Share & Enjoy Our Talent

Friends of Franklin County share their talent to brighten your day

Music Spotlight: Drew Adams

Music Spotlight: Drew Adams

On this week of Music Spotlight, another fine Franklin County musician and singer stands in the spotlight; meet Mr. Drew Adams. A Waynesboro native, Drew Adams is a freelance musician who has been part of the live music scene in the area for many years. His axe of...

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Music Spotlight: Pyxus

Music Spotlight: Pyxus

There is a new group building a reputation in the area! This particular group was also one of 2020 A’Cappella Unplugged’s contestant groups. Pyxus is brother-duo out of Mechanicsburg, PA. When it comes to singing, both brothers Jake and Robert Myers share the role of...

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Music Spotlight: Bekah Foster

Music Spotlight: Bekah Foster

Music Spotlight presents a unique Gettysburg-native musician and songwriter. Like so many of the previous features, music resonates with her on an emotional and sacred level. Introducing: Bekah Foster. Bekah grew up in a musical family. The music that flowed from her...

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Music Spotlight: The Gregorys

Music Spotlight: The Gregorys

This week’s Music Spotlight focuses on a band primarily from the Carlisle area made up of some fathers and a mother. Introducing The Gregorys. The Gregorys is Brett Rudder, Aaron Lepley, John Hope, and Colleen Hertzler. Like many other parents, these individuals don’t...

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Music Spotlight: Blaine Phebus

Music Spotlight: Blaine Phebus

This week’s Music Spotlight features a fantastic local musician from Rouzerville, PA as well as a former A’Cappella Unplugged finalist. Enter musician and singer-songwriter, Blaine “Little Toe” Phebus. Imagine rolling through winding country roads with the windows...

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Music Spotlight: Holly Gouse

Music Spotlight: Holly Gouse

Hailing from Newport, PA, Holly is a physical therapist by day. She serves the community through her work at UPMC Harrisburg Hospital, specifically in the medical surgical ICU. Through the course of her day, Holly sees much suffering. All of the suffering can build up...

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Music Spotlight: Robert Twine

Music Spotlight: Robert Twine

This week’s Music Spotlight features a former A’Cappella Unplugged contestant: introducing Mr. Robert Twine! A resident of beautiful and historic Mercersburg, or as he calls it “The Wild West”, Robert Twine is one incredibly versatile musician. Robert pulls influence...

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Music Spotlight: Brian Shenmeyer

Music Spotlight: Brian Shenmeyer

Who loves music? We know you do! And luckily for you, it’s ANOTHER week for Music Spotlight! On this week’s edition of Music Spotlight, we introduce to you, Mr. Brian Shermeyer. Brian comes from Waynesboro, PA, one of the fine towns that make up Franklin County. Brian...

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Music Spotlight:  Jason Sheffield

Music Spotlight: Jason Sheffield

Hungry for some more local music? Well, you are in luck because it is another Music Spotlight! This week’s edition of Music Spotlight focuses on a full-time, hardworking musician with a creative mind that does not stop. His name is Jason Sheffield. Originally from...

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Music Spotlight: Seventh Sunset

Music Spotlight: Seventh Sunset

There are so many things to look forward to in a new week. New experiences, another week of living, and a new music spotlight post! This week will be a real treat. This group is fresh as of February of this year. Introducing Music Spotlight featuring The Seventh...

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11/30 Open Mic Night

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) is hosting 11/30 Open Mic on October 2 at 6:30 PM during First Friday in downtown Chambersburg. This is a FREE event to enjoy the evening’s talent or perform. It will be held outdoors on the south side of the 11/30 Visitors Center, 15 South Main Street.  11/30 Open Mic celebrates talent and is open to all ages. It is friendly, supportive, and encouraging atmosphere for all to perform and enjoy. FCVB welcome talent from within Franklin County, PA, or beyond.

Guarantee your spot to perform by completing the FREE registration on Eventbrite. Last minute performers are welcome to sign-up in person at the event! 

For more details on the event or to register, click here

Sharing Talent

Evan Crider

Evan Crider

Music & More

By day, Evan Crider is a Tourism Associate at the Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) and is the musician behind the Music Spotlight.

On weekends and evenings, Evan enjoys taking center stage.. He particularly enjoys performing 90s music plus acoustic, rock, retro rock, grunge, post-grunge. Evan says, “I started playing in my early teens. I began listening to early forms of rock and roll and folk, such as the Beatles, AC/DC and James Taylor. And after those days, I think I’ve gone through so many phases in musical influence. But out of every phase, I’ve definitely appreciated the music of the 90s, most importantly, 90s rock. Groups like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Deftones and late bloomers like Staind, Incubus, Korn, and so many more had a significant impact on me and my style of playing, singing and writing. It was just something about those times that really captivated me. In today’s world of rock and roll, the way it was played in those days is not like it is now. And so I kind of wanted to bring those times back.” 

Check out Evan’s Facebook page to see where he is playing.