Times Leader staff reports

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

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Reggae artist George Wesley has entertained Northeastern Pennsylvania fans for years. A benefit will be held for Wesley Friday and Saturday.
Two days of music at Mountain Sky will raise money for George Wesley’s healthcare costs.
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JERMYN — A benefit in support of local reggae legend George Wesley will take place Saturday and Sunday 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 Friday with live music performed from 2 to 11 p.m. Music starts again at noon Sunday and continues until 5 p.m.

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

The event is BYOB optional and patrons must show a valid ID to consume alcohol.

The Vault Tap & Kitchen will provide a cash bar service, as well.

Tickets for the benefit cost $20 for Friday, $10 for Saturday and $25 for the entire weekend.

Volunteers are needed to help run the event. 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,” Rogowski said. “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

Reggae artist George Wesley has entertained Northeastern Pennsylvania fans for years. A benefit will be held for Wesley Friday and Saturday.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_10..30-concerts-george-wesley-small-axe-orchestra-1.jpgReggae artist George Wesley has entertained Northeastern Pennsylvania fans for years. A benefit will be held for Wesley Friday and Saturday.

Two days of music at Mountain Sky will raise money for George Wesley’s healthcare costs.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_GeorgeWesley-2.jpgTwo days of music at Mountain Sky will raise money for George Wesley’s healthcare costs. Submitted photo
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Reach Matt Mattei at 570-991-6651 or Twitter @TLArts