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FIRST ANNUAL DOWNTOWN GREENSBURG MUSIC FEST TO END SUMMER ON A HIGH NOTE

SummerSounds Concerts in the Park and Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s TGIS Concert Series Finish with a Grand Finale

Greensburg, PA (Wednesday, August 22, 2018) – Summer 2018 has been filled to the brim with incredible musical acts both local and beyond between Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s TGIS concert series in the S&T Courtyard at The Palace Theatre and SummerSounds Greensburg’s Concerts in the Park in St. Clair Park. To finish off this season, both series have joined forces (with the help of other downtown Greensburg venues and the blessing of City Hall) to create the First Annual Downtown Greensburg Music Fest to be held Friday, September 7 from 4 PM – 12 AM.

Although TGIS and SummerSounds have stayed in The Palace Theatre and St. Clair Park, respectively, the Downtown Greensburg Music Fest will span across various locations in the downtown Greensburg area. The festival begins at 4 PM with a “pre-game” event at DV8 Espresso and Art Gallery, which encourages local talent with an Open Mic – hosted by Zac Blose – at the Back Burner patio outside as well as indoors. Photographs (many from bands that have played in town during the summer) from WCT’s artist in residence, Savannah Butler of Savvy Shots Photography, will be on display. At 6 PM, Janie Wilcox & Cameron Taylor will be entertaining patrons at Caffe Barista.

Over fourteen Thursdays, WCT’s TGIS concert series has presented many diverse and talented musical acts, but only the best of the best will be performing during the Music Fest on The Palace stage from 6-10 PM. Bad Boy Blues Band, Hamilton Ave., East Coast Turnaround, and Supper Break String Band are all slated to perform (pending TGIS results). Outside, up-and-comers Victoria Morgan Band, The Moment, Hear Tonight, Kaelber and Aubrey Burchell will be playing on The Palace loading dock area at Art in the Alley.

SummerSounds closes out their season with a pre-show at 6:15 PM featuring Hayley Daily and Joshua Carns followed by the feature performance of rock, pop & blues siblings Jocelyn and Chris Arndt.

Other performances include Joint Commission 8 – 11 PM at J Corks; Pie and Josh Starrett 9 PM – 12 AM at Hugo’s Taproom; and a SummerSounds After-Show at Mr. Toads from 9 PM – 12 AM with Hayley Daily & Josh Carns.

In addition to offering a variety of musical performances, the festival will feature drinks and dinner specials at J Corks, as well as food trucks and tented seating in the Helman-Ghrist Lot next to The Palace and the Trust’s adjoining Art in the Alley project. Vendors and community partners will also be in The Palace Theatre’s Megan’s Suite, offering attendees a chance to take a piece of art or more local happenings and information home with them that evening.  Fitness Envy will also be hosting a one-hour drop-in class during the event.

A full schedule of events is below; please check WCT’s website at www.westmorelanculturaltrust.org for updates. Times may vary from different venues. Westmoreland Cultural Trust, Elegant Catering, The Tribune-Review and Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring this inaugural event.

FREE EVENTS – DOWNTOWN GREENSBURG

4 – 6 PM DV8 Espresso Bar & Gallery

  • open mics on The Back Burner patio area and inside the gallery (hosted by Zak Blose)
  • photography exhibit of local musicians by Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s Artist in Residence Savannah Butler of Savvy Shots Photography

 

6 – 8 PM   Caffe Barista

  • enjoy live music by Janie Wilcox & Cameron Taylor, food and wine available

 

6 – 10 PM   TGIS Art & Music Finale – Westmoreland Cultural Trust

  • top four bands of the TGIS concert series on The Palace Theatre stage: Bad Boy Blues Band, Hamilton Ave., East Coast Turnaround, Supper Break String Band (This line-up could change pending results from the next 2 weeks of TGIS and is not in show order)
  • Caffe Barista will also be on-site serving up delicious bites in Megan’s Suite at The Palace Theatre for the TGIS Art & Music Finale
  • WCT’s Art in the Alley loading dock stage:
    – 6-6:40 PM Kaelber
    – 6:55-7:35 PM Victoria Morgan
    – 7:50-8:30 PM Hear Tonight
    – 8:45-9:25 PM Aubrey Burchell
    – 9:40-10:20 PM The Moment
  • local art vendors and community partners: Justin Hicks Art, Clementine, P.S. Painted Designs, Melissa Reed, Pamela Cooper Gallery, EveryFest, art with a., Mary Ellen Raneri, Moira Richardson, Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg Craft Beer Week, and Roxberry Boutique.
  • food trucks next to tented seating in the Helman-Ghrist Parking Lot: Meaningful Meals, Elegant Catering, and Steel City Chimneys

6:15 PM   SummerSounds – Greensburg’s FREE Concerts in the Park

  • 6:15 – 6:45 PM Pre-Show – Hayley Dailey and Joshua Carns
  • 7 PM Main Event – Jocelyn & Chris Arndt (Rock, Pop & Blues)

 

8 PM – 11 PM   J Corks

  • live music by Joint Commission, along with dinner and drink specials

 

9 PM – 12 AM   Mr. Toad’s SummerSounds After-Show

  • Hayley Dailey and Joshua Carns

 

9 PM – 12 AM   Hugo’s Taproom

  • Pie (acoustic) featuring Josh Starrett

Event Sponsors:
Elegant Catering
Westmoreland Cultural Trust

Media Sponsors:
TribLive Westmoreland
Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce

Event Photographer / Videographer:
Savvy Shots Photography

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About the Westmoreland Cultural Trust
 Westmoreland Cultural Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to stimulate cultural and economic development in the Westmoreland County region, to promote the performing arts; preserve and enhance the region’s assets for the benefit of the community.
102 N. Main Street, Suite 232, Greensburg PA 15601
www.westmorelandculturaltrust.org
724-836-1123

 

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