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Peoples Natural Gas Park

Peoples Natural Gas Park

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90 Johns St.
Johnstown
PA,


Upcoming Events at This Location

The first announced show in the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Free Summer Concert Series, featuring John Gresh’s Gris-Gris and Derek Woods Band! Rayne’s BBQ will be on hand, so be sure to come hungry.

Schedule for the evening will be as follows:

6:00 pm: gates open
7:00 pm: Derek Woods Band
9:00 pm: John Gresh’s Gris-Gris

John Gresh’s Gris-Gris (pronounced Gree-Gree) plays a variety of New Orleans rhythm and blues mixed with Americana music (Dylan, Springsteen, the Band). They were one of the house bands at NOLA in the Square in Market Square for 9 years. The members of the band are some of the best players in Pittsburgh, and include:

  • Jimmy Adler, who  has performed in Johnstown many times over the past ten years. Jimmy and his band has represented the Western PA Blues Society in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.
  • John Gresh performed for several years with the Grateful Dead tribute band, Fungus. He studied jazz piano with the late Pittsburgh pianist/teacher, Carl Arter.
  • Larry Siefers performed with Pure Gold for many years, as well as a member of Norman Nardini’s band. This multi-instrumentalist is in demand in Pittsburgh.
  • Bob Peckman is a former member of The Skyliners, The Groove U, The Jaggerz, among others. He also played with Pure Gold for close to 30 years.
  • Mike Sweeney is an accomplished songwriter. His songs have been reviewed in Blues Journal and Downbeat. Billy Price, Joe Grushecky and other regional artists have recorded Mike’s songs.

Derek Woods Band: The Derek Woods Band is a nationally award-winning Americana/Rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.    Currently touring to support the release of the new full length album, “Picture Yourself”, engineered by Daniel Blake and Gavin Lurssen (Robert Plant/Alison Krauss, Eric Clapton, O’ Brother Where Art Thou).

They’ve shared the stage with legendary acts such as Jefferson Starship, Leon Russell, Allman Betts Band, Cheech & Chong, Lisa Marie Presley, Rusted Root, Jimmy Herring, and has been featured at an events including Woodstock 50th Anniversary at Yasgur’s Farm in Bethel, New York to performing at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California.

 

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The second show in the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Free Summer Concert Series!

Schedule for the evening is as follows:

6:00: gates open
7:00: Whiskey River Panhandlers
9:00: The Plate Scrapers

The Plate Scrapers originated in 2014 in western Maryland the way any good bluegrass band does: from a bunch of fellas pickin’ around in a circle, surrounded by delicious plates of food, strong libations, and good friends. The traditional spirit of The Plate Scrapers is still innately intact nearly 8 years later, though they have evolved into far more than your average bluegrass band. Through diverse backgrounds and influences ranging from jazz, to hard rock, to funk, and of course bluegrass, the band has taken their music to an eclectic new level.

The Plate Scrapers’ songwriting is the identifying characteristic of the band. Complimenting writing styles from multiple members offer a tasteful balance and refreshing diversity to their sound, a diversity which they have become known for. Folksy lyrics of songs like “Shoes” or “Moonlight” call to a time of friendship, nostalgia and adventure, while songs like “Trucker’s Aspirin” or “Easy Way Out” are darker tales, gritty in nature.

Crafted musicianship and creative chemistry on stage guarantees that each performance is a new experience. More recently, the band has been known to take advantage of modern FX to enhance their traditional folk instruments, venturing over the borders of traditional Bluegrass into the rapidly growing genre of Jamgrass. Fans and critics alike agree that things are moving in a promising direction for The Plate Scrapers. We last saw them at Peoples Natural Gas Park during the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival 2018, and we’re delighted to welcome them back!

The Whiskey River Panhandlers are one of Johnstown’s best-known acoustic bands, back after a hiatus of a few years. It’s an impossible paradox of the best Americana music that every song sounds familiar yet new, but The Whiskey River Panhandlers pull it off. Although some carefully-chosen covers are included in the Panhandlers’ sets, most of what you’ll hear is original songs whose taproots run deep, evoking a simpler time when pretty much all music was acoustic and live. They’re the rare act that all ages truly like, a band with almost universal appeal. It’s too bad the demands of day jobs and “real life” tend to keep them off the road — the Panhandlers would go over anywhere from hipster New York nightclubs to the dustiest honky-tonks in Nashville.

Lead vocalist Chris Verbano plays acoustic guitar, harmonica, mandolin and washboard. Chris is well-known on the local scene for his work preserving and programming the Roxbury Bandshell, a WPA-era treasure, with an eclectic Sunday concert series. Mike Giuffre shares lead vocal duty, bringing a pure and strong tenor to the mix, and plays guitar and 4- and 5-string banjo. Mike shares songwriting duties with his younger brother Justin Giuffre, who plays string bass, alternately percussive or melodic as the tune demands.  They’re joined by Adam Milkovich on mandolin.

 

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July 14, 7:00 PM

Get the Led Out presented by Drusky Entertainment

Peoples Natural Gas Park

Drusky Entertainment presents GET THE LED OUT at Peoples Natural Gas Park on Thursday, July 14! (The show will be presented on a large, temporary mainstage, similar to the one used for the music festival.)

