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Instruments that play the bass parts are often the unsung heroes of the symphonic band. The public can name famous trumpeters and flutists, but it’s pretty difficult to name a famous euphonium player, or even spell euphonium for that matter. The members of Below Centre might just change the way we think about the denizens...Find out more »
The Jay Vonada Quartet has been playing concerts and festivals regionally since 2009. Interpreting classics from the great American songbook and playing original compositions is what you will hear at one of their concerts. The quartet features Jay Vonada on trombone, Kirk Reese on piano, Bob Hart on bass, and Kevin Lowe on drums. The...Find out more »
Award winning singer/songwriter Jim Colbert has played venues from Massachusetts to Texas, including local gigs at First Night State College, Summer’s Best Music Festival, and The Acoustic Brew Concert Series. Performing originals with subject matter ranging from playwright Eugene O’Neill, Centralia’s mine fire, vintage Triumph motorcycles and old Buicks to a host of selections about...Find out more »
Jonathan McVerry (hops) and Christie Clancy (vines) come together on stage for original covers, eclectic pop, bluesy rock, and sweet original tunes as well. Their repertoire has been described as rock/pop/folk/country/sorry-but-no-techo. Hops and Vines plays at venues throughout the region. Visit the band's website to learn more. This performance is sponsored by KCF TechnologiesFind out more »
The Christopher Dean Band is a Bethlehem based blues/soul band that tours the East Coast year ‘round, playing original tunes as well as covers of tunes by Marvin Gay, Chuck Berry, Al Green, and others. Christopher Dean fronts the group, playing guitar and singing lead vocals. Christopher has been playing professionally for the past twenty...Find out more »
Matt Santry began his professional career as a social worker. While working with children with autism, he started using music in an intuitive way. One moment changed the way Matt looked at music. His client, who rarely used words to communicate, sang an entire Christmas song, line for line, by himself. In awe of this...Find out more »
Ted McCloskey has been telling compelling stories for a long time. He is a singer/songwriter, a multi-instrumentalist, a producer and film composer. His award-winning music has been featured on AMC’s The Walking Dead and Mad Men, NBC’s, The Voice, PBS, MTV, Discovery, and the History Channel, among others. In March 2013 Honda Motors picked up...Find out more »
If there is such a thing as a run-of-the-mill Festival performer, Tim Vitullo isn’t it. In 2012 he released his first EP, This is the Thing. The tracks were all original compositions, exploring the harmonic & melodic characteristics of bebop, Brazilian bossa nova, and modal jazz. The EP doubled as his undergraduate thesis, enabling him...Find out more »
The youngest of three musical sons from musical parents, Joe Baione is a professional jazz vibraphonist, educator, and producer. By day, Baione is an energetic and highly creative band teacher and by night he continues that high energy, passion and creativity in his jazz performances. Joe and his band have performed at the prestigious Air...Find out more »
In the last few years, Erin has lived in different parts of the country- from Texas to Northern California, to North Carolina, along the way composing a new set of songs that draw from soul, swing, bluegrass, country, and good old rock and roll influences. Her new songs tell stories of Texas prostitutes, cheating motel owners, colorful...Find out more »
In The Kid Brother, silent-comedy legend Harold Lloyd goes west in this irresistible blend of action, romance, and slapstick invention. The everyman round eyeglasses is at his best as Harold Hickory, the mild-mannered son of a prominent lawman who lives in the shadow of his macho brothers. When a traveling medicine show rolls into town,...Find out more »
Since its first performance at the Festival in 2006, the "Essence" performance has come to be a highlight of the Festival. Founded by former Penn State Laureate, Dr. Anthony T. Leach, Essence of Joy, and its progeny, the Essence of Joy Alumni Singers, and Essence II, Ltd., perform sacred and secular music from the African...Find out more »
Front Country is an American folk pop and progressive bluegrass band founded in 2011 in San Francisco. Following the release of its first full length album, Sake of Song, in 2014, the band began touring. On April 7, 2017 Front Country released its second full-length album Other Love Songs, debuting at #2 on the Billboard...Find out more »
Passionately delivered vocals, fiery-smooth guitar, raging sax, growling harp, a tight-ass rhythm section and songs that stick in your head like gum to the bottom of your shoes. The Nightcrawlers groove strikes an affinity in your soul that is undeniable and often addictive! The Nightcrawlers' style is not easily defined. Their original and fresh sound...Find out more »
Chris's music draws in equal measure from traditional and contemporary blues, southern rock, and alternative country without compromising his integrity or missing a beat. Bell's passion for music has long been fueled by his love of the guitar and the icons who helped propel the instrument to its legendary status. Whether he's rocking, delving into...Find out more »
Presented in conjunction with The State Theatre. Greg Warren, most recently seen on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Show and Comedy Central Presents, has built a strong fan base with an act inspired by his Midwestern upbringing. An honest mix of self-deprecation, frustration and an arsenal of lifelike characters highlight Greg’s colorful perspective....Find out more »
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