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Belle Tones perform eclectic brand of music

Those in the mood for some fun, toe-tapping music are in luck.

Come out and watch as The Belle Tones perform their eclectic brand of music from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday on the main stage at this year’s Palmerton Community Festival.

Founded by Amy Evans, the band also features Jenny Parker Scott and Laura Turk. Other members are Katherine Guantez and Gloria Carpenter.

Having performed all over the country, the group has been going strong for the past 10 years, according to Turk.

Turk said the band, which is based out of New York City, boasts an impressive repertoire of songs that span from the 1920s to ’80s.

“It was started by three local Pennsylvania girls,” Turk said.

“It’s nice to come to Palmerton, coming back home to Pennsylvania.”

Turk said the band is a fan of playing at the festival.

“The sound system and lighting are always very professional,” she said. “It’s a really friendly open community, very welcoming; has that hometown feel.”

Often called the 21st century Andrews Sisters, The Belle Tones celebrate music’s great harmonic girl groups with class, panache and fun. Their impressive repertoire includes such styles as country, Broadway, jazz and holiday classics.

The girls also have a special place in their hearts for veterans and those currently serving in our military honoring them through patriotic songs.

Turk said the show will feature a few new songs they’ve been working on.

“Fun, entertaining, toe tapping, sometimes nostalgic, sometimes a little cheerful,” she said.

“We take what’s going on around our world and honor people; we want them to come forget their worries, sit down, have fun and let us entertain you in the best way possible.”

The Belle Tones are set to perform from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday on the main stage at this year's Palmerton Community Festival. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO