The festival is now less than a week away! Here are some important reminders as you plan your trip.
Things to bring: your tickets, and your ID. Please have your tickets available for scanning — whether you have hard tickets or digital (printouts or on your cell phone)! If you bought digital tickets we’ll be able to look you up at the gate, but for faster entrance have your tickets available. And as always, everyone who intends to buy alcoholic beverages, regardless of age, will need to show ID.
Things not to bring: chairs, dogs, weapons, and outside food and drink! Plenty of general admission seating is available at all our stages. No dogs are allowed at the park (service animals in harness are welcome). Do not bring coolers/outside food and drink (water bottles containing water are fine.)
Kids 12 and under are admitted free with a parent or guardian. Kids older than 12 need a ticket!
Convenient parking is available at Bold Athletics, across the street from the train station. We encourage you to approach this lot over the Walnut Street Bridge, so as to avoid pedestrian traffic on Johns Street.
Tickets will be available at the gate. We encourage you to skip the line and get yours in advance online (or locals can buy hard tickets at the Heritage Discovery Center), but you can buy at the gate.
You can upgrade your general admission ticket to VIP at the gate. Upgrades are available at the box office for any general admission ticketholder.
Hard tickets to the August 26 show with Melvin Seals & JGB with special guest Ron Holloway and also featuring FlowerChild will be available for sale. Plan to pick yours up! They’ll be for sale at the festival T-shirt booth, beside the Community Foundation Oilhouse. Credit only!
Here we’ll collect links to festival coverage.
Jamband supergroup lineup among surprises for music fest: Bryan Hummel, fest co-chair, is interviewed about collaborations — and the surprises of the Trouble No More lineup.
August 1, noon and 10:35 pm: Shelley Johansson on FOX 8 News Now: Shelley previews the festival, and Melt’s spectacular video of their cover of “Harvest Moon” is also featured.
Pittsburgh Magazine, “Things to Do This Weekend in Pittsburgh”: “Johnstown’s festival has hosted some of the most iconic artists across genres, from Creole-flavored favorites such as Galactic and Trombone Shorty to since-departed icons including Dr. John and Sharon Jones. It’s a transplanted New Orleans party deposited into the city’s riverside park — and this year’s lineup is as stacked as ever,”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Scott Mervis spotlights the festival in “Best Pittsburgh concerts this week.”
WQED Voice of the Arts podcast with Ron Carnevali: WQED interviews our festival co-chair about this year’s lineup.
‘A lot of variety’ | 15 bands will be featured in two-day AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival — Ron Carnevali is interviewed in this preview coverage in The Tribune-Democrat.
Los Lobos on the Bo and Moore Podcast: “It’s been a celebration — 50 years is a long time. We’ve got some fun shows coming up, and we’re looking forward to them,” Steve Berlin says. “As a child when I decided to do this, I could not have asked for a better run.”
Melt on the Bo and Moore Podcast: “This lineup is so stellar, and we cannot wait,” Veronica Stewart-Frommer of Melt says. “You can expect a high-energy set — anyone at that set is going to be living that moment with us for the first time, definitely come prepared to dance and rock out with us.”
The Mallett Brothers Band on the Bo and Moore Podcast: “The live show is where we’re most at home…when you hit that stage and everyone knows what everyone else is thinking, those are the nights I live for,” Luke Mallett says. “To get an offer to play a festival with a lineup like this one is pretty righteous, and we jumped at the chance.”
Doom Flamingo on the Bo and Moore Podcast: Thomas Kenney of Doom Flamingo shares insights on the band’s music, the name, and what audiences can expect from them here in Johnstown on August 4.
Newsbreak: 9 Summer Music Festivals in PA You Don’t Want to Miss: “These days, the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival focuses on roots and jam bands, evidenced by this year’s headliners, Los Lobos. Fun fact: Los Lobos multi-instrumentalist Steve Berlin is a Montgomery County native,” notes this article.
Tribune-Democrat: Los Lobos looks forward to Flood City: This Tribune-Democrat interview of Steve Berlin of Los Lobos includes a podcast! Listen in to hear his thoughts on how Los Lobos has been able to continue touring for 50 years, what made their album ‘Kiko’ so special, and what our audience can expect from their performance at the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival on August 5.
Shelley Johansson on 7 Mountains Media: Shelley stopped by in April to talk to the stations of Seven Mountains Media about this year’s AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival! Listen in for some insights into this year’s planning, highlights on the bill, and the entire season at Peoples Natural Gas Park.
There are some great shows coming to Peoples Natural Gas Park all season long! We put together a playlist for you to get to know many of the bands playing shows that are produced wholly or in part by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association, which produces the festival.