Music on Chocolate – September 9

This Music on Chocolate is the last of the year, and it’s going out with a bang! From 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm this Saturday, September 9, bring your blankets and chairs to ChocolateTown Square for an evening of food, drinks, and excellent music! The first act will be local favorites, The Swaines, before Mark Bryan (Hootie) and the Screaming Trojans take the stage as the last band to perform at this year’s Music on Chocolate. Check out more about each band below, and don’t miss out on your chance to hear them live in Downtown Hershey!!

Did we mention that we have some great vendors lined up that will have drinks and snacks available for purchase? Tröegs Independent Brewing and Olivero’s Vineyard will be serving onsite (no BYOB, please). We’re also excited to welcome Chomp Chomp Vietnamese Cuisine and Rogue Popcorn to the event, and Phillip Arthur’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream will be offering a variety of flavors.

Want to help? We can always use help with setup and teardown and selling waters, sodas, and t-shirts at our DHA tent. Sign up here:

Mark Bryan (Hootie) and the Screaming Trojans

Mark Bryan is a founding member, songwriter and the guitar player for multi-platinum Hootie & the Blowfish, and has spent the last 30 years recording and touring. He also has three solo albums to his credit. Since moving to Charleston in 1999, Bryan has produced 7 full-length albums, as well as co-written and produced countless songs for other artists. In 2010 Bryan joined the Maryland-based Screaming Trojans to bring their style of alternative rock a new sound.

The Swaines

Celebrating ten years together, the Swaines’ passion for “beer-soaked flannel dirt rock” continues unchecked. With a sound loosely planted somewhere between rock and alternative country, the band draws influence from Neil Young, Jason Isbell, Wilco and the Old 97’s. A Swaines show is like your favorite boy band wandered into the Appalachians with a distortion pedal – except there’s a girl in the band and none of the boys can dance.