Fun and Entertainment

Friday, October 8


Michael Christopher Band

1:30 - 3:00 PM, Bandstand

Found perseverance and grit during his childhood growing up in rural Pennsylvania, and the lessons he learned along the way would be right at home in the lyrics of today’s most popular country music.

For the last decade, Michael’s focus and passion has been on music: writing, singing, and performing in clubs, amphitheaters, and festivals across the country.  While headlining events across the northeast and beyond, Michael has also opened for some major country stars, including Tyler Farr, Sammy Kershaw, Lonestar, Chris Lane, Jamey Johnson, Phil Vassar, William Michael Morgan and Walker Hayes.  His guitar-heavy, rock-edged sound intertwines with invocative lyrical virtuosity and positions him with elite company in the country music scene.

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Wayne Shaffer

1:30 - 4:30 PM, Wine Tasting Area

Wayne Shaffer is a solo, plugged-in acoustic guitarist and singer of throwback signature songs from the 1960s to now. These signature songs tell of the relationships, feelings, historical and cultural events of dozens of your favorite musical artists. They are¬†just as meaningful today as they were the first time you heard them over the airways! Performing signature songs makes the connections between Wayne, his audience, and their memories. Familiarity with the song and lyrics allows his audience to participate and be doubly entertained! Wayne is a first-class entertainer because he performs the songs just the way you remember them! He opens his guitar cases and performs at wineries, fine restaurants, country clubs, hotels, community events, private parties, churches, and festivals. He is thrilled to be back for his third appearance playing in the Wine Tasting Area at Fort Ligonier Days on Friday, October 8th, 1:30-4:30 pm. Wayne believes in music that helps you relax and drift away in the beat, the words, and the memories! Can you relate? Visit www.wayneshaffer.net and see where Wayne Shaffer has been and where he’s going!

Learn More

Jeff Jimerson and Airborne

4:00 - 6:00 PM, Bandstand

Best known for performing the National Anthem at most Pittsburgh Penguins games, Jeff has surrounded himself with an extremely talented group of musicians and vocalists that make Airborne a complete package.
Airborne has been together since 1990 and have been performing individually throughout the tri-state area for over 20 years.

Jeff Jimerson is regarded by many as one of the finest vocalists Pittsburgh has ever produced. He is the primary National Anthem singer for the Pittsburgh Penguins and has also performed for the Steelers and Pirates. Appearing on several local compilation CDs, he is a regular feature for seasonal fundraising events such as WTAE-TV’s Bundle Up Project, KDKA-TV’s Children’s Hospital Benefit, the 3WS Oldies Mass, and WDVE’s Toys for Tots Benefit.
Jeff is also an integral part of the “B.E. Taylor Christmas Show” performing annually throughout the east coast including their sold-out shows at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh. His voice can be heard on several radio and television commercials and in 1997, Jeff appeared in the movie “Sudden Death,” starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.

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Saturday, October 9


Jane West & Joe Golden

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

Performing together regularly since 2015, Jane West & Joe Golden first met back in the late nineties when Joe was Jane’s first guitar instructor. They reconnected back in Ligonier years later at one of Joe’s gigs, and the rest is history…
These days the two perform as an acoustic duo focusing on Americana classics: Jane’s vocals and Joe’s multi-instrumental talents (guitar, banjo, and fiddle) go from laid back strummin’ to high energy pickin’.
Jane West, also known as the “Lily of The Laurel Highlands,” performs with throughout western Pennsylvania as a featured vocalist. Find her full schedule at noteastmusic.com
As a luthier, Joe Golden specializes in the core of all string instruments when he’s not performing. Check out his shop: westmorelandstringworkshop.com

Learn More

Part Time Cowboys

1:00 - 3:00 PM, Bandstand

The Part Time Cowboys (PTC)
are a Pittsburgh-area country music supergroup, featuring some of the area’s best musical talent! PTC also serves as the backup band for singer/songwriter Anna Jane Allen.

Learn More

Derek Woods Band

4:00 - 6:00, Bandstand

Derek Woods Band is an Award Winning, lyrically driven & timeless Americana/Rock band with a modern polished exterior.
DWB has shared the stage with legendary acts such as Jefferson Starship, Leon Russell, Allman Betts Band, Lisa Marie Presley, Rusted Root and has been featured at many events including Woodstock 50th Anniversary at Yasgurs Farm in Bethel, NY to performing at The Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA.
Winner of Best Americana/Folk song awarded for “Unforgiving Tree” by the Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2021, the prestigious award was presented by Scott Page (Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Toto).
Derek Woods Band is currently supporting their latest 2021 full length album “Picture Yourself”. Recorded by Daniel Blake and four-time Grammy Award winning engineer Gavin Lurssen (Robert Plant/Alison Krauss, O’Brother Where Art Thou, Game of Thrones, Eric Clapton, Phish, and more)
www.DerekWoodsBand.com
www.Instagram.com/DerekWoodsBand
www.Facebook.com/DerekWoodsBand

Learn More

Sunday, October 10


East Coast Turnaround

12:30 - 2:00 PM, Bandstand

East Coast Turnaround is a group of fi ve men from the industrial town of Jeannette, PA. Their songs chronicle the struggles of people in their hometown and region (Pittsburgh). Following the release fo their album “American Outlaw” they developed a regional radio audience as well as a national and international internet radio audience. Their first single, “Where’s My Sunshine” peaked at #3 on Cashbox. Their sophomore single “Only You” peaked at #7 on Cashbox. Their third single, “Neon Church,” was released in September 2012 and eventually peaked at #22.

