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  • Posted on 2022-05-13

    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!)

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  • Posted on 2022-04-28

    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!

  • Posted on 2022-04-21

    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.

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  • Posted on 2022-04-20

    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!

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  • Posted on 2022-04-12

    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.

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  • Posted on 2022-04-08

    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.

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  • Posted on 2022-04-04

    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!

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  • Posted on 2022-03-25

    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.

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  • Posted on 2022-03-19

    Get to know the 2022 lineup a little better through this Spotify list!

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  • Posted on 2022-02-25

    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.

  • Posted on 2022-01-26

    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!

  • Posted on 2021-10-28

    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!

  • Posted on 2021-10-19

    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 info@jaha.org with your contact information, and we’ll be in touch to arrange a sale by mail.

    Short-sleeved T-shirts: $20

    Sweatshirts: $35

    Long-sleeved T-shirts: $25

  • Posted on 2021-10-13

    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).

  • Posted on 2021-10-07

    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.

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  • Posted on 2021-09-30

    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!

  • Posted on 2021-09-29

    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. 

  • Posted on 2021-09-28

    As usual, Vons United Beverage has chosen a terrific menu of beers for our festival! Here’s what’s on tap:

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  • Posted on 2021-09-28

    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!

  • Posted on 2021-09-24

    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.

  • Posted on 2021-09-22

    The next exciting show in the Oilhouse Live series! We’ll be inside the Community Foundation Oilhouse, featuring bluesman Joe Louis Walker (opening act TBA). Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 day of show. Get tickets online here.

    More about all post-festival events at the park here!

  • Posted on 2021-09-21

    Behold the festival’s T-shirt design (created by Georgie Carnevali) — the back will feature the festival lineup, in similar colors. This design will be available on a short-sleeved black T-shirt as well as a black sweatshirt.

    We’ll also offer a long-sleeved grey T-shirt with our festival poster design, as well as baseball caps.

  • Posted on 2021-09-17

    For anyone who’d like to print out a schedule, here it is:

    PRINT A PDF

    You can access the festival map here.

  • Posted on 2021-08-25

    The Johnstown Area Heritage Association, which produces the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival, prioritizes the health and well-being of everybody at our festival. Initially we were hoping that moving the festival dates to Oct. 1-2 would alleviate all concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, but obviously that has not proven to be true.

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  • Posted on 2021-08-20

    Visit our schedule page for stage and set times.

  • Posted on 2021-08-01

    A very special concert is coming to the park on Monday, August 16 — Ana Popovic! This incredible blues singer and guitarist, originally from Serbia, will be presented in partnership with Chautauqua Region Music Alliance (CRMA) at Peoples Natural Gas Park. Special guest is Black Cat Moan.

    Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 day of show. 

  • Posted on 2021-07-16

    Early-bird prices on 2-day passes to the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival (Oct. 1-2) are available through 11:59 pm on July 31 only! After that, prices will increase $10 on both general admission and VIP passes.

    You can get yours online at this site, or if you’re local, you can buy hard tickets in person at the Johnstown Flood Museum or Heritage Discovery Center.

  • Posted on 2021-05-30

    The Johnstown Area Heritage Association, which produces the festival, has announced a 2-show free concert series at Peoples Natural Gas Park, made possible by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.

    Friday, July 9: The National Reserve with special guest Van Waylon

    Founded and fronted by singer-guitarist Sean Walsh, The National Reserve mine an archetypal musical seam, marrying gutbucket R&B, Laurel Canyon lyricism, New Orleans funk workouts, late night soul, and bluesy, boozy rock ‘n’ roll to create their own timeless brand of American music. This fantastic touring act played our concert series in 2019, and we’re excited to welcome them back!

    Johnstown favorites Van Waylon will open up the show.

    Gates will open at 6:00 p.m.
    Van Waylon: 7:00 p.m.
    The National Reserve: 9:00 p.m.

    Saturday, July 24: Buffalo Rose with special guests Mama Rose and The Whiskey River Panhandlers

    Listening to Buffalo Rose is like driving on the open road with the windows down, letting the breezes of various musical styles wash over you. Buffalo Rose commandeers the shimmering and electrifying riffs of the mandolin (Bryce Rabideau), the cascading guitar arpeggios of folk and bluegrass (Shane McLaughlin), the ringing purity of the dobro (Malcolm Inglis), and the steady percussive thrum of upright bass (Jason Rafalak), providing a effervescent blanket of sound under and around which the ethereal harmonies of Lucy Clabby, Margot Jezerc, and McLaughlin float. There’s a singular beauty in every Buffalo Rose song, whether the group is covering Madonna’s “Borderline” or delivering their stirring original material.

