The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


August 2, 2013

Music extravaganza leads list of what's happening for the weekend

Gates will open for the AmerServ Flood City Music Festival at 1 p.m. today, noon Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Peoples Natural Gas Park, 90 Johns St., and two lots on Walnut Street in downtown Johnstown.

Tickets are $20 today and Saturday and $10 Sunday, and a weekend pass is $45, all plus fees.

VIP packages are available for $60 to $120.


The following is the performance schedule for AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival:


Bud Light/Von’s Stage

4:30 to 6 p.m.: Jazzam featuring Clinton Clegg, electronic.

7 to 8:30 p.m: George Porter Jr. & the Runnin’ Pardners, rock, funk.

9:30 to 11:30 p.m: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, funk, rock.

Spangler Subaru Stage

3 to 4:30 p.m.: Derek Woodz Band, rock ’n’ roll.

6 to 7 p.m.: Cait Cuneo, hip-hop.

8:30 to 9:30 p.m: Funk Ark, funk.

Peoples Natural Gas Stage

3:30 to 5 p.m.: West Hills All-Stars, rock, jam band.

6 to 7:30 p.m.: Stephen Kellogg, folk rock.

8:30 to 10 p.m: Kenny Neal, swamp blues.

Atlantic Broadband Stage

2 to 3:30 p.m.: Black Cat Moan, blues.

5 to 6 p.m.: Well Strung, nontraditional bluegrass.

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Tiger Maple String Band, old-time music.

11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.: New York Funk Exchange, funk, soul.


Bud Light/Von’s Stage

2 to 3:30 p.m.: 600 Lbs. of Sin, jam band.

4 to 5:30 p.m.: Greensky Bluegrass, bluegrass.

7 to 8:30 p.m.: Bonerama, brass rock.

9:30 to 11:30 p.m.: Robert Randolph and the Family Band, funk and soul.

Spangler Subaru Stage

1 to 2 p.m.: Maddie Georgi Band, country.

3 to 4 p.m.: Old E Allstars, soul and blues.

5:30 to 7 p.m.: Sol Driven Train, pop, folk and funk.

8:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Kalob Griffin Band, Americana.

Peoples Natural Gas Stage

1 to 2:30 p.m.: The Pawnbrokers, blues.

3:30 to 5 p.m.: Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express, rock.

6 to 7:30 p.m.: Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes, funk, rock.

8:30 to 10 p.m.: Turkuaz, funk

Atlantic Broadband Stage

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.: The Crew of the Half Moon, indie folk.

5 to 6 p.m.: Alexes Aiken, country pop.

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Irish rock.

11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, soul.


Spangler Subaru Stage

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Midnight Drive, bluegrass.

4:30 to 6 p.m.: Snarky Puppy, jazz, rock.

7:30 to 9 p.m.: Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, soul.

Peoples Natural Gas Stage

3 to 4 p.m.: The Weedrags, folk, bluegrass.

5:30 to 7 p.m.: Spirit Family Reunion, Americana.

8:30 to 10 p.m.: Greensky Bluegrass, bluegrass.

Atlantic Broadband Stage

2 to 3 p.m.: The Beagle Brothers, country.

4 to 5 p.m.: Rumpke Mountain Boys, bluegrass.

7 to 8 p.m.: Sol Driven Train, pop, folk, funk.

Love story

“Aida: The Timeless Love Story” will be presented through Aug. 10 at Cresson Lake Playhouse, 279 Shapiro Road, Loretto.

Showtimes will be 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for students younger than 18.

Information: 472-4333 or

Family fights

“Squabbles” will be presented at 2 and 8 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Mountain Playhouse, 7690 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown.

Tickets are $14 to $21.25 for preview night, $22 to $34 for evenings and $17 to $30 for matinees, which includes a $2 service charge.

Information: 629-9201, option 1, or

Biker benefits

The ninth annual For the Fallen motorcycle run will begin at noon Saturday at Windber Hotel, 502 15th St.

Registration will be held from 7 to 10 tonight and 9 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday.

The cost is $20 per person and $35 per couple.

An after-party for all ages will begin at 4 Saturday at the Windber Community Building parking lot, with six bands and all-you-can eat food and beverages.

Information: For the Fallen on Facebook.

The ninth annual charity run, sponsored by Somerset County Chapter of Bikers Aimed Toward Education, will be held Saturday beginning at noon at Scooters Bar, 185 Tire Hill Road, Johnstown.

This year’s run benefits the Children’s Aid Home Programs of Somerset County, and riders will arrive at the Children’s Aid Home around 1 to present a $2,000 donation and visit with the children.

The ride will continue for 100 miles through Somerset County before returning to Scooters.

Concert series

The free Concerts in the Park series will begin with the rock band Never Enough from                  6 to 9 tonight at Penn Eben Park, Ebensburg.

The band plays covers of Pat Benatar, Grand Funk and The B-52s, and enjoys getting their audience dancing.

Concertgoers can bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks or a cooler.

Beat goes on

A drum circle will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Those interested in joining the circle do not need experience in music to participate.

Facilitator Rachel Allen is trained in West African, Middle Eastern and many other cultural traditions.

The cost is $5 per person.

Information: 536-5399.

Book bargains

Friends of the Cambria County Library’s Inclined To Read Bookstore will highlight books on gardening, pets and animals during  August at the library, 248 Main St. in downtown Johnstown.

The selection of fiction and nonfiction includes art, business, classics, cooking, gardening, health and well-being, history, religion and sports, and there is a murder/mystery/suspense room.

There also will be CDs, DVDs and cassettes.

Hardback books are $1, paperbacks are 25 cents and children’s books are 50 cents.

Bookstore hours will be 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 536-5131.

Good causes

A Walk to Defeat ALS will be held Saturday on the campus of Pitt-Johnstown, Richland Township.

The walk will memorialize those who have lost their battles to ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and honor those currently fighting the battle.

Registration starts at 9 a.m., with a ribbon cutting at 10.

Participants will be able to purchase a red balloon in memory of or in honor of a loved one with ALS for a balloon launch.

Sharon (Connelly) Squillario and Carla (Connelly) Portash of Portage, who are co-chairwomen of the 2013 Walk to Defeat ALS, will lead the walk in honor of their mother, who died from ALS.

At the walk, the ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania will present a $10,000 grant to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center for its ALS clinic.

Information: 412-821-3254 or

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