This week’s Erie-area entertainment calendar features art and music.
In addition to several ongoing exhibits, the Erie Art Museum will host an Art After Dark event with gallery tours, drinks, light refreshments and live music.
Grady Champion, Person2Person and Davy Knowles are scheduled to headline the free, three-day outdoor arts and music event at Frontier Park known as the Erie Blues & Jazz Festival. A number of other outdoor concert series also continue this week.
Also, Erie Events just announced the iconic rock, blues and boogie band ZZ Top will be bringing its Raw Whisky Tour to the Warner Theatre on Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
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Find details on these and more events in the Erie region below. We couldn’t get everything in here, so be sure to visit GoErie.com/calendar for more.
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Note: It’s always a good idea to check with organizers in advance to make certain an event is still taking place and to find out what COVID-19 measures are in place.
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Open community painting sessions: Through Aug. 6, Mondays, 6-8 p.m., and Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-5 and 6-8 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 643 W. 17th St. Led by artist and educator Natalia Pilato, a mural will be created inside the Holy Trinity gymnasium and installed on the exterior of the Odessa’s Place building at 628 W 18th St. in Erie’s Little Italy Neighborhood. Painting sessions are large-scale paint-by-number activities and fun for ages 10 and up. Free. 814-454-7814, AStinely@SSJNN.org
“The Secret Life of Cows”: Through Aug. 7, Erie Art Museum, 20 E. Fifth St. Observational portrait painter Paula Garrick Klein’s exhibition focuses on the last operating small beef cattle farm in her suburban Pittsburgh neighborhood. Gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays, 2-8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sundays, 1-6 p.m. Museum admission is free for members, $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens, free for age 16 and younger. 814-459-5477, erieartmuseum.org/paula-garrick-klein
“Narcissus”: Through Sept. 18, Erie Art Museum, 20 E. Fifth St. Erie Art Co. and Noodlefish collaborative narrative installation inspired by the ancient Greek myth found in Ovid’s “Metamorphoses.” Gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays, 2-8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sundays, 1-6 p.m. Museum admission is free for members, $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens, free for age 16 and younger. 814-459-5477, erieartmuseum.org/narcissus
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“Ole’ Say Can We See?”: Through Feb. 19, Erie Art Museum, 20 E. Fifth St. Exhibition by Garry Bibb addressing social and political ideas with sculptures, 2D prints and video. Gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays, 2-8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sundays, 1-6 p.m. Museum admission is free for members, $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens, free for age 16 and younger. 814-459-5477, erieartmuseum.org/narcissus
“Connecting with the Collection: Photographic Portraits”: Through early 2023, Erie Art Museum, 20 E. Fifth St. Exhibition featuring a small selection of the many photographic portraits found in the collection of the museum from formal studio-style portraits shot against simple backdrops, to composed scenes that offer contextual clues as to their subject’s identity, to documentary-style photographs and street photography. Artists in the exhibition are: Serge Balkin, Karen Bell, Kevin Bubriski, Tom Caravaglia, Kerry S. Coppin, Joseph Diess, Michael Emery, Mark Frey, Robert Gilge, Kenneth Graves, Mahlon Hirsch, Kathe Kowalski, Tony Ray-Jones, Arthur Rothstein, Edward Sheriff Curtis, Len Speier, Alfred Stieglitz, Mark Perrott, Jose Picayo and Rick Smolan. Gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays, 2–8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 am–5 p.m.; and Sundays, 1–6 p.m. Museum admission is free for members, $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens, free for age 16 and younger. 814-459-5477, erieartmuseum.org/collection-connection-photographic-portraits