    Mama Corn is central Pennsylvania’s premier bluegrass band. This charismatic quartet runs the gamut of song and style, and can please any crowd. Their latest record, “Live and Learn” was released in January of 2017, coinciding with the tenth anniversary of the the band.

    Local favorites Whiskey River Panhandlers will reunite to open the evening with a special short set to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their disc, “Songs from Grandma’s Radio”! 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.

    Gates will open at 5:30 pm
    Whiskey River Panhandlers: 6:00 pm
    Mama Corn: 7:00 pm
    Buffalo Rose: 9:00 pm

  • Posted on 2021-05-20

    Today the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival announced the remainder of its lineup, joining headliners Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, and Uprooted featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root.

    “As usual, we think we have several artists on this bill whose stars are on the rise – in particular, Maggie Rose, Marco Benevento, and Midnight North,” said Ron Carnevali, festival chairman. “Plus, we’ll see our old friend Billy Price, who has been playing in this region since the 70s and never fails to delight Johnstown audiences. And some of the local bands we’re featuring this year, FlowerChild and Desperadoes, are Johnstown institutions.”

    The two-day, three-stage festival is held at Peoples Natural Gas Park, a venue that was developed by the festival’s producer, the Johnstown Area Heritage Association.

    AmeriServ Financial is the festival’s title sponsor for a record 26th year.

    “After a tough year of pandemic cancelations, we are thrilled to bring music back to the park this year, thanks to the steadfast support of sponsors like AmeriServ Financial,” Carnevali added. “We’re even planning some improvements to the festival experience this year, like new mainstage pageantry that will include video reinforcement.”

    Artists announced today are:

    Midnight North
    Marco Benevento
    Maggie Rose
    Roosevelt Collier
    Billy Price Band
    Colebrook Road
    West Philadelphia Orchestra
    FlowerChild
    Jukehouse Bombers
    Desperadoes
    Crawdad Joe
    Ne’er-Do-Wells

  • Posted on 2021-05-19

    In a press conference today, the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival announced its Friday and Saturday headliners: Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, and Uprooted featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root. The festival, which normally takes place the first weekend in August, will take place Oct. 1-2 this year.

    “We have wanted to present Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers at the festival for years – they are an act with almost limitless appeal for a wide range of audiences. We are thrilled to be presenting them on Saturday night of the 2021 festival,” said Ron Carnevali, festival chairman. “And Uprooted featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root is one of the most popular acts ever to come out of the Pittsburgh region, and they’ll deliver a terrific show for us on Friday.”

    The two-day, three-stage festival is held at Peoples Natural Gas Park, a venue that was developed by the festival’s producer, the Johnstown Area Heritage Association.

    AmeriServ Financial is the festival’s title sponsor for a record 26th year.

    “We are thrilled to be moving forward with JAHA and the festival committee to bring this widely anticipated event back to our community. The musical line up is first rate and will definitely provide a much welcomed wide array of music choices for festival goers to enjoy,” said Jeff Stopko, AmeriServ Financial, Inc., president and CEO.

    The remaining 12 performers will be announced on festival social media tomorrow (May 20), one every 15 minutes, beginning at 10:00.

    Early-bird two-day passes are $40, or $55 for a VIP Pass, which includes access to the VIP Lounge and the site’s only full bar and indoor restrooms, as well as a special tented viewing area at the mainstage. Single-day tickets will go on sale when early-bird prices expire at 11:59 pm on July 31. Regular prices for passes are $50 for two-day passes, $65 for VIP, and single-day tickets will be $25 for Friday night, and $40 for Saturday night.

    Tickets are being sold through the Eventgroove platform this year, and may be bought online beginning at 2:00 pm on Thursday. Passes will go on sale in person at the Heritage Discovery Center and Johnstown Flood Museum on Friday. JAHA members are entitled to a free upgrade from general admission to VIP passes – to take advantage of this benefit, passes must be purchased in person (limit 4 per family membership.)

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