This week’s entertainment in Erie includes music benefits, festivals, and free outdoor concerts.
The Rock & Rescue Charity Concert, featuring country artist Mitchell Tenpenny, benefits the Humane Society’s Shelter to Service Program on Aug. 13, at Erie Humane Society (2407 Zimmerly Road). Blues for Shoes is scheduled for Aug. 14 at Big Bar (14 E. 10th St.). The event will be hosted by the Breeze Band, along with other bands that will help raise funds for school supplies for the youth of Erie.
You can get some pasta or cannoli at the annual St. Paul’s Italian Festival. It runs from August 12 to 14.
PACApalooza will begin August 12 at 1505 State St. The Performing Artists Collective Alliance will be celebrating its anniversary with a three day event that includes live music, theater performances, and more.
Fair season is underway as the Warren County Fair runs from Aug. 9-13. Gates will open at 8 a.m. every day at 371 Barton Run.
There are a number of outdoor concert series continuing this week. On Aug. 13, there will be a family movie night at UPMC Park. There will also be ongoing art exhibits.
Below are details about these and other events in the Erie area. We couldn’t get everything in here, so be sure to visit GoErie.com/calendar for more.
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Note: It’s always a good idea to check with organizers in advance to make certain an event is still taking place and to find out what COVID-19 measures are in place.
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“Narcissus”: Through Sept. 18, Erie Art Museum, 20 E. Fifth St. Erie Art Co. and Noodlefish collaborative narrative installation inspired by the ancient Greek myth found in Ovid’s “Metamorphoses.”Gallery hours are Thursdays and Saturdays, 2-8 pm; Saturdays, 10 am.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-6:pm. Museum admission is free to members. $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and students. Children 16 years and younger are admitted free of charge. 814-459-5477, erieartmuseum.org/narcissus
“Ole’ Say Can We See?”: February 19 – 20 E. Fifth St., Erie Art Museum. An exhibition by Garry Bibb addressing political and social issues with sculptures, 2D print and video. Thursdays and Fridays are 2-8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-5: p.m. and Sundays 1-6.m. Museum admission for members is $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Children 16 years and younger are free. 814-459-5477, erieartmuseum.org/narcissus
“Connecting with the Collection: Photographic Portraits”: Through early 2023, Erie Art Museum, 20 E. Fifth St. Exhibition featuring a small selection of the many photographic portraits found in the collection of the museum from formal studio-style portraits shot against simple backdrops, to composed scenes that offer contextual clues as to their subject’s identity, to documentary-style photographs and street photography. The exhibition features the following artists: Serge Balkin; Karen Bell; Tom Caravaglia; Kerry S. Coppin; Joseph Diess, Michael Emery and Mark Frey. Also, Kenn Graves, Kenneth Graves and Kathe Kowalski. Tony Ray-Jones, Arthur Rothstein and Edward Sheriff Curtis. Len Speier. Alfred Stieglitz. Mark Perrott, Jose Picayo, Rick Smolan. Gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays, 2–8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 am–5 p.m.; and Sundays, 1–6 p.m. Museum admission is free for members, $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens, free for age 16 and younger. 814-459-5477, erieartmuseum.org/collection-connection-photographic-portraits
“Out of Many – Stories of Migration”: From February 26th, 2023 to February 26, 2023 at the Erie Art Museum, 20 E. Fifth St. An exhibition, events, and conversation featuring the work of five Pittsburgh photographers. It features the faces and stories of multiple generations of immigrants and migrants as well as their descendants. Includes photography by Brian Cohen, Scott Goldsmith, Nate Guidry, Lynn Johnson and Annie O’Neill. Gallery hours are Thursdays and Saturdays, 2-8 pm; Saturdays, 10 am.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 – 6 p.m. Museum entry is free for members. $10 for adults; $8 for students and seniors. Free for children 16 years and younger. 814-459-5477, erieartmuseum.org/out-of-many
