Once again, Richland Community Days will be presenting an entertainment lineup of outstanding, top notch music talent. With a wide variety of music genres, there will be something for everybody’s musical tastes featuring regional and national acts. We have a few acts returning who have not been there for a few years, some returning fan favorites, and some new groups who we have never had before.
Thursday, August 15th
Music Tent Stage
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Jazz In Your Face (Jazz Up Your Wine Event)
Friday, August 16th
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Cajun Norm & The Jam Band
9:30 PM - 11:30 PM Jim Donovan (former member of platinum selling recording band Rusted Root) & The Sun King Warriors
Music Tent Stage
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Johnstown Civic Concert Band
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM Long Road Home
10:00 PM - 11:30 PM Tom Katz
Saturday, August 17th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tree
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM The Boomers
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM Shades Of June
Music Tent Stage
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Clay Bowser
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Denise Baldwin
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Three of Hearts
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM Jeff Jimerson & Airborne
Jazz In Your Face
Jazz in Your Face Big Band, an jazz big band dedicated to jazz education, was founded by Michael Bodolosky in 1999. Comprised of some of the best jazz musicians and educators from western Pennsylvania, the band has been entertaining audiences through regular appearances in the Greater Johnstown area and western Pennsylvania. The band recreates sounds of the Big Band Era, sometimes with a modern twist. Other musical styles performed include Bebop, Cool Jazz and numerous Jazz and Latin Standards. Jazz in Your Face is celebrating its 20th year of performances. Its primary mission is to keep the sounds of the big band alive!
Johnstown Civic Concert Band
A concert series has been in place for the Johnstown area over the last 61 years, most recently providing music in the Westmont area and the Richland area. The Civic Concert Band, a non-profit organization based in Johnstown, PA, coordinates these concert series led by Paul Rhoades. Over the 61 years, these series not only provide free concerts to the community but also an education to young musicians, teaming them with music educators and professional musicians during rehearsals and concerts throughout the summer. The bands have organized the educators and musicians from a 4 county area including Cambria, Somerset, Indiana, and Blair counties.
Cajun Norm & The Jam Band
Cajun Norm & The Jam Band is a group of Johnstown area seasoned musicians who have been performing in numerous successful bands. This 4 piece group focuses on rock and roll spontaniety, rhythm and blues, and a dynastical deep mix of cuts, B-sides, and boogie woogie music. The members are Norman Chynoweth on keyboards and vocals, Gene Sweeney on guitar and vocals, Steve Spack on bass guitar, and John Mundy on drums.
Jim Donovan & The Sun King Warriors
Jim Donovan brings almost three decades of experience to the Sun King Warriors. As a member of the popular platinum selling recording Pittsburgh band Rusted Root, the drummer/percussionist helped shaped the group’s sound... and toured with artists including Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, and the Allman Brothers. He co-authored the band’s biggest hit, “Send Me On My Way,” which has been played 100 million times on Spotify and used as the wakeup music for NASA’s Mars rover.
Rusted Root was merely the first act in Donovan’s career. After leaving the band in 2004, he began to explore the therapeutic effects of drumming. Donovan found a new path placing drum circles programs nationally in organizations serving people with disabilities as well as people recovering from substance abuse.
But, Donovan missed the fellowship that is the byproduct of the group dynamic. In 2013, he started working with Sean McDonald, a Pittsburgh-based producer who has worked with artists including Wynton Marsalis and Patty Griffin. As Donovan honed the songs that would become the eponymous album, Sun King Warriors, he sought musicians who fit his vison and shared his spirit. Guitarist Kevin McDonald, multi-instrumentalist Dan Murphy, and bassist Kent Tonkin were added, as were three percussionists/drummers: Bryan Fazio, Joe Marini and Harry Pepper.
These veterans of Western Pennsylvania bands helped give Sun King Warriors national traction. The critically acclaimed debut record, released in 2016, made the Billboard Americana charts and earned airplay on 93 radio stations in The US and Canada.
The 2018 second release, We See Through It, illustrates the transformational power of music. Featuring ten songs that span genres and eras¸ the sound of the new album blends the vintage rock sound of Zeppelin with the alternative folk of Mumford & Sons propelled by barreling drums. We See Through It builds on the success of the first Sun King Warriors album, while also extending the band’s palette. The songs are constructed with a roots and rock base, then spun into whirligigs of sound, emotions, and colors. There are ecstatic guitar solos and buoyant choruses, with most of the compositions featuring Donovan’s favorite device: a bridge that unites the opening verse with the final coda. Visit the band website at http://sunkingwarriors.com/
The Tom Katz
The Tom Katz are a well known, high energy band from Johnstown, PA. Their musical selections include Motown, soul, oldies, and rock classics. The key to their success is talent, dedication and creativity, which they bring to every one of their shows. Check them out, and you'll discover that live music is alive and well.
Long Road Home
Long Road Home is a Country/Southern Rock Band out of Armagh PA. The band is founded by 4 best friends who went to high school together. They enjoy playing the “throwback” country hits that we’ve all learned to love over time. Mixed in there, you’ll surely recognize some of the classic southern rock and other hits they play along the way.
