Schedule of Events: Sunday July 17, 2016
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.
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 East and West Campuses. The 10 mile race was re-instituted in 2013 giving participants the chance to experience “Arts Festival weather” for a full ten miles.
In 2006, the Arts Festival races were renamed in honor of Sue Crowe, who died in February 2006. Sue was a local running legend who also gave back to the running community through her work coaching young competitors. Sue and her family were a fixture at the Arts Festival races, and she was a five time race winner. Sue won three times at the 10 mile length and twice when the race was a 10K.
10 mile, 10K and 5K race information: The 2016 races will be held on Sunday morning, July 17, 2016. The start times are as follows:
- 10 miler – 8:15 a.m.
- 10K – 8:30 a.m.
- 5K – 8:45 a.m.
There will also be a Kids Fun Run at 11:00 a.m.
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. Race day registration will be from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Participants may pick up race packets or register on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, 800 East Park Avenue, State College.
Comprised of music teachers – past, present and (one hopes) future – Heritage Brass has played at many festivals and events in Central Pennsylvania, including the Christkindl Market in Mifflinburg, Music in the Park in Lebanon, and First Night State College.
Hot Styles Dance provides a welcoming studio for students of all ages to develop and better understand themselves through the art of dance. Hot Styles offers both leisure and competitive dance tracks. Leisure dance students perform at a spring recital, while those in the competitive track compete in All-Star competitions in hip-hop, jazz and lyrical dance.
Doo-wop is a genre of music that was developed in urban African-American communities in the 1940s, achieving mainstream popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s. Built upon vocal harmony, doo-wop was one of the most mainstream, pop-oriented R&B styles of the time. Doo-wop features vocal group harmony, nonsense syllables, a simple beat, sometimes little or no instrumentation, and simple music and lyrics. RAMALAMA is the Centre Region’s newest doo-wop group and features, Tom Wilson, Jeff Brown, John Zimmerman, Luke Lorenz, Eric McGinnis, and Lisa Lenze.
This performance by RAMALAMA is sponsored by Black Walnut Body Works.
Since 2001, this traditional band brings music from Ireland and Scotland to the mountains of central Pennsylvania. The four women of Callanish, Patty Lambert, Gretchen Lee, Holly Foy and Louisa Smith share the music of their heritage – reels, jigs, polkas, hornpipes, and songs of love and longing for homeland. Callanish has recently performed at First Night State College, the Centre County Grange Fair, Laurelfest, and the Williamsport Community Arts Center, where the band opened for Women of Ireland. The band’s latest CD is The Hare’s Paw. .
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.
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.
The Triple A Blues band practically qualifies as an institution, since it was formed for the 1990 Arts Festival. The band has performed with national acts and at regional festivals and clubs throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey.
B = Button required for admittance
- Allen: Allen Street Stage
- Muni: State College Municipal Building Plaza
- Park: Sidney Friedman Park Stage
- Plaza: Willard Plaza
- Presby: State College Presbyterian Church
- Shell: Festival Shell Stage
- St. Andrews: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
- State: State Theatre