What a weekend it was! There are so many people to thank — and we’ll do so in detail on social media as festival photography starts rolling in. But we’d like to take a moment to express our tremendous appreciation to everyone who makes this event possible: our faithful sponsors, especially AmeriServ Financial, which has been our title sponsor for a truly mind-blowing 27 years; our in-kind donors, who donate a dizzying array of products and services to help make the festival go; our volunteers, who faithfully show up every year with big smiles on their faces; and everyone who came out and enjoyed two days of truly spectacular performances. Our artists often comment on how great our audiences and volunteers are, and we are very proud of that.
There are many more concerts and events to enjoy at Peoples Natural Gas Park this season — past festival artists like Scott Miller, Terrance Simien and Billy Price are set to play, 2022 artist Buffalo Rose will return, and we’ll welcome Katie Henry to our stage for the first time! In the meantime, know that we’re already planning the next AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival: August 4-5, 2023.
The festival learned Thursday evening that due to unforeseen circumstances, Big Something must cancel their Saturday evening performance with us. Thanks to quick work on everyone’s part, we’re pleased to announce an amazing replacement: SunSquabi, flying in from Denver!
We’ll present this “electronic hydro-funk experience” in the late-night slot on Saturday, while Karina Rykman (who was originally scheduled for that slot) will take the Bud Light Stage from 6:00-8:00 pm. All other set times remain the same.
Thus, our Saturday schedule is as follows. See you in a few hours!
The festival starts TOMORROW (July 29!) Tickets and 2-day passes are available at the gate as well as online.
At the gate you can also upgrade a GA ticket to VIP, if so desired!
We are grateful for the enthusiastic support of everyone who’s gotten us to this point once again — sponsors, volunteers, in-kind donors, and YOU. Thank you, and see you tomorrow!
Don’t forget to visit the merch tent this weekend! In addition to our 2022 limited edition commemorative poster, we’ll have two T-shirt designs to choose from, as well as baseball caps in several colors. Check out the T-shirts below!
Vons United Beverage, a faithful festival sponsor, has as usual put together a great beer list for us. Here are this year’s selections!
Check out some of these great interviews!
The vendor list is out, and it looks delicious!
Something new at the festival this year — a limited edition commemorative poster! These 18X24 posters will be signed by the artist, Georgie Carnevali of Lemon Bomb Tattoo Co., and available for sale at our fest merchandise booth. (Also: we’ll have cardboard tubes, and you can leave them at the booth until you’re ready to leave festival grounds).
Even after July 29-30, there are so many great shows coming up at Peoples Natural Gas Park, presented by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association and other entities. Our Concerts and Events page gives you the calendar, along with links to ticketing and more information.
July is here, and tons of shows are coming up at Peoples Natural Gas Park! Drusky Entertainment, which is bringing Get the Led Out to the park on July 14, has announced a buy-one, get-one deal as well as a 4-ticket family pack. These deals are only available in advance, so get yours now!
Thanks for your enthusiastic support of our early-bird sales period! Single-day tickets and 2-day passes are now on sale at regular prices, online and in person at the Heritage Discovery Center in Johnstown. (JAHA members can still get a free upgrade to VIP when they buy in person!)
It’s shaping up to be quite a season at Peoples Natural Gas Park! Today the Highlands Health Free Medical Clinic announced the talent for their August 27 benefit concert — Lords of 52nd Street, Billy Joel’s original backing band! This benefit hasn’t been held since 2019 due to the pandemic, so we are delighted to have it back on our calendar.
Meanwhile, early-bird prices on 2-day passes are set to expire at 11:59 pm on Sat., Apr. 30 — get them now if you haven’t already!
Prices on 2-day passes go up at 11:59 pm on April 30! If you’ve not yet gotten yours, now is the time. The button below will take you directly to online ticketing. Locals can buy in person at the Heritage Discovery Center (opening hours of 10am-5pm Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday; noon-5pm on Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday), and members of the Johnstown Area Heritage Association get a FREE upgrade to VIP when they buy in person.
The Johnstown Area Heritage Association, which produces the festival, is delighted to announce the third and final show in the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Free Concert Series! Two-time Grammy award-winning artist Terrance Simien is one of the most respected and accomplished musicians in American roots music today. He’s played our festival in Johnstown several times, most recently in 2011, and we’re delighted to welcome him back! Crawdad Joe will open the show. Gates at 6:00 pm, first music at 7:00. Free show!
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 at music festival.
The detailed stage schedule with set times for the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival is posted! Check it out at the link.
And hey — time’s a-wasting — get your 2-day passes now before early-bird pricing expires.