ErieBank 8 Great Tuesdays: Tuesdays through Aug. 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Liberty Park’s Highmark Amphitheater on Erie’s bayfront. Performers: Aug. 9: Latin Fusion, no opener. Aug. 16: Buffalo Rose, opening by The Ron YaroszPower Organ Trio. Aug. 23: Bruce in the USA. Opening: Jack Stevenson&The Buried Treasure Band. Free. 814-455-7557, porterie.org
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Warren County Fair, Aug. 9-13; gates open at 8 AM each day; 371 Barton Run. Pittsfield. Rides, truck and tractor pulls as well as live music and stock car football will be part of the 91st annual fair. Travis Denning, Jake Worthington, and Blue Morning are two of the live music acts. They will be performing Aug. 9 with Kentucky Headhunters. Gate admission is $10 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $7 Children under 2 years old are eligible for free admission. 814-563-9386. warrencountyfair.net
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Whitford Park Summer Concerts: Wednesdays through Aug. 31, 7 p.m., Whitford Park, 5400 Iroquois Ave., Harborcreek Township. Aug. 10, Polka relations; Aug. 17, Kurt Novakowski, Elvis impersonator; Aug. 24, David Julius; Aug. 31, Gem City Band. Use a blanket or folding chair. Free. harborcreektownship.org
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Music in the Park: Wednesdays through August 31, 7 p.m. until sunset, Lake Erie Community Park at 10192 West Lake Road Lake City. Girard concert series featuring food trucks and refreshment tents. Aug. 10, Jim Madden and Friends; Aug. 17, Rodger Montgomery Blues Band, Aug. 24, Erie Philharmonic Brass Ensemble, and Aug. 31, West County Rangers. Entertainment is free. 814-774-4738
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Thursday in the Park: Thursdays through Aug. 25, 7-9 p.m., City Park Gazebo, intersection of North Center and East Smith streets, Corry. Performers: Aug. 11, Diana Evans, Aug. 18, Happy Days, and Aug. 25, Radioactive. Bring a blanket or a folding chair. Free. corryareaartscouncil.com
Full Moon Hike August 11, 10-11 p.m. Brown’s Farm Barn, 5674 Sterretania Road. Learn how our senses change from light to darkness and how full moons get their names: June’s Strawberry Moon, July’s Buck Moon, and August’s Sturgeon Moon. Wear comfortable shoes and wear outdoor clothes. This program will move indoors in the event of rain. Adults and kids 10 and over pay $7 for support donors and $9 for general access. 814-835-5356
Corvette Show: Aug. 11th, 5-11 p.m. Oliver’s Beer Garden at 130 E. Front St. Show off you ‘Vette and meet others. Ron Yarman Band will provide live music. oliversrooftop.com/events
Fly friendly skies August 11-14, 2-5 p.m. 1603 Asbury Road A 1928 Ford Trimotor, America’s earliest aircraft, will be visiting the Erie Chapter. The airplane will be displayed at the Erie International Airport. Visitors can take rides from Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 pm. flytheford.org
“Kinky Boots”: Aug. 11–13, 7:30 p.m., and Aug. 14, 2 p.m., Erie Playhouse, 13 W. 10th St. In the musical with a Tony Award-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, Charlie Price, who has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory on the verge of bankruptcy, finds inspiration in Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. $12 to $21.70 plus applicable fees 814-454-2852, erieplayhouse.org/events/kinky-boots
Whirlybird Music and Arts Festival: August 10-13, downtown Jamestown. New York. A collection of carefully curated concerts in a variety venues. There will also be free solo performances. Smackdab, Jamestown funk legends, will headline along with Chicago-based festival favorites Mungion. LITZ, national touring indie artist Mikaela, and other electronic funk rockers will also be present. $25 for Friday or Saturday passes; $45 for the weekend. whirlybirdfest.com
The Fab Four — The Ultimate Tribute: Aug. 11, 8 p.m., Warner Theatre, 811 State St. Tribute group performing live renditions Beatles’ songs. $83, $68, $58, $53, $48, $43, $33. 814-452-4857, eriewarnertheatre.com/events/event/08/11/2022/the-fab-four
