Greensburg, PA (January 22, 2021) – Westmoreland Cultural Trust continues its mission to promote the performing arts with “The VIP Experience (Virtually in The Palace),” a free Thursday night livestreamed concert from The Palace Theatre stage. The weekly concert series will begin January 28 and run through March 25, 2021 and feature regional bands playing original songs each Thursday evening at 7 pm. Shows will be available for viewing on The Palace Theatre and Westmoreland Cultural Trust Facebook pages.

“The series is a collaborative effort with the Trust supporting regional artists whose performances have been severely limited due to the pandemic. Fans who have been missing live concerts will be able to enjoy some of their favorite artists and explore new artists while the bands will get a chance to play our historic stage and showcase their music,” commented Westmoreland Cultural Trust CEO April Kopas.

Each evening will also incorporate a short fan-inspired Q&A session in between music sets. The public may submit questions via the Trust or The Palace Theatre Facebook pages.

“It is a great honor for us to perform on the historic stage of The Palace Theatre,” remarked Derek Woods of the Derek Woods Band. “This will be DWB’s opening performance of 2021 and we are looking forward to connecting with our fans once again but this time through an intimate virtual experience.”

During the performances, viewers will also be encouraged to donate during this critical time to help support the artists and Westmoreland Cultural Trust, a nonprofit organization.

Schedule of Events:

January 28 – Lindsay Dragan (Rust Belt garage folk)

February 4 – Essential Machine (indie)

February 11 – HABATAT (psychedelic jam, funk, rock)

February 18 – Tim Vitullo Band (Americana blues/roots rock)

February 25 – Andy Davis (Country)

March 4 – Derek Woods Band (Americana/rock band)

March 11 – East Coast Turnaround (rock, blues, country, soul)

March 18 – Colin Southfield and The Mushroom Country Band (country)

March 25 – Pack (alternative rock)


About 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
Facebook: Westmoreland Cultural Trust / Twitter: WCulturalTrust / Instagram: WCulturalTrust


About The Palace Theatre
Opened September 2, 1926 as the Manos Theatre, The Palace Theatre today hosts the widest variety of live entertainment in the area in a beautifully renovated 1369-seat facility.
21 W. Otterman Street, Greensburg PA 15601
Facebook: The Palace Theatre / Twitter: palacePA / Instagram:


For information, contact Jennifer Benford: (724)-836-8000, x207;