Kick Off 2018 First Fridays in Chambersburg on May 4

Kick Off 2018 First Fridays in Chambersburg on May 4

The Downtown Business Council (DBC) and Council for the Arts of Chambersburg will present the start of 2018’s First Friday events on Friday May 4th from 5-8pm.  Just as “Star Wars” fans around the world celebrate “May the Fourth”, Chambersburg’s May 4th First Friday events will feature a Star Wars theme as well, sponsored by Noelker & Hull.  For more details, call 717-658-4372 or check the Facebook page of the Downtown Business Council. (more…)

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau & Capitol Theatre Seek Talent For A Cappella & Unplugged 2018

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau & Capitol Theatre Seek Talent For A Cappella & Unplugged 2018

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) and Capitol Theatre are teaming up for A Cappella & Unplugged 2018. It is a journey to $500 and it begins with auditions at the Capitol Theatre on ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­May 22, 7 PM to 9 PM, and May 24, 6 PM to 9 PM. Audition on Tuesday, May 22, are in the Wood Center Stage and on Thursday, May 24 are on the main theatre stage.

Performers–ages 2 to 102–are invited to audition for the 2018 A Cappella & Unplugged Singing Competition. Acts can be solo or groups–vocal or unplugged instrumental. Acts must be appropriate for a variety of ages and people, FCVB is seeking celebratory–lively, illuminating, inspiring performers–something that makes the audience feel good. Auditions are closed format. Registration fee to audition is $10 per act.

The top performers from the audition will be invited to perform and compete at Round 1 of A Cappella & Unplugged Musical Competition, performed live, onstage June 16 @ 7 PM, at the Capitol Theatre, where a panel of judges will select the top six acts.

From here, voting goes public. Friends, family, and the public can vote for the top 6 acts by liking the performers on Facebook.com/FCVBen. The top three performers with the most public votes will have a chance to move forward in the competition and perform live on the steps of the Franklin County Courthouse on the evening of July 21, as part of the festivities leading up to 1864, the Civil War light show portraying the Ransoming & Burning of Chambersburg. The public at the event and through Facebook will select the winner of $500 and the title of “2018 A Cappella & Unplugged Champion.” Once the champion is crowned, they will then perform in front of thousands of people on the steps of the Franklin County Courthouse opening the 1864 light show. It will be an exciting competition showcasing amazing talent.

Get started today by registering to audition at Eventbrite.

For more information about the 2018 A Cappella & Unplugged Championship, visit https://www.explorefranklincountypa.com/home/acappella_unplugged/  or call 866.646.8060.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore Franklin County PA and enjoy the trails of history, arts, recreation, natural beauty, fresh foods and the warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro.

Johnny Cash Tribute Set For Capitol Theatre

Johnny Cash Tribute Set For Capitol Theatre

The Johnny Cash Tribute at Capitol Theatre in downtown Chambersburg is set for  Saturday, April 14, at 7:00 PM. Johnny Cash Tribute, led by James Garner, performed nearly 500 shows across the United States. The group even performed at Folsom State Prison to commemorate the 40th anniversary of John Cash recording a live album behind the prison walls. The show will include Cash Favorites such as “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk the Line” and “Ring of Fire.” The tribute band brings the same boom-chicka-boom sound that the Tennessee Three, who backed Johnny Cash for 25 years.

Rounding out the tribute band and backing James Garner is Denny Colleret, who mastered the Luther Perkins’ signature guitar sound and style; Rick Duncan on bass and vocals, and Nick Auriemmo on percussion. The audience is sure to enjoy a fun, toe-tapping trip down memory lane honoring Johnny Cash’s life and music. See a preview here.

Tickets are $33 for Adults, $28 for Seniors 60+ yrs., and $18 for ages 3-22. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more people.  Tickets can be purchased online here, by phone (717) 263-0202, or by visiting the box office at 159 S. Main St. in Chambersburg.

“Shaking hands with Johnny Cash is still one of the coolest experiences I’ve ever had,” said Garner. Garner founded his Tribute band to bring the authentic sound and stories of Johnny Cash to audiences everywhere and to proudly present the music of Johnny Cash as fans, for fans.

Highlights History & Fun At “A Greencastle Speakeasy During Prohibition”

Highlights History & Fun At “A Greencastle Speakeasy During Prohibition”

Enjoy history and fun with the “A Greencastle Speakeasy During Prohibition” at Allison-Antrim Museum’s second annual mystery dinner FUNdraiser.  The goal is to gather clues from each of the characters and the games, to be the first to solve the mystery.  The actors portraying the characters will be scattered throughout the room of guests and will stay in-character for the remainder of the evening.  After dinner, there will be time to socialize, allowing guests to gather more information, to solve the mystery.  Throughout the evening, Rebecca Elgin will be facilitating the storyline, which is historically based – but not truth

The 18th Amendment prohibited the manufacturing, selling, and transportation of alcohol.  It was ratified on January 29, 1919 but went into effect January 16, 1920.  In Greencastle, all the hotels had bars and the eateries in town also sold alcohol.  When Prohibition went into effect, all the hotel bars were shut down, and in some cases, it caused the demise of the hotels, such as the National Hotel, on the southwest corner of the square, which closed in 1920.  Prohibition ended almost 14 years later, on December 5, 1933.

B Street 104 Restaurant & Pub, 104 East Baltimore Street, Greencastle, PA  17225 will be hosting the mystery dinner, in The Gem banquet room, with the meal beginning at 5:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 14, 2017.  The menu is: baked ham, broiled, lemon-dill haddock, roasted potatoes, green beans, mixed green salad with choice of two dressings, warm bread and butter, assorted dessert selections, iced tea and lemonade.

Tickets are $45/person and can be purchased at Allison-Antrim Museum or online via PayPal at www.greencastlemuseum.org/mystery.html.  PayPal permits use of credit cards for payment.  Your PayPal receipt will be your ticket, so you must bring your PayPal receipt with you on Saturday, April 14.  Please RSVP by Thursday, April 8, 2018.

For more information, please visit: www.greencastlemuseum.org, Facebook, on Twitter @greencastlemuzm, or call 717-597-9010.

Allison-Antrim Museum, Inc., 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA is open regularly Tuesday to Friday, from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 11 PM to 1 PM.

Mark April 14 For A Day in Greencastle

Mark April 14 For A Day in Greencastle

Spring is just around the corner, so it is time to get tickets for the 5h Annual Greencastle-Antrim Craft Beer & Wine Festival. Set for April 14, noon to 4 PM, the Greencastle-Antrim Craft Beer & Wine Festival offers a chance to taste over 50 craft beers and a variety of wines. (more…)