Tamaqua native Steve Kropp is returning to his home area for several concert performances this weekend. Kropp and his band will perform at the Lewistown Valley Tabernacle at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and at Asbury UMC in Allentown at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Kropp is also scheduled to appear at the Relay For Life of the Tamaqua Area at the Hometown Farmers' Market on Friday at 8 p.m. The Steve Kropp Band is an energetic music ministry based out of Fredericksburg, VA. Fronted by worship leader/songwriter Steve Kropp, the band builds its foundation on Psalm 34:3: "Oh magnify the Lord with me, and let's exalt His name together!" In 2009, a grassroots approach had Steve and friends to make over 75 appearances in worship settings across Virginia. The group's original songs range from rock to folk, and span five CDs released in the past five years. With a staff position at a local church, Steve also has a vast repertoire of praise and worship favorites, contemporary-style hymns and spirituals. Regardless of the event or venue, the band creates an environment conducive to all ages singing, clapping, dancing, and worshipping together.