Live Music Back at Sunset Grill
Some of the best regional acts drop by the Edinboro Lake Resort
Beginning Thursday, May 5
Meander along the usually quietish Route 99 side of beautiful little Edinboro Lake on any/every given summer weekend evening — and on lots of weeknights, all the way into autumn — and you'll see that the Sunset Grill has what looks to be a packed-to-the-gills house and patio.
Even that old hack COVID couldn't change that, making the Sunset a trusty local oasis during a long existential dry spell.
They've been known for having a good menu to gather around, a more-than-respectable revolving craft beer selection, and the atmosphere (laid-back but not dusty, perfectly situated for epic sunset views, and as close to the lake as you can get without being in it) is worth checking out.
Doesn't hurt that the Sunset is also at Edinboro Lake Resort, where a bevy of tourists and townies' guests make cool little lakeside rental cabins their homes away from their homes throughout the summer.
All that makes the Sunset a pretty inviting spot. But, for us, a big part of what makes the place notably cool is its long-running music series, a relaxed-fit run that brings an abundant cast of fine-skilled local and regional singer-songwriters and bands onto the little stage by the lake — with a certain predilection toward original songwriters.
It's been going on there for years now with plenty of live music to chill and get down to, and with an act set up every Thursday through Sunday from now all the way through the beginning of October, this year's lineup is no exception. — Ryan Smith
Here's some of what's happening (and when) at the resort a little ways south of the city in the coming days and weeks:
May 5 and 19 - Jay Baumgardner
May 6 - Tiger Maple Trio
May 7 - Fred Oakman
May 13 - The High Life
May 14 - Josh Travis Band
May 15 - Sunday at the Station
May 20 and 21 - Edinboro Art & Music Festival
May 22 - Jesse Weston
May 26 - Jeff Fetterman Trio
May 27 - Tommy Link
May 28 - Clever Norman
May 29 - Dom DeCecco
June 4 - The Shameless Hex
June 9 - Salmon Frank
June 10 - The HighLife
June 11 - Brook Surgener
June 12 - Josh Travis Band
June 16 - Jay Baumgardner
June 17 -Tommy Link
June 18 - Fred Oakman
June 19 - Tiger Maple Trio
June 23 - Jesse Weston
June 24 - Sean P. Clark and Friends
June 25 - Kevin Wilson
June 26 - Dom DeCecco
June 30 - Rachel Shortt
To find out more about Edinboro Lake Resort's Sunset Grill and its summer (and into-the autumn) music series — including several more to-be-announced performances for May and June, and a full slate each week through September and early October — visit edinborolakeresort.com call (814) 434-3307, or take a drive (or stroll, or bike, or boat) out to 12690 Edinboro Road.
Ryan Smith can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.