The only thing better than jamming to great music on the radio is listening to it live! Musicians and their adoring fans thrive on live music concerts! The Hawley, PA, area has several great venues to enjoy live music, ranging from lush outdoor amphitheaters to quaint, historic settings.
Music Concerts at Harmony Presents
Harmony Presents is one of the main places to experience live music in Hawley. No matter what genre of music you enjoy, a quick check of Harmony Presents’ events calendar will reveal they are known for presenting “off the grid” independent musicians and comedians. Music genres include Americana, Funk, Rock, Bluegrass, Soul, Classics and more on a weekly basis.
Most concerts are held center stage in the former boiler room on the ground floor of Hawley Silk Mill, where large windows and exposed brick serve as a backdrop to each musical performance. This small, intimate venue provides a “front row” experience for nearly everyone in the audience. Concessions are available for purchase before each show and during intermission. Enjoy beer, wine and snacks, as well as coffee from Cocoon Coffee House. Find out more about Harmony Presents, including where to find tickets for performances.
Open Mic Night at Cocoon Coffee House
The first Friday of each month is Open Mic Night at Cocoon Coffee House located on the Hawley Silk Mill campus. Whether you want to hear live music or perform, stop by between 7-9 p.m. the first Friday of the month and enjoy a variety of artists and musicians.
The Ledges Hotel
Another intimate venue, the Ledges Hotel in Hawley is a fantastic place to grab a bite to eat and a drink while you listen to live entertainment any time of year. John Curtain is their featured performer Thursday nights from 6-9 p.m. You can also enjoy a lineup of performers that changes each Friday.
The Settlers Inn
During July and August, guests will enjoy a rotating line-up of live jazz on the deck every Wednesday at Settlers Inn, from 6 to 9 p.m., rain or shine. There is no cover charge. The Settlers Inn covered deck is also open every day for outdoor dining, featuring summer menus highlighting local farmers and producers.
Annual Events & Music Concerts
Milford Music Festival – Held each June, the Milford Music Fest strives to fill the streets of nearby Milford each year with music (performed by more than 30 bands), food and sidewalk shopping. Past performers include Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Vanessa Carlton.
Wildflower Music Festival – This annual event has been running for more than 30 years. Held each Saturday in July and August in the natural amphitheater at the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary in nearby White Mills, PA, this is a great event for enjoying live music in an incredible outdoor setting. Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic basket filled with your favorite snacks and beverages and settle in for an afternoon of relaxing on the lawn in a comfy chair or soft blanket and enjoying a bit of live music
Wayne County Creative Arts Council Summer Concert Series – When summer comes around the Wayne County Creative Arts Council launches its annual summer concert series which takes place in Honesdale’s Central Park. This is another great chance to listen to live music in a great outdoor venue. Bring your chair, a blanket and picnic to enjoy while you listen to a variety of musicians and singers perform ranging from a fiddling group to a barbershop chorus.
THE HAWLEY SILK MILL
Harmony Presents and the Cocoon Coffee House are both located here on the Hawley Silk Mill Campus in Hawley, PA. The Silk Mill in Hawley has been a vital part of this community since its construction in 1880. Its many incarnations over the years have included a silk factory, with the foremost technology of the day, a textile factory and antique center. Never has it been more vibrant than today. The vision for the repurposed factory is to have a center that celebrates the lifestyle of the Pocono Lake Region – a place for the residents and visitors alike to shop, gather, eat, exercise, and learn.
The Hawley Silk Mill is located at 8 Silk Mill Drive in Hawley, PA. Come and visit us!
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