The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


June 14, 2013

Events | Free music

Alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs will appear in a free concert at 8 tonight at Peoples Natural Gas Park, 90 Johns St. in downtown Johnstown.

Local group Smooth Sound, known for its mix of jazz, rhythm and blues and classic rock, will open the show at 6:15.

The show, presented by Lift Johnstown, Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and Johnstown Area Heritage Association, kicks off the summer concert series.  

Food will be available for sale, and there will be a cash bar.

Tickets are required and are available at Art Works in Johnstown! Heritage Discovery Center, Goodwill Industries and George’s Song Shop.

Information: 539-1889.

Country time

Howdy, Hoedown! a fundraiser for Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center and Johnstown Symphony Orchestra auxiliary, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday on Third Avenue in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

There will be a Texas barbecue, cash bar and bluegrass music by Mountain City Grass of Blair County.

Guests are invited to dress country style and will have the chance to win a trip for two to Nashville for $75.

Reservations are $50 per person.

Information: 536-5399.

Miners’ celebration

The 2013 Miners’ Memorial Day Weekend will be held today through Sunday along Graham Avenue in Windber.

The celebration will begin with a performance by Johnstown Button Box from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the gazebo.

The doo-wop group The Diamonds will perform at 7:30  tonight at Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave.                   

Tickets are $24, $26 and $29.

A street dance will be held from 9 to 11.

On Saturday, a parade will begin at 11 a.m., the Legendary Hucklebucks will perform from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and a motorcycle show will be held from 5 to 7:30.

A street dance will be held from 8:30 to 11, with a fireworks display at 9:30.

A classic car show will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, and Full Kilt will perform from 12:30 to 3:30 at the gazebo.

Arcadia Theater Guild will sponsor a jewelry and accessories sale beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the theater.

The fundraiser will feature quality costume jewelry for $5 as well as sundresses, purses, tote bags, men’s ties and leather wallets, sunglasses and scarves.

Ministry flood

The Flood, a nondenominational ministry gathering, will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Peoples Natural Gas Park, 90 Johns St. in downtown Johnstown.

There will be a children’s show at 11 a.m., a youth rally at 5 p.m. and prayer groups throughout the day.

Family entertainment will feature music and skits.

Food and beverages will be available, and children will be able to win prizes.

Country musical

“Pump Boys and Dinettes” will be presented Tuesday through June 30 at Mountain Playhouse, 7690 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown.

Curtain times are 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 3 p.m. Sundays.

The country musical will feature singer Carrie Tillis, who has appeared in other shows at the playhouse.

Tickets are $14 to $39, depending on day, time, seat location and discounts.

Information: 629-9201, option 1, or

Family musical

“Fiddler on the Roof” will be presented Thursday through  July 6 at Cresson Lake Playhouse, 279 Shapiro Road, Loretto.

Curtain times are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

The family musical features four sets of parents and their children.

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

Information: 472-4333 or

Biker benefit

The 11th annual “Angels Among Us” Patricia McTonic Benefit Poker Run will begin at noon Saturday at Buford’s Saloon in Jerome.

Registration will be held from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m.

The cost is $20 per person or $35 per riding couple.

Proceeds will benefit Windber Hospice.

An after-party will begin at 5 p.m. at Jerome Volunteer Fire Company fire hall.

Information: 479-7667.

Bandshell blast

AmeriServ Free Summer Concerts at Roxbury Bandshell will continue Sunday at the bandshell at Roxbury Park along Franklin Street, Johnstown.

Circus Mutt of Asheville, N.C., will perform from 5 to 7 p.m.  

The trio includes guitar, mandolin, lap steel and congas with vocal harmonies.  

Musical styles will feature bluegrass, rock, jazz and reggae.

 The group also will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at Dively’s Tavern, 121 Derby St. in the Roxbury section of Johnstown.                                                                                                  

Book bonanza

American Association of University Women’s 56th annual used book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at The Galleria, Richland Township.

Hardbacks start at $1, and paperbacks are 25 to 50 cents.

Customers are asked to bring their own bags.

Proceeds support scholarships.

Information: 255-6560 or

Noon series

Pianist Parag Dharbhamulla will perform at noon Tuesday for the recital series at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St. in downtown Johnstown.

Dharbhamulla, 19, of Westmont, will be a sophomore at Penn State, where he is majoring in economics with a double minor in psychology and English.

He has been taking piano lessons since he was 6 years old and also plays the saxophone and guitar.

His last recital at First Lutheran was in 2011.

Guests may meet the artist at a light lunch after the recital.

Information: 536-7521 or

Performance venue

Music is on the menu at the Venue of Merging Arts, 305 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

“Rock: Kisses for Charity” will be held from 6:30 to 10 tonight featuring bands Saving Elizabeth, Anchors to Anchors and My Thoughts in Color.

Admission is $7, or $5 for VOMA VIP.

 A teen open mic night will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 Tuesday.

The first half will be an open mic for anyone, and the second half will feature a local teen band performing.

Concessions will be available.

Information: 410-2245.

Free events

Local Americana group Whiskey River Panhandlers will perform at 6:30 tonight in the parking lot at Moxham Lutheran Church, 500 Park Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

Admission is free.

In case of rain, the concert will be held in the church’s fellowship hall.

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