Tuesdays at Townsend
Thank you to our performers, guests, and volunteers for joining us this summer at Townsend Park! We are sad to see this season come to an end but we are excited to be planning 2022 and can't wait to see you there again soon!
2022 dates, 6:30-8:00 pm each night
Join us for live performances under the shade trees at Townsend Park, with plenty of space for Social Distancing. Bring your chairs and blankets to relax in the park.
Families and households are urged to carpool, as parking is limited. Golf carts will be available to assist guests to and from the nearby parking area.
A food truck and beverages will be available each night!
If you are a food truck or beverage vendor interested in attending one of these nights please contact us at 724-327-2100 x131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Musicians interested in performing for our Tuesdays at Townsend evenings should complete our quick Band Interest Form and we will contact you for more information!
Our 2021 Performers:
June 8: Tim Bush
Born and raised in South Greensburg PA, Tim started singing at a very young age. His passion for music continued for many years as he directed his energies toward playing guitar and songwriting while at the same time performing publicly with bands and also as a solo artist. Tim’s early influences of The Beatles, Neil Diamond, Dan Fogelberg, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and other classic singer/songwriters are evident in his poignant capturing of emotions and melodies, providing the audience a warm and relaxing blend of music. Tim released his Debut Solo album entitled “A NEW DAY WILL DAWN” on March 15, 2019.
June 22: The Rust Project
The Rust Project plays fun and upbeat covers of songs people know and love. They can crank it up as an electric band, or rock it out as an acoustic duo. A few times a year, they hold a special tribute to the music of Neil Young.
July 6: Aubrey Burchell
19 year old Aubrey, from Irwin, Pa., got a Golden Ticket on American Idol in 2018 on the ABC network! She has performed acoustic sets with her dad at bars, restaurants, banquet halls, weddings, charities and festivals, as well as singing the national anthem for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Riverhounds, Pittsburgh Passion and Washington Wild Things.
July 20: Detention
Jane and Mandi have been playing together for over 16 years. From the inception of forming this acoustic duo, Mandi and Jane have developed their own unique blend of musical talent and humor to delight their audiences. The energy they exhibit during their performances made them favorites at many local establishments and has resulted in their performing at numerous private parties, benefits, and weddings.
August 3: Miss Freddye
As Pittsburgh's "Lady Of The Blues", Miss Freddye keeps the blues alive in her native hometown. She started singing in church at a young age. The influence of church and her mother's love of the Blues gave Miss Freddye the beginning to venture in the world of Blues Music in 1996. She joined BMW (Blues Music Works) under the direction of Big AL Leavitt. In 2002, Miss Freddye formed her own band, "Blue Faze". Several years later, she became Miss Freddye's Blues Band and Miss Freddye's Homecookin' Band. Her Influences include: Koko Taylor, Etta James, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, Big Mama Thornton, Big AL Leavitt, and Bessie Smith.
August 17: Luke Weltz Band
Luke Weltz ( 26 years old) was born and raised 30 miles east of Pittsburgh in the small town of Latrobe, PA. He began his musical journey when he was 8 years old, mentored by his grandmother, who sang in the choir and played the piano at the local church. After his adolescent years Luke hit the local music scene, getting involved with bands and local artists. Luke is a multi- instrumentalist as well. He also plays acoustic guitar, bass guitar, and Harmonica. Luke Weltz is a up and coming Artist aspiring to bring his music to the world. Luke's sound best resembles the genres of Indie Rock, Folk Rock, and Soul Music. He is Currently recording his music at Apple Eye Studio. Luke plans to continue playing and producing music around the Western Pennsylvania region. He can perform a range of different acts from Solo, Duo, and Full Band. Weltz is also working on new material and planning new adventures for the future.
Thank you to the Westmoreland County Local Arts Grant Program for helping to sponsor our event!
The Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation offers grants to local art organizations and local government entities to assist in supporting local art projects and activities through their Local Arts Grant Program. We thank them for their ongoing support of local art initiatives.
These performances are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.