TREE is a group of Johnstown, PA area musicians who have become known for their own special blend of high-energy Irish music, combining elements of traditional Irish, Celtic rock, bluegrass, and old-time music into a hand-clapping, foot-stompin' good time. With instrumentation including guitar, fiddle, and drums, this tight-knit group creates a barrage of up-beat and eclectic music that is sure to have your toes tapping from the first note to the last. TREE has performed at a wide variety of local and regional venues and festivals since their debut in 2005. But for this band, success comes with the sheer enjoyment of the music they play, which shines through each time they hit the stage. TREE consists of Matt Harnett on vocals and guitar,Jen Harnett on fiddle, and Mike Dixon on drums & bodhran.
The Boomers have been entertaining audiences across west central Pennsylvania for many years combining a wide variety of music covering oldies, classic rock, 80s, and much more. They have become one of the most in demand bands in the region. The band members are Dave Nichols (guitar & vocals, Bob Helbig (bass & vocals), & John Stevens (drums & vocals).
Shades Of June
Hailing from Johnstown/Pittsburgh, Shades of June is a versatile rock/pop powerhouse with the ability to entertain you with all genres of covers, and exciting originals. With both female and male lead vocals, the group's diverse set list, ranging from 1960's through today's hits, will keep you singing and dancing through the night!
Come out, let loose, and get to know us! You'll be glad you did.
Clay Bowser has a long history of performing for crowds at clubs, festivals and events in the region for many years and has become a fan favorite. Clay presents a vast array of music styles covering oldies, country, rock, and much more.
Denise' Baldwin is a singer, guitarist, songwriter, director and instructor originally from the Pittsburgh area. Known for her powerful, polished vocals, she's mastered the ability to jump genres from rock to pop to soul to country; and capably accompanies herself on both her 12-string Martin and 6-string Larrivee guitars. With 6783 votes worldwide, she came in a close 2nd in the 2010 global “Play in LA” contest at Whotune.com, an Australian site for unsigned artists. 'Standing in the Rain', a cut from her CD, received status as one of the 'Top 10 Songs of 2005' by Jim Price of then Q94 and Pennsylvania Musicians' Magazine. Denise' was a finalist for two years in the Greensburg 'Concerts in the Park' Acoustic Singer/Songwriter Challenge. Denise was also a finalist in the Pittsburgh Acoustic Challenge of 2007.
High-energy acoustic' best describes her style and she can be seen performing in Somerset, Cambria, Fayette, Blair, Allegheny, and Westmoreland Counties at resorts, clubs and festivals. Traversing into other musical styles, she is enjoying her position as music director and cantor of St. Anne Church in Davidsville in addition to singing for wedding ceremonies and funerals. Denise' has been involved in music all her life starting with Special and Traveling Choruses under direction of the late Richard Zana, a well-known and well-loved music teacher from Beaver County, PA. She had switched to bass guitar for several years during school and played in a number of musicals.
Making her living solely with music during the 80's, Denise' performed with a variety of rock bands as a lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, playing extensively throughout the western half of PA and eastern half of Ohio and had been the opening act for Huey Lewis & the News, Donnie Iris, and Southside Johnny.
Additionally, she is one of the founding members of SONGWORKS, a Johnstown PA based group of local musicians dedicated to creating a supportive environment for regional songwriters. SONGWORKS is a division of Bottleworks Ethnic Arts Center in Johnstown. Denise is a member of Nashville Songwriter's Association (NSAI), BMI, Artists Against Hunger And Poverty www.whyhunger.org, The Connective Panel Series, and most recently on the Board of Directors for the Richard Zana Music Festival debuting this October. Her music can be heard on www.DeniseBaldwin.com.
Three Of Hearts
Three Of Hearts formed in 2014; but, the band members each have a long history of success playing in some of the most well known performing and recording bands in Pennsylvania for the last five decades. The group has quickly become one of the most talked about, highly professional, tight and polished music acts around and has been performing shows for very receptive audiences while headlining festivals, events, and nightclubs with their mix of dance party music covering six decades and many genres. Three Of Hearts has also opened for many national acts can be seen at shows covering west central Pennsylvania from Pittsburgh to Altoona.
The band members are:
Duaine Detrick (Bass Guitar & Vocals), John Shimko (Keyboards, Drums, & Vocals), & Joe Tirpak (Guitar).
Jeff Jimerson & Airborne
Back by popular demand is Jeff Jimerson & Airborne. Jeff is a nationally known Pittsburgh-based singer and musician, best known as the national anthem singer for the Stanley Cup winning Pittsburgh Penguins as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates and appearing on numerous PBS TV network, WTAE-TV, KDKA-TV, 3WS Radio, and WDVE Radio mus...ic shows and in many concerts and shows. Jeff Jimerson and Airborne play songs covering many genres including hits by Journey, Styx, Grand Funk Railroad, Michael Jackson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and much more. Audiences are sure to experience a top notch concert with this group. Don't miss their show as they will be performing a set before the fireworks display and a set after the fireworks display. Visit their website for more information at http://www.jeffjimersonmusic.com/