Shaver's Creek Environmental Center to hold music festival Sept. 25

September 20, 2011

Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center will hold its second annual music festival from 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the center in Petersburg, Pa. Three local bands -- Dreams and Bones, Poor Folk, and SkyTop Blues -- will perform, and local food vendors will be on hand. The event, a fundraiser for Shaver's Creek, will be held rain or shine. Proceeds from last year’s music festival helped the center to build the timber-frame stage that will host this year’s musical acts. Funds collected this year will help to improve the stage, including the addition of stage lights and backstage roof.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now, and cost $10 for adults, $5 for students from grade school to grad school, and $5 for seniors 65 and older. Children 6 and younger will get in for free. To preorder tickets call 814-863-2000, or stop by the center between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days a week. Tickets also are on sale at Appalachian Outdoors in State College, Pa., and at Standing Stone Coffee Company in Huntingdon, Pa.

For more information on the Music Festival and other Shaver’s Creek programs, visit

Band bios:

-- Dreams and Bones is an acoustic quartet formed in the fall of 2009. Their songs are a mix of original Americana compositions, classic folk tunes and acoustic rock from the past four decades. Their unique blend of instrumental arrangements and vocal harmonies are both tasteful and powerful.

-- Poor Folk is comprised of members Chris Rattie, Junior Tutwiler and Corry Drake from the nationally touring band Rustlanders. This all-star lineup will bring a unique blend of old country, rock and Americana music to the stage.

-- SkyTop Blues is a five-piece blues band from central Pennsylvania. The band plays a diverse mix of electric blues from artists such as the Allman Brothers Band, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

For more information, including recordings of the bands listed above, visit

  • This timber-frame stage at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center will be the venue during the second annual music festival. Proceeds from the festival, to be held Sept. 25, will go to the center.

    IMAGE: Penn State
Last Updated September 20, 2011