AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival adds 12 more artists to its lineup | New
A full selection of music is slated to entertain at this year’s AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival.
On Thursday, organizers announced 12 more artists to join the Uprooted headliners, featuring Rusted Root’s Michael Glabicki and Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers to round out the festival to be held October 1-2 at Peoples Natural Gas Park, 90 Johns St., Downtown Johnstown.
“As usual, we think we have several artists on this bill whose stars are on the rise – in particular, Maggie Rose, Marco Benevento and Midnight North,” said Ron Carnevali, festival president.
“Plus we’ll see our old friend Billy Price, who has been performing in this area since the 1970s and never fails to delight Johnstown audiences, and some of the local bands we’re featuring this year, FlowerChild and Desperadoes, are Johnstown. “
Midnight North has been performing together in the Bay Area since 2011. The band has since established themselves as a mainstay of the national touring circuit. Rolling Stone hailed them as the “best new act” in their review of the 2018 Peach Music Festival, saying the group “takes the best parts of roots music and weaves them into a tapestry of rock and Americana” .
Maggie Rose channels influences that existed long before her birth, in a completely different place today – roughly at the intersection of all-American rock and soul, with just enough British sparkle to make her shine. music. The New York Times proclaimed, “Maggie Rose is a strong heartbreaker, full of artful and wronged writing and attitude that, even in the post-Miranda Lambert era, feels like a knife.”
Marco Benevento has been dubbed “one of the most talented key players of our time” by CBS Radio. He has released six critically acclaimed solo albums over the past decade and has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall and Newport Jazz to Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo.
Roosevelt Collier was brought up in the “holy steel” tradition of the House of God Church and built his reputation in The Lee Boys, known for their lively and heartbreaking performances. He leaves an indelible mark on listeners, wowing audiences with his lightning-fast slide work on pedal steel. Collier last performed at the festival as part of the Lee Boys in 2010 and 2006.
Billy Price Band has entertained local audiences since the early 1970s. In April 2016, Price was officially recognized and inducted as a Pittsburgh rock ‘n’ roll legend. Billy is a longtime festival favorite, having performed the event in 2016, 2012, 2010 and 2006.
Colebrook Road bridges the gap between traditional direct drive weed and progressive weed that distorts the genre and creates new bluegrass enthusiasts while expanding the genre definition for established fans. The group has built up a fan base in Johnstown through appearances at Venue of Merging Arts and other local events.
The West Philadelphia Orchestra is known for its ecstatic evenings with a mix of Balkan brass, improvisation and American rhythms that has only deepened over time. The group first came to the area for the Johnstown Slavic Festival in 2018 and 2016.
Jukehouse Bombers are an explosive five-piece band from Indiana dedicated to keeping the blues alive. Their original composition reflects the influences of classic blues, soul and southern rock served with a contemporary flavor.
FlowerChild celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019 and continues to bring fire and good times to all who cross their path. Inspired by jam / funk music from the 60s and 70s, a FlowerChild show gets the audience dancing.
Desperadoes have been rocking since 1976. Bassist Mike Suppes founded the group and partnered with guitarist Mark Middleton in 1977. Middleton played lead guitar for nationally signed band Raging Slab in the 1980s and 1990s.
Crawdad Joe founder Joseph Dedon grew up in southern Louisiana where he was heavily influenced by southern rock, blues, southern gospel, hard rock, metal, jazz, and country music. You can hear the mix in his performances where he performs for fans at his new home in central Pennsylvania and overseas.
Ne’er Do Wells has roots in folk, bluegrass, punk rock, alternative rock and Americana. The songs of the Johnstown band reflect everyday life in a sweet melodic way paired with a distorted and grainy backing track.
“After a difficult year of pandemic cancellations, we are excited to bring music back to the park this year, thanks to the unwavering support of sponsors like AmeriServ Financial,” said Carnevali.
“We’re even planning some improvements to the festival experience this year, such as a new main stage appearance that will include video reinforcement.
Tickets can be purchased at www.floodcitymusic.com. The passes will go on sale in person at the Heritage Discovery Center and the Johnstown Flood Museum on Friday.
Kelly Urban is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. She can be reached at 814-532-5073. Follow her on Twitter @ KellyUrban25.