The second announced show in the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Free Summer Concert Series is set for July 9! The Johnstown Area Heritage Association, which produces the series (as well as the festival) had booked The Plate Scrapers for a show that had to be canceled in the summer of 2020, and we are very happy to finally have it back on the park schedule. The band played our festival in 2018. Regional favorites Whiskey River Panhandlers will open.
It’s going to be a great summer at the park!
Good times ahead!
The first show in the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Free Summer Concert Series, featuring John Gresh’s Gris-Gris and Derek Woods Band has been announced for July 2 at Peoples Natural Gas Park.
Get to know the 2022 lineup a little better through this Spotify list!
The lineup is out, and 2-day passes are now on sale at early-bird prices! Locals can also buy hard tickets in person at the Heritage Discovery Center.
We’ll let you know our announce date as soon as possible — we’ve been working hard on this year’s festival, and can’t wait!
Don’t miss blues legend Joe Louis Walker with special guest HABATAT on Friday, November 12! This show is presented by the Chautauqua Regional Music Alliance in partnership with the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (which produces the festival). We’ll be inside the (heated) Community Foundation Oilhouse for this show, and Balance Restaurant will be on hand, too. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 DOS. Get them here!
Remaining festival merchandise includes short- and long-sleeved T-shirts, and crewneck sweatshirts. No XXL, limited sizes of short-sleeved T-shirts especially.
Locals, you can stop by the Heritage Discovery Center to get yours — out-of-towners, shoot us an email to email@example.com with your contact information, and we’ll be in touch to arrange a sale by mail.
Short-sleeved T-shirts: $20
Long-sleeved T-shirts: $25
The AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival 2021 is in the books! Join us for a fun, FREE post-festival concert with two favorite local bands from this year’s bill: FlowerChild (pictured) and Desperadoes. We’ll be inside the Community Foundation Oilhouse, where we’ll listen to great music, enjoy draft beer, and relive this year’s festival.
Schedule is as follows:
Gates: 6:00 pm
Desperadoes: 7:00 pm
FlowerChild: 9:00 pm
We’ll have a food truck onsite, too (specifics TBA).
What a festival it was! After having to cancel the festival in 2020 – and having to delay the 2021 event from our usual summer timeframe – it was so wonderful to be able to present the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival once again. Our sponsors rose up in force to make it happen, and we are deeply grateful. First, we’d like to thank AmeriServ Financial, our title sponsor for a truly astounding 26 years.
The 2021 AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival kicks off TOMORROW (FRIDAY, OCT. 1)! Gates open at 1:00 pm; first music is at 2:00.Single-day tickets and 2-day passes are available online or at the gate of Peoples Natural Gas Park. (As of close of business on Thursday, tickets are no longer available at the Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center.) See you soon!
Festival food like cheesesteaks, gourmet treats like lemon parm brussel sprouts, pizza, fancy coffee, BBQ, tacos, Polish cuisine — our vendor menus are looking delicious! Check out the full list.
As usual, Vons United Beverage has chosen a terrific menu of beers for our festival! Here’s what’s on tap:
Philadelphia-based guitarist Justin Mazer has announced he’ll play our festival with Midnight North, who will be on the Bud Light Mainstage on Saturday from 6:00-8:00 pm! Mazer has been featured in publications like Rolling Stone and Relix, and has recorded with past fest artists American Babies and Steve Kimock, among many others. He has appeared at major music appearances at major music festivals such as Firefly, Lockn, and Peach, as well as international cruises Jam Cruise and Cayamo. We’re excited he’ll be part of it!
Here’s recent press coverage of the festival! We’ll update this page as new articles and interviews become available.
WQED: Ron Carnevali, festival chairman, was interviewed by WQED’s Bryan Sejvar. “It’s the sponsor support that allows us to book bands like Bruce Hornsby…and instead of eroding [due to the pandemic] ours stepped up, like our title sponsor, AmeriServ.” Hear more of Ron’s insights into this year’s planning.
Billy Price: We’ve also posted a terrific interview with Billy Price, “Of all the festivals in the greater Pittsburgh area, I think that hands down the Flood City Music Festival is the best…they curate the festival in a way that no one else around here really does. I just love being there,” Billy says in this interview.
Maggie Rose: “There’s so many good people on the bill for this festival that I’ll probably be hanging around the grounds….I think one of the best reasons to play festivals is we’re all sharing each other’s fan bases, and typically it’s music lovers there. They come to see one person, and they leave as fans of everybody on the bill,” says Maggie Rose in this interview.
Michael Glabicki: “The essence of the songs are there, and the meaning of the songs are there, and we’re building off of that in an even stronger way,” says Michael Glabicki of touring to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Rusted Root’s “When I Woke.” Listen to the full interview here.