St. Paul’s Italian Festival: August 12, 5-10 p.m., Aug. 13, 1-10. p.m., and Aug. 14, noon-6. p.m. St. Paul Catholic Church at 1617 Walnut St. The annual Italian-American heritage festival begins Aug. 12 with Pasta e Fagioli dinner at $10. The weekend will include dancing, music, activities and food. Sunday mass at 11:15 a.m. 814-456-6256, stpaulrcerie.org
Goodell Summer Music Series: Aug. 12, 7-9 p.m., Goodell Gardens & Homestead, 221 Waterford St., Edinboro. Performers: Jess Royer & Nick Warren. Concessions are available. Free. goodellgardens.org
Firelights Music Festival & Arts Festival: August 12-14, 1000 Washington Drive Edinboro. Three-day camping festival that features art installations, fire performers as well as live musicians, visual artists and DJs. Food, workshops, and more. Benefits Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department. For $90, a single-day pass is available. For $159.99, a three-day pass is available. firelightsfestival.com
PACApalooza: Aug. 12-14, 1505 State St. The Performing Artists Collective Alliance celebrates its 10-year anniversary with a three-day event that includes theater performances, live music, dance, comedy, poetry, film screenings, fashion shows, an art auction and more. Events start at 5 p.m. on Aug.12, noon on Aug. 13 and 2 p.m. on Aug. 14. Free. 814-616-7222. www.paca1505.org
Comedy Cruise: August 13, 10 p.m. – Midnight, Victorian Princess 1 State St. Standup comedy performed by Craig Baxter, Aaron Forsyth, and special guests, while cruising on the partyboat. $25. 814-459-9696, www.victorianprincess.com
Movie Nights: Aug. 13, 8 p.m., UPMC Park, 831 French St. You can sit in the field and observe. “Luca”You can also use the big screen. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Order online for $5 and $2 fees. Free for children 3 years old and under milb.com/erie/tickets/movie-nights
Rock & Rescue Charity Concert: Aug. 13, 6-10.30 p.m. Erie Humane Society, 2407 Zimmerly Road. The headliner will include the double-platinum country singer, and Erie’s Refuge will open. Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society’s Shelter to Service Program. This program trains shelter dogs over two years to become service dogs, which are then given to veterans in the community. $25 for general admission, $125 for VIP. bit.ly/3wUiUxX
Arts and Vegan Festival, Aug. 13-14, noon-6: p.m., 1020 Collect, 1020 Holland St. Featuring art, music, and food. 814-983-8566, www.1020collective.com/arts-and-vegan-festival
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Open Market: Aug. 13, 20, and 27; and September 3, 10 and 17 at Gibson Park, Routes 20-89, North East Borough; 10 a.m.-2.pm. Handmade and locally grown goods will be for sale. Live music, samples from wineries and breweries, as well as samples from distilleries and other wineries will be available. Admission is free. 814-725-4262, [email protected]
Summer Fun at the Light: August 13, 2016, 6-9 p.m., Presque Isle Lighthouse. Three Lights Lager, a new Lavery Brewing beer, and music by Tennessee Back Porch. Also, Underdog BBQ will be providing a meal, corn-hole tournaments and giant Jenga. $75. Call 844-833-3604 to learn more or visit bit.ly/lighthousefundie.
Blues for Shoes: August 14, 4-9 p.m. BigBar, 14 E. 10th St. A musical benefit hosted by The Breeze Band. There will also be performances from other bands. Other bands include: Stephen trohoske Jazz Ensemble and Monica Lewis Acoustic, Duke Sherman Bands, Jack Stevenson Acoustics, Jack Stevenson Acoustics, Mark Pacileo Acoustics, Rodger Montgomery Blues Bands, Barry King Blues Bands, and Mark Stevenson Acoustics. Proceeds will be used to purchase school supplies and equipment for the youth of Erie. The suggested donation is $10. All are welcome. School supply donations will be accepted at the door. facebook.com/events/426728169321445
Aquatic Wonders, Goodell Gardens & Homestead 221 Waterford St. Aug. 14 & 28 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Explore underwater flowers and grass-like plant. Members, $7; nonmembers, $15. Visit this site for more information bit.ly/goodellwaterplantsCall 814-734-6699.