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“Out of Many – Stories of Migration”: Through Feb. 26, 2023, Erie Art Museum, 20 E. Fifth St. A series of exhibits, events and conversations centering on the work of five photographers working out of Pittsburgh and featuring the faces and experiences of multiple generations of migrants and immigrants, and their descendants. Includes photography by Brian Cohen, Scott Goldsmith, Nate Guidry, Lynn Johnson and Annie O’Neill. Gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays, 2-8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sundays, 1-6 p.m. Museum admission is free for members, $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens, free for age 16 and younger. 814-459-5477, erieartmuseum.org/out-of-many
ErieBank 8 Great Tuesdays: Tuesdays through Aug. 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Liberty Park’s Highmark Amphitheater on Erie’s bayfront. Performers: Aug. 2, The Town Pants, opening: The Probables; Aug. 9, Latin Fusion, no opener; Aug. 16, Buffalo Rose, opening: The Ron Yarosz Power Organ Trio; and Aug. 23, Bruce in the USA, opening: Jack Stevenson & The Buried Treasure Band. Free. 814-455-7557, porterie.org
Free outdoor concert lineups:Bands, schedules set for live Erie-area summer shows
In Your Hometown concert series: various dates through Aug. 24, 7 p.m., various outdoor locations in Erie County. Erie Philharmonic tour featuring a Light Classical Chamber Ensemble or a 16-person Brass Ensemble. Chamber Ensemble: Aug. 2, Pleasant Ridge Park, Fairview; and Aug. 3, Gibson Park, North East. Brass Ensemble: Aug. 17, Gibson Park, North East; Aug. 19, Goodell Gardens, Edinboro; and Aug. 24, Lake Erie Community Park, Lake City. Free. 814-455-1375, eriephil.org/hometown
Whitford Park Summer Concerts: Wednesdays through Aug. 31, 7 p.m., Whitford Park, 5400 Iroquois Ave., Harborcreek Township. Performers: Aug. 3, Nicely Done; Aug. 10, Polka Relations; Aug. 17, Kurt Novakowski (Elvis impersonator); Aug. 24, David Julius; and Aug. 31, Gem City Band. Take a folding chair or blanket. Free. harborcreektownship.org
Music in the Park: Wednesdays through Aug. 31, 7 p.m. to sunset, Lake Erie Community Park, 10192 West Lake Road, Lake City. Girard concert series with food trucks and refreshment tents. Performers: Aug. 3, Matty & the Pickles; Aug. 10, Jim Madden & Friends; Aug. 17, Rodger Montgomery Blues Band; Aug. 24, Erie Philharmonic Brass Ensemble; and Aug. 31, West County Rangers. Free entertainment. 814-774-4738
Art After Dark: Aug. 4, 5-8 p.m., Erie Art Museum, 20 E. Fifth St. Take a tour of the galleries and enjoy drinks and light refreshments at 5 p.m., stay for live music from 6 to 8 p.m. $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, free for museum members. 814-459-5477, erieartmuseum.org/art-after-dark
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Thursday in the Park: Thursdays through Aug. 25, 7-9 p.m., City Park Gazebo, intersection of North Center and East Smith streets, Corry. Performers: Aug. 4, Slim and Red; Aug. 11, Diana Evans (children’s music); Aug. 18, Happy Days; and Aug. 25, Radioactive. Take a folding chair or blanket. Free. corryareaartscouncil.com
“Kinky Boots”: Aug. 5–6, 11–13, 7:30 p.m., and Aug. 7 and 14, 2 p.m., Erie Playhouse, 13 W. 10th St. In the musical with a Tony Award-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, Charlie Price, who has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory on the verge of bankruptcy, finds inspiration in Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. $12 to $21.70 plus fees. 814-454-2852, erieplayhouse.org/events/kinky-boots
Blues & Jazz Festival: Aug. 5, 7 p.m. start; Aug. 6, noon-9:30 p.m.; and Aug. 7, 1-9:30 p.m., Frontier Park, 1501 W. Sixth St. Friday will feature a limited performance lineup and food vendor list while Saturday will be dedicated to bands that play the blues and Sunday will feature jazz performances with demonstrations by local artists throughout the weekend. Free admission. eriebluesandjazz.com.
