The sound of fireworks might still be ringing in your ears, but if you come to Honesdale’s Central Park at 7:30 on Thursday evening, July 5, you can have another real blast - courtesy of the Barn Cats!

The four-man group of experienced, veteran musicians (whose slogan is “This Ain’t No Mouse Music, Baby!”) will bring their spicy, New Orleans-influenced gumbo of blues, funk, rock’n’roll, and soul to the Fasshauer Stage as part of the 51st Summer Festival of Events, presented by the Wayne County Creative Arts Council.

The group consists of Jim Verdi (drums), Tom Rausch (bass & vocals), Jan London (guitar), and John Rocklin (guitar & vocals). Each member has not only been deeply immersed in many different styles of music and learned from many different masters, but has worked in many different aspects of the music industry itself, from record production to photography.

This combination of experience, expertise, and willingness to explore helps the Barn Cats create a groove that is both classic and unique.

More information about the group can be found on their website, thembarncats.com, or via their Facebook page.

Come early with your chair or blanket and enjoy hot pizza from Papa’s Primo Pizza, a freshly-grilled hot dog, or some homemade ice cream from Yatsonsky Farm.  In case of inclement weather, the concert will move to the Episcopal Parish Hall just across the street.

There’s no admission charge, but there will be a free will collection to help support the musicians and the WCCAC. For more information, call 570-785-3674, or visit www.honesdaleparkevents.org.