Music

Festival Live Music

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

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2020 Friday Evening Headliners

Eric Noden and Joe Filisko

7:30PM – Washington Auto Mall Festival Stage at the Community Pavilion on Main Street

Miss Freddye’s Blues Band

8:45PM – Washington Auto Mall Festival Stage at the Community Pavilion on Main Street

2020 Saturday Evening Headliners

JigJam

7:00PM – Washington Auto Mall Festival Stage at the Community Pavilion on Main Street

The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers

8:30PM – Washington Auto Mall Festival Stage at the Community Pavilion on Main Street

2020 Friday Evening

Boilermaker Jazz Band

Opening Act – 6:30PM – Washington Auto Mall Festival Stage at the Community Pavilion on Main Street

The hot sounds of the jazz age come alive with the Boilermaker Jazz Band! Led by Paul Cosentino on clarinet, this acclaimed group serves up swinging renditions of jazz classics and rarities through superb instrumentals and heartfelt vocals. With their unique brand of musical Americana and hot jazz revelry, the Boilermakers have been making music and memories in the Pittsburgh area for more than 25 years.

Web link: www.boilermakerjazzband.com

Eric Noden and Joe Filisko

First Headliner Act – 7:30PM – Washington Auto Mall Festival Stage at the Community Pavilion on Main Street

The blues and roots music duo— Joe Filisko (harmonica) and Eric Noden (guitar) make an unforgettable impression. Their jaw-dropping virtuosity enables them to create more layers of sound and feeling than most full bands can summon, and both are high-energy, ultra-rhythmic performers. The collective result— in both their live shows and their recordings— are charged, dramatic performances that are simultaneously powerful and sophisticatedly subtle.

Web link: www.rootsduo.com

Miss Freddye’s Blues Band

Second Headliner Act – 8:45PM – Washington Auto Mall Festival Stage at the Community Pavilion on Main Street

As Pittsburgh’s Lady of the Blues, Miss Freddye keeps the blues alive in her native hometown. Awarded the “best blues band” in the 2016 Pittsburgh Music Awards, Miss Freddye started singing in church at a young age. The influence of church and her mother’s love of the blues gave Miss Freddye the beginning to venture in the world of Blues Music in 1996. She joined BMW (Blues Music Works) under the direction of Big AL Leavitt. In 2002, Miss Freddye formed her own band, “Blue Faze”. Several years later, she became Miss Freddye’s Blues Band and Miss Freddye’s Homecookin’ Band. Her Influences include: Koko Taylor, Etta James, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, Big Mama Thornton, Big AL Leavitt, and Bessie Smith.

Web link: www.missfreddye.com

2019 Saturday Afternoon Line-Up

Information Coming Soon

2020 Saturday Evening

Sweaty Already String Band

Opening Act – 6:00PM – Washington Auto Mall Festival Stage at the Community Pavilion on Main Street

Pittsburgh-area acoustic quartet playing traditional and modern bluegrass, along with some unexpected covers!

Web link: www.sweatyalreadystringband.com

JigJam

First Headliner Act – 7:00PM – Washington Auto Mall Festival Stage at the Community Pavilion on Main Street

JigJam are a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with Bluegrass and Americana in a new genre which has been branded as ‘I-Grass’ (Irish influenced Bluegrass), their onstage energy along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world. Jamie McKeogh, Cathal Guinan and Daithi Melia all hail from Tullamore, Co.Offaly with Co. Tipperary born Gavin Strappe completing the quartet. Described as ‘The best Irish group so far in bluegrass’ this sharply dressed outfit deliver an energy-fueled, foot-stomping live performance. All multi-instrumentalists, JigJam interchange between banjos, guitars, fiddles, mandolins and double bass onstage which creates an experience which is pleasing to both the eye and the ear.

Web link: www.jigjam.ie/

The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers

Second Headliner Act – 8:30PM – Washington Auto Mall Festival Stage at the Community Pavilion on Main Street

Hailing from southwestern Pennsylvania, The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw from old-time, bluegrass, country, jazz, rockabilly and swing to create their tight, high-energy string band music. If you like your bluegrass heavy and traditional with stirring harmonies and powerful instrumentation delivered with steaming side dishes of progressive originality and garnished with high country psychedelia and working man’s tonic, then look no farther than The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers.

Web link: www.jakobsferry.com

2020 Sunday Music Line Up

Immediately after the church service we will take a short break to allow the folks a chance to visit the food and craft vendors. At approximately 12:45PM, the afternoon music portion will begin and last until 3:30PM. It will be composed of various church choirs and music ministries. This will be an expression of the wonderful traditions and styles that our region is so blessed with. Come and enjoy this great expression of talent and flavor. everything from traditional hymns, spirituals, southern gospel and contemporary. To top it off we will have a special performance by a children's choir composed of youth from our county.
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