2 more bands announced for Reading's Downtown Alive concerts


Two more acts are now in place for the upcoming Downtown Alive concert series on Penn Square in Reading.

The Downtown Improvement District announced Thursday that The Revolution -- the rock band assembled by Prince in 1983 -- will perform a free concert on Wednesday, August 14, and alt-rock duo Local H will headline the series' show on Wednesday, July 17.

Opening for The Revolution will be local DJ duo 3's Co., featuring DJ Gregg Nyce and Evolution; Local H's concert will be preceded by a performance by local alt-rock band Anthrophobia.

Other acts already announced in the series are Go Go Gadjet and DJ duo Black Caviar on May 29 and the Grammy Award-winning band A Flock of Seagulls on June 19.

The Downtown Improvement District said it will announce acts for its September 18 and mid-October concerts in the coming weeks.

The concerts will be held in the 500 block of Penn Street, starting at 5 p.m. The October show will be held in the 700 block of Penn Street as part of the Reading Royals' home opener festivities at the Santander Arena.