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Dec 31: Silvester, German New Year’s Celebration in Harmony, 3-6pm

Posted on 04 December 2017 (0)

Founded by Germans 213 years ago, Harmony is gearing up to celebrate 2018’s arrival — on German time — with its annual Silvester on Sunday, Dec. 31. New Year’s Eve is called Silvester in Germany after the ancient feast day that commemorated the 4th century Pope Sylvester I, who died on the last day of 335.

 It’s an afternoon of fun and family activities sponsored the Harmony Borough and Harmony Museum, with local business support. Now in its 10th year, Silvester attracts thousands of celebrants to the National Historical Landmark on New Year’s Eve.  Starting with a race at 3pm, the festivities continue through the early evening with food, drink, music on the Square, a Christmas tree toss, a wreath toss for the kids. The town square will be jammed with people from throughout the tri-state area, cheering a ball drop and fireworks to greet the new year at 6 p.m. — midnight in Germany.

The Bottlebrush Gallery will be hosting Facepainting by Christina (facepainting for kids young and old!) and music by Jim and Debbie Tobin, Aliquippa.  This is always a very popular event, and our shop is filled with visitors. If you haven’t seen this event, you’re missing out.  Frohes neues Jahr!

 

 

Dec 8: Annual Christmas Concert, The Early Mays

Posted on 04 December 2017 (0)

Join us Friday, December 8 at 7pm for our annual Christmas concert with The Early Mays. $15. BYOB, bring snacks to share. Small venue so reservations are required. Hope to see you!


The Early Mays
are Emily Pinkerton, Ellen Gozion and Rachel Eddy. This is the final show of the year, and there is no better way to end the season with this wonderful trio of musicians. Previously, we had the Early Mays here for a show and this is as succinct a description as I could ever hope for:  “WOW… What an evening… To say that I am truly impressed with the Early Mays would be such an understatement. The musical talents of these women leaves me awestruck! They are each gifted with beautiful voices but when they weave together in harmony it becomes a tapestry whose beauty left me deeply touched…” Casey Deely of Common Threads. http://www.theearlymays.com/

Nov 11-12: Harmony’s Weihnachtsmarkt (German Christmas Market)

Posted on 01 November 2017 (0)

The second weekend of every year, Historic Harmony celebrates its German roots and transforms into a German Christmas Market or Weihnachtsmarkt. Attendance is estimated at 5,000 with visitors from around the world coming to our town. All of our shops and restaurants are open and waiting for you! For more information: http://www.harmonymuseum.org/Christmas-Market.html

Nov 3: Blue Yonder (Charleston, WV) with special guest Jeff Wiley

Posted on 19 October 2017 (0)

 

From Charleston, West Virginia, Blue Yonder is a band that takes strands of early country music – swing, honky-tonk, bluegrass and rockabillly – and weaves them together with award-winning original compositions and a contemporary feel.

Blue Yonder features three seasoned musicians, each with distinctive and notable skills: singer and songwriter John Lilly, national guitar champion Robert Shafer, and bassist Will Carter. The band’s debut recording “Bittersweet Road” featuring all original songs reached #2 on the Freeform American Roots Radio charts in late 2013. http://www.blueyonderhonkytonk.com

Friday, 3rd November 2017, 7pm

$15 Admission – RSVP required in advance to the Gallery. 724.452.0539

 

Sept 30: Kim Richey (7pm show)

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Two-time Grammy-nominated Kim is a storyteller; a weaver of emotions and a tugger of heartstrings. Tender, poetic and aching with life’s truths, Kim’s songs transport you to her world, where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul. Richey’s still dreaming up fetching melodies that arc and bend in unexpected ways, and still discovering fresh angles from which to articulate matters of the heart. http://www.kimrichey.com/

 

Saturday Show – September 30, 2017  7pm, $20.  Limited Seating – RSVP Required.

RSVP to 724.452.0539 or email hith at zoominternet dot net

 

Sept 8: Tommy Womack (Nashville)

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Another evening of music with Nashville’s Tommy Womack.

TOMMY WOMACK, a founder and sustaining member ofGovernment Cheese, and Daddy, a published author, and successful singer-songwriter. His songs have been recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Todd Snider, & Jason Ringenberg (Jason and the Scorchers). http://www.tommywomack.com/

June 10: “Tobins in Harmony” Opening Day/Show by Jim & Debbie Tobin

Posted on 31 May 2017 (0)

As part of Harmony’s Annual SpringFest, the Bottlebrush Gallery is proud to host “Tobins in Harmony,” a joint art show June 10 by James and Debra Zuzindlak Tobin of Ambridge, PA.

Jim and Debbie are both artists and musicians. They own Tobin Studios in Ambridge, a venue for teaching art and music open to all experience levels. Both are practicing artists and show their work frequently, most frequently at the West Hills Art League Exhibit & Sale, and their show at Harmony’s Bottlebrush Gallery today.

The Tobins are well-known performers, appearing frequently throughout the western PA area. They also host an open mic at the Bottlebrush Gallery on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Jim and Debbie will be playing at the Harmony Inn for SpringFest on June 10 as well– stop by and have a listen!

May 19: Malcolm Holcombe (North Carolina) House Concert

Posted on 11 May 2017 (0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malcolm Holcombe has a knack for exploring the depths of the working class life, good and bad. He is a storyteller, and his songs have history. “Papermill Man” in particular captures the gritty banalities of mill work in a vivid, descriptive way: “Smoke blowing up in the air/One room shack/One room school…Sawmill sawdust stuck in your lungs/And your head can’t hear the thunder,” he sings, transporting us to this one-horse town that sucks its people in. Holcombe has always been a classic troubadour, a little rough around the edges, no frills and as authentic as it gets.

Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts
539 Main Street “On the Square”
Harmony, PA 16037
$15 Admission
Limited Seating – RSVP Required
Call (724) 452-0539 or email hith@zoominternet.net
WWW.BottlebrushArts.com

Apr 22: Record Store Day 2017

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April 7: Tom Mason (Nashville) and special guest Clint Hoover

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House Concert!  Tom Mason (Nashville) with special guest Clint Hoover

Pirate, Songwriter, Guitarist and Storyteller from Nashville…

Tom Mason is an amazing musician, song-writer, and actor. Growing up in the Twin Cities, Mason found an early love for music and theater. Watching his brothers and grandfather play guitar lit the flame early for Mason. He received a banjo at age seven, but by age eleven he was playing guitar in open tunings with a wine bottle neck. Tom practiced everyday and decided early in life that he wanted to be a performer. At this time the acting bug bit him, and he started taking acting classes. Tom has continued to act in plays throughout the country. Vaudeville and old Marx Brothers movies made a huge impression, and he has continued to play the crafts and antics of these performers in his own shows and music.

Friday, April 17, 7pm  $15 admission  RSVP in Advance – Open Seating.  BYOB. Bring snacks to share if you wish.  Call 724.452.0539