Hesston College to host Honeytown concert at Hesston Mennonite Church

Honeytown will perform a free concert hosted by Hesston College at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 24 at Hesston Mennonite Church.

Honeytown, a high energy Americana band based in Kidron, Ohio, will perform live at Hesston Mennonite Church Sunday, July 24 at 7 p.m. playing songs from their first CD, “Nobody’s Fault but Mine.”

The concert, hosted by Hesston College, is free and open to the public, though a free-will offering will be received to cover program costs.

Honeytown’s inimitable sound combines elements of progressive bluegrass, four-part a capella, classic rock and pop folk with fun instrumentation, keeping listeners engaged and intrigued.

The members, hailing from the rolling hills of Ohio’s Holmes and Wayne counties, each bring a unique flavor to the groups personality. The four-piece group features Hesston College alumnus Tim Shue along with Nate Gundy, Kevin Himes and Toby Hazlett. The band’s eclectic musical mix of original compositions, unexpected arrangements and tightly-blended harmonies have won them a fan base all over the Midwest. Their varied instrumentation ranges from fiddle to banjo, washboard to bass ukulele, accordion to percussive trash cans, taking audiences by pleasant surprise.

Honeytown has enjoyed performing for weddings, benefits, house concerts and coffee houses. They were the showcased musical guests with both Akron’s Summit Choral Society as well as the Cantate Singers performing “The World Beloved, a Bluegrass Mass.” They play regularly at Lehman’s Old Fashioned Hardware in Kidron, Ohio, have been the guest band for the men’s vocal ensemble Sonnenberg Station, wowed the audience at Kidron’s Central Christian School’s The Frohliche Dorf Show, were the featured adult worship band at the Mennonite Church USA Convention in Columbus, Ohio in 2009 and the featured coffeehouse performers at the Mennonite Church USA Convention in Pittsburgh in 2011.

Hesston Mennonite Church is located at 309 South Main in Hesston. For more information about the show, call Hesston College Alumni and Church Relations at 866-437-7866.

To find out more about Honeytown, email Honeytown or visit their website