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…)

Franklin County Certified Tourism Ambassador Program Gains Momentum

Franklin County Certified Tourism Ambassador Program Gains Momentum

With the first, impressive group of Franklin County Certified Tourism Ambassadors trained and ready to go, Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) announces April and May Franklin County Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) Training. The April class is set for April 23 at the new Coyle Free Library in downtown Chambersburg. On May 17, the class is being held at the Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce. Both classes begin with an 8 AM registration.

CTA training is a nationwide training certification that helps communities know the value of their destination by providing information about history, culture, art, recreation, and outdoors. The program’s goal is to bring consistency, positivity, and pride to the people visitors meet in the community. It could be an event planner, a waitress, a real estate agent, a front desk person, or a docent of a heritage site. The program is a good way to expand awareness of community, quality of life, and tourism assets.

In March, fourteen Certified Tourism Ambassadors graduated from the first Franklin County PA CTA training.  The class included representatives from across Franklin County, including Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mont Alto, Quincy, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro. As well, eight CTA trainers were trained by the founder of the Certified Tourism Ambassador Program, Mickey Schaefer.

Being a CTA builds the confidence to go above and beyond with the visitor experience. Plus, it provides a way to network, support pride in community, stay in the know on local happenings, gain knowledge of local history and culture, and develop leadership qualities.

Allison Antrim Announces Executive Director

Allison Antrim Announces Executive Director

The AAMI board of directors appointed Jason A. Green as the Museum’s executive director. Green was born and raised in Greencastle-Antrim, has an interest in the history of our community, and graduated from Shippensburg University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism – electronic media. Most recently, Green was employed for 15 years at Entravision Communications, WJAL TV, Chambersburg, PA where he held the positions of Master Control Operator, Account Executive, and Traffic Manager, which included working with local businesses, social media, programming, and national sales. Before working at WJAL, he worked for Verstandig as a part-time, on-air personality for Star 92.1 and did editing of radio shows.
Green is also on the board of directors of the Greencastle-Antrim Baseball Association and is involved with non-profit organizations within the Greencastle-Antrim community.

Jason and his wife Stephanie, and son live in Greencastle. Included in Green’s executive director’s duties will be increasing membership, fundraising, and event planning, such as a wine, chocolate, & cheese event, antique gun show, and a vendor craft event on the grounds of Allison-Antrim Museum. Bonnie Shockey is continuing as president and CEO of Allison-Antrim Museum’s board of directors but no longer will be acting in the day-to-day role of executive director. The board members remain constant in their goal to fulfill AAMI’s mission that it will serve as an educational resource and will develop partnerships for and with the Greencastle-Antrim School District, and other educational institutions to enhance the study of local and regional history.

You are invited to stop by the Museum to meet and welcome Jason Green. Allison-Antrim Museum is open Tuesday to Friday, from noon to 4 pm, & Saturday, 11 am to 1 pm