Pottstown, PA – On Saturday March 30, ArtFusion’s beautiful gallery will be the backdrop for an amazing night of jazz music. A reprise of a sold out event, Jazz Nite II will be a benefit show for the Give the Gift of Music Foundation.
Local musicians The High St. Swing Co., with special guest The Wilson Bros., will perform. Their jazz repertoire ranges from be-bop to classic. The music will last from 7-10pm. Light refreshments will be available for purchase, and the event is BYOB for those over 21.
Tickets are $10 (cash only please) and can be purchased in advance at ArtFusion during regular business hours: Tuesday-Friday from 10am-5pm and Saturday from 10am-3pm. As this event sold out last time, they do recommend purchasing tickets as soon as possible.
Give the Gift of Music Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Pennsylvania corporation organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. They support musical education for eligible children by providing donations of musical instruments and/or scholarships for lessons at approved providers, such as High Street Music Co., who share the belief in the importance of quality musical education for all children.
ArtFusion 19464 is a 501(c)3 non-profit community art center located at 254 E. High St. in downtown Pottstown. The school offers day, evening and weekend classes to all ages. The goal of these classes is to help students develop their creative skills through self-expression and independence. ArtFusion’s gallery hosts rotating shows featuring local artists. The gallery also sells handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gift items. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-3pm. The gallery is closed Sunday and Monday.
You can ring in the new year at home with Ryan Seacrest — sadly, we lost Dick Clark this year — or you can join the crowd at one of the city’s most festive celebrations, Highmark First Night Pittsburgh.
As Stefon would say on “Saturday Night Live,” it has everything: Bollywood dancers, Japanese sword dancers, rockers, hip-hoppers, puppet paraders, treasure mappers, unicycling jugglers, human pinatas — no, not really pinatas, but that’s about all it doesn’t have.
It begins at 6 p.m. Monday with a Dollar Bank Children’s Fireworks Display and a performance by Adam Brock & The Soul Band on the Dollar Bank Stage at Seventh Street and Penn Avenue.
The evening concludes with a performance by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, a New Orleans jazz/R&B institution since 1977, and then the Countdown to Midnight and Future of Pittsburgh Grand Finale atop Penn Avenue Place and Fifth Avenue Place.
Counties constituting the Happy Valley Region of Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Editor’s note: This is a great example of taking your strengths and maximizing them!
BELLEFONTE – This weekend you will find Bellefonte full of activity everywhere you look; it is the 31st annual Victorian Christmas. There will be something for everyone. Just some of the highlights are a Breakfast With Santa, arts and crafts at three locations, carriage rides, the home tour, walking tours and wonderful concerts.
The event’s opening ceremony is Friday at the Bellefonte Elementary School at 6:30 p.m.. featuring the Bellefonte Community Band, the Nittany Knights, the Bellefonte Elementary School fourth and Fifth Grade Choir, middle school Women’s Chorale, St. John’s Elementary School Choir, and other special performances including a preview performance of “Dickens’ Holiday.”
Mayor Kent Addis will officially open the event.
This year the Bellefonte Historic and Cultural Association offers historic walking tours downtown on both Saturday and Sunday. The tours meet at 2 p.m. at the courthouse both days.
ArtFusion 19464 in association whit Cheapniteout Productions presents Jazz Nite on Saturday, December 1 from 7-10pm. Featuring the High Street Swing Company (Louis Rieger, Larry Marshall, Ben Bullock, Brian Langdon, Ben Britton) for an evening of JAZZ @ an unbelievable cost, just $5.00. LIVE JAZZ in an Arts and Crafts Environment with free refreshments, door prize and BYOB.
Yesterday’s Ninth Annual Carousel of Flavor in Pottstown was a smashing success. The very large crowd was happily eating, listening to live music and people were catching up with old friends they kept running into. The weather, in the upper sixties, was perfect to work up an appetite.
Pottstown needs to do a large downtown event at least six times a year to draw people into the borough. If there is something worthwhile going on, people will show up; as evidenced by the thousands who came out yesterday to enjoy themselves.
We were happy to see former Pottstown Borough Manager Jason Bobst in attendance. Jason looked well-rested and refreshed as he greeted the many people who were clearly glad to see him. Evidently his new job is agreeing with him! We think that showed a great deal of character for Jason to show up and support Pottstown. How many borough councilors were there yesterday? I didn’t see any. I only saw the mayor.
Congratulations to everyone who worked hard to make yesterday’s event a huge success!
Musikfest was preparing to hit a high note last year, introducing the 10-day party of music and food to south Bethlehem at its ambitious new SteelStacks campus.
But rain doused the festival for six days, flooding the Monocacy Creek and closing down nearby venues on the north side. The festival lost $750,000 — triple the amount of its worst year since it began 28 years ago.
