Rascal Flatts set tour
BURGETTSTOWN - Rascal Flatts will bring their "Live & Loud" tour to First Niagara Pavilion at 7 p.m. Sept. 6. The opening acts for the tour are The Band Perry and Cassadee Pope.
Rascal Flatts is one of the top touring acts in the country and have released seven platinum albums and have hit No. 1 on the Billboard country charts 12 times.
The Band Perry have followed their 2010 crossover hit "If I Die Young" with five consecutive top 10 country singles, including No. 1 "Better Dig Two" from their new album, "Pioneer."
Pope was the winner of the third season of "The Voice" and is scheduled to release her debut album later this year.
Tickets are $35.50 for lawn tickets and $55.50 and $75.50 for pavilion seats. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today and are available online at livenation.com, all Ticketmaster locations or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. All prices plus applicable charges.
Museum hosts exhibit
JOHNSTOWN - ART WORKS in Johnstown will present the exhibit "Mari-Claire Charba: Following the Muse - A Life of Art" now through May 25.
From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on May 18, ART WORKS will host Art Bites, a lunch and gallery talk with the artist. Admission to the event is $10 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 535-2020.
Born and raised in the West End neighborhood of Johnstown, Charba has spent most of her life creating and performing throughout Europe and the US. She will present an overview of creative communities in America. She will also do readings of her writings and cover various aspects of her work.
ART WORKS is at 413 3rd Ave. For more information, visit the website at www.artworksinjohnstown.org or call 535-2020.
Queensryche set to perform
GREENSBURG - Elko Concerts will present "Queensryche: 25th Anniversary Tour of Operation: Mindcrime" at 8 p.m. June 14 at The Palace Theatre.
Prog metal band Queensryche had its breakthrough success with 1988's concept album "Operation: Mindcrime," which was critically acclaimed and went platinum in the U.S.
The group, also billed as Queensryche with Geoff Tate (Tate, the band's original lead singer, heads this version of the group), will perform the classic album in full during the show, as well as such hits as "Silent Lucidity."
Tickets for the show are $30 and $35 and are available by calling The Palace Theatre Box Office at 724-836-8000 or online at www.thepalacetheatre.org.
Show raises for charity
CLEARFIELD - Jerry Schickling and his band North Country are kicking off their 2013 summer show season with a show at 7 p.m. May 11 at the Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre. Opening the show will be Elvis impersonator Scott Allegretto.
The show will raise money for the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors.
Tickets are $10 and are available by calling CAST at 765-4474 or at the door the night of the show. Seating is festival style which meansticket holders may sit where they choose.
CAST is located at 112 E. Locust Street in downtown Clearfield.
Blues show on Monday
In an effort to promote live local and regional music in an alternative venue, PMAC productions will present the first in a series of blues shows at 7 p.m. Monday at The Church in the Middle of the Block Cultural Center, 217-219 Fifth Ave., Altoona.
The kick-off show will feature two of the area's premier guitar slingers, Felix Kos of the Hurricanes with Bobby Waters and Pat McGinnis holding down the rhythm section, and Mark Ross of Queen Bee and the Blue Hornet Band fame with his newest project, Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats featuring Melanie Morrison Ziegler. It is a chance to hear musicians in an intimate, non-barroom environment.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door and are available through either of the bands, at Thompson Pharmacy's Chestnut Avenue and Broad Avenue locations, and at Alley Cat Music in State College.