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Get back to roots at AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival

AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival

When: 1:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Aug. 1, 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m. Aug. 2, and 1-10 p.m. Aug. 3

Admission: $10-$140; free for kids 12 and younger

Where: Peoples Natural Gas Park, 90 Johns St., Johnstown

Details: 814-539-1889 or www.floodcitymusic.com

By Emma Deihle
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
 

Get back in touch with your American roots at the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival, Aug. 1 to 3 at Peoples Natural Gas Park in Johnstown

Thirty-five folk, bluegrass, funk, country and acoustic bands make up the festival schedule, among them headliners Boz Scaggs, Leftover Salmon and Lee Fields & The Expressions.

Boz Scaggs gained notoriety in the 1960s as a proficient guitarist and singer with the Steve Miller Band. Well-known hits from his solo career include “Lido Shuffle,” “What Can I Say” and “Lowdown,” which sold more than 1 million copies in the United States. He is on tour promoting his newest album “Memphis,” released in March.

Pioneer of the “slamgrass” genre, Leftover Salmon, of Boulder, Colo., was one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock 'n' roll bars. The band's unique blend of the often-competing styles serves as its trademark, distinguishing it as leader of the jam-band scene. The group will be joined by pianist Bill Payne of Little Feat for its Aug. 1 performance.

Soul artist Lee Fields has toured with the likes of Kool and the Gang, O.V. Wright, Little Royal and other R&B legends throughout his 43-year career. Drawing from influences like James Brown and The Delfonics, Fields' and the Expressions' first full-length project together, the 2009 album “My World,” was called “one smoking mother of an old-sound soul record” by Pitchfork.

Other notable acts include Hurray for the Riff Raff, Big Sam's Funky Nation and The Iguanas.

Emma Deihle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-8513 or edeihle@tribweb.com.

Schedule

Aug. 1

• 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Black Cat Moan, Atlantic Broadband Stage

• 3-4 p.m.: Cindy Love, Subaru Stage

• 3:30-4:30 p.m.: The Routines, Peoples Natural Gas Stage

• 4:30-5:30 p.m.: The Hawkeyes, Atlantic Broadband Stage

• 5-6:30 p.m.: Smackdab, Subaru Stage

• 5:30-7 p.m.: City Dwelling Nature Seekers, Peoples Natural Gas Stage

• 6:30-8 p.m.: Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Bud Light Stage

• 7-8 p.m.: Miss Melanie & The Valley Rats, Atlantic Broadband Stage

• 8-9:30 p.m.: Nicole Atkins, Subaru Stage

• 8-9:30 p.m.: Turkuaz, Peoples Natural Gas Stage

• 9:30-11:30 p.m.: Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne of Little Feat, Bud Light Stage

• 11:30 p.m.-1 a.m.: Big Mean Sound Machine, Atlantic Broadband Stage

Aug. 2

• 12:30-2 p.m.: Good Brother Earl, Peoples Natural Gas Stage

• 2-3 p.m.: Stiped Maple Hollow, Atlantic Broadband Stage

• 2-3:30 p.m.: The Greens, Subaru Stage

• 3-4:30 p.m.: Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Peoples Natural Gas Stage

• 3:30-5 p.m.: Driftwood, Bud Light Stage

• 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Amanda Barton / Bill Ward, Atlantic Broadband Stage

• 5-6:30 p.m.: Grand Piano, Subaru Stage

• 5:30-7 p.m.: Nahko and Medicine for the People, Peoples Natural Gas Stage

• 6:30-8 p.m.: Big Sam's Funky Nation, Bud Light Stage

• 7-8 p.m.: Whiskey River Panhandlers, Atlantic Broadband Stage

• 8-9:30 p.m.: Jarekus Singleton, Subaru Stage

• 8-9:30 p.m.: Rubblebucket, Peoples Natural Gas Stage

• 9:30-11:30 p.m.: Boz Scaggs, Bud Light Stage

• 11:30 p.m.-1 a.m.: Ikebe Shakedown, Atlantic Broadband Stage

Aug. 3

• 2-3 p.m.: The Weathered Road, Atlantic Broadband Stage

• 2-3:30 p.m.: Tim Woods & The Woods Family Band, Subaru Stage

• 3-4:30 p.m.: Commeal, Peoples Natural Gas Stage

• 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Matt Otis & The Sound, Atlantic Broadband Stage

• 4:30-6 p.m.: Swampcandy, Subaru Stage

• 5:30-7 p.m.: Hurray for the Riff Raff, Peoples Natural Gas Stage

• 7-8:30 p.m.: The Iguanas, Subaru Stage

• 7-8:30 p.m.: Neon Swing X-perience, Atlantic Broadband Stage

• 8:30-10 p.m.: Lee Fields & The Expressions, Peoples Natural Gas Stage

 

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