Learn More

Luke Weltz

1:00 - 4:30 PM, Wine Tasting Area

Luke is a singer-songwriter from Latrobe, PA. He has performed a wide array of venues and has has several years of experience in his local music scene. His a podcaster as well for “The Worst Case Podcast” series available on several streaming platforms. Luke performs as an acoustic act and he also performs as a full band. The Luke Weltz Band has been together for a year now. They have continues to play live shows and are currently in the studio editing their debut record. Luke provides a great selection of songs from oldies till today. Great acoustic spin on hits you enjoy. Solid act.
Instruments: Pianist and Guitarist
www.facebook.com/WeltzProductions
www.lukeweltz.com/
www.facebook.com/LukeWeltzBand

Learn More

Flood City Brass Band

3:00 - 4:30 PM, Bandstand

“A nine-piece rock band from Johnstown, PA; Flood City Brass features male and lead female vocalists, keyboard, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, saxophone, and trombone. The family-friendly rock band in Pennsylvania has played for numerous dances, weddings, corporate events, fund raisers, picnics, festivals, and concerts.
Flood City’s repertoire has included favorites in the rock, soul, funk, pop, R&B, and dance genres. The band serves the areas of Johnstown, Pittsburgh, Somerset, Greensburg, Ligonier, and State College.”

Friday, October 8


Michael Christopher Band

1:30 - 3:00 PM, Bandstand

Found perseverance and grit during his childhood growing up in rural Pennsylvania, and the lessons he learned along the way would be right at home in the lyrics of today’s most popular country music.

For the last decade, Michael’s focus and passion has been on music: writing, singing, and performing in clubs, amphitheaters, and festivals across the country.  While headlining events across the northeast and beyond, Michael has also opened for some major country stars, including Tyler Farr, Sammy Kershaw, Lonestar, Chris Lane, Jamey Johnson, Phil Vassar, William Michael Morgan and Walker Hayes.  His guitar-heavy, rock-edged sound intertwines with invocative lyrical virtuosity and positions him with elite company in the country music scene.

Learn More

Wayne Shaffer

1:30 - 4:30 PM, Wine Tasting Area

Wayne Shaffer is a solo, plugged-in acoustic guitarist and singer of throwback signature songs from the 1960s to now. These signature songs tell of the relationships, feelings, historical and cultural events of dozens of your favorite musical artists. They are¬†just as meaningful today as they were the first time you heard them over the airways! Performing signature songs makes the connections between Wayne, his audience, and their memories. Familiarity with the song and lyrics allows his audience to participate and be doubly entertained! Wayne is a first-class entertainer because he performs the songs just the way you remember them! He opens his guitar cases and performs at wineries, fine restaurants, country clubs, hotels, community events, private parties, churches, and festivals. He is thrilled to be back for his third appearance playing in the Wine Tasting Area at Fort Ligonier Days on Friday, October 8th, 1:30-4:30 pm. Wayne believes in music that helps you relax and drift away in the beat, the words, and the memories! Can you relate? Visit www.wayneshaffer.net and see where Wayne Shaffer has been and where he’s going!

Learn More

Jeff Jimerson and Airborne

4:00 - 6:00 PM, Bandstand

Best known for performing the National Anthem at most Pittsburgh Penguins games, Jeff has surrounded himself with an extremely talented group of musicians and vocalists that make Airborne a complete package.
Airborne has been together since 1990 and have been performing individually throughout the tri-state area for over 20 years.

Jeff Jimerson is regarded by many as one of the finest vocalists Pittsburgh has ever produced. He is the primary National Anthem singer for the Pittsburgh Penguins and has also performed for the Steelers and Pirates. Appearing on several local compilation CDs, he is a regular feature for seasonal fundraising events such as WTAE-TV’s Bundle Up Project, KDKA-TV’s Children’s Hospital Benefit, the 3WS Oldies Mass, and WDVE’s Toys for Tots Benefit.
Jeff is also an integral part of the “B.E. Taylor Christmas Show” performing annually throughout the east coast including their sold-out shows at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh. His voice can be heard on several radio and television commercials and in 1997, Jeff appeared in the movie “Sudden Death,” starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Learn More

