Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers
Harmony in the Woods
137 Welwood Avenue
Hawley, Pennsylvania 18428
Region: Pocono Mountains
Hours of operation: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Admission fee: $25 – $35
"Joe Herter & The Rainbow Seekers | Saturday, Aug 14, 2021 Harmony In The Woods | On Rt 6 in Hawley, PA, next to North of the Border Fireworks Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers will make a sprightly young groove doctor out of anyone. With spectacular energy pulsating from every member of the band, the Rainbow Seekers could illuminate the very chambers of Heaven. Lead singer Joe Hertler splashes through lyrical puddles of golden rain, leaving his audience wearing flowery crowns and bubbling smiles. A ride on the Rainbow will take you across the mountains of Motown, through the fjords of folk, over the archipelagos of Americana, and-at last-into a funky firth, where only the fiercest of friendships can be found. The Rainbow Seekers began their historic quest 8 years ago, revolving around the pure, unadulterated songwriting of their fearless leader, Joe Hertler. Ryan Hoger was the first among the Seekers to find this lonely songsmith and recognize the twinkling magic in his beard. The young boy gave up all his earthly possessions (besides his guitar, of course) and became the first disciple of the Rainbow. With this, the core of the Rainbow was thereby established, and it didn’t take long for the Rainbow Seekers to continue their expansion. Multi-instrumentalist and notable auxiliary percussion maestro Micah Bracken journeyed from the bowels of Atlantis when he heard tell of the Rainbow, and the earth trembled as saxophonist and all-around badass Aaron Stinson descended from Olympus on a golden rainbow of his own. Then came thunder from the depths of space and as it picked up the bass, a soft exhale escaped the lips of every princess within a hundred moons, “Bambis,” they cooed. All the while, on the other ends of the earth, a young boy was hard at work, honing and sharpening his sticks for the day that the Rainbow would come his way, and when it landed at his door, Ryan McMahon climbed aboard. Since the early days, their quest has brought them across the nation and upon such noble gatherings as Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, and Summer Camp. As you'll know if you've seen the band, seeking the proverbial Rainbow is all about the live performance. ""The live show is the purpose of the band. This is why we make music. Playing music is a symbiotic process, the crowd is as much a part of it as the musicians. We give as much energy and love as we can and we can feel that coming from the crowd as well"" says Hertler. ""We believe that performance is not a High Art operation, and that you should do anything you can to ensure that the crowd is having a good time. From piñatas to confetti, to fog, to flowers, to drum solos, to strobe lights, to Thor, to sword battles-literally anything goes.” If you're still reading this, at least one thing is true: The Rainbow Seekers have been waiting for you. If you'll only let them, they will shake the dust from your wildest expectations. They will roar into your life with rapturous frequencies, exuberant tone, and a joyfulness of purpose that has truly become a rare sight on stage. Join them in their celebration, and they will take you on a never-ending journey to a place you'll never be able to describe in words. Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers: Facebook | Website Interested in purchasing tickets in person? Beginning July 1, tickets will be available for purchase Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 4:00 pm at 508 River Street • Hawley, PA 18428. Tickets will also be available for purchase on-site at Harmony In The Woods an hour before showtime. Call 570-588-8077 for help purchasing tickets or questions about the show. Logistics: * Please bring your own chair/blanket, drinks and snacks. Bug-spray is also encouraged. *Doors open a half-hour before showtime. Audiences will not be permitted on site until this time. *No refunds will be issued, except in the case an indoor alternative local venue has not been identified, and disruptive weather is expected. Eventbrite fees (usually between $2-$5 depending on ticket price) are non-refundable. *The spacious outdoor setting of Harmony in the Woods naturally lends itself to social distancing. Regardless, Harmony continues to follow CDC guidelines and recommends wearing a mask even if fully vaccinated, except while actively eating or drinking. According to US News and World Report, ""The CDC still recommends vaccinated people wear masks in crowded outdoor settings like concerts where social distancing might not be possible and unvaccinated people might be in attendance."""