The deficit came in the very year its nonprofit organizer, ArtsQuest, could least afford it because of the uncertainty that came with launching its performing arts center at SteelStacks. The loss from Musikfest, which provides half the nonprofit’s revenue, pushed ArtsQuest into a $1 million operating loss, more than 5 percent of its budget.
So, as Musikfest opens Friday evening, its financial performance is stealing some of the spotlight.
This year, when you wander through the gardens of the Centre Park Historic District’s garden tour, you’ll get more than just a taste of the eclectic plots of green. You’ll also get a taste of some of Reading’s eclectic restaurants.
And some wine. And music.
This year, as the historic district celebrates it 30th anniversary (and the 19th garden tour), organizers opted to transform the tour with things that will enhance the experience.
“It stemmed from a few things,” said Beth Ireland, vice president and marketing chairwoman for the district. “We’ve had some years where the garden tour went great, and then it would dwindle. There were even some years when we didn’t have it. We were kind of in that place again because there are other garden tours in the area. So we thought we’d offer the tour with wine and music – the whole shebang.”
Lancaster city’s Eastern Market serves many roles.
The seasonal market is intended to get fresh, locally grown produce to residents of the low-income East King Street neighborhood. It also serves as a business incubator for upstart entrepreneurs, as a community hub and as part of an initiative to promote a sustainable urban lifestyle.
Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the market begins its seventh season working to meet those goals.
Under the shadow of the former market house, now home of Tabor Community Services, the market will occupy the plaza at 308 E. King St.
Alternative rock group Young The Giant, which last year had two singles hit the Top 5 on Billboard’s rock chart, will headline Musikfest‘s main SteelStage venue Aug. 3, the festival announced Wednesday.
Tickets for the show — at $24 and $34 — will go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday for ArtsQuest members and 10 a.m. April 13 for the general public at http://www.artsquest.com or by calling 610-332-1300.
The California-based quintet’s song “My Body” hit No. 5 on the alternative chart and “Cough Syrup” hit No. 2. Both songs are from the band’s self-titled debut album, which hit No. 42 on Billboard’s albums chart and No. 6 on Billboard’s rock albums chart. This week, it was No. 23 on the rock chart.
The life of most rock-’n'-roll nightclubs is short. Few survive, even fewer thrive and become places of real import. In his new documentary “The Chameleon Club,” filmmaker Allen Clements, who first got to know the 27-year-old club as a performer on its stage just a few years ago, tries to find out why Lancaster’s famed concert venue has been among the lucky few.
Through interviews, newspaper clippings, fliers and well-sourced archival footage and animation, Clements covers the venue’s entire history in less than an hour, a length that undoubtedly leaves many favorite stories untold, but makes for a well-paced story that doesn’t get bogged down in minutia.
Looking for something to do? Want one last hurrah for summer?
Look no further than the Lehigh Valley and the city of Allentown. It’s fair time all this week through Labor Day.
Grandstand shows include: Journey, Foreigner and Night Ranger tonight, Three Doors Down on Thursday, Sugarland is Friday, Marc Anthony is Saturday, Big Time Rush is Sunday and capping off the Grandstand shows on Labor Day is J&J Demolition Derby. Bruno Mars was last night – bummer!
Of course don’t forget the huge midway with rides, food and other entertainment! Get on out there and enjoy all Pennsylvania has to offer!
If you are looking for an escape from the post-holiday slump, this could be your ticket. The 95th Annual Pennsylvania State Farm Show opens this Saturday, January 8th and runs through January 15th. Admission is FREE and parking is only $10 and includes shuttle bus service to the Farm Show Complex.
The Farm Show Complex is located on North Cameron Street in Harrisburg. Click on this link to see daily highlights of events and entertainment:
This sounds like the recipe for Velveeta cheese except we aren’t using Colby, Swiss and Cheddar. Take a bunch of abandoned industrial buildings, fix ‘em up, blend in a heapin’ helpin’ of the arts and see what you get! Revitalization in Reading, PA!
If you are looking for something fun to do Sunday afternoon, then York is the place to be. The Annual Oyster Festival in York features family friendly fun, tons of food (not just oysters), live music & more.
The festival runs from 11 am to 4 pm at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum. Click on the link below for all the details and other links about the festivities!
This Saturday Pottstown will be the place to be! From 11 am until 3 pm activities galore will be taking place in Smith Plaza and throughout Pottstown. The party moves to Pottstown Senior High School from 3 pm until 6 pm with even more activities.
This idea has been a long time coming! Let’s muster all our civic pride and be proud of Pottstown, put our best foot forward and say positive things this Saturday.
Click on the link below to read Evan Brandt’s article about what exactly is going on, where and when!