Saturday, October 9


Jane West & Joe Golden

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

Performing together regularly since 2015, Jane West & Joe Golden first met back in the late nineties when Joe was Jane’s first guitar instructor. They reconnected back in Ligonier years later at one of Joe’s gigs, and the rest is history…
These days the two perform as an acoustic duo focusing on Americana classics: Jane’s vocals and Joe’s multi-instrumental talents (guitar, banjo, and fiddle) go from laid back strummin’ to high energy pickin’.
Jane West, also known as the “Lily of The Laurel Highlands,” performs with throughout western Pennsylvania as a featured vocalist. Find her full schedule at noteastmusic.com
As a luthier, Joe Golden specializes in the core of all string instruments when he’s not performing. Check out his shop: westmorelandstringworkshop.com

Learn More

Part Time Cowboys

1:00 - 3:00 PM, Bandstand

The Part Time Cowboys (PTC)
are a Pittsburgh-area country music supergroup, featuring some of the area’s best musical talent! PTC also serves as the backup band for singer/songwriter Anna Jane Allen.

Learn More

Derek Woods Band

4:00 - 6:00, Bandstand

Derek Woods Band is an Award Winning, lyrically driven & timeless Americana/Rock band with a modern polished exterior.
DWB has shared the stage with legendary acts such as Jefferson Starship, Leon Russell, Allman Betts Band, Lisa Marie Presley, Rusted Root and has been featured at many events including Woodstock 50th Anniversary at Yasgurs Farm in Bethel, NY to performing at The Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA.
Winner of Best Americana/Folk song awarded for “Unforgiving Tree” by the Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2021, the prestigious award was presented by Scott Page (Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Toto).
Derek Woods Band is currently supporting their latest 2021 full length album “Picture Yourself”. Recorded by Daniel Blake and four-time Grammy Award winning engineer Gavin Lurssen (Robert Plant/Alison Krauss, O’Brother Where Art Thou, Game of Thrones, Eric Clapton, Phish, and more)
www.DerekWoodsBand.com
www.Instagram.com/DerekWoodsBand
www.Facebook.com/DerekWoodsBand

Learn More

Sunday, October 10


East Coast Turnaround

12:30 - 2:00 PM, Bandstand

East Coast Turnaround is a group of fi ve men from the industrial town of Jeannette, PA. Their songs chronicle the struggles of people in their hometown and region (Pittsburgh). Following the release fo their album “American Outlaw” they developed a regional radio audience as well as a national and international internet radio audience. Their first single, “Where’s My Sunshine” peaked at #3 on Cashbox. Their sophomore single “Only You” peaked at #7 on Cashbox. Their third single, “Neon Church,” was released in September 2012 and eventually peaked at #22.

Learn More

Luke Weltz

1:00 - 4:30 PM, Wine Tasting Area

Luke is a singer-songwriter from Latrobe, PA. He has performed a wide array of venues and has has several years of experience in his local music scene. His a podcaster as well for “The Worst Case Podcast” series available on several streaming platforms. Luke performs as an acoustic act and he also performs as a full band. The Luke Weltz Band has been together for a year now. They have continues to play live shows and are currently in the studio editing their debut record. Luke provides a great selection of songs from oldies till today. Great acoustic spin on hits you enjoy. Solid act.
Instruments: Pianist and Guitarist
www.facebook.com/WeltzProductions
www.lukeweltz.com/
www.facebook.com/LukeWeltzBand

Learn More

Flood City Brass Band

3:00 - 4:30 PM, Bandstand

“A nine-piece rock band from Johnstown, PA; Flood City Brass features male and lead female vocalists, keyboard, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, saxophone, and trombone. The family-friendly rock band in Pennsylvania has played for numerous dances, weddings, corporate events, fund raisers, picnics, festivals, and concerts.
Flood City’s repertoire has included favorites in the rock, soul, funk, pop, R&B, and dance genres. The band serves the areas of Johnstown, Pittsburgh, Somerset, Greensburg, Ligonier, and State College.”

Fort Ligonier Days 2021

Entertainment Guide

Friday, October 8

Time

Entertainer

Genre

Stage

1:30 - 3:00 PM

Country

Country

1:30 - 3:00 PM

1:30 - 4:30 PM

Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic Guitar

1:30 - 4:30 PM

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Variety Rock/Pop Songs

Variety Rock/Pop Songs

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Saturday, October 9

Time

Entertainer

Genre

Stage

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic Guitar

1:00 - 4:00 PM

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Classic Country

Classic Country

1:00 - 3:00 PM

4:00 - 6:00

Americana/Rock Band

Americana/Rock Band

4:00 - 6:00

Sunday, October 10

Time

Entertainer

Genre

Stage

12:30 - 2:00 PM

Trucker Rock

Trucker Rock

12:30 - 2:00 PM

1:00 - 4:30 PM

Acoustic Guitar

Acoustic Guitar

1:00 - 4:30 PM

3:00 - 4:30 PM

Flood City Brass Band

Rock, Soul, Pop, Rhythm & Blues

Flood City Brass Band

Rock, Soul, Pop, Rhythm & Blues

3:00 - 4:30 PM