The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 27, 2014

Look who is coming to downtown Johnstown


Sweet times

The 67th annual Pennsylvania Maple Festival will be held Saturday through Thursday and April 4-6 at Maple Festival Park, Meyersdale.

Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children ages 6 to 12.

Children ages 5 and younger will be admitted free.

Information: 634-0213 or

Country tunes

Country star Billy Currington will perform in Johnstown for the second time at 7:30 tonight at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena, 326 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.

Tickets are $33 and $38.

Information: 536-5156 or

You send me

“The Cooke Book: The Music of Sam Cooke” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Tickets are $35, $31 and $27.

Information: 269-7200 or

On a limb

Local Celtic band Tree will perform from 5 to 8 tonight at Last Friday at the Ethnic Social Club on the fourth floor of Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Tree plays a blend of Celtic rock, traditional Irish and old-time music.  

Music starts at 5:30. There is no cover charge.

Information: 539-1889.

Girls day out

The eighth annual Women’s Showcase and Basket Bash will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.

Tickets are $7 in advance at The Tribune-Democrat and $10 at the door.

Admission includes a subscription to Johnstown Magazine and a chance to win door prizes.


Art party

The third annual “Art Defines You” exhibition and audience participation event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Art Works building, 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The public is invited to bring a favorite piece of art they have created or collected to display for the event.

Participants may bring their favorite piece to the Art Works building before noon on Saturday.

There is a limit of one piece of art per paid $25 admission.

The artwork will be hung in the gallery, and guests may spend the first part of the evening viewing and talking about the displayed art while enjoying complimentary adult beverages and hors d’oeuvres.

Those who wish to enjoy the one-day art show do not have to bring a piece of art to attend.

The second part of the evening will feature entertainment by Scott Blasey, solo vocalist and lead singer of the Pittsburgh band, The Clarks, from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.

 Admission to the live performance portion is $10 per per- son, and a cash bar will be available.

Proceeds from the two-part fundraiser will benefit Bottle Works.  

Reservations are recommended.

Information: 535-2020 or


“Fiddler on the Roof” will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday through April 5 at Conemaugh Township Area High School, 300 W. Campus Ave., Davidsville.

Tickets are $9 at the door or $8 in advance by calling 479-4014.

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