Pop A Cork 2015Gather your favorite people together and come chill out at the 7th Annual Pop A Cork for the Capitol event being held rain or shine outside and inside the Capitol Theatre Center in downtown Chambersburg, PA on Saturday August 15, 2015 from 12:00pm to 7:00pm.   The event features:  eight Pennsylvania wineries, live entertainment, delicious food, unique quality vendors, great raffle items and more! You will also be showing your support by helping to raise money for the Capitol Theatre Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located at 159 S. Main St. in downtown Chambersburg, PA.


The intimate setting of Pop A Cork for the Capitol provides a great opportunity to chat with each of the winery staff members about what’s new with each of them!  Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or by the bottle and a wine check is available.  Beer and non-alcoholic beverages will also be sold.

-Greenhouse Winery  http://www.greenhousewinery.com/  NEW Winery to the Event this year!

-Allegro Winery and Vineyards  http://allegrowines.com/ featuring a new white Sangria-style wine named “Tango”.  Plus, Harmony, Punk, Suite & Fusion, 2014 Steel Chardonnay, 2014 Riesling, 2013 Merlot Chambourcin will be available.

-High Rock Winery  http://www.highrockwinery.net  featuring best sellers such as: Black Lab, a concord and black raspberry blend; Punch, a blend of two white grapes and a red grape; and Sweet Niagara.

-Benigna’s Creek  http://www.bcwinery.com/ featuring their Sunshine Wine which won a double gold medal this year in the PA Wine Competition.

-Adams County Winery  http://www.adamscountywinery.com/

-Tuscarora Mountain Winery  http://tuscaroramtwinery.com/wines/

-Naylor Wine Cellars  http://www.naylorwine.com/

-Sand Castle Winery  http://www.sandcastlewinery.com


12:15 to 2:00 pm  Kerensa Gray (Waynesboro, PA) Cool jazz with hot vocals. 20th Annual Billie Holiday Vocal Competition winner.  Kerensa’s music finds balance in her ability to skillfully interweave melodies of jazz, blues and folk music into a sound that is undeniably and uniquely her, while her talent as a gifted vocalist unearths yet unseen perspectives into the standards that are the soundtracks to our lives. She has shared the stage with artists such as Stellar Award Winner Isaiah Thomas and opened for Grammy and Dove award winners CeCe Winans and Vickie Winans.   Kerensa has also served as guest vocalist for the Drew Davidsen Band.

Press contact: kerensa@kerensagray.com


2:30 to 4:15 pm *Distinctive Soul (Frederick, MD) Soul and Motown.  This crowd-pleasing band includes their own fancy moves with remarkable vocal talents to get everyone moving and grooving with their soul and Motown music reminiscent of the Spinners, the Temptations, and other memorable favorites.

Press contact:  240-626-0802


4:45 to 6:45 pm  *The Hello Strangers (Mercersburg, PA) Award – winning Original Roots Rock, Alternative Country, Pennsyltucky-Fried Sister Harmonies. The Hello Strangers has released their first full-length, self-titled album with multi-award winning (Grammy, Emmy, Dove, Tele) IMI Records in Nashville, Tennessee.  This Austin-influenced, rural-Pennsylvanian, Larissa Chace Smith and Brechyn Chace sister duo fronts the band with haunting harmonies and original songwriting style.

Press contact: barbara@sycamoream.com



Bring your appetite and enjoy a savory meal or snack and plenty of sweet treats.

Olympia Candy Kitchen (Chambersburg/Hagerstown)

Main Street Deli (Chambersburg)

Smokin’ D’s Roadhouse BBQ (Chambersburg)

Café D’Italia (Chambersburg)

Toasties Sustainable Table (Shippensburg)

The Butcher Shoppe (Chambersburg)


Stop by and visit these unique merchandise vendors selling their goods at Pop A Cork for the Capitol!

Gypsie: (downtown Chambersburg) gourmet food products

Sheep to Chick:  (Chambersburg) one of a kind designed and crafted purses, wristlets, crossbody bags

and wine sacks using repurposed wool.

Sleeping Cats Studio:  (Waynesboro) unique cork, polymer clay jewelry, wine gift tags, bracelets, cork earrings.

Here’s Looking At You:  (downtown Chambersburg) with unique wine design shirts

NEW THIS YEAR: While parents are at the event, there will be a children’s art & play class for ages 4 & up from 12:00pm -3:00pm at Voila! on Main Street in Chambersburg.

Pre-register at Voila! (717) 261-1304.

RAFFLE ITEMS: Including these and more:  party of 12 private wine tasting by Naylor Wine Cellars,

VIP tour for 4 at Sand Castle Winery, $50 gift certificates from local favorite restaurants, two Penn State Tickets with parking pass, bountiful basket of Ulta beauty products, Two tickets to Rich Little coming to the Capitol Theatre on Sept. 18, Two tickets to Mutts Gone Nuts coming to the Capitol Theatre on Oct. 3, sterling silver necklace with diamonds, Melalueca Gift set featuring new essential oils, wine-themed accent pillows and

gift baskets.

JENNINGS CHEVROLET BUICK GMC of CHAMBERSBURG: Will have a vehicle for Pop A Cork for the Capitol guests to check out!


Event admission tickets can be purchased online at http://www.thecapitoltheatre.org/specialevents.html , by calling the Capitol Theatre Box Office at (717) 263-0202 or at the door.  Event admission is $15 and includes the live music and a souvenir wine glass while supplies last.  Event admission tickets for Designated Driver and those under age 21 are $7.00 including the live music.  Those under 21 years of age must be accompanied by an adult age 21 or older.  This is an all ages pay event.  Must show identification of age to consume alcohol.   Service pets only, no coolers, no outside food or beverages permitted, welcome to bring chair.

Entrance to Pop A Cork for the Capitol is through the main theatre doors under the big Capitol Theatre marquee at 159 S. Main St. in Chambersburg.  The event is outside/inside – rain/shine.

SPONSORS/ POP A CORK FOR THE CAPITOL:  M&T Bank; Jennings Chevrolet Buick GMC of Chambersburg; F&M Trust; Franklin County Visitors Bureau; Orrstown Bank, Susquehanna Bank; Decorating Den Interiors; Gray Pilgrim & Associates; Park Avenue Pharmacy; Walker, Connor, Spang Law Office; Ed and Nancy Lehman, Lew and Lucille Stence, Patriot Federal Credit Union, Kelle and John Massimilla, Sunnyhill Properties.  For lodging and more things to do in the area, contact the Franklin County Visitors Bureau at

866-646-8060 or www.explorefranklincountypa.com.