Saturday, August 13: FroggyQ
Nothing beats a good old fashioned BBQ! So, the radio stations of Forever Media, along with Johnstown Area Heritage Association, are putting together one of the biggest and best BBQ parties ever!
Join us on Saturday, August 13th from noon-8:00 pm as we celebrate the best BBQ masters of the area! Admission is $5, which includes a “best of” ballot for voting.
There will be local and regional BBQ vendors offering up pulled pork, ribs, brisket, chicken, and much more! Couple the great taste of BBQ with live music, Cooking Demos, Smoker Displays, ‘Best of…’ contests and you’ve got a summer party that is finger lickin’ good!
There will be 6 ‘Best of…’ contests; Ribs, Pulled Pork, Beans, Brisket, Cole Slaw and Sauce. And the BEST part is that they are open to the public, so you can compare your favorite recipe with the rest of the Laurel Highlands!
To be considered for these contests, you will need to register your submission at the gate between 12pm and 4pm, and judging will take place at 5pm. There will be Commercial and Non-Commercial registration. There is no registration fee to participate.
Friday, August 26: Galactic with special guest Joe Grushecky
The Ann Harris Smith Foundation, in conjunction with the Laurel Auto Group, present New Orleans’ funk powerhouse GALACTIC, a concert which will benefit the Johnstown Free Medical Clinic on August 26, 2016. In addition, we’ll hear sets from the exciting young bluesman Jarekus Singleton, as well as Pittsburgh blue-collar rockers and long time Bruce Springsteen collaborators Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers!
A full bar will be available to concert attendees. In addition, our food vendor, Pappy D’s from Somerset, PA, will be showcasing a southern barbeque menu.
All proceeds benefit the Johnstown Free Medical Clinic. Monies raised assist in providing health care and pharmaceuticals to the uninsured population in the Laurel Highlands Region of Pennsylvania.
A big thanks to Lucky Dog Management for donating their talent buying and event management services to make this happen!
Gates/Bar Open: 5:30 pm
Jarekus Singleton: 6:00-7:15
Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers: 7:45 – 9:00 pm
Galactic: 9:30 – ??
Tickets are $20 in advance (plus applicable fees), or $25 the day of the show. They are available at Cambria County War Memorial Arena Box Office, Flood City Music Festival box office, the Laurel Toyota Dealership (cash only), or online.
Saturday, October 1: Brews & Blues in the Valley
Forever Media of Johnstown (Froggy 95, Rocky 99, 96 Key, Hot 92, Cool 101.7, News Talk 1490 and The Fanatic 990) is partnering again with the Johnstown Area Heritage Association for the fourth annual Brews and Blues in the Valley!
This is a craft and microbrew sampling event that continues to grow. Last year’s event sold out with 1100 people attending! For 2016, we expect more breweries and more people.
Each patron will be provided with a list of breweries and beers available to sample. They will be given a 4 oz glass for sampling. VIP entrance and sampling will begin at 2:00 pm. General admission sampling time is from 3:00-6:00 pm, and bands continue until 7:00 pm. Food will be available for sale from a variety of vendors.
The lineup is as follows:
- Who’s Your Daddy: 2:00-3:00 pm
- Stone Bridge Blues Band: 3:15-4:15
- Miss Freddye: 4:30-5:30
- Black Cat Moan: 5:45-7:00
Tickets will be $35 for general admission, $55 for VIP, and $15 designated driver (face value — online ticketing fees apply).