HGR Local Music News 8/11/13

In Local Music News…

Two more live music showcase events have been announced in the region for later this month. On Friday and Saturday, August 23 and 24, the Route 22 Rock & Blues Festival will take place at the Lincoln Caverns Campground near Huntingdon. The event will feature a variety of music. Groups so far confirmed to perform on Friday include Rich Edmundson, GG & the Assassins, The Hawks Blues Band, Black Sun and SamarA. Saturday’s lineup includes The Dashing Saboteurs, Drew Dodson, Rhythm Sharks, Lies Inc., Strait & Miller, Hate Grenade, NailDriver, Klockwick, It Is Written and Assault Method. Advance two-day tickets are $15, or admission is $10 at the gate on Friday and $15 at the gate on Saturday. Camping will be permitted.

On Saturday, August 24, the Wagon Wheel Amphitheater in Philipsburg will host a Blues and Roots Fest, presented by PMAC Productions. That event will begin at 3 p.m., and feature blues and acoustic-geared performers. The lineup includes Felix & the Hurricanes, Eric McCrum, Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats, Pat McGinnis and Jason McIntyre, and Tyne & the Fastlyne. Tickets will be $10.

Huntingdon-based singer and songwriter Hannah Bingman is set to release her third studio album. The album is called Loam.
Windber-based heavy rockers Hopscotch with Landmines have parted ways with guitarist George Feathers, citing creative differences.

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