814 Concert Series: Aug. 14, 6 p.m., various Erie parks. The concerts will be followed by a 4 pm.m. drum circle session led by One World Tribe. Aug. 14, Eric Brewer & Friends at Baker Field, East 32nd and Holland streets. Free. 814concerts.com
Sounds of Summer series: August 15, 2007, 7 p.m. Various Erie senior living communities. Gem City Jazz Ensemble at Curry Schell Apartments (3909 Schaper Ave. 814concerts.com
Everyone’s comedy open mic: Aug. 15, September 5, and 19, Oct. 3 & 17, Nov. 7 & 21, and December 5 & 19, 8-10 p.m., 1505 State St. 4th floor. Off Constantly Comedy and RandyBillDuck present this event for comedians of all levels. They can try their new material, perform their old favorites, or get on stage for the very first time. Donations accepted for RandyBillDuck and Performing Artists Collective Alliance. facebook.com/events/2843413479299195/2843413485965861, [email protected]
In Your Hometown concert series: Various dates through Aug. 24, 7 PM, various outdoor locations within Erie County Erie Philharmonic tour with a 16-member Brass Ensemble: Aug. 17 at Gibson Park, North East; August 19 at Goodell Gardens, Edinboro and Aug. 24 at Lake Erie Community Park. Free. 814-455-1375, eriephil.org/hometown
Gazebo Concerts: Aug. 18, 7-9 p.m.; gazebo in Beute Park, between Iroquois and Silliman avenues and Morse Street, Lawrence Park Township. Performance by Chris & Julie Moore of Tennessee Back Porch. You can bring a blanket or folding chair. Free. lawrenceparktwp.org
“The Rule of Three”Aug. 19, 20, 26 & 27, and Sept. 2, and 3, 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 21 & 28 and Sept. 4, 3:00 p.m. All An Act Theatre 652 W. 17th St. Performance of three stories of intrigue — “Afternoon at the Seaside,” “The Rats” “The Patient” — by Agatha Christie. $15 for adults, $12 seniors and students, and $5 for ages 6-11 www.allanact.net
Beyond the Blue concerts are Aug. 20, 2:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Sept. 2-4, Sherman, N.Y. The Heron Farm & Event Center is 2361 Waits Corners Road Sherman. Aug. 20 features Funk Fest with Funk You and Jimkata; Sept. 2-4 features Pokey LaFarge & Ryan Montbleau Band. Tickets are available from $20 to $97. theheron.org
Crawford County Fair: Aug. 21 – 27, gates open at 8 a.m. Most days; 13291 Dickson Road Meadville. The fair celebrates its 75th anniversary with rides, games, animals and live music. Entertainment includes Darci Lynne, a singer-ventriloquist, and a Country Music Night featuring Country Redford and The Hillbilly Way. Single-day admission is $5 or $8 depending upon the time and day. Children under 5 years of age are free 814-333-77465 or 814-724-3022 crawfordcountyfairpa.comOr facebook.com/officialcrawfordcountyfairpa
Zabawa Polish Festival: August 26, 5-10 p.m. Aug. 27, noon-10. p.m. Aug. 28, 11 a.m.-4. p.m. Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 2220 Reed St. Polish Festival with music, food and more. Free admission. 814-456-0671, holytrinityrc.org
Erie County Fair at Wattsburg, Aug. 29-Sept. 3, Gates open at 9 a.m. Aug. 29-30, Sept. 3, Gates open at 4 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 2, and Gates open at 4 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 2, with 13993 Routes 8 & 89, Wattsburg. The 137th Erie County Fair features tractor pulls, a rodeo Sept. 1, and a daily show at the midway. Live music includes Jess Kellie Adams (Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.) in the grandstand, and The Joe Matczak orchestra (polka music), at 5:15 p.m. Aug. 31. Gate admission costs $10 for general admission. This includes the grandstand, rides and special attractions. Military and children under 5 years old get free admission. Additional fees are charged for special events. 814-739-2232, wattsburgfair.com or facebook.com/wattsburgfair
