SALMON FRANK: Oct. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m., Sprague Farm and Brew Works, Venango; Oct. 12 from 3 to 6 p.m., Lago Winery, Jamestown; Oct. 16 from 8 to 11 p.m., WXCS Radio Open Mike and Jam Session, The Villa Tavern, Cambridge Springs.
ERIE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: In the first concert performance of its 100th anniversary season, the Erie Philharmonic presents a Pops program as part of the Friends of Music Concert series on Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Edinboro University’s Louis C. Cole Auditorium, Memorial Hall. Conducted by Daniel Meyer, the orchestra’s music director, the concert will include performances of Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, a suite from ‘Carmen’ by Georges Bizet, Cole Porter’s ‘Begin the Beguine,’ selections from ‘West Side Story’ by Leonard Bernstein and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov ‘Capriccio espagnol.’ In addition, John William’s ‘Escapades’ from ‘Catch Me if You Can’ will be performed featuring a saxophone solo from Dr. Patrick Jones, assistant professor in Edinboro’s Music Department. The concert is free and open to the public.
BLUEGRASS AND ARTS FESTIVAL: The third annual festival is Oct. 11 at Elizabeth’s Restaurant in Conneaut Lake Park. Artisans and bluegrass bands are needed for this event. Proceeds will benefit Hospice House of Crawford County. Donations are being accepted for the auction. More information: Call (814) 853-5833, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ConneautLake.com.
MARCHING BAND SHOW: The 22nd annual Fall Classic Marching Band Show is Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. at Bender Field/Barco-Duratz Athletic Complex. The rain location is the Meadville Area Senior High School gym. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors and childnre under 5 are free. Participating high schools include Cambridge Springs, Conneaut, Ft. LeBoeuf, James A. Garfield (Garrettsville, Ohio), Maplewood, Meadville, Oil City and Titusville.
LIMITED EDITION: A premier Ohio bluegrass gospel band, Limited Edition, will put on a free concert at High Street Community Church, Conneaut Lake, on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. No tickets are needed but a love offering will be taken and a donation of two canned goods to help support the Samaritan's Group of Conneaut Lake will be accepted. The band has performed at various venues in Pennsylvania and Ohio. The sounds of Dan Garrett, lead singer, musician and songwriter, and his group is part of a concert series promoted by the Church to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ through the love of music.
FRENCH CREEK BRASS: First Presbyterian Church of Meadville has named the French Creek Brass its artists-in-residence for the 2013-14 season. This quintet of players comprises Jennifer Dearden and Daniel Honeycutt of Meadville, trumpets; Ken Russo of Pittsburgh, horn; Ronald Stitt of Edinboro, trombone; and Gary Viebranz of Erie, tuba. This quintet will provide special music on several Sundays throughout the church year. Its first appearance will be Oct. 20 at the 11 a.m. worship, with music by Jeremy Bankson, John Cheetham, and Percy Grainger. More information: Contact Kevin Dill at 333-2161 or email@example.com.
FREE JAM: Every Thursday, 7 to 10 p.m. for anyone looking to play, sing, dance or just sit back and watch, at Wild Country Dance Hall, corner of routes 19 and 198, Saegertown. More information: Ed or Jan, 282-4608 or 398-1463.
RED DUST MOUNTAIN BOYS: Two Roses & Two Thorns presents The Red Dust Mountain Boys performing a two-hour country and bluegrass concert on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of Juniper Village of the Shenango Inn, 1330 Kimberly Road, Sharon. More information: Call Larry at (724) 456-2571 or John at (724) 866-4666.
ELTON JOHN: Nov. 18 at Erie Insurance Arena. Tickets on sale Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Erie Insurance Arena box office, erieevents.com or by calling (814) 452-4857.
GROVE CITY COLLEGE ORCHESTRA: Performing its fall concert on Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pew Fine Arts Center at the Ketler Auditorium on campus. The College Orchestra is conducted by Instructor of Music and Fine Arts Jeffrey Tedford. The concert will begin with the Chamber Orchestra performing several movements from Beethoven’s ‘Fifth Symphony.’ After a brief intermission, the College Orchestra will perform three works: Dvorak’s ‘Carnival Overture,’ the fourth movement of Sibelius’ ‘Symphony No. 2,’ and the ‘Theme from Superman’ by John Williams. The concert is free and open to the public along with parking. More information: Call (724) 458-2084.
MERCER COUNTY CHAMBER PLAYERS: Announce their fall concert on Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. in the Helen Black Miller Memorial Chapel at the society’s headquarters in Mercer. The MCHS Chamber Players are led by Richard Konzen, who also plays piano and organ. After the program, a cookie and punch reception will occur in the social hall of the chapel. The program is free and open to the public. More information: Call (724) 662-3490.
SOPRANO LAYLA CLAIRE: Thiel College presents world-renowned soprano Layla Claire in concert on Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the David Johnson Memorial Chapel. This event is free and open to the public. Claire is a regular soloist with the world’s leading orchestras. In recital, she has appeared at Weill Hall/Carnegie Hall, Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and as a featured artist in the Metropolitan Opera’s Summer Recital Series. More information: Call (724) 589-2240 or visit thiel.edu/about/con-spirito-concert-series.
