Saturday, May 25: Path of the Flood Historic Races
The POTF Historic Races follow the path of the 1889 Johnstown flood, and include a 5K, 12K, and half-marathon. The races conclude at Peoples Natural Gas Park, where the post-race festival is free and open to all (entertainment by the Ne’er-Do-Wells). Details, including schedule and online race registration, here.
Saturday, June 8: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Free Concert: The National Reserve with special guest Felix & the Hurricanes
JAHA is delighted to announce this free concert!
The National Reserve: For nearly half a decade, The National Reserve has spent Friday nights lighting it up at Brooklyn bars, winning over fans with epic sets and a remarkable breadth of song-craft and showmanship. With their 2018 release on Ramseur Records, Motel La Grange, the band has crafted a rich and raucous collection that instantly places them among Americana’s finest with its force, directness, and performance not unlike some lost recording unearthed from the golden age of 70’s rock ‘n’ roll.
Founded and fronted by singer-guitarist Sean Walsh, The National Reserve meld gutbucket R&B with New Orleans funk workouts, late night soul, and boozy rock ‘n’ roll to create their own timeless brand of music. The National Reserve is set to bring all the fun and fire of their fervent Friday night sets to the rest of the world, eager to pack as many folks into their late night scene as possible.
Felix & the Hurricanes: Storming onto the local music scene 28 years ago, the three-member southern-style blues rock outfit has exemplified what it means to endure as a musical force – and what it means to be a working band.
Gates will open at 6:00 p.m.
Felix & the Hurricanes: 7:00 p.m.
The National Reserve: 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 16: Feed the Need Food Truck Rodeo
St Vincent dePaul will be hosting the 2019 Feed The Need Food Truck Rodeo Sunday June 16 from noon-4pm!. All proceeds from this event go directly to SVDP to help give back to our community.
Tickets to the event will be $5. Pre sales will be available soon and will also be available at the gate the day of the event. We will have about a dozen Food Trucks from around the area and beyond, adult beverages for purchase and two live bands! Lux & Company and our headliner, The Kevin Dale Band. Both bands will be performing on the Polacek Pavilion Stage and graciously donated their time for this event.
June 20-23: Thunder in the Valley
Johnstown’s annual Thunder in the Valley® motorcycle rally is held the fourth weekend in June at a variety of venues in downtown Johnstown (including Peoples Natural Gas Park) and beyond. 2019 headliners are FireHouse and Hairball. Presented by the Johnstown/Cambria County Convention & Visitors Bureau — for complete information, visit the event website.
Friday, June 29: Johnstown Funk Fest
Free event featuring Beauty Slap and Afro N’At. More artists to be announced. Food trucks, dancing, and a funky good time.
All bar proceeds go to the Johnstown Area Heritage Association.
August 2-3: Ameriserv Flood City Music Festival
Surf around the site for details on lineup, tickets and more.
Saturday, August 24: Highlands Free Medical Clinic Benefit
A concert benefiting the Highlands Free Medical Clinic. Details TBA.
Saturday, September 28: Brews & Blues in the Valley
Johnstown’s beer tasting festival, presented by Forever Media! Local and regional blues bands provide entertainment. Lineup, brewery information, and ticketing TBA.