Dick Tady Orchestra kicks off concert series

SALEM – The Salem Summer Concert Series at Waterworth Park will begin the 2014 season at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Orashan Memorial Civic Center Band Shell at 712 Sunset Blvd. The concert will feature the Dick Tady Orchestra, known to many as the “DTO” in the Pittsburgh Tri-state area.

Tady joined the Kenny Kron Band in 1962, taking over as the leader in 1963. Changing the name of the band to the Dick Tady Orchestra, they went on to rack up numerous accomplishments while performing throughout Ohio, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, and their home state of Pennsylvania. They’ve also played for the polka loving fans in Wisconsin, Tennessee, Hawaii, Canada, and the Caribbean.

Now into their sixth decade, the DTO proudly carries the banner of American-Slovenian style polkas with class and style. However, their musical talents are not limited to Slovenian polka music. They also play excellent Croatian-Dalmatian, German, Serbian and Swiss arrangements and specialize in tremendous sounding four-part harmonies and lyrics, not to be heard anywhere else in the polka business.

The DTO not only plays great ethnic music, they’ve mastered the art of playing all styles of American music, including big band, oldies, country, pop and rock-n-roll.

Their musical diversity has opened doors for them to play everything from dances, concerts, shows, weddings, anniversaries, cruises, and much more. The Dick Tady Orchestra has also made many radio and television appearances as well.

In five plus decades, they have received many musical acknowledgements and awards as individuals and together as a group.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free concert. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a musical Salem evening in the park. For more information call the Salem Parks Department at 330-332-5512.