Tuesdays at Townsend
Join us for live performances under the shade trees at Townsend Park...Plenty of space to allow for Social Distancing! Bring your chairs and blankets to spread out and relax in the park.
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.
If you are a food truck or beverage vendor that is interested in attending one of these nights please contact us at 724-327-2100 x131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to relax under the oak trees. 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!
Our 2020 Performers:
June 23: Acoustical Bruce
Bruce played the Pittsburgh area in the 70s with legendary bands Lothlorien & Star Shower. He moved to SoCal to help form Suzy Cheese & The Philadelphia Cream and A Separate Reality with fellow Westmoreland Co Musicians. Back in PA, he now performs as an acoustic guitarist and vocalist playing Classic Acoustic Music: Cat Stevens, Dan Fogelberg, Eagles, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Prine and more. Bruce was fortunate enough to represent our area in Nashville as a Pittsburgh Regional Finalist for the Nashville Star TV Show and performed in the 2017 Rock The Palace event at The Palace Theater in Greensburg PA. He also features original songs from local artists.
June 30: Gary Stewart
Gary Stewart has a Jazz Degree from Berklee College of Music. In addition he studied with Jazz recording artists Peter Spraque and with adjunct professor Kenneth Karsh from Duquesne University. For most of his adult life Gary has been playing guitar with various bands and ensembles. He has experience in all styles ranging from jazz, rock, classical, blues, and country. He has been teaching for 25 years to students from 5 to 65 years of age. His enthusiasm for music is reflected in the way he teaches and inspires his students.
July 7: Jane West
Jane West summons Americana voices like Linda Ronstadt and Gillian Welch with the contemporary sounds of Emmylou Harris and Rachel Price in a relaxed, engaged atmosphere. Singing all over the Greater Pittsburgh Area since she was six years old, Jane has been fortunate enough to perform a variety of genres including: rock, jazz, blues, folk, classical, opera, funk, choral, bluegrass, electronica, Celtic, musical theatre, and even barbershop. Her passion for music has followed her throughout her musical studies (nationally and internationally) since she was 9 years old, learning several instruments along the way of her vocal journey.
July 21: The Adorabulls
The four members of Pittsburgh’s The Adorabulls are music nerds that happen to be good at pumping up crowds and playing high energy ’80s party music on weird instruments! They often do 3 and 4-part harmony vocals and swap lead vocal duties. The goal is always to put on an upbeat, humorous, and engaging show. John McNulty (ukulele) has been playing in various bands for over 20 years, playing drums, guitar, and most recently ukulele. In 2013, John was given a ukulele for Christmas, which ultimately resulted in formation of The Adorabulls, after several friends were convinced that a weird-instrument party band might be fun.
August 4: Jason Kendall and and John Parrendo
Jason Kendall is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, playing saxophone, piano, guitar, and harmonica. Jason began his professional music career at age 15 and has been the owner of Jason Kendall Productions since 2007. In addition to performing, Jason is a songwriter and composer with music featured in two feature documentary films. He is also a former instructor of music (2005 - 2015) at Penn State University and holds a Masters Degree in music from the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts.
John Parrendo is a Professional country- rock violinist, with a classical background that has toured with Blackhawk (2002-04) & Chris Cagle (2006-09). Currently working with regional bands & recording in PA, OH & WV. John has either backed up, or jammed with: Charlie Daniels, Brad Paisley, Eddy Arnold, The Outlaws, Ray Price, Tracy Byrd, Matraca Berg, Travis Tritt, Wayne Hart, Ronnie Milsap, Dusty Drake, Andy Gibson, Irene Kelley, Johnny Rodriguez, Billy Greer of Kansas, Dave Pahanish, Toy Caldwell, Connie Smith, Pam Tillis, Wayne Newton & Bobby Vinton. Also recorded music for the TV sitcoms, "Malcolm in the Middle" starring Bryan Cranston, "The Simple Life" with Paris Hilton & Nicole Richie, the History Channel’s "Highway Hangouts" and MTV’s "Roadrules". Performed live on the G. Gordon Liddy Show; Toured with the US Dept of Defense at US military bases in New Foundland, Greenland & also military bases in TX, Hawaii & S. Korea; Performed with the Carnegie-Mellon Philharmonic at Carnegie Music Hall-NYC; WWVA/Jamboree USA House Band; Wheeling Symphony; PA Governors School for the Arts. In addition to solo violin work, (classical, rock, country, blues, jazz), John can provide a duo (vocalist/guitarist), and full band combos for all occasions.
August 11: The Hoffman Road Band
HRB is a folk/Americana band from the Pittsburgh PA area started with an equal mix of cheap beers and burning wood in the dark of night on Hoffman Road. Brandon Sensor on guitar and vocals, Kiel Batanian on fiddle and vocals, Dave Samuelson on rhythm section and harmonica, Tanya McAndrew on back up vocals, Jerry Lyon sometimes on electric guitar For the love of the music...
August 25: The Sweaty Already String Band
The Sweaty Already String Band hits the stage with a blend of traditional and modern bluegrass, along with some unexpected covers.