We look forward to welcoming everyone for the 52nd Festival of the Arts July 12-15, 2018. Children and Youth Day will be July 11. Save the date(s)!

Schedule of Events: Sunday July 16, 2017

Here are the Festival performances and activities we have scheduled for Sunday. Click on the + for each listing to learn more. We’re still finalizing details, so check back soon for more current information.

A key for the locations is provided at the bottom of the page. Events marked with a B require a Festival Button for admittance.

Add to Calendar 07/16/2017 8:15 AM 07/16/2017 11:30 AM America/New_York 41st Annual Sue Crowe Memorial Arts Festival Races 5k,10k, 10 mile races. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/sunday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Lubrano Park Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/16/2017

Presented by Penn State Health

The Arts Festival Races are the oldest races in Central Pennsylvania. First run in 1975 as a 10-mile race, the Arts Festival race was shortened to a 10K race in 1986. In 2005, race organizers added a 5K and created a new course that combines the best of Penn State’s the East and West Campuses. The 10-mile race was reinstituted in 2013 giving participants the chance to experience “Arts Festival weather” for a full ten miles.

In 2006, after the death of local running legend Sue Crowe, the Arts Festival races were renamed in her memory. In addition to being a runner of note, Sue gave back to the running community through her work coaching young competitors. Sue and her family were fixtures at the Arts Festival races, and she was a repeat race winner at both 10K and 10 mile distances.

10 Mile, 10K and 5K Race information: The 2017 races will be held on Sunday morning, July 16, 2017: 10 miler at 8:15 AM, 10K at 8:30, and 5K at 8:45. Race headquarters will be at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, home of the State College Spikes, with start and finish lines nearby. Registration fee: $25 by mail, online through IMAthlete.com, in person on July 16 and on race day. Nittany Valley Running Club members receive a $2 discount.

Kids Races: Kids Races, in several divisions, after the road races and around the perimeter of Spikes Field, inside the stadium. A nominal registration fee applies.

Race proceeds benefit youth running activities in Centre County and the continuing operations of the Nittany Valley Running Club.

Additional sponsorship provided by Tom Cali, Ellen Kline & Tracy Wagner of RE/MAX Centre Realty, Brown & Associates, Inc., Nestlerode & Loy, and Tapia Technology Consulting.

Add to Calendar 07/16/2017 12:00 PM 07/16/2017 1:30 PM America/New_York Performance by Andy Tolins & Haystack Lightnin' Americana. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/sunday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Allen Street Stage Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/16/2017

Andy Tolins has been performing in Central Pennsylvania and beyond for close to 30 years. His focus has been live American roots music, fronting his own blues and bluegrass bands every week (Wednesday and Fridays) at Zeno’s Pub in State College. He loves performing live – building on the club’s energy and vibe, and is always learning to keep it fresh and spontaneous for each performance.

Haystack Lightnin’ is Andy’s newest venture. It specializes in original and traditional bluegrass and new grass tunes. The band has released two CD’s Sue’s Ramble and Haystack Lightnin’.

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Add to Calendar 07/16/2017 12:30 PM 07/16/2017 2:00 PM America/New_York Performance by The Rampart Street Ramblers RDixieland. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/sunday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Festival Shell Stage Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/16/2017

The Rampart Street Ramblers takes its name from that legendary street in old New Orleans upon which jazz music originated, once flourished, and still carries on its grand glory today.

The group carries on the tradition of the original, Traditional New Orleans style of Dixieland jazz music. Dixieland jazz music is characterized by its bright, happy, uplifting nature. It is music for the people; it is accessible to everyone. And it has a real patriotic flavor, because of its very nature, and because, after all, jazz music is one of America’s few true indigenous art forms. The Ramblers have performed widely at festivals and events including Bethlehem’s Musikfest and for Clearwater, Florida’s Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society.

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Add to Calendar 07/16/2017 2:30 PM 07/16/2017 4:00 PM America/New_York Performance by Tyne & the Fastlyne Americana. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/sunday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Allen Street Stage Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/16/2017

Tyne & the Fastlyne bring you four bands in one: a banjo and mandolin lead bluegrass band, a progressive new-grass band, a Chicago blues band, and an electric rock band all tempered with the same experience, taste and style. The band, composed of veteran central Pennsylvania players, returns to the Festival after an absence of several years.

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Add to Calendar 07/17/2016 2:00 PM 07/17/2016 3:00 PM America/New_York Performance by Bellefonte Community Band Celtic. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/sunday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Sidney Friedman Park Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/17/2016

The Bellefonte Community Band is very excited to return to the Arts Festival this year. The 50-member ensemble has entertained the Centre Region with classical pieces, marches, and arrangements of modern songs since 1983. Musicians range from high school students to retirees and hail from Philipsburg, Pine Grove Mills, and everywhere in between.

The band counts among its strengths its family-oriented, dedicated members, an encouraging, supportive atmosphere, its enthusiastic director, and the support of the community. The energy of young band members is balanced by the wisdom of experienced players. Band members include several current and retired music educators, but most players are amateurs. Some have played for many years; some have recently “come back” to their instrument.

The band is directed by Joshua Long.

Add to Calendar 07/16/2017 3:00 PM 07/16/2017 4:30 PM America/New_York Performance by The Earthtones Reggae. Learn more here: http://arts-festival.com/sunday-events Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts – Festival Shell Stage Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 07/16/2017

The Earthtones have shared the stage with Burning Spear, Ziggy Marley, The Wailers, Yellow Man, and Culture. They have performed at Mayfair in Allentown and Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The band’s CDs include Spirits, Earthtones Live, The Coast is Clear and Full Circle.

This performance by the Earthtones is sponsored by the Centre Daily Times.

Today the Sidney Friedman Park Stage is sponsored by AccuWeather.

AccuWeather
East Highlands Neighborhood Trash Crew

Today the Sidney Friedman Park Stage performances are sponsored by The East Highlands Neighborhood Trash Crew.

Today the Allen Street Stage is sponsored by First National Bank.

First National Bank

Location Key

B = Button required for admittance

  • Allen: Allen Street Stage
  • Park: Sidney Friedman Park Stage
  • Shell: Festival Shell Stage

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