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What's Happening

July 19, 2013

Events | Blues concert

The next installment of the Summer Concert Series will feature Louisiana blues singer Marc Broussard tonight at Peoples Natural Gas Park, 90 Johns St., downtown Johnstown.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m., with the opening act, western Pennsylvania folk rockers the Five6, at 8 and Broussard at 9.

Tickets are $17.25 online or $22.75 at the gate.

Information: 539-1889 or

Festival fun

The 10th annual Jackson Township Heritage Festival will be held from 6 to 9 tonight, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9:30 p.m. Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park, 200 Adams Ave., Vinco.

Admission is free.

Information: 749-0725 or

Love story

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

Showtimes will be 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4.

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

Information: 472-4333 or

Wild West fest

 The 35th annual Somerfest will be held from 7 to midnight tonight, noon to midnight Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday at Philip Dressler Center for the Arts, 214 S. Harrison Ave., Somerset.

The 2013 edition with its Wild West flair will kick off with a parade at 7 tonight.

The children’s area will be open Saturday and Sunday with free activities, and vendors will  sell a variety of festival foods.

Parking will be available at Somerset Area High School, 645 S. Columbia Ave., and shuttles will be available to Somerfest.

Admission is $5 adults, $3 for senior citizens and $2 for children.

Information: 443-2433 or

Family fights

“Squabbles” will be presented Tuesday through Aug. 4 at Mountain Playhouse, 7690 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown.

Showtimes will be 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 3 p.m. Sundays.

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: 692 9201, option 1, or

Firemen’s celebration

The 83rd annual Ferndale Firemen’s Jubilee will continue at 6:30 tonight and 1 to 4 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the jubilee grounds along Ferndale Avenue.

The third annual 5K run-walk will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, with check-in at 7.

Preregistration applications can be downloaded at fire.htm.

Shakespeare in park

“Twelfth Night,” the 23rd annual production of Band of Brothers Shakespeare Company, will continue at 7 tonight and Saturday at the main pavilion of Stackhouse Park, Westmont.

General admission is $10, and tickets are $7 for students, seniors and military.


20th anniversary

A 20-year anniversary celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Dillweed Bed & Breakfast in Dilltown, Route 403, Dilltown.

Highlights will feature a meet-and-greet and signing with American folk artist Billy Jacobs, a display of work by chainsaw artist Walt Smith from Mineral Point and a free outdoor concert.

Local band Tree will perform  at 4 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Admission is free.

Information: 446-6465 or blast

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

The MidLife Cowboys will be perform classic country western at 5 p.m.

The band also will be performing from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Morguen Toole Co., Meyersdale.

Dinner music

The series of Songworks Acoustic Dinners will continue from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Grand Halle, 306 Broad St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

 An ethnic dinner will be served at 6:30. Songworks’ members Sam Coco and Barry Poglein will perform at 7:30.

Tickets are $10.

Information: 536-7986 or email

Local music

Rock Away, an evening of local music, will be held from 5 to 9 tonight at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Donation for admission is $5, and concessions will be sold.

Information: 536-5399.

Family festivals

The 80th annual parish reunion festival of St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church will be held today through Sunday on the church grounds, 2310 Bedford St., Geistown Borough.

A free shuttle service will be provided every 15 minutes from Geistown fire hall and the former Neissner’s Flower Shop across the street from the church.

Admission is free.

Information: 266-9718.

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