GETTYSBURG, Pennsylvania – The 7th annual Gettysburg Fest recently announced the five-day event would feature 50 live performances for an expanded offering of entertainment, art shows and culinary performances. The June 11-15 event will span across seven stages and seven art exhibitions, as well as Fest Fringe events and an Art Market and Bazaar.
The entertainment acts will highlight emerging talent from the region, as well as up-and-coming national acts. Some of the most popular performers include country star Eric Paslay, acoustic-alternative rock trio The Lone Bellow and the Blues BBQ.
The Tony-nominated performance of “Beyond Glory,” by award-winning actor Stephan Lang will close the Gettysburg Fest. The solo show about war veterans relates stories from past winners of the Medal of Honor.
“We have completely re-energized this event as a result of listening to our fans,” said Randy Prasse, Gettysburg Festival executive director. “They asked for more musical entertainment – local and national – and we are responding. The condensed format will actually offer more live performances than ever and just as many visual arts and Fringe events as the previous 10-day event did, except the energy level will be amped up throughout town.”
Other events during the festival include History Meets The Arts Edible Art Tour, Brass Band Festival, United States Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus, and the 8th Annual Barn Art Show and Sale. The “Boys Are Back in Town” package features Gettysburg natives for a one-night only concert, along with other local bands and artists.
Artists will station themselves in locations around campus and the battlefield for The Plein Air Paint Out event. Another art event, the Artist Trading Cards, invites artists of all ages to create a set of 10 to 12 original baseball-sized artworks on cardstock that can be traded or sold.
For more information, visit www.gettysburgfestival.org.