German Heritage Festival: Sept. 4, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sept. 5, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., St. Nick’s Grove, 5131 Old French Road. Food, music, dancing, merchandise, beer and more in celebration of German culture. $5,Or $8 for a two-day pass; free for children 11 and under. 814-456-9598, dank-erie.org
Edinboro Highland Games and Scottish Festival: Sept. 9, 5:30-8: p.m. Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-9. p.m. 219 Meadville St. Edinboro The names of the music acts will be announced. Most events are completely free. 814-732-2000, edinboro.edu/events/highland-games/index.php
Erie Irish Festival: Sept. 16-18. St. Patrick Church 130 E. Fourth St. Foods, music, dancing, and more to celebrate Irish heritage. Admission is free. 814-454-8085, erieirishfestival.com/new
Daughtry: The Dearly Beloved Tour: Sept. 14, 7 p.m. Warner Theatre, 811 State St. The rock ‘n roll band that has sold more than 9 million albums. “Cage to Rattle,”16 million singles, which includes “World on Fire,”Pop Evil will join us as special guests. $77.25, $52.25, $44 plus fees; VIP packages available. 814-452-4857, erieevents.com
“Whose Live Anyway?”Sept. 27, 7:30 pm, Warner Theatre 811 State St. “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Ryan Stiles present their improv tour. $37, $47, $57. 814-452-4857, erieevents.com
Clay Walker concert: September 29, 7:30 p.m. Warner Theatre, 811 State St. Performance with Tracy Byrd, special guest $37, $57, $77, $97. 814-452-4857, www.erieevents.com/events/event/09/29/2022/clay-walker
Zach Williams Fall ’22 Tour: Oct. 15, 7 pm, Warner Theatre, 811 State St. Grammy Winner Williams performs his signature blend o southern rock, country, and faith-filled songwriting with special guest Ben Fuller. $20.50, $30.75, $41, $72. 814-452-4857, erieevents.com/events/event/10/15/2022/zach-williams-fall-22-tour
“Wheel of Fortune Live!”Oct. 19, 7:30 PM, Warner Theatre, 811 State St. This live stage show allows fans to experience the game show in person and audition to be on stage. They will spin a replica the iconic wheel and solve puzzles for prizes. Audience members will have the chance to win cash and prizes. $36, $46, $56, $66, $82; VIP packages available. 814-452-4857, erieevents.com/events/event/10/19/2022/wheel-of-fortune
Cole Swindell concert, Oct. 20, 7:15 p.m. Warner Theatre 811 State St. The rising country music star brings his “Down To The Bar Tour”With special guests Ashley Cooke & Dylan Marlowe $37.75 to $47.75, $57.75 to $67.75 and additional fees of $37.75 to $67.75 814-452-4857, erieevents.com
ZZ Top Raw Whisky Tour – Oct. 23, 7:30 PM Warner Theatre, 811 State St. “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” performs. Tickets went on sale July 29. $77.75, $87.75, $97.75 plus fees. 814-452-4857, erieevents.com
Trace Adkins concert: Nov. 17th, 7 p.m. Warner Theatre, 811 State St. Country legend Trace Adkins performs. He has sold over 11 million albums, charted more than 20 singles, won numerous Grammy nominations, and received over 2 billion streams. $40.25, $55.75, $71.25, $102, $122.75 plus fees. 814-452-4857, erieevents.com
“A Motown Christmas”: Nov. 19, 8 p.m., Warner Theatre, 811 State St. Family-oriented show featuring a world-class vocal group assembled from past and present members of Motown’s most legendary groups including Ali Woodson’s Temptations, The Miracles and The Contours. $52, $47 and $42 fees. 814-452-4857, erieevents.com
“Blue’s Clues & You! Live On Stage”Dec. 13, 6: p.m. Warner Theatre, 811 State St. Theater production of the popular preschool television series featuring Blue and her friends Magenta (and Rainbow Puppy), and many others in an original musical adventure. $52.50 – $42.50 – $32.50 plus fees 814-452-4857, erieevents.com
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