COLLINS—The Collins Public Library will host a free bluegrass concert on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. This concert features Creek Bend, a Bluegrass band based in Buffalo. Creek Bend has been performing bluegrass music for 30 years. The group plays banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, harmonica and accordion.
The band features Phil Banaszak on fiddle, who was inducted into the North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame in 2005. Rich Schaefer is an original member of Creek Bend, playing bass and lead and bass vocals. Chris Panfil has traveled around the country playing bluegrass and now plays guitar and mandolin and sings tenor and lead. Mark Panfil has played with Creek Bend since 1983 and is the man on the dobro, but also plays fiddle and harmonica.
Creek Bend features talented musicians who will make the audience laugh, sing and learn a few things during the time with them.
The concert is sponsored by The Friends of the Collins Public Library. Call the library at 532-5129 for additional information.