Rain or shine, the fourth annual Coal and Coke Heritage Music Festival will go on from noon to 9 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 10, at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. But guests should not fear inclement weather! Depending on the weather the musical entertainment and Kiddie Koal Mine may be moved indoors to the Penn State Fayette Community Center, and the Coal and Coke Heritage Center already is indoors in the lower level of the library building and will be open for tours.
Coal and Coke Heritage Music Festival
Coal and Coke Heritage Music Festival
The Sept. 11 Coal and Coke Heritage Music Festival at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, offers coal miners a special welcome at the festival: free admission for current and retired miners who show proof of work. The festival begins at noon and will feature food, arts and crafts and a variety of musical and dance performers including The Clarks, Chris Higbee Project, Joe Grushecky, Harold Betters and NewLanders. The Kiddie Koal Mine offers activities for kids. New this year is a fireworks display.
Tickets for the Saturday, Sept. 11, Coal and Coke Heritage Music Festival at Penn State Fayette are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus and at several upcoming local events. Now in its third year, the Coal and Coke Heritage Music Festival begins at noon and wraps up around dusk, with fireworks concluding the festivities. This year's festival features a variety of popular regional musical groups including The Clarks, Chris Higbee Project, Joe Grushecky and Harold Betters. The Coal and Coke Heritage Music Festival is designed to celebrate and honor the unique coal and coke heritage in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Three stages and 17 scheduled performances mean music and entertainment will be nonstop at the second annual Coal and Coke Heritage Music Festival on Sept. 19, at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus in Uniontown. Music begins at noon and continues until dusk. The festival features music, ethnic foods, regional arts and crafts, and a free Kiddie Koal Mine children's area. The Coal and Coke Heritage Center also will be open for tours and special activities.
Tickets for the Sept. 19 Coal and Coke Heritage Festival at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus are on sale now at several regional outlets and by telephone. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate. Children age 4 and younger get in free.
Grammy-winner Michelle Branch will be the headliner at this year's Coal and Coke Heritage Music Festival Sept. 19 at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus in Uniontown, Pa. The young country music singer-songwriter is preparing to release a new album this fall. Her performance rounds out the festival's musical entertainment, which showcases a wide range of music types.
Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus was honored with a Gold CUPPIE Award in the Special Events category from CUPRAP: The Association of Communicators in Education. Penn State Fayette received the award for its "creative excellence in marketing and communications" of the Coal and Coke Heritage Music Festival, which debuted Sept. 27, 2008, at the campus. The 2009 CUPPIE Awards were presented at CUPRAP's annual conference March 12 at the Hotel Hershey.
It will be hard to find a better musical value than the first Coal and Coke Heritage Music Festival, an event that debuts Sept. 27 at Penn State Fayette. More than 18 musical acts are slated and cover a wide range of musical styles, including jazz, folk, polka, German, rock, gospel and much more. Performers with national reputations include The Atlanta Drumline, River City Brass Band with Lisa Ferraro, Harold Betters, the MCG Jazz Legacy Project, Chuck Cantalemessa and the Ferla-Marcinizyn Guitar Duo. The daylong music festival will take place on Penn State Fayette's 100-acre campus. There will be multiple stages, food vendor booths, arts and crafts displays, and the Coal and Coke Heritage Center will be open for browsing and tours. The Kiddie Koal Mine area will offer a wide variety of activities for children at no additional cost.
Tickets for the Coal and Coke Heritage Music Festival are on sale now at Penn State Fayette. The Coal and Coke Heritage Music Festival debuts from 10 a.m. to dusk Saturday, Sept. 27, at Penn State Fayette. Designed as an annual festival to celebrate the unique heritage of southwestern Pennsylvania's coal and coke history and heritage, the event celebrates the unique heritage of southwestern Pennsylvania and features a full day of music, ethnic foods, and regional arts and crafts.