The Shippensburg Festival Symphony is an ensemble of professional musicians from Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. The orchestra was formed to provide regional audiences with top-quality professional orchestral performances. The Festival Festival Chorus is 26 professional singers from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland and Virginia. The Festival is under the artistic direction of Dr. Blaine Shover, professor of music at Shippensburg University. Steven Smith is the conductor. Concert III includes The Shippensburg Festival Chorus as well as four guest soloists: Elizabeth Shoenfelt, soprano; Leah Serr, mezzo-soprano; Steve Cramer, tenor; Bryan Jackson, bass.
Date: July 23, 2015 • Time: 7:30 PM
Location: H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
Address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-SHOW • Website: www.luhrscenter.com
9. BBQ & Bluegrass
Silver Spring Township Parks & Recreation Department is teaming-up with the Veterans Committee to honor local veterans and raise funds for the Veterans Memorial of Silver Spring Township. Vendors will open at 5:00 pm and the “Hillbilly Gypsies” will perform on stage at 5:30 pm. The Hillbilly Gypsies are a nationally known bluegrass band recognized for their award-winning picking skills, musical arrangements, and high-energy performance! Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us at the park. Vendors include food, drinks (non-alcoholic), arts & crafts, inflatables, and of course bluegrass music! Chicken BBQ Dinners will be for sale by the Silver Spring Fire Company (first come, first served). The Veterans Committee is accepting donations. You can also purchase a brick or plaque for the Memorial. This is a family-friendly event. Alcohol is prohibited.
Date: August 2, 2015 • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PMLocation: Willow Mill Park
Address: 80 Willow Mill Park Road, Mechanicsburg
Phone: 717-766-1657• Website: www.sstwp.org/607/BBQ-Bluegrass-Festival
Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'", "It's Raining on Prom Night", "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley. An 8-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals places Grease among the world's most popular musicals. "It’s a winner . . . the songs are dandies with zip and charm. The sheer energy of Grease carries all before it." –N.Y. Daily News
Date: July 31, 2015 to August 16, 2015 • Time: Closed Mondays. Matinees @ 2 PM Tues., Wed., Sat., & Sun. Evenings @ 8 PM Wed. thru Sat. Category: Recurring Events
Location: Totem Pole Playhouse
Address: 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville
Phone: 888-805-7056 • Website: http://totempoleplayhouse.org
Admission: $30 to $50; Groups of 10 or more 25 % off; Juniors (5 to 15) 30% off First Friday: Mechanicsburg
The first Friday of August is a celebration around the Carlisle and Mechanicsburg. Enjoy the unique downtown shops and restaurants.Date: August 7, 2015 • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Carlisle) | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Mechanicsburg)
Location: Downtown Carlisle and Mechanicsburg 6. Third Annual Mysteries in Military History
Let the professionals help you begin your research! Upon entering the event, visitors will receive help from the USAHEC experts positioned at different stations including: identification of unknown items, preservation of personal historic artifacts (such as photographs, manuscripts, books, uniforms, weapons, etc.), family genealogy highlighting military service, the conservation of objects, and research tips. Staff will also be onsite to help those interested in donating items. It is important to note that USAHEC staff are prohibited from placing a value on items and therefore, will not conduct appraisals. Please note that firearms are welcome, but they must be unloaded and will be checked and marked by safety personnel prior to entering the building. Those planning on attending the event with any weapon must call prior to arrival to arrange a safety check. They will need to provide their name, contact information, time of arrival, and information about the weapon they plan to bring. Explosive devices, ammunition, munitions, and containers for munitions will not be allowed at the event. If you are unsure whether an item is safe to bring, please call: 717-245-4427.
