Music on Chocolate

Second Saturdays June through September

Downtown Hershey’s summer concert series will feature the talents of regional acts as well as local musicians getting national attention. Two bands will be featured each evening in a family-friendly atmosphere with food and beverages. Come out to enjoy live music in ChocolateTown Square on the second Saturday of each month, June through August from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

 

2019 Schedule

June 8
RFA (Philadelphia, PA)
RFA is a four piece garage rock and roll band from Philadelphia, PA. The strapping young quartet formed out of a couple of lunch table conversations about Elvis, The Rolling Stones and The Strokes while its members were just sophomores in high school attending St. Joseph’s Prep in North Philadelphia. All four of the guys Dan Cousart (vox/guitar), Christian Turzo (lead guitar), Brendan McHale (bass/vocals), and Alec Powell (drums) met at auditions for the school “rock band” and quickly hit it off, bonding over their shared love of stripped down rock and roll music and a ravenous hunger to perform in front of an audience. They played together in various bands throughout high school before finally coming together in their current incarnation when all four members moved to Philadelphia for college. The band, in good rock and roll fashion, immediately plunged into the Philadelphia music scene head first, cutting their teeth playing countless shows in damp basements and small clubs, all the while honing their skills night after night and captivating whoever was lucky enough to experience one of their infamously raucous shows. Three years later with two EP’s a new single, two national tours, a film soundtrack, and countless hours of relentless, sweat performances under their collective belt, the group is tighter than ever and anxious to preach their unique take on the rock and roll gospel to all that will listen these four guys have something to say, and are going to say it the only way they know how: loud, proud, and with a shot of rye whisky for good measure.
Not Quite Einstein (Central PA)

“The name Not Quite Einstein came as a result of a brainstorming session where we had over a hundred possible names. The band members voted and whittled the list down to a few then with just a few tweaks, we decided that Not Quite Einstein was the best. I guess that gives an indication of just how BAD the other choices were.” – Todd Grundon

Not Quite Einstein or the Einstein Band (as some people call us) is a variety band based in Central PA, whose goal is to provide top-notch entertainment. We are seasoned veteran musicians who came together from many different paths to form a variety band. With a wide variety of musical selection, we can cover music from all formats and genres.
The band has been in existence since 2000.

 

July 13
Hockersville Station
Hockersville Station is a six piece band from Central PA. The band plays honest, straightforward rock and roll with a hint of twang.

Hexbelt has the ability to cut across political, social, and economic boundaries to reach the masses. A peer in a crowd at a Hexbelt show would reveal a cross section of society, with baby boomers, neo-hippies, punks, blue collars, yuppies and the like; all jamming together as one.

Hexbelt truly is a unique band in an age of increasingly generic modern music.

August 10
“Alt-country guitars meet power-pop melodies on the newest release from this West Virginia troubadour.”
— Rolling Stone

Matheny, on the heels of 2017’s Strange Constellations LP and last spring’s EP “Moon Over Kenova,” is a breakout voice in country-rock, and keeps on proving it. The B-side of the new single, “Christian Name,” manages to turn variations on a theme into three or four distinct hooks, any one of which would have been enough for most songsmiths to hang their hat on. Tom Petty is in there somewhere beneath the world-weary country-rock exterior, but so is the dark-tinged bluesy folk of Lucinda Williams.

For some, Matheny’s tribute to Centro-matic will represent a nostalgic trip; for others it may be an entrée into the music of both Misra mainstays. The thing is, either way, it’s a pair of tracks worthy of play on repeat: Two gems with equal parts twang and tremolo, clever riffs and thoughtful words, delivered with deceptive ease.

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ChocolateTown Square
Hershey 17033 PA US
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Second Saturdays June through August, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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