Posts Tagged ‘music’

Skippack Lions 16th Annual 5k Run

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Skippack Lions 16th Annual 5k and Fun Run to Benefit Diabetes Awareness
Saturday June 27th at 8:00am

Well, it is that time of year again and the running season is getting rolling. We wanted to make sure that you mark your calendars for this year’s Skippack Lions Fun Run and 5k event. We have an even better event planned for this year with not only great running events but lots of awards, prizes, givaways, music, food and raffles for your whole family to enjoy.

Where – Justin’s Carriage House Restaurant (Route 73 & Collegeville Roads)
When – Saturday – June 27th 2015 – 8:00a

Registration – 6am-7:50am on Race Day or See Below for Online

Ambler Main Street Events

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Calender of events for downtown Ambler, PA during 2015:


First Fridays
May, June, September & October
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First Friday

19th Annual Auto Show
May 16

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Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, May-October
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Arts & Music Festival
June 12 & 13
Learn More
Farmers Market

Restaurant Week
July 13-20

Dog Days
August 8

October 3

Halloween Extravaganza
October 24

Small Business Saturday
November 28

Window Display Contest
December 1-31

Holiday Parade
December 5

Santa by Train
December 10

Holiday Shopping Night

The Ridge Avenue Quartet

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Saturday, October 11th at 8pm Doors open at 7:30pm.

Gwynedd Friends Coffeehouse, just north of the William Penn Inn
Sumneytown Pike and Route 202, Lower Gwynedd PA

Free parking on site. $5 is the donation. Refreshments are for sale.
Short tours of the historic meeting house are available.

Free Concert in the Park

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Enjoy the first day of summer with a free concert at Gorgas Park in Roxborough, PA. Featured bands include Ben Arnold, The Peace Creeps and the Fractals.

TIME: 3 – 10PM
LOCATION: 6300 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Concert In The Park

Concert In The Park

Music by Bach, Schubert, Schumann and Panku

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Saturday, June 28th, starting at 7:00 pm
Ambler Church of the Brethren
All are invited! 

Piano recital by Alexander Panku Music by Bach, Schubert, Schumann & Panku 7pm
Dr. Panku, a well-known concert pianist and music teacher who has performed in Europe and in the US.

Followed by
Speaker Don Fitzkee from Leola, PA
Topic: Serving Children & Strengthening Families 8pm
Don is Director of Development for: The Ministries of COBYS Family Services.

Refreshments will be served!

    The church is located at 351 E Butler Avenue, Ambler.  The building is one block west of Bethlehem and Butler Pike, where Butler Pike intersects with Rosemont Avenue.  Parking is behind the building in the church lot.  For more information please call the church at 215-646-1190.  The event is free.  Donations are appreciated.

Ambler Events

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Friday, May 2nd!
First Friday
First Fridays return on May 2nd, and the kick off event is not to be missed! Some of the highlights include: Lolly & Yo Yo, as seen on Sprout TV (sponsored by Ambler Savings Bank), a Moon Bounce, Street hockey/soccer, Martial Arts Demonstration, Live Music, Crafts, Community Groups, Great Food (inside and out), Drink Specials and More!

Saturday, May 3rd!
Farmers Market
The Ambler Farmers’ Market returns for its second season, bigger and better than before! We are thrilled to welcome back our wonderful farmers and vendors from last year, as well as welcome new ones (fresh caught Jersey fish, gluten free, and more!). Opening day is May 3rd, come then, and every Saturday, 9am-1pm, through October!

Saturday, May 17th!
Auto Show
The 18th Annual Ambler Auto Show is a car lovers delight! You can expect nearly 200 owners of antique, classic and unique autos and trucks in Ambler for one of the finest automotive exhibitions in the Philadelphia suburbs. Proudly displaying their vehicles along Butler Avenue through the center of the town, this has become the kick-off event of the Delaware Valley summer auto show season.

Join Us June 13-14!
Ambler Fest 2013
The Ambler Arts & Music Festival has quickly become Ambler’s most anticipated event of the year. Boasting 60+ artists on Saturday and more than a dozen talented musicians, playing both Friday and Saturday, this is a weekend that you do not want to be at the shore!

Join Us July 14-21!
Ambler’s finest will be offering prix fix menus, drink pairings and mouth watering specials during Ambler Restaurant Week. No matter your budget, or your taste, there is something for everyone. Stay tuned for details, but save the date, as this is always a busy week in Ambler!

Saturday, August 9th!
Dog Days of Summer returns this August, so get your pooch prepped now, as the competition is stiff! Your four legged friend will enjoy strutting their stuff down Butler and competing for best groomed, most talented, best costume and more! Stay tuned for more details!

5th Annual Philadelphia Guitar Summit

Friday, January 17th, 2014

2/8/2014 from 8:00 PM – 11PM

Monnette Sudler’s 5th Annual Philadelphia Guitar Summit features exciting diverse musical performances of guitar virtuosos and othe outstanding multi-talented supporting artists.

The line-up includes:

Sheryl Bailey and her Trio: Sheryl Bailey, lead guitar; Ron Oswanski, Hammond Organ; Ian Froman, drums; and special guest vocalist, Sherry Butler.

Tosin Abasi (soloist) 8 Eight String Guitar Virtuoso (Tosin will do brief Q&A after his performance.)

Hiroya Tsukamoto’s duo peforming original Japanese songs. Hiroya Tsukamoto, acoustic guitar and vocal, and Satoshi Takeishi, percussion.

