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Sounds of Summer: Harrisburg Young Professionals hosts annual Italian Lake Concert Series

Italian Lake in Harrisburg

This summer, visitors to one of Harrisburg’s parks can take in the sounds of local music along the water.

Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP) will host another year of its Italian Lake Concert Series.

“It’s a really great way to pull the community together and show a unique way of what we do at HYP,” said board President Jade Honey.

This year’s performers include Shine Delphi on June 26, Natalie Ness on July 31 and Justin Murphy on Aug. 21. Concerts start at 6 p.m. and are free and open to the public. All of the performers are local, up-and-coming artists.

Honey said that the concert series is one of HYP’s only fully public events, as other HYP activities are typically for members. Since starting the series in 2012, HYP has hosted about three concerts each summer.

Depending on the weather, the concerts can draw in crowds of up to 200 people, Honey said. 

“Since it’s in Italian Lake, all of the neighbors go out onto their lawns,” she said. “You can hear the concert throughout the park.”

Honey encourages everyone to grab their blankets and lawn chairs and come out to the concerts.

“It’s worth making the trip,” she said. 

For more information about Harrisburg Young Professionals, visit their website.

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