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March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with The Ploughshare Poets

Posted on 16 January 2018 (0)

6th Annual Celtic Dinner and Concert

Join us for dinner with the band before our big St. Patty’s show!

Where: The Harmony Inn, Upstairs Dining Room – Open Seating

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 5-6:30pm; Concert begins at 7pm at The Bottlebrush Gallery.

Cost: $45 per person includes dinner and show; $20 show only. BYOB.

RSVP & Payment Required in Advance – 724.452.0539

Featuring The Harmony Inn’s Traditional Irish Menu: Please note this dinner is not BYOB. You are welcome to bring your own beverages to the concert at the Gallery.

About The Ploughshare Poets:

Ryan Stauffer and Vade King are The Ploughshare Poets, a popular duo at the Bottlebrush Gallery known for their boisterous Celtic music, strong harmonies, clever banter, and impromptu parades through the streets of Harmony. Far from being a kitschy pub band, The Poets are masters of the history and cultural importance of Scottish and Irish music. Expert musicians, they play bagpipes, guitar, whistles, drums, and bouzouki. Ryan has played bagpipes for 20 years and makes his own small pipes.

Vade played extensively in England and Scotland and was the lead singer of “Colin’s Way” for 10 years.

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/

Dec 1-3: Little Shops of Butler County Christmas Shopping Tour

Posted on 22 November 2017 (0)

We are proud to participate in the annual Little Shops of Butler County Christmas Shopping Tour, always the first weekend in December! Visit the Gallery and our partner shops Friday, Saturday or Sunday for deals, demonstrations and other goodies– plus get some Christmas shopping done too!

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

 

Oct 14-Oct 31: “After Dark: The Lost Stories” by Dan Senneway

Posted on 03 October 2017 (0)

Our Halloween art show this year is “After Dark: The Lost Stories” by Slippery Rock University alum and Pittsburgh native Dan Sennaway.  “After Dark” is part of Harmony’s annual “Sleepy Hollow Festival,” a fall festival held in conjunction with neighboring town Zelienople.  Please visit the Gallery and experience Dan’s digital illustrations and stories of abandoned buildings and places from his past. Fantastic!

 

 

Oct 6-20: Book-Not-Book International Collaboration Exhibit

Posted on 03 October 2017 (0)

We are proud to host two exhibits this October. The first is “Book-Not-Book,” an exhibition of unique and handmade books created by students in the Fiber Art Studios at Slippery Rock University and Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland. The collaboration between these studios has spanned 4 years, initiated by Barbara Westman, Associate Professor of Art at SRU. Every year, students from both schools work on the same assignment and, later, both collections of artworks are presented in an exhibition in Poland and in the US. It is a unique opportunity for the students involved and for the community to see how the same assignment can be interpreted by students from different countries and cultures. The exhibit will be on display from October 6-October 20. There is no admission charge.

Sept 30: Kim Richey (7pm show)

Posted on 19 September 2017 (0)

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)

Posted on 09 September 2017 (0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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/