World renowned guitarist Gary Hoey has been touring and releasing critically acclaimed albums for over 25 years. His latest, 'Dust And Bones,' has forged his deep blues and rock roots into a fiery thrilling mix that will delight and impress guitar fans. Gary has toured with the likes of Jeff Beck, Ted Nugent, Joe Satriani, Peter Frampton and Dick Dale (with whom he has shared the Sellersville stage).
Mary Fahl first achieved fame in the mid-1990s as the lead singer and co-founder of the folk-rock/adult alternative group, October Project. Mary's musical inspirations for her solo career have expanded to include classical, medieval and world music. Currently on tour in support of her EP, "Four Songs" - a collection of Italian arias beautifully produced by John Lissauer and her full length album, Love and Gravity, Mary's vocals are awe-inspiring delivered with passion and sophistication.
Bring the whole family to a balloon-shaping, fun-having extravaganza. According to MAGIC Magazine, John is one of the funniest magicians working today and he holds several Guinness World Records for balloon sculpting. He's performed on countless TV shows and at the White House.
Whether she's belting out a raucous blues rocker, firing up a blistering soul shouter, bringing the spirit to gospel fueled R&B or digging deep down into a subtle, country tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else. With a voice that is sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia's vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist and has won her countless fans. It's been a year and a half since Shemekia has played the ST94 stage and she returns with her latest album, 'Outskirts Of Love.'
Craig Thatcher returns to the Sellersville stage with a special show that Thatcher fans and Jimi Hendrix fans alike will want to see. As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Summer Of Love and the release of one of rock's greatest debut albums ‘Are You Experienced,' Craig Thatcher with his band will pay unmatched tribute to Jimi Hendrix. Expect classics like "Foxy Lady," " Purple Haze," " Hey Joe" and "The Wind Cries Mary" from the multi-platinum blockbuster released in the US August 1967.
Trespass returns to Sellersville Theater with their authentic Genesis Tribute featuring Philly based musicians. Trespass performs the music of Genesis mostly from the Peter Gabriel era including 'Nursery Cryme,' 'Foxtrot,' 'Selling England By The Pound' and 'The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.' Each Sellersville show has been a little different, featuring fan favorites, deep cuts and a killer light show.
Socks in the Frying Pan are a multi-award winning trio from the universal hub of Ireland's traditional music. Their dynamic vocal harmonies, virtuosic musical ability and their onstage wit has captured and captivated audiences the world around. This youthful trio blends Irish traditional melodies with their own personal flair, which has gained them critical acclaim and accolades including New Band Of The Year by the Irish Music Association. The group have been embraced in the United States, having been booked by every major Irish festival and praised for their modern traditional style and energetic approach to music. They have a clear love for live performance which only compliments the traditional essence in their shows and makes for a truly unique form of entertainment.
Poor Man's Whiskey plays "high octane hootenanny" music where fans spend the show dancing, laughing and singing! Since emerging from the San Francisco music scene they have developed an eclectic old time bluegrass Southern rock sound and a fast growing fan base. They're darlings of the national festival circuit and this is your chance to see them in your own backyard!
Blaze Baylay, the famed British frontman of Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane, returns to Sellersville! Blaze last played Sellersville as part of a trio in Geoff Tate's Trinity show to a full crowd of avid classic rock and metal fans. Now Blaze returns with his band for a full show! After reaching great success worldwide with Iron Maiden, Blaze embarked on a solo career of nine albums and international touring.
The Sellersville Celtic crowd always enjoys an exciting live Celtic rock act and The Young Dubliners are one of the most popular. Their reputation for engaging live shows comes from their dedicated fan base and their fun party anthems that keep you moving. While the Irish influence is most certainly prominent, the band is also proud of their diversity, as several band members have no Irish roots and call upon other influences when making music. The result is a one of a kind sound that fans can't get enough of.
When you listen to Over The Rhine, the supremely talented wife and husband duo of Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler, you quickly fall under the spell of Karin's compelling voice. Then you notice their subtle, satisfying arrangements, all the instruments so exquisitely balanced, and finally the lines of the songs start hitting you. This magic is even better live! Paste Magazine praises their "lovely, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting musical mosaic." The Washington Post applauds their "understated, country-tinged charm."
Beat the heat with a whole night of comedy this summer in Sellersville. Wali Collins, Joe DeVito and Shaun Eli have so many TV, radio, print and stand up credits between them, that we can't even list them all. You've seen these guys everywhere from Comedy Central to HBO, late night and day time talk shows to MTV and CNN, and many more. You'll laugh with them over each of their brands of current, smart and personal comedy.
Sellersville welcomes The Machine as they perform your favorite Pink Floyd in a rare intimate performance! America's premier Pink Floyd show has forged a reputation of excellence when it comes to paying tribute to the originals with favorite hits, obscure gems and more. Rolling Stone and Spin magazines have both complimented The Machine on their ability to sound like Pink Floyd with "chilling accuracy."
