Thursday, June 28, is a special evening for the Summer Festival of Events in Honesdale’s Central Park. For the first time in several years, the evening’s program will feature two separate musical acts: the Thomson-based band Black Sage Project, and folk singer Robert Tellefsen of Hawley.

Brooklyn-born, Robert Tellefsen has shared stages with folk legends like  Bob Dylan and Richie Havens. Known for his distinctive, Havens-influenced style of singing and guitar playing, Tellefsen takes his audiences back to the days of the 1960’s folk scene in Greenwich Village, while also throwing in some modern touches from such artists as Dave Matthews. Expect several local musicians to join Robert onstage for a high-energy and inspiring set!

The Black Sage Project is a unique musical group with a special mission: to make local history come alive through music.  Bandleader and songwriter Dave Ingerson has researched and written many original songs about many local communities, including Honesdale and Deposit, NY, as well as coal mine disasters, train wrecks, and other historical occurrences.

The band also plays traditional Appalachian, bluegrass, Celtic, and gospel tunes, and their set in the Park will include some good old-fashioned singalongs as well. Other core members of the group include Bonnie Ingerson, Don Thompson, Sarah Thompson, Ron Huber, Ken Huber, and Bruce Johnson, with behind-the-scenes support from Dale Keklock, Deb Thompson, Tish Huber.

More information about both acts can be found through their respective Facebook pages.

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 across the street to the Grace Episcopal Parish Hall. 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