RASCAL FLATTS: With special guests The Band Perry and the winner of The Voice season 3, Cassadee Pope on Oct. 17 at Erie Insurance Arena. Tickets: Visit ticketmaster.com or the venue box office; or call (800) 745-3000.
EDINBORO CONCERT SERIES: The fall 2013 semester’s First Friday Concert Series is free to Edinboro University students. There is a fee for all others. The following is the schedule for the concert series: Nov. 1, Erik Mann (guitar); and Dec. 6, Music Major Student Showcase. Concerts begin at 12:15 p.m. in the William P. Alexander Music Center Recital Hall. More information: Visit edinboro.edu/departments/music/first-friday-concerts.dot.
CHURCH MUSIC JAM: A free, open-to-the-public country, gospel and bluegrass music jam is the first Saturday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m. at the New Apostolic Church in Greenville across from The Medicine Shoppe. No drugs, alcohol or smoking is allowed. All are invited to enjoy and/or to bring their instruments and play.
PATRIZIO BUANNE: Monday Musical Club presents International singing star and Italian crooner Patrizio Buanne, who plays Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. at the Stambaugh Auditorium Concert Hall stage in Youngstown. Buanne, who has sold more than 1 million albums worldwide, is taking America by storm with his seductive Julio Iglesias meets Dean Martin mixture of ballads and bravado. He dances, plays instruments and sings in English. He’s also dropped two triple-platinum CDs, performed for Pope John Paul II, anchored his own PBS special and garnered a boatload of followers throughout northeast Ohio. Tickets: Available at mondaymusical.com or by calling the office at (330) 743-2717.
CONCERT BAND OF NWPA: The Concert Band of Northwest Pennsylvania concludes its 2013 fall season in with ‘A Concert in the Broadway Mode’ on Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. at the H. O. Hirt Auditorium at Blasco Memorial Library on the Bayfront Parkway. The concert is free to the public and no reservations are needed. Donations to the band are always welcome. More information: Call (814) 734-4389.
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED: Formed by original members of the iconic rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival, the band performs on Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. Tickets may be purchased by calling (330) 259-0555 or by visiting stambaughauditorium.com.
ZAC BROWN BAND: Permoing Dec. 13 at Erie Insurance Arena with special guests Dugas & AJ Ghent. Tickets: Visit the Erie Insurance Arena box office or call (814) 452-4857.
JAY Z: Jan. 8 at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland; Jan. 21 at CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh; Jan. 30 at First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y.; and Jan. 31 at Bryce Jordan Center, State College. Tickets at livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
PEARL JAM: CONSOL Energy Center on Oct. 11. Tickets: livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
DRAKE: CONSOL Energy Center on Oct. 18. Tickets: livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
JOSH GROBAN: Nov. 2 at CONSOL Energy Center. Tickets: livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA: Dec. 7 at 3 and 8 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center, performing ‘The Lost Christmas Eve.’ A portion of the proceeds from every ticket benefit Dollar Energy Fund and WQED programming and community services. Tickets: livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: The 20/20 Experience World Tour at CONSOL Energy Center on Dec. 14. Tickets: livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or (800) 745-3000.
Conneautville celebrating 200 years
Thursday was a relaxed opening day at the Conneautville Bicentennial Celebration, but things will get hopping today — literally. A frog jumping contest is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Weekend festival at Pymatuning takes you back in time
Want to party like it’s 1799? This weekend’s Pymatuning Pioneer and Art Festival on the shore of scenic Pymatuning Lake is the place to do it.
Emmy nominations: 8 snub shockers
A lot of beloved shows and stars got Emmy nominations on Thursday morning but there were definitely some snub shockers.
Once-small Townville Old Home Days now a summertime staple
Frog jumping, outhouse racing and beauty queens are just a few of the events in store for participants of what has become a Crawford County summertime tradition: Townville Old Home Days.
Custaloga Town French and Indian War Encampment set to take you back in time this weekend
Coordinators of the ninth annual Custaloga Town French and Indian War Encampment believe this year’s event will have all the historical thrill of its predecessors and more with the addition of an exciting new feature — visitation from members of the New York-based Seneca Nation of Indians.
Thurston Classic memorabilia purchases assure event remains in Meadville annually
Buying a Thurston Classic shirt or hat helps keep hot air balloons flying over Meadville at no cost to the public, according to officials of the Classic.
Regional Juried Photo Exhibit opens Friday night in Meadville
Meadville Council on the Arts' Regional Juried Photo Exhibit opens Friday the Heeschen Gallery (second floor of the Market House) and runs through May 24. The photography show features photographs from artists living with 250 miles of Meadville. The public is invited to a reception on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. when the awards will be announced.
Robo-repeat: Cochranton tops at RoboBOTS
As the final metal-grinding match of RoboBOTS 2014 sent the last sparks of battle into the plexiglass arena, Cochranton High School made history by becoming the only school to take home the first place trophy in two consecutive years.
Hunter Hayes headlines Crawford County Fair 2014 on Aug. 16
Country music performer Hunter Hayes, accompanied by guest stars, will be the first concert act to hit the stage at the Crawford County Fairgrounds on Aug. 16 at 7 p.m., as announced Friday morning by the Fair Board.
Gifts of Gratitude offers gift of chamber music
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