Fun and Entertainment

Festival Countdown

October 11, 12, & 13th

Friday, October 11


Richpatrick Celtic Band

1:00 - 2:15 PM, Bandstand

RichPatrick presents both traditional and contemporary Celtic music to audiences of all ages.  This spirited trio will have you tapping your toes and singing along to some of your favorite Celtic songs, jigs, and reels. Rich Lange and the late Patrick Campbell originally formed RichPatrick in Rich Lange, in 2007.  Rich Lange, lead vocalist for the Band plays acoustic guitar.  Sue Borowski joined RichPatrick in 2009.  Sue adds her vocals, plays the fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki, and Irish whistle.  Jim Borowski ( Sue’s husband) provides percussion and adds his vocals and Bodhran.

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Detention

1:00 - 4:00 PM, Wine Tasting Area

Jane and Mandi have been playing together for over 14 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. Jane and Mandi are thankful for their families and friends for their constant support and encouragement. Without them, they never would have the opportunity to go out every weekend, sing their hearts out and explain 

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Hamilton Avenue Band

3:00 - 4:30 PM, Bandstand

Hamilton Ave. is an acoustic classic rock band formed in January 2012.  The band features Tim Bush (formerly of BOOKENDZ and HY-5) on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Mike Scimmi (formerly of The Shooters, Route 66, and Stagger Lee) on bass guitar and back-up vocals, and Tom Pastor (formerly of 6 Foot Symun and Knightriders) on drums, lead and back-up vocals. Covering music from the 1950s to the present and just a touch of country, they perform songs from such artists as America, The Eagles, The Temptations, The Beatles, Goo Goo Dolls, Luke Bryan, Garth Brooks, and many more. Hamilton Ave. performs at many venues in the Westmoreland County area

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Graves Bloodline

5:30 - 7:00 PM, Bandstand

GRAVES BLOODLINE RUNS DEEP IN THE HEARTS OF NASHVILLE’S BLUEGRASS FAMILY!! GRAVES BLOODLINE ~ A unique blend of Bluegrass, rock, and spiritual music honoring the legendary “Uncle” Josh Graves. Bryan Graves is the son of world-renowned Bluegrass and Country Hall of Famer and innovator of the Dobro, “Uncle Josh Graves!” Tim Graves, Bryan’s cousin and nephew of “Uncle Josh” has joined forces with Bryan to pay homage to Uncle Josh with their love and passion of the Bluegrass music that Uncle Josh embedded deeply into them! By adding drums, electric bass, piano and electric guitars to the traditional sounds of Bluegrass including the instrumentation of the Dobro, acoustic guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and banjo comes the exciting sounds of their NewGrass! With this unique blend of Bluegrass, Country, and Americana they bring to you Nashville’s first NewGrass act, GRAVES BLOODLINE!  Concert-goers and music lovers will find the band performing songs by Flatt and Scruggs, The Foggy Mountain Boys, Jimmy Rodgers, Earl Scruggs Revue, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kris Kristofferson, J.J. Cale, Dr. Hook, Marty Stuart…Honoring “Uncle” Josh Graves.

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Saturday, October 12


The Phisbins

1:00 - 4:00 PM, Wine Tasting Area

For more than 25 years, Tim Beadling and Craig Apessos have been playing music together.  They met in their freshman year at St. Vincent College in Latrobe and their paths were destined to cross. Tim is a self-taught guitarist who learned on an acoustic and was influenced heavily by his older brothers, Billy, and Boomer (R.I.P.), as well as Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead. Craig, on the other hand, took guitar lessons for about 6 months and grew up playing the electric guitar.  He’s a self-taught mandolinist, fiddler, and gut bucketeer. His earlier influences include Ted Nugent, Van Halen, ZZ Top, Neil Young, and Uncle Nicky.

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Jeff Jimerson & Airborne

2:00 - 4:00 PM, Bandstand

Jeff Jimerson is a Pittsburgh-based singer, best known as the national anthem singer for the Pittsburgh Penguins for over two decades. He also performs with Airborne, a Pittsburgh-based band.

