HGR Local Music News 4/6/14

In Local Music News…

Area bluegrass groups Mountain City Grass and Revised Edition will perform at a special event in Claysburg this month. The 13th annual Claysburg Hee-Haw Show takes place on Friday and Saturday evenings, April 11 and 12, at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School Auditorium, starting at 7:30 p.m. both nights. Mountain City Grass will perform on April 11, and Revised Edition on April 12. Other performers include Strings Of Joy, Lauren Albright, 5 Degree Cooler, the 50’s Flashback Quartet and more. The event is sponsored by the Claysburg Rotary. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for children, and advance tickets can be purchased at Peggy’s Diner, Yingling Insurance and the Claysburg C&S Market, or at the door the nights of the performances.

Area youngsters will again have an opportunity to showcase their talents onstage in front of a friendly, supportive audience, as area entertainer Dennie Huber will present the 24th annual Crazy Fest Amateur Youth Talent Show. This year’s event will take place on Sunday afternoon, April 27, at 1 p.m. at the Greenwood Firehall in Altoona. Youngsters up to age 21 can enter to perform and show off their talents, and compete for a multitude of trophies, plaques and other prizes. Any talents are welcome; including singing and playing instruments, dancing, twirling, magic, acting, poetry, or any other talent young minds can come up with. Youngsters may enter for free, and can apply to compete by calling Dennie Huber at (814) 942-2516. Admission for the general public is $2 per person; proceeds help fund the trophies and prizes, and food sale proceeds help out the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company. Food and refreshments will be available; no alcohol will be permitted or served at Crazy Fest.

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