From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album…GTLO delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents, GTLO brings what the audience wants…a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity. Dubbed by the media as “The American Led Zeppelin,” Get The Led Out offers a strong focus on the early years. They also touch on the deeper cuts that were seldom, if ever heard in concert. GTLO also include a special “acoustic set” with Zep favorites such as “Tangerine” and “Hey Hey What Can I Do.”

GTLO has amassed a strong national touring history, having performed at major club and PAC venues across the country. GTLO’s approach to their performance of this hallowed catalog is not unlike a classical performance. “Led Zeppelin are sort of the classical composers of the rock era,” says lead vocalist Paul Sinclair. “I believe 100 years from now they will be looked at as the Bach or Beethoven of our time. As cliché as it sounds, their music is timeless.” A GTLO concert mimics the “light and shade” that are the embodiment of “The Mighty Zep.” Whether it’s the passion and fury with which they deliver the blues-soaked, groove-driven rock anthems, it’s their attention to detail and nuance that makes a Get The Led Out performance a truly awe-inspiring event.

Doors are at 7:00 with an 8:00 show. General admission tickets will be available for $35 and increase to $45 on the day of the event. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 15.

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July 23, 12:00 PM

Basket Bonanza

Peoples Natural Gas Park

Admission is FREE; Raffle tickets $5 for 25 chances

Join JAHA for a fun filled day of prizes! We will be raffling off one hundred baskets and will also feature a 50/50 raffle and small games of chance. We have some exciting prizes this year, including an American Girl doll, a basket from Pittsburgh Live! Casino, Dorney Park tickets, and a membership from The Mattress Factory — more is being added by the day! Food will be available for purchase.  Doors at noon, drawing at 2:00 pm!

All proceeds from this event directly benefit the Johnstown Children’s Museum.

 

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July 29, 12:00 AM

AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival

Peoples Natural Gas Park

Our signature event returns July 29-30 at Peoples Natural Gas Park! The 2022 lineup includes Spin Doctors, Railroad Earth, Big Something, and many, many more. 2-day passes on sale at early-bird prices through April 30! JAHA members get a free upgrade to VIP when they buy tickets in person at the Heritage Discovery Center (Family membership or above; limit 4 passes per membership.)

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The final show in the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Free Summer Concert Series, featuring Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience with special guest Crawdad Joe!

Schedule for the evening will be as follows:

6:00 pm: gates open
7:00 pm: Crawdad Joe
9:00 pm: Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience

 

Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience: For 40 years, two- time GRAMMY award winning artist Terrance Simien and 8th generation Louisiana Creole, has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is – and is not. Leading his Zydeco Experience bandmates – long time members Danny Williams, keyboards and Stan Chambers, bass with Lance Ellis, sax; Ian Molinaro – Thompson, drums, and our newest member, Revon Andrews on trombone.

Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today. He and his band mates have performed over 9000 concerts, toured millions of miles to over 45 countries during their eventful career — including several performances for the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival, most recently in 2011.

Crawdad Joe: The band’s founder, Joseph Dedon, grew up in southern Louisiana where he was heavily influenced by southern rock, blues, southern gospel, hard rock, metal, jazz, and country music. You can hear the mix in his performances where he plays a wide range of covers and originals for fans in his new home of central Pennsylvania and abroad.

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August 20, 7:00 PM

An Evening with Scott Miller

Peoples Natural Gas Park

Strugglebuggy Productions presents An Evening with Scott Miller in association with Oilhouse Live!

Recently inducted to the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame, fiery roots-rock singer/songwriter SCOTT MILLER returned to his native Virginia to tend the family farm while continuing to release and perform new music informed by that rural area, history, and Appalachia. “[Miller combines] the emotional honesty and intelligence of a singer/songwriter with the swagger and enthusiasm of a rock & roller… a gifted and eclectic solo artist.” (AllMusic.com) Recently on tour with Patty Griffin, Robbie Fulks, Paul Thorn, Robin & Linda Williams, and American Aquarium, Miller most recently played in Johnstown at the AmeriServ FolkFest (the predecessor event to the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival), in 2007.

Justin Giuffre & the Pilgrimage is the special guest for the evening, which will take place inside the Community Foundation Oilhouse. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the door.

Schedule is as follows:
6:30: gates open
7:00: Justin Giuffre & the Pilgrimage
8:00: Scott Miller

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August 27, 6:00 PM

Highlands Health Clinic Benefit: Lords of 52nd Street

Peoples Natural Gas Park

A Night of Music! The Highlands Health Free Medical Clinic is pleased to announce The Lords of 52nd Street, featuring Richie Cannata, Liberty DeVito, and Russell Javors who were the original band members for Billy Joel, and whose songs include Only the Good Die Young, It’s Still Rock’n Roll to Me, An Innocent Man, Big Shot, New York State of Mind, She’s Got a Way, You May be Right, Scenes from an Italian Restaurant, Miami 2017, and many more.

Special guest is The S’Wearing Hats, an 8-piece band featuring eclectic music from the 80s, 90s, and a little bit around the edges.

This fundraising concert is sponsored by E.MAP in cooperation with JAHA. Gates open at 6:00 pm, and opening band starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $25.

Highlands Health Free Medical Clinic offers free medical and pharmaceutical care for low-income, uninsured and under-insured persons in the Laurel Highlands region. Medical volunteers from our area assist by providing their time and expertise to help our community, thus changing lives.

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