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Cousin Neddie Band

5:00 - 6:00, Bandstand

Cousin Neddie is a State College-based, mostly-80’s new wave/rock band. Their songs are carefully selected to create a festive atmosphere and provide nostalgic flashbacks, with or without mullets and leg warmers. And just to keep your attention, they dip their toes into some other decades as well. It’s all fun, familiar, and dance-worthy. They play nightclubs, festivals, and private events throughout Central Pennsylvania, and will travel for performances when invited (and often times…when they’re not). Cousin Neddie is: Mike Cullin (guitar, vocals) Cori Donaghy (lead vocals); Patrick Donaghy (bass) Steve Fishbaine (keyboards, vocals) and Ligonier’s very own David McKee (drums, vocals). Come join The Neddies Friday evening and dance in the street!

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Jay And The Americans

6:30 - 8:45 PM, Bandstand

Headlining our Diamond Anniversary Celebration are Jay And The Americansone of the best rock n roll vocal groups of the 1960’s & 1970’s. The group has 12 top 10 hit songs including “Come A Little Bit Closer” (from the smash movie & #1 soundtrack  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2), “Cara Mia“, “This Magic Moment” & “Only In America”. Jay And The Americans features three original members, Sandy Deanne, Howie Kane, Marty Sanders, the magnificent Jay Reincke and the fabulous USA Band.

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Fireworks

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Following Jay and The Americans, the sky above Ligonier will light up with a spectacular Fireworks show presented by Commercial Bank and Trust of PA

Sunday, October 13


Acoustic Fingers

12:30 - 3:30 PM, Wine Tasting Area

Beginning as a side project to the hard rock band “Crushing Ground”, singer/songwriter/guitarist Rob Roush launched this solo act to play out more in the band’s downtime. Shortly after building a home studio for the band, in 2012 Roush compiled a collection of unreleased acoustic material on a CD called, “Don’t Try This at Home”. This was the first record to be released under the Acoustic Fingers moniker. The response was so positive, it inspired Roush to continue writing more for the cause. Since then, there have been two more Acoustic Fingers discs released: “Extended Moments of Clarity” (2014) and his latest work, “Look Before You Leap” (2018). All three albums have been supported on rock radio and streaming stations everywhere and Acoustic Fingers has become Roush’s main focus. Along with the original material, AF covers a wide variety of artists. From Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Bad Company and Neil Young to U2, Bon Jovi, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden… you name it, he plays it. From classic rock to modern rock from the 60’s to today, it’s all in there.

Learn More

Pendulum

1:00 - 2:30 PM, Bandstand

Pendulum, a tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, performs the music of one of rock and roll’s most iconic bands. The band is comprised of seasoned musicians with many years of entertaining experience across a wide range of musical genres. From the precise lead vocals and melodic harmonies to the hard-driving guitars and drums, Pendulum is the ultimate tribute to one of the great bands of the sixties. Get ready to rock to the timeless music of Creedence Clearwater Revival when Pendulum swings into your town.


Pittsburgh Brass Project

3:00 - 4:30 PM, Bandstand

The Pittsburgh Brass Project is one of Pennsylvania’s premier chamber ensembles. Compromised of Pittsburgh’s top freelance musicians, the PTP offers a wide range of concerts from classical to jazz. Like us on Facebook at the Pittsburgh Brass Project.

Learn More

Friday, October 11


Richpatrick Celtic Band

1:00 - 2:15 PM, Bandstand

RichPatrick presents both traditional and contemporary Celtic music to audiences of all ages.  This spirited trio will have you tapping your toes and singing along to some of your favorite Celtic songs, jigs, and reels. Rich Lange and the late Patrick Campbell originally formed RichPatrick in Rich Lange, in 2007.  Rich Lange, lead vocalist for the Band plays acoustic guitar.  Sue Borowski joined RichPatrick in 2009.  Sue adds her vocals, plays the fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki, and Irish whistle.  Jim Borowski ( Sue’s husband) provides percussion and adds his vocals and Bodhran.

