Flood City set for August
JOHNSTOWN The AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival is set for Aug. 2-4 and this year will feature headliners Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Greensky Bluegrass. The festival takes place in the new Peoples Natural Gas Park near downtown.
Grammy nominee Trombone Shorty will headline the first day, Randolph will headline the second day and Greensky Bluegrass will perform on the second day and headline the third day. For a complete list of performers, visit www.floodcitymusic.com.
Tickets are $128.75 for a VIP Package, $65 for an Oilhouse Pass and $49 for a Weekend Pass. Packages may be bought online at , or in person at the Heritage Discovery Center's gift shop (cash or check only).
VIP Packages include: A parking pass for the lots across the street from the festival grounds; two tickets for all three days; two credentials (festival schedules on a lanyard) for access to the Oilhouse Lounge, which has the site's only full cash bar and flush restrooms; and exclusive access to bleachers at the headliner stage.
Oilhouse Pass purchasers receive one ticket to all three days and one credential for access to the Oilhouse Lounge.
Weekend pass holders receive one ticket to all three days of the festival.
Single-day tickets are $22.75 each for Day One and Day Two and $11.75 for Day Three.
For more information or to purchase tickets and packages, visit facebook .com/floodcitymusic or floodcitymusic.com.
Blues legend to play BJC
UNIVERSITY PARK - There has been only one King of the Blues - Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King. The blues legend will appear live in concert at the Bryce Jordan Center at 7:30 Oct. 13.
Since B.B. started recording in the late 1940's, he has released over 60 albums, many of them considered blues classics, like 1965's definitive live blues album "Live At The Regal" and 1976's collaboration with Bobby "Blue" Bland, "Together For The First Time." Kings's hits include "The Thrill Is Gone," "Three O'Clock Blues," "You Don't Know Me," "Please Love Me," "You Upset Me Baby," "Sweet Sixteen, Part I" and "Don't Answer The Door, Part I."
Tickets are $35 and $45 for reserved theatre seating and go on sale at noon today. Tickets will be available at the Bryce Jordan Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre, Altoona Campus Ticket Outlet, online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.bjc.psu.edu, or by phone at 800-745-3000.
VIP floor seating is also available. Penn State University Park students will receive a $15 discount courtesy of UPAC.
Burlesque show visits
JOHNSTOWN - ART WORKS in Johnstown presents "An Evening with The Boston Babydolls Variety and Burlesque Show" on July 20. Doors open at 6 p.m., with opening act Whiskey River Panhandlers performing at 7 p.m. and the Burlesque show starting at 8 p.m.
This is an over-21 show, suitable for adults. Tickets are $12 in advance and for members of ART WORKS and $15 at the door.
CLP presents Christie play
LORETTO - Cresson Lake Playhouse will present "The Mousetrap," a murder mystery by Agatha Christie at 8 p.m. Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 and Sept. 3 to 7. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee at Sept. 1.
For more than 50 years, Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" has been the world's longest running stage production,opening in the West End of London in 1952. It has the longest initial run of any play in history, with its 25,000th performance taking place on Nov. 18, 2012.
Tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for students under age 18. For more information or to order tickets, call the CLP offices at 472-4333. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Graves returns to Altoona
Michale Graves, the former front man for The Misfits, will return to Aldo's Bar in Altoona for a one-of-a-kind show at 9:30 p.m. July 19.
The Aldo's stop is part of Graves' short "The Lost Skeleton Returns" tour, where Graves will be performing in full make-up for the first time in eight years. The tour is in support of the album "The Lost Skeleton Returns," which contains remastered songs from his Misfits days. This is the tour's only Pennsylvania stop.
Opening for the show will be Railroad City Music Machine, The Whatleys and X's for Eyes.
Tickets are $10 at the door.
Bryan tour visits region
BURGETTSTOWN - Country star Luke Bryan will bring his "Dirt Road Diaries Tour" to the First Niagara Pavilion at 7 p.m. Sept. 28.
The opening acts for the show will be Thompson Square and Florida Georgia Line.
Tickets are $25.25 for lawn admission and $50 for pavilion seats. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today and will be available online at livenation.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.