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Tickets available at the gate for Coal and Coke Heritage Music Festival

9/25/2008 —

It is not too late to enjoy a full day of music, fun and food at the Coal and Coke Heritage Music Festival. Tickets will be available at the gate, and it will be hard to find a better musical value!

The Coal and Coke Heritage Music Festival debuts Saturday, September 27, at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. The festival is designed to celebrate the unique coal and coke heritage of southwestern Pennsylvania. And the musical performers represent a wide range of the musical styles that were a part of the era, including jazz, folk, polka, German, gospel, and much more!

Performers with national reputations include The Atlanta Drumline, River City Brass Band with Lisa Ferraro, Harold Betters, the MCG Jazz Legacy Project, Chuck Cantalemessa, and the Ferla-Marcinizyn Guitar Duo.

Local favorites include NewLanders, Simple Gifts, The Fabulous Softwinds, FiddleKicks, the Augsberg German Band, Sammy Bill Orchestra, Ray Ryan New Orleans Riverside Band, Fred Adams, and Jason Kendall.

There really is something for everyone: multiple stages with musical performances, food vendor booths, arts and crafts displays, and the Kiddie Koal Mine with children’s activities. In addition, the Coal and Coke Heritage Center will be open for browsing and tours.

Tickets are available for purchase at the gate the day of the festival. Adult tickets cost $15, youth tickets for those 5 to 11 years old are $5, and free for children 4 and younger.

There will be limited and handicapped parking on campus, with overflow parking at Connellsville Regional Airport and the Fayette County Fair Grounds, located on Route 119 between Uniontown and Connellsville. From the satellite parking areas, there will be free shuttle service to the music festival. Shuttle buses will begin at 9:45 a.m. The festival gates open at 10 a.m. and musical performances continue until 9 p.m.

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