Mulebone performing the Blues in a special performance by Hugh Pool on guitar, bootboard, harmonic, percussion, vox and vocals, and John Ragusa on flutes, cornet, fife, pennywhistle, conch shell, vox and jews harp.

The artists will be available for CD sales and autographs during intermission and following the final performance.

For more information on ticket sales, go to or call 215-641-6518. For more information about the Philadelphia Guitar Summit,visit
Contact Information:
Phone: 215-641-6518

Burning Of The Phoenix

Friday, December 13th, 2013

PHOENIXVILLE, PA — The Tenth Annual PHOENIXVILLE FIREBIRD FESTIVAL will take place on Saturday, December 14th 2013 – beginning at 3PM. The Phoenix will be set on fire at 8:15PM.

The Firebird Festival represents the annual celebration of the borough’s namesake – the Phoenix. Its mission is to foster a collaboration of local artistic and creative talent, and to enhance the cultural life of Phoenixville.

The Jazz Cubano Series

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Montgomery County Community College brings the global sounds, culture and Afro-Cuban influence of Latin jazz to the Philadelphia region this fall as part of its Lively Arts 2013-2014 season, “Meeting at the Crossroads of Culture.” The Jazz Cubano series will feature:

• Performance by Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Band, Oct. 26, 8 p.m., Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell;
• “Fundamentals of Latin music for the Rhythm Section” workshop led by Poncho Sanchez, Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m., Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts, Broad and Fitzwater streets, Philadelphia ;
• Performance by Omar Sosa and his Afri-Lectric Experience, Nov. 16, 8 p.m., Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell; and
• Performance by Ninety Miles (jazz musicians Stefon Harris, David Sanchez and Christian Scott), Dec. 14, 8 p.m., Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell.

For more information, visit or call 215-641-6518 for tickets and information. Tickets for the performances are $30 for general admission and $15 for children under 12. The workshop led by Poncho Sanchez is free and open to musicians.

Funded by a Philadelphia Music Project grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the Jazz Cubano series represents the culmination of an artistic journey begun several years ago when the College started to examine the historical influence of African music on the Americas and the Caribbean. Through the series, College leaders hope to introduce Afro-Cuban music to new audiences and deepen their understanding of its historical, social and stylistic elements.

“The spirit of the music is a true fusion among North, South and Central America, with an emphasis on African rhythms,” says Helen Haynes, director of Cultural Affairs for the College. “In more recent times some groups have developed Afro-Cuban jazz beyond its boppish roots? performing Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane and Miles Davis tunes, adding funk to the mixture and featuring more adventurous solos.”

From the habanera of the mid-1800s to the timba of the 1990s, Cuban music has significantly contributed to the formation of such related musical styles as salsa, soukous and mbalax in other parts of the world?all while reflecting the African heritage of its performers.

“To me, Latin jazz is the world’s greatest music,” says Poncho Sanchez. “It has the melodic and harmonic sophistication of jazz and American standards, and the flavor and energy of Latin American music.”

In a warm, intimate atmosphere that encourages active listening, audiences will enjoy sizzling performances from musical veterans who bring a fresh approach to traditional pieces.

Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Band

Grammy Award-winning conguero (conga player) Sanchez has been lauded for his infectious energy, rhythmic virtuosity and stage presence. For nearly four decades, the heralded self-taught percussionist and singer has explored melodies and rhythms from many Latin American and South American influences. He performed and recorded with Cal Tjader until the vibraphonist legend’s death in 1982, has collaborated with the likes of Terence Blanchard and Freddie Hubbard, and was honored with the Latin Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. His Oct. 26 concert will pay tribute to the transformative “Cubano-Be, Cubano-Bop” album recorded by two influential architects of Latin jazz, conga drummer/composer Chano Pozo and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie.

Fundamentals of Latin Music for the Rhythm Section workshop

Poncho Sanchez will lead the workshop at The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts, the jazz institution that was the outgrowth of the historic Black Musicians Local Union. Participation is open to the musician community, including members of the highly regarded Clef Club Youth Ensemble program.

Omar Sosa Afri-Lectric Experience

Composer-pianist-bandleader Omar Sosa is one of today’s most versatile jazz artists. Having earned a Smithsonian lifetime achievement award and multiple Grammy and BBC World Music nominations, he fuses the expressive traditions of Africa and the Americas with a cosmopolitan mix of jazz, world music and electronic elements. The Omar Sosa Afri-Lectric Experience was formed after Sosa composed and produced a tribute performance to Miles Davis’s classic “Kind Of Blue” recording as a commission from the 2009 Barcelona Jazz Festival. The Los Angeles Times salutes his potential, saying he has “all the traits necessary to become one of the important figures in jazz.”

Ninety Miles
The collaboration of Stefon Harris (vibraphone) of New Orleans, David Sanchez (saxophone) of Puerto Rico and Christian Scott (trumpet) of New York blends traditional bebop with Latin and Afro-Caribbean influences. The three musicians came together in Havana over the course of a week to record “Ninety Miles,” an album featuring Cuban pianists Rember Duhart and Harold Lopez Nussa to add authentic regional flavor.

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Harvest Festival at Wentz Run Park

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Whitpain Township Building
October 12, 2013
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Vending Booths, Rides, Festival Activities
Concerts by Sofa Kings (4PM), School of Rock (5PM), Ashley Leone, & Brett Dennen