June 21-24: Thunder in the Valley
Johnstown’s biker rally, produced by the Johnstown Convention & Visitors Bureau! See the Thunder in the Valley website for details. Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, July 3: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Concert Series -- Beauty Slap with special guest Run the Meat
The Johnstown Area Heritage Association is delighted to announce that two free concerts will be presented this summer at Peoples Natural Gas Park with the support of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. The Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Concert Series will kick off on July 3 with a funk show by Beauty Slap, with special guests Run the Meat and Afro n’At.
Beauty Slap: This is a future-brass-thunder-funk machine. Four classically-trained horn players, computer, and keys. The thunderously funky screams of a traditional brass quartet meet the heaviest grooves modern dance music has to offer. The mission is to make you move.
Since forming in Pittsburgh, Beauty Slap has enjoyed national attention surrounding their debut project, THUNDERFUNK MACHINE, and northeastern tours. Armed with their powerfully groovy live show and impending album release, the group is poised for complete world domination.
Run the Meat: The dirtiest hard-funk brass band ever bred, Run the Meat brings Grade A bangers sure to make you sweat. Catch us at a show near you for a full course of beefy brass, filling grooves, and most of all, the always-bringing-it attitude of “Run the Meat”!
Afro n’At: Forged in the steel mills of Johnstown, Afro n’At is a new group bringing their unique brand of hand-crafted funk n’at to the scene. Brought together by a love of all things groovy, the group delivers tunes that fuse horn-driven 60s and 70s funk with Afro-inspired beats and rhythms that are sure to get you on your feet.
The July 3 schedule is as follows:
6:00 gates open
7:00 Afro ‘n’ At
8:00 Run the Meat
9:15 Beauty Slap
August 3-4: Ameriserv Flood City Music Festival
Click around on this site for details and ticket information!
Saturday, September 22: Brews & Blues in the Valley
Johnstown’s beer tasting festival, presented by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association and Forever Media! Your ticket gets you unlimited 3-ounce samples of craft and microbrews from the products of more than 30 breweries, with a full slate of blues bands all day. Ticket information and event details will be posted as they become available!