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Mountain Sky holds benefit in Jermyn for local reggae legend George Wesley

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Two days of music at Mountain Sky raises money for George Wesley’s healthcare costs.
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Reggae artist, George Wesley has entertained Northeastern Pennsylvania fans for years. A benefit will be held for Wesley June 25 and 26.
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JERMYN — A benefit in support of local reggae legend, George Wesley, takes place June 25 and 26 at Mountain Sky, 63 Stillmeadow Lane.

Wesley, who has entertained Northeastern Pennsylvania audiences for decades with his original roots reggae and his renditions of classic reggae tunes, is fighting liver cancer, and the folks at Mountain Sky put together the event to help him cover incurred healthcare costs.

Gates open at noon June 25 with live music performed from 2 to 11 p.m. Music starts again at noon June 26 and runs until 5 p.m.

Camping is available the night of June 25. Food and craft vendors are on site for the event, which also features a 50/50 raffle, basket raffles and kids activities.

Patrons must bring their own alcohol and show valid ID to consume alcohol.

The Vault Tap & Kitchen provides a cash bar service as well.

Tickets for the benefit cost $20 for June 25, $10 for June 26 and $25 for the entire weekend.

Volunteers are needed to help run the event, and interested parties should contact Mike Neil via Facebook messenger or Wendy Doloff via email at [email protected]

Potential vendors can contact Heather Savaro via email at [email protected]

Venue owner Michael “Ragu” Rogowski said Wesley is like a brother to him.

“George is an awesome person. We’re hoping to make him some cash for his bills.”

Reach Matt Mattei at 570-991-6651 or Twitter @TLArts

Times Leader staff reports

Two days of music at Mountain Sky raises money for George Wesley’s healthcare costs.
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Reggae artist, George Wesley has entertained Northeastern Pennsylvania fans for years. A benefit will be held for Wesley June 25 and 26.
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Reach Matt Mattei at 570-991-6651 or Twitter @TLArts