Learn More

Detention

1:00 - 4:00 PM, Wine Tasting Area

Jane and Mandi have been playing together for over 14 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. Jane and Mandi are thankful for their families and friends for their constant support and encouragement. Without them, they never would have the opportunity to go out every weekend, sing their hearts out and explain 

Learn More

Hamilton Avenue Band

3:00 - 4:30 PM, Bandstand

Hamilton Ave. is an acoustic classic rock band formed in January 2012.  The band features Tim Bush (formerly of BOOKENDZ and HY-5) on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Mike Scimmi (formerly of The Shooters, Route 66, and Stagger Lee) on bass guitar and back-up vocals, and Tom Pastor (formerly of 6 Foot Symun and Knightriders) on drums, lead and back-up vocals. Covering music from the 1950s to the present and just a touch of country, they perform songs from such artists as America, The Eagles, The Temptations, The Beatles, Goo Goo Dolls, Luke Bryan, Garth Brooks, and many more. Hamilton Ave. performs at many venues in the Westmoreland County area

Learn More

Graves Bloodline

5:30 - 7:00 PM, Bandstand

GRAVES BLOODLINE RUNS DEEP IN THE HEARTS OF NASHVILLE’S BLUEGRASS FAMILY!! GRAVES BLOODLINE ~ A unique blend of Bluegrass, rock, and spiritual music honoring the legendary “Uncle” Josh Graves. Bryan Graves is the son of world-renowned Bluegrass and Country Hall of Famer and innovator of the Dobro, “Uncle Josh Graves!” Tim Graves, Bryan’s cousin and nephew of “Uncle Josh” has joined forces with Bryan to pay homage to Uncle Josh with their love and passion of the Bluegrass music that Uncle Josh embedded deeply into them! By adding drums, electric bass, piano and electric guitars to the traditional sounds of Bluegrass including the instrumentation of the Dobro, acoustic guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and banjo comes the exciting sounds of their NewGrass! With this unique blend of Bluegrass, Country, and Americana they bring to you Nashville’s first NewGrass act, GRAVES BLOODLINE!  Concert-goers and music lovers will find the band performing songs by Flatt and Scruggs, The Foggy Mountain Boys, Jimmy Rodgers, Earl Scruggs Revue, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kris Kristofferson, J.J. Cale, Dr. Hook, Marty Stuart…Honoring “Uncle” Josh Graves.

Learn More

Saturday, October 12


The Phisbins

1:00 - 4:00 PM, Wine Tasting Area

For more than 25 years, Tim Beadling and Craig Apessos have been playing music together.  They met in their freshman year at St. Vincent College in Latrobe and their paths were destined to cross. Tim is a self-taught guitarist who learned on an acoustic and was influenced heavily by his older brothers, Billy, and Boomer (R.I.P.), as well as Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead. Craig, on the other hand, took guitar lessons for about 6 months and grew up playing the electric guitar.  He’s a self-taught mandolinist, fiddler, and gut bucketeer. His earlier influences include Ted Nugent, Van Halen, ZZ Top, Neil Young, and Uncle Nicky.

Learn More

Jeff Jimerson & Airborne

2:00 - 4:00 PM, Bandstand

Jeff Jimerson is a Pittsburgh-based singer, best known as the national anthem singer for the Pittsburgh Penguins for over two decades. He also performs with Airborne, a Pittsburgh-based band.

Learn More

Cousin Neddie Band

5:00 - 6:00, Bandstand

Cousin Neddie is a State College-based, mostly-80’s new wave/rock band. Their songs are carefully selected to create a festive atmosphere and provide nostalgic flashbacks, with or without mullets and leg warmers. And just to keep your attention, they dip their toes into some other decades as well. It’s all fun, familiar, and dance-worthy. They play nightclubs, festivals, and private events throughout Central Pennsylvania, and will travel for performances when invited (and often times…when they’re not). Cousin Neddie is: Mike Cullin (guitar, vocals) Cori Donaghy (lead vocals); Patrick Donaghy (bass) Steve Fishbaine (keyboards, vocals) and Ligonier’s very own David McKee (drums, vocals). Come join The Neddies Friday evening and dance in the street!

