Midnight Acoustic - Friday, October 23rd (Rescheduled from October 16th)
This event is offered with free admission and open to the public, donations are encouraged. Traditionally, the Coffee House Series has coffees, teas, and delicious baked goods for sale during the event.
*Due to COVID-19, our 2020 Coffee House Series will be held outside with social distancing & sanitation protocols enforced. Masks are required when unable to social distance. Seating will be provided, or feel free to bring your own.*
KoKo, (Sam Coco), is a local singer, guitarist and songwriter who has performed in the Johnstown area for many years. He performs regularly throughout the area not only as a soloist, but also with "Hard Rok, KoKo and Joe", "Guitar's Around", "Take 2", "Blue Piranha" and "One Night Stand". He has also played drums for The Denise Canby and Joe Tirpak Group and Walt & Jackie. For many years, he was the drummer for the local group, "Satrycon". Sam is a member of the "Songworks" songwriting group. He recently retired in 2018 as conductor of the Johnstown Symphony Chorus. KoKo plays a wide variety of music with a focus on Jimmy Buffett's music. His original songs are story songs mostly about beach life. He incorporates a "good-time" feeling into his performances by tailoring his music to the audience. He always follows the idea of..... "Who doesn't like to have a good time!!!"
Rising out of the hills of Central Pennsylvania as a tenacious female-fronted outlaw country band, Stephanie & the Wild Hearts (formerly known as "The Chrome Hearts") are living proof that raw talent, ambition and honesty can still prevail in a fiercely competitive music industry. The group’s founders Bob Onkst and wife Stephanie of Hollidaysburg are proud to be backed with the right accompanying musicians. Bob plays rhythm guitar and shares singing duties with Stephanie. Stephanie & the Wild Hearts have aligned their unwavering dedication to the do-it-yourself work ethic with a signature outlaw country sound. Stephanie & the Wild Hearts fits in somewhere in between the genres of country and rock & roll. The future of Stephanie & the Wild Hearts and where they are going is limitless. They’ve gone from playing only local shows to performing at festivals and fairs throughout PA. They are proud to have played at such venues such as: The Grange Fair (opening for The Voice favorite Josh Gallagher), the People's Choice Festival. the Fulton County Fair, Hollidaysburg Wing Festival, a private party for President Jimmy Carter, and so many more. They are set to continue to exceed expectations and follow this musical journey as far as it takes them!
The accomplished trio consists of Keith Inscho on lead vocals and guitar, Barry Miller on vocals and bass guitar, and Tony Arcuri on banjo. Meat and Potatoes features bluegrass, gospel and old time music genres. They have played various venues around the area for a dozen years, including festivals, churches, nursing homes, coffee shops and lots of other places that like good ole foot stomping music.
When it comes to putting a tune to the dancing steps, there's no better choice than Rosie and The Jammers. This upbeat six-piece act has been a staple at local events and festivals for twenty-two (22) years and is known just as much for their great showmanship as their talent and is always a crowd favorite. Three people that were instrumental in giving the band their professional start were Bill & Deb Marano and Rose Mary Hagadus. Rosie and The Jammers was formed for the very first Johnstown Polkafest in 1997 when asked to play by Bill & Deb. Rosie and Rosemary first met while Rosie was playing her button box at a Garden Tour Fundraiser for the Johnstown Symphony. Rosemary stopped to ask questions about the button box. During that conversation Rosemary asked Rosie if she and her band would like to play at the Log House Arts Festival Labor Day weekend. That was 22 years ago and the band has been a staple at the festival and within the community ever since.
Denny Ivory started The SharpTones by purchasing some equipment and singing in retirement homes and personal care homes, and invitations to perform started to pour in. Now The SharpTones perform to crowds all across Central PA and surrounding areas. With quality vocal entertainment with a distinctive harmony, The SharpTones are loved by their youngest fans to the oldest! The SharpTones are a quality vocal group, singing oldies from the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's with a distinctive harmony.
Midnight Acoustic is a trio featuring the husband/wife duo of Natalie and John Kurchak, and Bernie Kralik. Natalie, John and Bernie have played locally on the music scene for several years, most notably in their classic rock band Midnight Graffiti. Midnight Acoustic gives John, Natalie and Bernie the opportunity to present the softer side of Midnight Graffiti and features John and Bernie on guitar, and Natalie on vocals and percussion. A night with Midnight Acoustic features a wide range of traditional and non-traditional acoustic covers.