Goodell Summer Music Series: Aug. 5 and Aug. 12, 7-9 p.m., Goodell Gardens & Homestead, 221 Waterford St., Edinboro. Performers: Aug. 5, Patchouli & Terra Guitarra; and Aug. 12, Jess Royer & Nick Warren. Take a folding chair or blanket; concessions available for sale. Free. goodellgardens.org
Open Market: Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27; and Sept. 3, 10 and 17; 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gibson Park, Routes 20 and 89, North East Borough. Homegrown and handmade goods for sale from local growers and artisans, live music, samples from wineries, breweries and distilleries. Free admission. 814-725-4262, firstname.lastname@example.org
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814 Concert Series: Aug. 7 and 14, 6 p.m., various Erie parks. Concerts follow a 4 p.m. drum circle session by One World Tribe. Aug. 7, Mambo at Baldwin Park, West 25th Street and Berst Avenue; and Aug. 14, Eric Brewer & Friends at Baker Field, East 32nd and Holland streets. Free. 814concerts.com
Sounds of Summer series: Aug. 8 and 15, 7 p.m., various Erie senior living communities. Aug. 8, Presque Isle Saxophone Quartet at Nightingale Nursing and Rehab Center, formerly Saint Mary’s East, 607 E. 26th St.; and Aug. 15, Gem City Jazz Ensemble at Curry Schell Apartments, 3909 Schaper Ave. Free. 814concerts.com
Whirlybird Music & Arts Festival: Aug. 10-13, downtown Jamestown, New York. Collection of carefully curated concerts at a variety of venues plus free pop-up solo performances. Headlining will be Jamestown funk legends Smackdab along with Chicago-based festival favorites Mungion, electronic funk rockers LITZ, nationally touring indie artist Mikaela Davis and more. $25 for a pass for Friday or Saturday; $45 for a weekend pass. whirlybirdfest.com
The Fab Four — The Ultimate Tribute: Aug. 11, 8 p.m., Warner Theatre, 811 State St. Tribute group performing live renditions of Beatles’ songs. $83, $68, $58, $53, $48, $43, $33. 814-452-4857, eriewarnertheatre.com/events/event/08/11/2022/the-fab-four
Firelights Music & Arts Festival: Aug. 12-14, 1000 Washington Drive, Edinboro. Three-day camping festival with art installations, fire performers, live musicians, visual artists, DJs, food, workshops, more. Benefits Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department. $90 for single-day pass, $159.99 for three-day pass. firelightsfestival.com
Comedy Cruise: Aug. 13, 10 p.m.-midnight, Victorian Princess, 1 State St. Standup comedy with Craig Baxter, Aaron Forsyth and special guests while cruising on the party boat. $25. 814-459-9696, www.victorianprincess.com
Movie Nights: Aug. 13, 8 p.m., UPMC Park, 831 French St. Sit in the field and watch “Luca” on the big screen. Take lawn chairs or blankets. $5 plus $2 fee if ordered online, free for ages 3 and younger. milb.com/erie/tickets/movie-nights
Rock & Rescue Charity Concert with Mitchell Tenpenny: Aug. 13, 6-10:30 p.m., Erie Humane Society, 2407 Zimmerly Road. The double-platinum country music artist will be the headliner, with Erie’s own Refuge opening. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society’s Shelter to Service program that trains a shelter dog over the course of two years to become a service dog that is then awarded to a local veteran for free. $25 for general admission, $125 for VIP. bit.ly/3wUiUxX
Arts and Vegan Festival: Aug. 13 and 14, noon-6 p.m., 1020 Collective, 1020 Holland St. With art, music and food. 814-983-8566, www.1020collective.com/arts-and-vegan-festival
Blues for Shoes: Aug. 14, 4-9 p.m., BigBar, 14 E. 10th St. Musical benefit hosted by The Breeze Band with several other bands also performing; proceeds used to purchase school supplies for youth of the Erie community. facebook.com/events/426728169321445
Everyone’s Comedy Open Mic: Aug. 15, Sept. 5 and 19, Oct. 3 and 17, Nov. 7 and 21, and Dec. 5 and 19, 8-10 p.m., 1505 State St., fourth floor. RandyBillDuck and Off Constantly Comedy present the event for comics of all levels to try out their new material, get on stage for the first time, or perfect their seasoned classics in five-minute spots. Free; donations accepted for Performing Artists Collective Alliance or RandyBillDuck. facebook.com/events/2843413479299195/2843413485965861, offconstantlycomedy@gmail
Gazebo Concerts: Aug. 18, 7-9 p.m.; gazebo in Beute Park, between Iroquois and Silliman avenues and Morse Street, Lawrence Park Township. Performance by Chris & Julie Moore from Tennessee Back Porch. Take a folding chair or blanket. Free. lawrenceparktwp.org