Date: August 8, 2015 • Time: 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: US Army Heritage and Education Center
Address: 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle
Phone: 717-245-3972 • Website: www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec
The Carlisle Truck Nationals and its show within the show, the Big Rig Show and Shine, are one of the largest and most action-packed truck events in the world. The weekend is a must-attend event and has been the epicenter for all things truck since 1991. Come to Carlisle for a great array of lowered mini trucks, lifted 4x4s, chromed out big rigs, SUV’s, custom vans and the perfectly restored classics. The weekend celebrates trucks of all kinds. Annually, more than 2,000 trucks are part of the judged showfield but more than judged excellence, there is something for the entire family to enjoy. Kids ages 12 and under are admitted free, allowing them and their families to enjoy monster truck shows. Better yet, attendees can climb in for a monster truck ride around the grounds. The family fun continues with the Kids at Carlisle Activity Center, shopping, parts buying at the Manufacturers Midway and much more. In addition to the family fun there will be various competitions with prizes awarded and celebrity guests. The pulse-pounding fun continues with special contests, including burnouts and beauty. The weekend features more than you can imagine.
Dates: August 7, 2015 to August 9, 2015 • Time: Varies by Day Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds
Address: 1000 Bryn Mawr, Carlisle
Phone: 717-243-7855 • Website: www.carlisleevents.com
Come and celebrate the rich heritage of our community and learn about the importance of agriculture, Pennsylvania's number one industry! Join us during the 58th Annual Shippensburg Community Fair for lots of food, fun, entertainment and more. The Fair features events that bring town and country together, including livestock exhibits, home products, tractor pulls, horse shows, rides and games for all ages!
Date: July 20, 2015 to July 25, 2015 • Time: 4 PM - 10 PM Daily; 10 AM to 10 PM Wednesday & SaturdayLocation: Shippensburg Fairgrounds
Address: 10131 Possum Hollow Road, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-532-8911 • Website: www.shippensburgfair.com
Admission: FREE; $5 Parking Fee Music on the Mountain will feature a bluegrass concert with Water Crider & The Old Time Way from 3-5 pm and Baileys Crossing from 5:30-7:30 pm. Admission is free. Bring your blanket or chair. There's plenty of room on the mountain! This event will be held rain or shine! Food will be available for purchase from several vendors.
Dates: August 2, 2015 • Time: 3:00 PM to 7:30 PMLocation: Kings Gap Environmental Education Center
Address: 500 Kings Gap Road, Carlisle
Phone: 717-776-3814 • Website: www.friendsofkingsgap.org
Admission: Free (donations appreciated) Carlisle Performance & Style is more than a car show; P&S is a motorsports and lifestyle festival that celebrates the hottest and ever evolving trends in the motorsports world. The second weekend of May at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds will once again be home to the hottest, loudest, fastest and most tricked-out cars, trucks and SUVs on the East Coast. You’ll find over 1,500 custom compacts tuners, modern muscle cars, VIP sedans, SUVs, mini trucks and more on the showfield. Add to that a great array of displays, guests, stunts, live music, competitions and more to complete the true festival atmosphere.
Dates: July 17, 2015 to July 19, 2015 • Time: Saturday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Sunday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Location: Carlisle Fairgrounds
Address: 1000 Bryn Mawr, Carlisle
Phone: 717-243-7855 • Website: www.carlisleevents.com
Admission: Kids 12 and under are always free!
The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is the premier winged sprint car series in the world. With more than 90 events across the US and Canada, it truly is The Greatest Show on Dirt.
The World of Outlaws make their 2nd appearance of the season at our historic speedway for the Summer Nationals. One of the biggest rivalries in sports exists between the traveling World of Outlaws and the local Pennsylvania Posse dating back to 1978. The World of Outlaws are regarded as the best race car drivers on dirt, the local Posse has routinely won against the series more so than anywhere else in the country.
The gates open at 5:00 pm and racing gets underway at 7:30 pm. Date: July 24, 2015 to July 25, 2015 • Time: 7:30 PMLocation: Williams Grove Speedway
Address: 1 Speedway Drive, Mechanicsburg