CLASSICAL WQEJ-FM 89.7 TO BROADCAST LIVE AUGUST 6TH FROM THE AMERISERV FLOOD CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 27, 2011
CLASSICAL WQEJ-FM 89.7
TO BROADCAST LIVE AUGUST 6TH
FROM THE AMERISERV FLOOD CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL
PITTSBURGH—Join Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7 as they broadcast LIVE from the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival in Johnstown on Sunday, August 6 from noon – 5 p.m.
Known for its eclectic mix of musical performers this year’s Festival features performances from musicians including Gregg Allman, Betty LaVette and Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears to name a few.
The three-day music festival is held annually in downtown Johnstown. Stages are continually programmed over the course of the festival with over 20 groups. The Festival is produced by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association, a non-profit that exists to preserve and showcase Johnstown’s nationally significant stories by providing high-quality educational, cultural and recreational experiences in the area’s unique historic settings.
In 1990, the Johnstown Area Heritage Association recruited the National Folk Festival to Johnstown for a three-year run, after which it began to produce the event on its own, renaming it the Johnstown FolkFest. AmeriServ Financial became the title sponsor a year later, and in 2009 the name was changed to AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival, to better convey that all types of music are presented.
Both this and last year’s WQEJ-FM 89.7 broadcasts were made possible by John D. Gibson, Attorney at Law.
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