Thursday August 5th, 2021 * 6:30 PM
Sit back and enjoy live music in a beautiful setting on the lawn behind the Museum House on Thursday evenings.
Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and kindly remember that Renfrew is a non-smoking facility.
Feel free to bring your own refreshments or grab a light snack at our Welcome Tent.
Renfrew is a carry-in/carry-out waste park.
Please be sure to remove your trash and keep the grounds beautiful for all to enjoy. Alcohol is prohibited on the property.
Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to view the semi-finalists of A Cappella & Unplugged 2019 on Facebook.com/FCVBen. Seven performers–Big Toe, Evan Crider, For F4ith, Kylie Young, Maple Taco, Marla Hart, and Robert Twine—are vying to be the 2019 A Cappella & Unplugged champion. Take a minute to view and like the most appealing performance. The three videos with the most likes are invited to perform in the 2019 A Cappella & Unplugged Finals on July 20 at 7 PM as part of the 1864 Weekend.
1864 Weekend, July 19 and July 20, remembers the Civil War history of Chambersburg, PA—which was ransomed by Confederate General John McCausland for $100,000 in gold or $500,000 in Yankee greenbacks. When the town could not pay the ransom, Chambersburg was burned. More than eleven blocks, a total of 550 structures, burned. Over 2000 residents were left homeless. Yet, the residents did not give up. They gathered themselves and rebuilt the town. Today, Chambersburg remains a prosperous community. Without such spirit and perseverance, Chambersburg would have passed into obscurity. A Cappella & Unplugged commemorates the spirit of these past residents.
A Cappella & Unplugged 2019 celebrates five years of amazing talent. Past winners of A Cappella & Unplugged are: 2015: “A World Apart” with Taylor Piper and Kristopher Potter of Mercersburg; 2016: Kate & Isaac, a duo from Waynesboro; 2017: Elly Cooke of Gettysburg; 2018: Alexus Lawson of Chambersburg. Join the Franklin County Visitors Bureau at 7 PM on July 20 in downtown Chambersburg to see who will be the 2019 A Cappella & Unplugged winner.
Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to enjoy the talent of the 2019 A Cappella & Unplugged Semi-finalists. Seven performers—Big Toe, Evan Crider, For F4ith, Kylie Young, Maple Taco, Marla Hart, and Robert Twine–moved out of the 2019 A Cappella & Unplugged Round One at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, June 22. Judges Heather McEndree of Cumberland Valley School of Music, Jon Meyer of the Capitol Theatre, and Marina Addlesberger of the Chambersburg Ballet Theatre School selected the semi-finalists, based on musical ability, stage presence, creativity, and originality. All can view and like their favorite performance on Facebook.com/FCVBen.
A Cappella & Unplugged 2019 is the fifth annual event, which started in 2015 as part of the 1864 Commemoration. In 1864, during the Civil War, Chambersburg was ransomed for $100,000 in gold or $500,000 in Yankee dollars. The town could not pay the ransom, and it was burned. Yet, today it is a thriving community. A Cappella & Unplugged celebrates the spirit and energy of the people, who rebuilt the community.
From the seven semi-final performances, the three that are most liked will move onto the A Cappella & Unplugged Finals, held on the steps of the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center at 7 PM, just before the 1864 Chambersburg Comes To Life, re-enacting the ransoming, burning and rebirth of the town with lights and atmospheric effects. The crowd at the event and online selects the A Cappella & Unplugged winner, who will receive $500.
The videos of the performances are available on Facebook.com/FCVBen through noon on July 17.