“The Rule of Three”: Aug. 19, 20, 26 and 27 and Sept. 2 and 3, 7:30 p.m., and Aug. 21 and 28 and Sept. 4, 3 p.m., All An Act Theatre, 652 W. 17th St. Performance of three stories of intrigue — “Afternoon at the Seaside,” “The Rats” and “The Patient” — by Agatha Christie. $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students and $5 ages 6-11. www.allanact.net
Beyond the Blue concerts: Aug. 20, 2:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., and Sept. 2-4, The Heron Farm & Event Center, 2361 Waits Corners Road, Sherman, N.Y. Aug. 20 is Funk Fest with Funk You, Jimkata, more; Sept. 2-4 features Pokey LaFarge, Ryan Montbleau Band, more. Tickets range from $20 to $97. theheron.org
Zabawa: Aug. 26, 5-10 p.m.; Aug. 27, noon-10 p.m.; and Aug. 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2220 Reed St. Polish festival with music, food, more. Polka Mass on Aug. 27 at 5 p.m.; Polish Heritage Mass on Aug. 28 at 10:30 a.m. Free admission. 814-456-0671, holytrinityrc.org
Sept. 14:Rock band Daughtry to stop at Erie’s Warner Theatre with ‘Dearly Beloved’ tour
Daughtry: The Dearly Beloved Tour: Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m., Warner Theatre, 811 State St. The rock ‘n’ roll band that has sold over 9 million albums, including “Cage to Rattle,” and 16 million singles, including “World on Fire,” will appear with special guest Pop Evil. $77.25, $52.25, $44 plus fees; VIP packages available. 814-452-4857, erieevents.com
“Whose Live Anyway?” Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m., Warner Theatre, 811 State St. “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” cast members Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, Ryan Stiles and Joel Murray present their improv tour. $37, $47, $57. 814-452-4857, erieevents.com
Clay Walker concert: Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., Warner Theatre, 811 State St. Performance with special guest Tracy Byrd. $37, $57, $77, $97. 814-452-4857, www.erieevents.com/events/event/09/29/2022/clay-walker
Zach Williams Fall ’22 Tour: Oct. 15, 7 p.m., Warner Theatre, 811 State St. Grammy winner Williams performs his signature blend of southern rock, country and faith-filled songwriting; with special guest Ben Fuller. $20.50, $30.75, $41, $72. 814-452-4857, erieevents.com/events/event/10/15/2022/zach-williams-fall-22-tour
“Wheel of Fortune Live!”: Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., Warner Theatre, 811 State St. Live stage show lets fans experience the game show in-person and audition to go on stage, spin a replica of the iconic wheel and solve puzzles to win prizes; audience members will get the chance to be randomly selected to win cash and prizes. $36, $46, $56, $66, $82; VIP packages available. 814-452-4857, erieevents.com/events/event/10/19/2022/wheel-of-fortune
Oct. 20:Country music star Cole Swindell brings tour to Erie for concert at Warner Theatre
Cole Swindell concert: Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Warner Theatre, 811 State St. The fast-rising country music superstar brings his “Down To The Bar Tour” with special guests Ashley Cooke and Dylan Marlowe. $37.75, $47.75, $57.75 and $67.75 plus fees. 814-452-4857, erieevents.com
ZZ Top Raw Whisky Tour: Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m., Warner Theatre, 811 State St. “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” performs. Tickets were to go on sale July 29. $77.75, $87.75, $97.75 plus fees. 814-452-4857, erieevents.com
Trace Adkins concert: Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Warner Theatre, 811 State St. Performance by the country legend who has sold more than 11 million albums, charted over 20 singles, earned numerous awards and Grammy nominations, and garnered over 2 billion streams. $40.25, $55.75, $71.25, $102, $122.75 plus fees. 814-452-4857, erieevents.com
Nov. 17:Country singer Trace Adkins heading to Erie for concert at Warner Theatre
“A Motown Christmas”: Nov. 19, 8 p.m., Warner Theatre, 811 State St. Family-oriented show featuring a world-class vocal group assembled from past and present members of Motown’s most legendary groups including Ali Woodson’s Temptations, The Miracles and The Contours. $52, $47 and $42 plus fees. 814-452-4857, erieevents.com
“Blue’s Clues & You! Live On Stage”: Dec. 13, 6 p.m., Warner Theatre, 811 State St. Theater production based on the hit preschool television series featuring Blue, her friends Magenta and Rainbow Puppy and many more in an original musical adventure. $52.50, $42.50 and $32.50 plus fees. 814-452-4857, erieevents.com
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