Concerts and Events at the Park

Peoples Natural Gas Park is a multipurpose facility that is used for a wide variety of public and private events. You must bring your ID to any public event at the park if you intend to purchase alcoholic beverages, regardless of your age or appearance.

Some events, like the festival, are produced by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association, while others are produced by other entities. The organizer’s website is provided in each calendar listing — please reference these sites for complete, up-to-date details about each event, including ticketing, schedule, and more.

More events (and links) will be posted as details become available!

May 21: Jammin' 4 Jabs

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, In This Together Cambria, and The Tribune-Democrat are collaborating to present Jammin’ 4 Jabs, a special day at Peoples Natural Gas Park to reward, encourage, and get people talking about vaccination against COVID-19. The event will feature the Classic Vinyl Concert Series Band presenting Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life” with special guest Smooth Sound.

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May 28: Path of the Flood Historic Races

The races are a 5K, 8-miler, and 14-miler presented by JAHA and the Cambria County Conservation & Recreation Authority. The free post-race festival returns in 2022 immediately following the races’ conclusion, and is open to all — it will include live music by the Whiskey River Panhandlers.

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June 3-5: Johnstown PolkaFest

The PolkaFest returns to a three-day format, and will be presented at the Park for the foreseeable future! Presented by the Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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June 11: Juneteenth

A musical celebration of Juneteenth, presented by the local NAACP chapter. Stay tuned for details on this ticketed, daylong event.

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June 23-26: Thunder in the Valley

Produced by the Greater Johnstown Convention & Visitors Bureau, this annual motorcycle rally features live music, vendors, and much more.

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July 2: John Gresh's Gris-Gris with Derek Woods Band

The first show in the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Free Concert Series! John Gresh’s Gris-Gris plays New Orleans rhythm and blues. They were one of the house bands at NOLA in the Square in Market Square for 9 years. The members of the band are some of the best players in Pittsburgh, and include longtime friend of the festival Jimmy Adler! Derek Woods Band will open the show. Gates at 6:00 pm, first music at 7:00. Free show, produced (like the festival) by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association!

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July 9: The Plate Scrapers with Whiskey River Panhandlers

The second show in the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Free Concert Series! Hailing from western Maryland, The Plate Scrapers are a fantastic bluegrass act that last played our festival in 2018, and we’re delighted to welcome them back. The Whiskey River Panhandlers will open the show. Gates at 6:00 pm, first music at 7:00. Free show, produced (like the festival) by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association!

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July 14: Get the Led Out

Drusky Entertainment presents Get the Led Out! The show will be presented on a large, temporary mainstage, similar to the one used for the music festival. From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage.

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July 23: Basket Bonanza

Join JAHA for a fun filled day of prizes! We will be raffling off one hundred baskets and will also feature a 50/50 raffle and small games of chance. Food will be available for purchase. Admission is FREE; Raffle tickets $5 for 25 chances. Doors at noon, drawing at 2:00 pm.

All proceeds from this event directly benefit the Johnstown Children’s Museum!

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July 29-30: AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival

Our signature event! Browse around this site for complete details.

August 13: Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience with Crawdad Joe

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, produced (like the festival) by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association.

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August 20: An Evening with Scott Miller

Strugglebuggy Productions presents An Evening with Scott Miller in association with Oilhouse Live! Recently on tour with Patty Griffin, Robbie Fulks, Paul Thorn, Robin & Linda Williams, and American Aquarium, Scott Miller most recently played in Johnstown at the AmeriServ FolkFest (the predecessor event to the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival), in 2007. Special guest is Justin Giuffre & the Pilgrimage.

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August 27: Highlands Health Benefit with Lords of 52nd Street

The Lords of 52nd Street, the original backing band for Billy Joel, will headline this benefit concert for the Highlands Health Clinic Benefit Concert, which provides free medical care to those who need it! Special guest is The S’Wearing Hats, an 8-piece band featuring eclectic music from the 80s, 90s, and a little bit around the edges.

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September 17: Concert for Conservation

Benefit concert for several area conservation and recreation organizations, featuring Buffalo Rose and other groups TBA. Ticket information and details to come.

October 8: Coptoberfest

Concert supporting the Distressed Officers Fund & Cambria/Somerset Counties Camp Cadet.

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