"There is such great support in this family friendly event, it is wonderful to see...everyone from Sponsors, Talent, and Vendors are stepping up to make a difference this year," says Gil Coronado of CILA llc Management.
This year's hosts of the concert will be Gary Smith and Elisa Chase of Gary in the Morning Show, and introducing Christina Luna of the "Tu Voz con Christina Radio Show," all of Pocono 96.7.
"We are so thrilled to work again with Pocono 96.7 FM on this Community Event, as no one knows Community Events more than the team at Pocono 96.7 FM," says Gil Coronado of CILA llc Management. The addition of an attraction "R2R" aka Race to Riverfest, is also in the works that will set the tone for the Shawnee Riverfest Concert.
Shawnee Riverfest III is a 6-hour free concert benefiting the E Stroudsburg Salvation Army Emergency Response Program. Donations from vendors, auction items, attractions will go to the E Stroudsburg Salvation Army. This event came together as a way of being proactive in the fundraising process, while engaging the community as a whole to come together in an event that is family friendly.
"Race to Riverfest," a canoe race at the beginning of the event to kick off the concert, will also generate donations for the E Stroudsburg Salvation Army. Final details are in the works, and more information will be released once confirmed on "R2R." Major James Gingrich of the E Stroudsburg Salvation Army says, "The money received from this event directly benefits the programs that provide food for the residents of Monroe County."
Shawnee Riverfest III Talent includes Mario Sebastian-Solo Artist/ Lead Guitarist to Marc Anthony, who will take a break from touring, to support Shawnee Riverfest III. Mario brings to SR III his sound, which emboddies the new breed of emerging bilingual Pop/ Rock Artists. In 2013, Mario performed with many high profile recording artists including Thalia, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, and for President Obama at the 2013 Inauguration. With all this success, Mario wanted to give back in a way he could, through his music. He plans to bring his band and perform music from his upcoming project. He even lended his hit song "End of Time" to the popular 'Tu Voz con Christina Radio Show' on Pocono 96.7 FM, and even appeared as a guest.
Nashville recording artist and BMI songwriter Kendall Phillips joins the Shawnee Riverfest Roster. Kendall Phillips is a former American Idol contestant and was the runnerup on the NBC show Country Showdown. She has just come off her national radio tour promoting her debut single "You Should Know", which recently charted at #3 on the Power Source TOP 20 chart and broke the HOT 100 Country Chart on MUSIC ROW.
Kendall Phillips is excited to join the Shawnee Riverfest roster, saying, "I'm really looking forward to being a part of this year's Shawnee Riverfest. I have such wonderful fans in the area and I'm really happy to be able to do something to give back to the community that's so openly embraced me and my music." Kendall will share her heart while she performs her new single "My Heart Belongs in The Poconos" during Shawnee Riverfest III.
Mike Frank and Friends are excited to join Shawnee Riverfest III. Mike Frank & Friends is a NJ/NY-based modern rock/jam band that incorporates a diverse blend of styles to create a musical experience second to none. Mike Frank’s lyrics spotlight seemingly small, yet significant moments in life, while the full band generates a large musical presence that takes you by the hand and leads you into a familiar dance. Each live performance is personalized with several improvisational segments, which take each song to a higher climax. Influences include Moe, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix.
VALENTINA is a local duet group consisting of Kelly Keegan and Shara Tallada. VALENTINA is an adult contemporary duet, that sings songs from the heart. VALENTINA's sounds and music are inspired by some of the great female singers Mariah Carey, Adele, Whitney Houston, as well as Broadway leading ladies Idina Menzel, Kristen Chenoweth and even Lea Michelle.
Shawnee Playhouse Cast- Will perform numbers from their upcoming show "Ring Of Fire." From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. More than two dozen classic hits—including I Walk The Line, A Boy Named Sue, Folsom Prison Blues, and the title tune—performed by a multi-talented cast, paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’
Shawnee Riverfest III is proudly sponsored by Pocono 96.7, Shawnee Inn and Golf, One Main Financial, Wells Fargo, The Poconos Mountains Visitors Bureau, Price Chopper, Latino Espectacular Magazine, CILA llc Management, WNTI, WDLC, and WYNY. Particpating vendors are Shawnee Inn, Ming Garden, Kitchen Chemistry, and more to be announced.
The Historic Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is located in Shawnee On The Delaware, PA off Interstate 80 at PA Exit 310. This event will be held rain or shine at the River Sanctuary on the green lawne of the resort with the picturesque backdrop of the wild and scenic Delaware River. Event admission and parking is free.
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in HIS name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food to the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, out reach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underpriviledged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out these services in 5,000 communities nationwide.
Who: General Public and Press
What: Shawnee Riverfest III
When: Sunday July 13th, 2014 from 12-7 pm
"Race to Riverfest" 12 noon- 1:00 pm Shawnee Riverfest Concert 1:00-7:00pm
Where: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, 100 Shawnee on The Delaware, Shawnee PA 570-424-4000
To support, sponsor, volunteer, vendor contact gcoronado.cila@
For press inquiries, interviews contact gcoronado.cila@
Admission for Shawnee Riverfest Concert: Free (donations suggested)
Race to Riverfest Contestants:
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