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Coming up NXT: Music, festival and sidewalks in the Tri-State

Coming up NXT: Music, festival and sidewalks in the Tri-State

Frederick Summer Concert Series to host Radio King Orchestra

FREDERICK, Md. — Celebrate Frederick is set to host Radio King Orchestra on Sunday, July 7, as part of the 2019 Summer Concert Series. The performance will take place in the Baker Park Band Shell from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Radio King Orchestra encompasses the rich sophistication of a 1940s New York Supper Club with the cool elegance and carefree nature of Frank Sinatra and the cherished Rat Pack. With the addition of the Fabulous Pincurl Girls, it’s all in the family as these charming ladies who are actually related, blend their voices beautifully just as Maxine, Laverne and Patty did — delighting audiences with their tight vocals, cute choreography and playful quirky antics.

As the orchestra adds their own dynamic flair to classic musical arrangements made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Darin, Glenn Miller and more. … audiences are thoroughly entertained, danced and romanced back to an era when radios and supper clubs were king.

Each series performance is free to the public, Celebrate Frederick encourages each guest to bring a canned food item in lieu of admission to support the Foodbank Program operated by the Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA). Non-perishable items such as canned meats and vegetables, soups, peanut butter, cereal, rice and pastas are preferred and appreciated.

Greencastle Sidewalk Days returns

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — The 52nd annual Greencastle Sidewalk Days will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13, in around the town’s square with more than one hundred crafters, merchants, food vendors and community groups. Traffic will be closed on Baltimore Street from Route 11 east of the square to Washington Street, as well as on South Carlisle Street to Franklin Street during the hours of the event from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Activities and entertainment are scheduled for both days starting with a welcoming ceremony led by Greencastle Mayor Ben Thomas at 10 a.m. on Friday. Antietam Humane Society will be presenting adoptable animals from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kids Zone located at the Greencastle Presbyterian Church, 57 W. Baltimore St. At 1 p.m., musician Mitch Morrill will be performing in the square followed by Morning Sky Duo at 3 p.m. and Marshall Stone at 5 p.m. On Saturday, entertainment begins at 9 a.m. in the square with a puppet performance by Barb & Friends, followed by a demo by Thompson’s Karate Studio. Music by finalists from Franklin County Visitors Bureau’s A Cappella & Unplugged contest begins at 11 a.m., followed by Bob Keel at 1 p.m. and South Bound Buffalo at 3 p.m.

A limited number of vendor spaces are still available. Interested vendors should contact the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce at 717-597-4610, via email at, or online at

33rd annual Chambersfest kicks off July 13

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Street vendors, ice cream, kids’ activities, delicious food, art and history will entertain thousands of residents and visitors during the 33rd Annual ChambersFest from July 13 to 20 in the Chambersburg area.

The weeklong, family-friendly festival will host a variety of community events including Restaurant Week, Scoop-a-Palooza, Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Race, Old Market Day, 1864: The Burning and many more. Each activity is coordinated by various organizations with the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce promoting the festival throughout the region.

“ChambersFest is one of the most exciting community celebrations in Chambersburg, and we are happy to see many local businesses participating this year,” said Steve Christian, president of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce. “The event will attract thousands to the region, and we encourage our local residents to take the time to enjoy the festival that supports our local, small businesses.”

ChambersFest will begin on Saturday, July 13, with the 3rd annual Restaurant Week sponsored by Signature Sponsor Penn National Insurance and Platinum Sponsor West Penn Power, a First Energy Company. More than 30 restaurants will participate with special cuisines, meal deals and daily prizes through Saturday, July 20. Restaurants involved include Big Oak Café, Bistro 71, Brussel’s Café, CJ’s BBQ Smokehouse, Denim Coffee Co., Falafel Shack, Fuddruckers, GearHouse Brewing Company, Johnnie’s Family Restaurant, Main Street Deli, The Meadows Frozen Custard, Molly’s Restaurant & Carry-Out, The Orchards, Relax Lounge, Roy-Pitz Beer Stube, Veroni Café, Volcano Japanese Restaurant and others. For a full list of restaurants and contest information, visit

Saturday events will also include the 16th Annual Tim & Susan Cook Memorial 1-Mile Race/Walk beginning at 7 a.m. at Chambersburg Area Senior High School (CASHS) Upper Concession Stand. Scoop-a-Palooza, the popular all-you-can-eat ice cream festival, will also be at CASHS that day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ice cream vendors include Hoover’s Grill & Ice Cream, The Meadows Frozen Custard, Milton Hershey School – Spartan Ice Cream, Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard, Trickling Springs Creamery and Windy Knoll Farm Market & Creamery.

Other ChambersFest activites throughout the week include “Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins” at Totem Pole Playhouse. The Council for the Arts will host the Franklin County Art Alliance Winner’s Gallery, the North Square Farmers Market will be set up at Chambers Fort Park, The Capitol Theatre will have two screenings of “Dirty Dancing” and the Chambersburg Quilt Guild will host the “Art of Quilting” Quilt Show at The Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring and the 11/30 Visitors Center.

Finally, the festival will culminate Saturday, July 20, with the largest events including Old Market Day and 1864: The Burning.

Old Market Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will fill the streets of downtown with music, food, arts and crafts. The day features more than 150 craft and food vendors, on-stage entertainment and other activities throughout the day. Later that evening from 7 to 10 p.m. will be the final round of the A Cappella & Unplugged music competition as well as the popular military re-enactment light show: 1864: The Burning.

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