Shaver's Creek announces first-ever music festival

September 07, 2010

Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, a unit of Penn State Outreach, has announced that it will hold its first-ever live Music Festival at its center in Petersburg, Pa., from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26. The festival is a fundraiser to support the center’s efforts to build a covered stage that will host future events such as this as well as provide teaching space for its educational programs. The Shaver’s Creek Music Festival will feature six regional, high-energy, acoustic, Americana and bluegrass bands as well as several local food vendors.

The live music lineup for the day includes local acts John Cunningham & Friends, Pure Cane Sugar, Tussey Mountain Moonshiners, Tolins Bluegrass Revue, and Ted & the Hi-Fi's, and will culminate with a rocking performance by Philadelphia’s own Wissahickon Chicken Shack.

“These bands are going to be lively and energetic," said Paul Brigman, assistant program director at Shaver's Creek. "People should plan to bring their dancing shoes.”

Food vendors, including Doan’s Bones Barbeque, Standing Stone Coffee Company, The Enchanted Kitchen, and Gemelli Bakers, will be onsite from noon to 6 p.m. A percentage of each vendor’s sales will go to support the covered stage project.

Tickets are on sale now and cost $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and $10 for children between ages 6 and 12. Children 5 years old and younger will be admitted for free. To order tickets, call Shaver’s Creek at 814-863-2000 or stop by the environmental center between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days a week. Tickets also can be purchased at Appalachian Outdoors in State College, Pa.

For more information on Shaver’s Creek programs, visit http://www.outreach.psu.edu/shaverscreek/ online.

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Last Updated November 18, 2010