members John Kilgore on guitar, Dan Bower on drums, Mike Lavdanski on banjo, Josh Scuerman on bass and Cory Heller on keyboard charmed the crowd with pleasing sounds combining mountain blues, country rock and bluegrass.

“We’ve been playing for 20 years,” Schlappich said. “My partner in crime, on the banjo, well, today is his birthday.”