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Mar 18 and 19: St. Patrick’s Dinner and Show w/ The Ploughshare Poets!

Posted on 22 February 2016 (0)

***UPDATE:  Dinner sold out for  Saturday. Dinner and Show tickets still available for Friday, but limited!

Special Event – 5th Annual Dinner and Celtic Music Show. Join us for dinner with the band before our big St. Patrick’s show!

Where: Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts
When: Friday & Saturday, March 18 & 19, 2016.  Buffet 5:00pm-6:30pm; show 7:00pm-10:00pm. Your choice of evening!

Cost: $45 per person includes full dinner and evening show.  Show only, $20. Advance reservations and payment required.  BYOB.

About The Ploughshare Poets:
Ryan Stauffer and Vade King are The Ploughshare Poets, a popular duo at the Bottlebrush 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, they are masters of the history and cultural importance of Scottish and Irish music. Expert musicians, the Poets 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.

Open Seating at Show.

Weather-permitting, each show ends with a big pipes and drum march from the Square to The Harmony Inn.

Menu: Appetizer Irish Rarebit Mussels ~ House Salad Mixed Greens, Tomatoes, Cheese, Cucumbers, and Onion ~ Entree Beef Brisket w/Mushroom Gravy ~Herbed Potatoes ~ Carrots & Turnips ~ Festive Dessert ~ Coffee & Tea ~ Irish Soda Bread/Buns.

These shows sell out every year. Don’t wait to make your reservations! Saturday is a particularly popular night.

Friday, March 18th & Saturday March 19th, 2016
Buffet Dinner 5:00pm-6:30pm / Show 7:00pm.
Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts
539 Main Street “On the Square”
Harmony, PA 16037
$45 Admission for Dinner & Show; $20 for Show Only. Contact the Gallery to make your reservations.
Limited Seating ~ Advance RSVP. Payment required at registration.

Nov 14 & 15: Weihnachtsmarkt, Harmony’s Annual German Christmas Market

Posted on 18 November 2015 (0)

Another successful German Christmas Market in Harmony. Beautiful weather! Thanks to everyone who came to see us and visit our vintage Christmas shop, check in with Santa and Mrs. Claus, sing, dance, eat and shop.  We look forward to seeing you each year. Here are a few pictures from the event, many more on our Facebook page, please “like” our page.

May 8: House Concert, Linda McRae (Canada), Acoustic Folk

Posted on 30 April 2015 (0)


Linda McRae is a Canadian singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who earned 2 Platinum and 3 Gold records during her tenure as bassist/accordionist with former Canadian Celtic/Roots group Spirit of the West. Linda left the band to resume her solo career and has since released three critically acclaimed recordings. www.lindamcrae.com

Special Guests: Dan & Casey Deely are well known Celtic & Folk singers in the Pittsburgh area. We welcome these good friends to come and open for Linda.

Friday, May 8, 2015  7pm  $15 Admission  BYOB

Limited Seating! RSVP required to 724.452.0539


Posted on 06 August 2012 (0)

Returning to the Bottlebrush Gallery in Harmony, last year’s sold out show: Tony Denikos!

Friday, August 10, 2012  7pm-9:30pm  BYOB  $10 – advance reservations requested due to small venue, 724.452.0539. Come on out and support live music!

Tony Denikos writes, records and performs some of the most refreshingly down-home Americana music in the country. His wide range of influences includes John Fogerty, John Prine, Lowell George, Graham Parker & Bruce Springsteen. Tony is a storyteller and songsmith in the tradition of John Prine and Lyle Lovett.  http://tonydenikos.com

“There’s a warmth and natural soulfulness to his sound that is as much approachable as it is admirable. Next time I sit beside Prine at Arnold’s Meat & Three, I am going to hip him to the fact that I know who is going to fill his shoes when he retires.” –Gary Allen (JJ Cale/The Charlie Daniels Band/Stonewall Jackson)

With Special Guest Jeff DeSantis
Jeff DeSantis is a Pittsburgh-based songwriter whose style can be described as Americana/Alt Country, as written by someone who grew up listening to The Who an awful lot. His album “323 13th Street” is available on iTunes and CD Baby, and he is currently working on a follow-up.


Our Third Anniversary Party, Friday, Oct. 21, and more updates!

Posted on 13 October 2011 (0)


Hard to believe the Bottlebrush will be 3 years old already on October 21! We’re having a music and art get-together to celebrate at the Gallery on Friday evening starting at 6pm. Joe Conti of New Castle will be our featured Third Friday artist, showing his photography. We’ll have some music and snacks. The new Vintage Christmas Shop should be open, fingers crossed for a good weekend to work on it. Come on out and celebrate with us! Bring your friends and a smile. We’re looking forward to seeing you.


More news… we’ve changed our operating hours. Bottlebrush is now open 7 days a week, Monday through Friday, from 11am – 4pm, with extended hours on music and opening event nights and for the holidays. The shop will be open more to accommodate your shopping needs.


Sadly, we will no longer be offering Yoga classes at the Gallery, at least not until spring. We want to do some renovations on the upstairs of our building, so we won’t be keeping that portion of the building heated this winter. 🙁 Cathy and Diana have been awesome instructors for the Bottlebrush Yoga classes, and we appreciate them greatly, as do their students.


Bottlebrush will be hosting two Harmony in the House Concert events in November. Blues guitar legend Roy Book Binder www.roybookbinder.com will be playing one show only at the Gallery on November 4, 7pm. Admission is $15. BYOB. Please note, RSVP is required– call the shop and reserve your space! Snacks and light refreshments provided. Don’t miss the chance to hear some Piedmont-style guitar picking from the Master Storyteller!

The second House Concert will be Jeff and Vida from Nashville (formerly New Orleans) www.jeffandvida.com/JeffVida/Welcome.html. Jeff and Vida’s nine years of performing and songwriting, have seen them delve into many different genres of music; country, honky-tonk, rockabilly, even a little rock and roll, but bluegrass has remained a key influence in their style and sound. Concert date is November 11, 7pm. Admission is $10 at the door. RSVP required, please email us or call. BYOB. Snacks and light refreshments provided. “Jeff and Vida make music that is real and true. Their’s are the songs you long to hear late at night on the interstate, in pool halls and smoky whiskey bars.” –New York Times Magazine



Support The Harmony Volunteer Fire Company!!!

Posted on 29 June 2011 (0)

Shop our online store for these great shirts:

Harmony’s Fire Company depends solely on the

brave men and women who volunteer 24/7 to insure

our safety at life’s scariest moments. 50% net

proceeds go to H.V.F.C.

3rd Friday Event: “Taking Notice” by Stacey Hogue

Posted on 09 June 2011 (0)

Friday June 17th, 6pm

Show runs through July 10th!

“Taking Notice”

By Stacey Hogue of Grove City, PA

“For lack of attention, a thousand forms of loveliness elude us every day.”

Stacey Hogue is a native of Georgia and now lives in Grove City, Pennsylvania. She works in watercolor, acrylic, assemblage, and collage. The running theme of Stacey’s work is redemption in its many guises. She is inspired by beauty and wants to convey what she sees with the inner meaning it portrays to her. For Stacey, the creative process is cathartic. The journey began with an initial desire to express beauty and has become a telling of her own story, what it means, and how her past informs her present. Faith and spirituality play a large part. Her hope is that her art will establish a connection, that it will be strong and instantaneous, that it will cut through to a meaningful place in the heart of the viewer.

Thanks for the Shout out PittsburghMagazine.com!!!

Posted on 06 May 2011 (0)