Learn More

Jay And The Americans

6:30 - 8:45 PM, Bandstand

Headlining our Diamond Anniversary Celebration are Jay And The Americansone of the best rock n roll vocal groups of the 1960’s & 1970’s. The group has 12 top 10 hit songs including “Come A Little Bit Closer” (from the smash movie & #1 soundtrack  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2), “Cara Mia“, “This Magic Moment” & “Only In America”. Jay And The Americans features three original members, Sandy Deanne, Howie Kane, Marty Sanders, the magnificent Jay Reincke and the fabulous USA Band.

Learn More

Fireworks

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Following Jay and The Americans, the sky above Ligonier will light up with a spectacular Fireworks show presented by Commercial Bank and Trust of PA

Sunday, October 13


Acoustic Fingers

12:30 - 3:30 PM, Wine Tasting Area

Beginning as a side project to the hard rock band “Crushing Ground”, singer/songwriter/guitarist Rob Roush launched this solo act to play out more in the band’s downtime. Shortly after building a home studio for the band, in 2012 Roush compiled a collection of unreleased acoustic material on a CD called, “Don’t Try This at Home”. This was the first record to be released under the Acoustic Fingers moniker. The response was so positive, it inspired Roush to continue writing more for the cause. Since then, there have been two more Acoustic Fingers discs released: “Extended Moments of Clarity” (2014) and his latest work, “Look Before You Leap” (2018). All three albums have been supported on rock radio and streaming stations everywhere and Acoustic Fingers has become Roush’s main focus. Along with the original material, AF covers a wide variety of artists. From Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Bad Company and Neil Young to U2, Bon Jovi, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden… you name it, he plays it. From classic rock to modern rock from the 60’s to today, it’s all in there.

Learn More

Pendulum

1:00 - 2:30 PM, Bandstand

Pendulum, a tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, performs the music of one of rock and roll’s most iconic bands. The band is comprised of seasoned musicians with many years of entertaining experience across a wide range of musical genres. From the precise lead vocals and melodic harmonies to the hard-driving guitars and drums, Pendulum is the ultimate tribute to one of the great bands of the sixties. Get ready to rock to the timeless music of Creedence Clearwater Revival when Pendulum swings into your town.


Pittsburgh Brass Project

3:00 - 4:30 PM, Bandstand

The Pittsburgh Brass Project is one of Pennsylvania’s premier chamber ensembles. Compromised of Pittsburgh’s top freelance musicians, the PTP offers a wide range of concerts from classical to jazz. Like us on Facebook at the Pittsburgh Brass Project.

Learn More

Fort Ligonier Days 2019

Entertainment Guide

Friday, October 11

Time

Entertainer

Genre

Stage

1:00 - 2:15 PM

Irish/Scottish Music

Irish/Scottish Music

1:00 - 2:15 PM

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Acoustic Duo

Acoustic Duo

1:00 - 4:00 PM

3:00 - 4:30 PM

Classic Rock

Classic Rock

3:00 - 4:30 PM

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Bluegrass-Rock & Spiritual Music

Bluegrass-Rock & Spiritual Music

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 12

Time

Entertainer

Genre

Stage

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Acoustic Music

Acoustic Music

1:00 - 4:00 PM

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Acoustic

Acoustic

2:00 - 4:00 PM

5:00 - 6:00

Hits from the '80's to today

Hits from the '80's to today

5:00 - 6:00

6:30 - 8:45 PM

Rock N Roll

Rock N Roll

6:30 - 8:45 PM

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Fireworks

Fireworks

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Sunday, October 13

Time

Entertainer

Genre

Stage

12:30 - 3:30 PM

Pop-Rock Acoustic

Pop-Rock Acoustic

12:30 - 3:30 PM

1:00 - 2:30 PM

Pendulum

Tribute Band

Pendulum

Tribute Band

1:00 - 2:30 PM

3:00 - 4:30 PM

Chamber Ensemble

Chamber Ensemble

3:00 - 4:30 PM