Two fun-filled days of entertainment!

We have lots of great entertainment and activities planned for Sunday July 3rd, and Monday July 4th!

Start off your Independence celebration enjoying music, food, and the carnival midway on Sunday evening. Monday, July 4th, lace up your kicks and join us in the Firecracker 4K & 4Mile at 9:00 AM. Starting at 2:00 PM, grab your spot for the Parade of Heroes, then enjoy music in four venues, various activities in the Towne Square, the carnival midway, fair food, and activities and entertainment for children and teens. After the 4thFest Fireworks, stick around for the Street Dance!

Activities & Concessions | July 3rd Schedule | July 4th Schedule

Performer Descriptions

Angelashule is a windorchestra and bigband from Osnabrueck, Germany. (In Germany, a windorchestra is a symphony band and a big band is a jazz band. The translation for Angelaschule is Angela School. The groups are comprised of mostly high school age musicians and are directed by Ekkehard Sauer. We are pleased to have them visit as part of their North American tour.)

When: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, July 4th
Where: Nittanyville

 

August Winters originated as a acoustic project pushing deep and catchy lyrics with simplistic melodies that has evolved into a full band.

When: 4:15 PM, July 4th
Where: Centre Stage

 

The Backyard Rockers provide easy-going acoustic fun, suitable for a laid-back atmosphere.

When: 2:00 PM, July 4th
Where: Centre Stage

 

Don’t think of Hannah Bingman‘s music in terms of genre, in terms of folk. Think instead of the test pilot trading steel for aluminum, metal bolts for plastic, swivel seats for bean bag chairs — everything unnecessary pared back or discarded in the name of flight.

When: 3:00 PM, July 4th
Where: BJC Lawn Acoustic Stage

 

Biscuit Jam performs unique acoustic interpretations of classic rock favorites as well as traditional folk songs and Americana-flavored original compositions.

When: 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM, July 3rd
Where: Towne Square Stage

 

Blind Horse Wagon is an Americana band. Expect to hear some bittersweet originals and blue ribbon covers.

When: 6:15 PM, July 4th
Where: Centre Stage

 

Jackie Brown and the Gill Street Band is a nine piece classic funk/soul/R_and_B band in central Pennsylvania with the hardest working 4 piece horn section East of the Mississippi.

When: 8:00 PM, July 4th
Where: Towne Square Stage

 

The Corner Brothers are an acoustic duo that rock out to music of the 80s, 90s, and today!

When: 5:00 PM, July 4th
Where: BJC Lawn Acoustic Stage

 

Cruel & Unusual, a duo of seasoned musicians who perform a rhythmic variety of rock, country, and folk style of music.

When: 2:00 PM, July 4th
Where: BJC Lawn Acoustic Stage

 

Down to the Wire performs all the fun rock that you forgot you loved.

When: 5:00 PM, July 3rd
Where: Centre Stage

 

The members of ESP revive the songs and harmonies of the Woodstock generation that faded behind the music video era of the 80s, with vocal arrangements that are unmistakably live and music that is memorable.

When: 7:15 PM, July 4th
Where: Centre Stage

 

From the Altoona area, Bill Ferrell will be performing acoustic classic rock, folk rock, and instrumental fingerstyle guitar. His CD “Bikers Prayer”, released in 2005, is available on iTunes.

When: 4:00 PM, July 4th
Where: BJC Lawn Acoustic Stage

 

Chris Good has been in many talent shows and Battle of the Bands along with The Arts Fest the last several years.

When: 6:00 PM, July 4th
Where: BJC Lawn Acoustic Stage

 

Lowjack has been a staple of the local music since 2003 performing a blend of original material as well as covers from artists like Tom Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews Band, the Beatles, Charlie Daniels Band, and many more.

When: 8:00 PM, July 3rd
Where: Centre Stage

 

Michael Dermott, is a 16 year-old singer/song-writer and instrumentalist who performs acoustic originals and popular covers in the genre of indie folk / americana.

When: 2:45 PM, July 4th
Where: Centre Stage

 

Mysterytrain believes that music is best served and enjoyed in a live setting with kind people having a great time. The band is committed to creating an evening of song that is special and unforgettable.

