Dancers take to the stage during a Springettsbury Township Recreation Department’s Sounds of Summer concert.
Dancers take to the stage during a Springettsbury Township Recreation Department's Sounds of Summer concert. (York Dispatch file)

Summer has a sound in Springettsbury Township.

People who visit the township's park amphitheater will hear bands, surf sounds, disco beats and the crackling of fireworks.

The township will run its annual Sounds of Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays, June 8 through Aug. 3 at 1501 Mount Zion Road.

"This is the largest summer concert series in York County, and one of the largest events of its kind in the state," said township manager John Holman.

This year's series features 17 performances and an Independence Day fireworks display on Sunday, July 6.

The concerts and parking are free. No tickets are required, and seating is first come, first served beginning at 3 p.m.

"Each concert is expected to bring 2,000 visitors to the amphitheater, with close to 10,000 visitors anticipated for our July 6th concert and fireworks," Holman said.

The concerts will be held rain or shine and include country, R&B and classic rock music, as well as dance performances.

Performances: The series kicks off Sunday with a performance by the Surf City All-Stars, a beach party band featuring original Beach Boys singers Al Jardine and David Marks and Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean. The Surf City All-Stars' song list includes "California Girls," "Kokomo" and "Fun, Fun, Fun," according to its website at


The Boogie Wonder Band will perform prior to the fireworks display on July 6. The band performs disco funk music and is known for its funkadelic stage shows and costumes.

The Sounds of Summer concert series concludes Sunday, Aug. 3, with The Blues Brotherhood, a tribute band covering material from the original Blues Brothers. The band also features classic blues, funk and soul tunes.

Holman said the shows "provide fun, family friendly entertainment for all ages," Holman said.