For this year's festival, we we're going off the deep end. We got one of the most recognizable Bigfoot seekers in the world. You'll get to hear his presentation and meet him yourself if you sign up for one of two sessions in the afternoon. And there will be TONS of other stuff to do that day at the brewery as well.
An act that needs no introduction to the Levity tribe, Willow Hill Music returns to Indiana for a Concert in the Park (ing lot). Bring a lawn chair, or just don't bother... dance with your sweetie and get a bonus workout in! This fun-loving couple is taking off in the country music world. And we lucked into getting their last available Friday this summer. Don't miss it!
On June 16th, 2018, we will be holding our 2nd annual Summer Kickoff Festival! Here is a breif overview of what the day will look like!
9a: The festival begins at with a 5k put on put on by Gingerbread Man Running Company which will take place on the Hoodlebug trail right beside the brewery.
10a: We officially start pouring beer commencing the days festivities!
11:30a: Team Signups begin to participate in the annual corn-hole tournament
12:15p: Team signups for the corn-hole tournament close
12:30p: Corn-hole tournament begins!
2:00p: Bands Begin playing
11:00p: Event Ends
The Funky Fly Project is a funk and jazz collective operating out of Pittsburgh, PA consisting of Winston Bell, Henry Schultz, Brandon Terry, and Eric Dowdell Jr. A powerful combination of skill and virtuosic playing, you would never know by listening that each member of the project is less than nineteen years old. Developing a sound well beyond their age, the quartet fuse classic jazz styles with contemporary funk to create a unique sound that leaves listeners in awe.
The Funky Fly Project flaunts the soloistic skills of the players while showcasing the group’s inspiring ability to write original compositions with unmatched style and grace. Pulling together an arsenal of different styles and techniques, each track is laden with the fresh excitement of youth and expertise making the group unique in today's pop scene. Each player gains inspiration from a number of different influences and their combined sound has been described as “spectacular”, “inspirational” and the “future of jazz”.
Soaring solos, upbeat rhythms and impressive jam structures are the hallmark of this burgeoning band from Pittsburgh, PA. Loaded to the brim with impressive structure and style, this urban quartet is unlike any jazz project you have witnessed before. The Funky Fly Project plays alongside seasoned musicians; what they lack in age, they make up for in energy and unmatched talent.
The complex sound of the Funky Fly Project is made up of four equal yet distinguishing parts, Winston Bell on saxophone, Henry Schultz on keys, Brandon Terry on drums, and Eric Dowdell Jr on bass guitar. Each member of the project shines with complex chord changes, difficult rhythms and jaw-dropping solos while harnessing the finesse of veteran jazz legends. A band to watch in coming months and years, it's easy to imagine where the bands combined talent may take this group --- whether it’s the main stage at jazz festivals or spotlight performances in gallery crawls and clubs --- the Funky Fly Project will perform as many nights as their homework allows.
The Indiana, PA Ukulele Club and Levity are throwing another Ukulele Jam in the Taproom. Everyone is welcome to participate, and it's free! You don't even need a uke... they bring a bunch of extras. We will put ukulele play-along songs on our big screen and everybody jams and sings along. Learn as you go. Easy!
Beer isn't the only beverage we enjoy in this wonderful world. Come to the Taproom and spend a night enjoying "Neat: The Story of Bourbon", the feature documentary the LA Times said is, "Enough to make you want to stop what you're doing, grab a bottle and run outside." You may even recognize the Levity Taproom in some of the scenes! (hint, the cover picture!)
This documentary went to the top of the doc charts on the Apple Store, Google Play, and Amazon when it was released in February. Local film company, Vinegar Hill is behind this gorgeously shot, fascinating, funny, engaging documentary. We put it on the big screen at 7pm. The bar is open and some bourbon sampling will also be a part of the evening.
More details to follow.
Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats have appeared with B.B. King, Jay Leno, Johnny Winter, James Cotton, The Nighthawks, J.J. Grey, Billy Price, Robert Randolph and a host of others in the five and a half years of being together.
Miss Melanie can flat out sing. Her giant voice, with tons of range and soul is the centerpiece of the band. She can whip a dance floor into a frenzy or turn them quiet enough to hear a pin drop when serving up a soul bearing ballad. She has cultivated a loyal fan base with her nearly inimitable voice. Combined with Queen Bee & the Blue Hornet Band alum Mark Ross on guitar and Rev. James Harton on organ and Chris Coyne on drums, they lay down the perfect groove-laden floor to express themselves.
While no stranger to backing a great singer, Ross' in the pocket, tasty, and soul drenched guitar playing add to the party. Harton's organ is the perfect bed for Morrison and Ross, but make no mistake about it, when it's time for Harton to step forward, he roars and moans with the mighty sound of a seasoned veteran. Chris Coyne holds down the drum chair with a less is more and elegant approach that makes this band all come together.
This is a band that truly gets it. One listen and you are hooked!
The Delaney Chevrolet Westsylvania Jazz and Blues Festival will hold its annual Westsylvania Blues Happy Hour on April 13, from 7 to 9 pm. It will be preceded by the “Funnest Business in Town” competition from 5 to 6:45pm. Both events take place at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Indiana, PA.
Gene Sweeney has been playing professionally as a blues guitarist and singer for over 30 years. A native son of the steel-working town of Johnstown, Gene has an authentic blue-collar blues style that comes across in his soulful vocals and guitar solos. He currently performs with the band Who’s Your Daddy as well as Gene Sweeney and the Blues Gypsies. A great guy, and a great musician. Mark your calendar and come see what makes Gene the real deal!
Gene Sweeney and the Blues Gypsies are: Gene Sweeney, guitar and vocals; Steve Spack, bass guitar; John Mundy, drums; “Cajun” Norm, keys; Adam Mundok, harmonica and percussion
Admission is $20. All proceeds benefit the Delaney Chevrolet Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival.
The new year is here, and there is no better time to start playing ukulele. This jam is open to brand new ukulele players as well as seasoned veterans of the ukulele. We even have ukuleles you can borrow from the bar, but get there fast as they go quickly!
As always, there will be play-along videos projected onto the large screen!!!! Please post any video requests in the event discussion on our facebook page.
We hope to see you all there!!!
VR Game Night is a chance for you to step into the future of gaming and then try to win some prizes at it! Our friends at Philly St. Escape Rooms are bringing their new toy: a radical top-shelf Virtual Reality game system. Try it out from 6:00 to 7:30 and then compete for top score and prizes after that.
This is the kind of thing we grew up dreaming about. Totally immersive mind-blowing graphics that put you inside the action and make your heart pound! Bring your friends! Watch how they're doing on the screen, take pictures of them awkwardly dodging laser beams.