When: 8:15 PM, July 4th
Where: Centre Stage

 

OverheaD returns to the 4th Fest to entertain you with Classic Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Originals!

When: 5:15 PM, July 4th
Where: Centre Stage

 

The Project entertains us with piano-based classic rock, with a focus on Billy Joel and Elton John.

When: 7:30 PM, July 3rd
Where: Towne Square Stage

 

Ramalama Center PA’s most notorious Doo-Wop group amuses crowds with self depricating humor and engaging tunes that bring the popular songs from the 50’s and 60’s back into the limelight.

When: 8:45 PM, July 3rd
Where: Towne Square Stage

 

Hailing from the Huntingdon and Mount Union areas, Reboot plays classic rock, southern rock, a little hair metal and country.

When: 3:30 PM, July 4th
Where: Centre Stage

 

Hannah Richardson also known as “The Girl With Sparkle”, is a 14-year old singer-songwriter. One of her biggest honors has been performing for audiences at The Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY 14 times!

When: 3:45 PM, July 4th
Where: Towne Square Stage
A previous winner of Happy Valley’s Got Talent, Riley Roth performs pop country tunes, including her award-winning originals.

When: 6:00 PM, July 4th
Where: Towne Square Stage

 

Chris Ruble‘s impeccable volcas have landed him in the winner’s circle for many regional and national singing competitions. Pair that with a professional, high-energy six piece band, and you get a performance that enthralls audiences of all ages!

When: 3:00 PM, July 4th
Where: Towne Square Stage

 

Ben Salinas, a featured performer for resorts, casinos, Hollywood A-listsers,and many more, will amaze you with close-up magic.

When: 7:00 PM, July 4th
Where: Towne Square

 

The engaging, powerful sound with a purpose is what Silver Creek is all about. You do not have to look far to hear the full throttle band delivering songs that encourage, captivate and send positive messages while shining a little bit of hope.

When: 4:30 PM, July 4th
Where: Towne Square Stage

 

Soul Prospect brings an upbeat, funky groove to the reggae rock genre. Combining Hip Hop, Reggae, Rock, and R&B, the group brings a unique but recognizable sound the scene.

When: 6:30 PM, July 3rd
Where: Centre Square

 

The State College Area Municipal Band is a staple of the 4th Fest Celebration – with their blend of pops, patriotic music and rousing marches! (Sponsorship available!)

When: 6:00 PM, July 4th
Where: Nittanyville

 

The State College Community Theatre celebrates and showcases a wide array of musical theatre history, featuring local performers from across Centre County.

When: 6:15 PM, July 3rd
Where: Towne Square

 

The Band “Oz”, with every member having at least 40 years experience, it doesn’t mean they’re old; it means they know how to kick butt with Blues and Jazz!

When: 5:00 PM, July 3rd
Where: Towne Square

 

Bob Timney returns to the 4th Fest stage performing his blend of folk, country, and originals.

When: 7:00 PM, July 4th
Where: BJC Lawn Acoustic Stage

 

Back by popular demand, the Tir Na Nog School of Irish Dance returns to the 4th Fest with some Irish Dancing.

When: 5:15 PM, July 4th
Where: Towne Square

 

Chris Vipond and the Stanley Street Band will be entertaining us for the Street Dance immediately following the fireworks. Why fight the traffic? Stick around and party for a while! (Sponsorship Available!)

When: 10:15 PM, July 4th
Where: Centre Stage

 

Tommy Wareham and the Intrigues has been voted the number 1 entertainer by the State College Magazine for several years in a row.

When: 8:00 PM, July 4th
Where: BJC Lawn Acoustic Stage

 

The Wreckers are a pop/rock band from State College with tight vocal harmonies and a smooth, polished sound. Their musical selections focus on original material and covers of today’s hits as well as popular classic rock tunes.

When: 9:30 PM, July 3rd
Where: Centre Stage

2016 Event Map

Event map coming soon. Please check back often.

Special thanks to Fullington Auto Bus Company for providing transportation for some of our performers!