The Outlaws are in their sixth decade of a high energy, guitar driven sound with stellar three part harmony. They have three gold records to their credit and still feature original singer, songwriter and guitarist Henry Paul and drummer and songwriter Monte Yoho. Their southern rock anthems like "Green Grass And High Tides," "There Goes Another Love Song," "Hurry Sundown" and "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky" leave their sold out Sellersville audiences cheering for more!
Fans of blues rock guitar will be pleased to know that Eric Gales, who played ST94 last with the Experience Hendrix tribute, will be returning with his power trio this summer. Gales was a child prodigy and heralded as the second coming of Jimi Hendrix when he released his debut album in 1991 as a 16 year old. It was the first of 14 albums through a blistering career. Come see the guitarist the Carlos Santana describes as "absolutely incredible!"
Karen and Richard Carpenter often kept things simple on stage, performing as a duo. But to create the full, rich sound we all love on their albums, they had several additional musicians join in, making lush arrangements and creating unforgettable music. To bring you that same unforgettable sound, Close To You: The Music of the Carpenters features Lisa Rock on lead vocals with her talented six piece band. Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with her unabashedly catchy pop music like the hit singles "We've Only Just Begun," "Rainy Days And Mondays" and "Top Of The World." The Carpenters' beautiful, memorable love songs topped the Billboard charts with more than a dozen number one hits. Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters brings these classics back to the stage with spot on renditions.
Tony Sands brings the music of Sinatra to life in a concert. Backed with his band, Sands performs the Chairman of the Board's biggest hits such as "Luck Be A Lady," "One For My Baby," "My Way" and many more. Sands also assembled a collage of rare Sinatra photos as part of a multi media extravaganza. Tony has been perfecting his act for 25 years and wooing audiences across the country.
Texas' self-proclaimed outlaw Ray Wylie Hubbard has been making outspoken country rock for legions of fans since the 1970s. He started with the hit "Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mother," which he wrote and was made famous by Jerry Jeff Walker's recording. He's released over a dozen albums, tours relentlessly and uses his boisterous personality to host a radio show from his home.
Sellersville's got two ways for you to celebrate summer with a dance party with Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience. Everyone is welcome to the "Creole For Kidz" matinee where $10 kids tickets and an afternoon of dancing make for a great experience for the whole family. This groundbreaking multicultural performing arts program has reached over 500,000 students, K-12 through college around the globe.Or come by in the evening for the legendary live Zydeco performance. Terrence Simien & The Zydeco Experience have performed for over three decades, for the likes of presidents and global ambassadors and are guaranteed to get you on your feet.
We know you love blues and we love when we get a chance to bring you TWO majorly talented, on the rise blues acts in one night! Selwyn Birchwood is a guitar and lap steel playing bundle of pure energy quickly building a fan base in Sellersville. He delivers original songs with a revival tent preacher's fervor and a natural storyteller's charisma. Springing from the same Mississippi soil as Muddy Waters and B.B. King, Jarekus Singleton's astonishing debut album 'Refuse To Lose' featured a scintillating guitar attack and lyrically startling original songs sung with a strong, soulful voice. At just 31 years old, Singleton is a fresh electrifying bluesman bursting at the seams with talent. You don't want to miss your chance to see these two!
The Fabulous Thunderbirds are a staple at Sellersville Theater, and for good reason. For over 30 years the T-Birds have been known for blues hits like "Tuff Enuff," "Wrap It Up," "Look At That, Look At That," "Powerful Stuff" and "Stand Back" and their platinum album. The legendary Muddy Waters has called cofounder and frontman Kim Wilson his favorite harmonica player and vocalist.
Bob has reigned as a de facto king of the Austin music scene for decades now and is the city's genius chameleon mixing pop, hip hop, folk and biting humor with essential melodies and brilliant lyrics. Bob has been the singer and main songwriter on nearly 30 studio albums and has been named Musician Of The Year six times at the Austin Music Awards. Considering the renowned strength of the music scene in Austin, that's saying something. On top of all of these accolades, Bob is known for stellar and unpredictable live shows. "I play a lot of cities twice a year, and I like the fact that a lot of my fans will come see me play every time I come to town, knowing that I'll be playing material they've never seen me perform and might not ever perform again," Bob says. Don't miss Bob's return to ST94.
Get Out this Labor Day Weekend with four different shows by the only band to have ST94 audiences demand a four night run year after year! Relive the excitement of one of the most creative and influential bands in rock and roll history with expertly performed favorites and deep tracks.
Fairport Convention's Iain Matthews formed Matthews Southern Comfort and spawned a massively successful single with the Joni Mitchell song "Woodstock." Iain has released over a dozen critically acclaimed solo albums and charted with his hit "Shake It." He's played to enthusiastic ST94 audiences numerous times, in different configurations. Here is a chance to focus on Iain.
The Black Lillies are centered around multi-instrumentalist talent and killer vocals. Holding the group together is Cruz Contreras of Robinella and The CCstringband. The band is an exciting rotating line up of who's who in contemporary roots music featuring people like bassist Sam Quinn of the everybodyfields, drummer Bowman Townsend with Jill Andrews, and guitarist Dustin Schafer of Micky and The Motorcars. Everyone plays into the band's sharp, southern influenced sound and live shows are always a pleasure to see. The Black Lillies' radio hit "Hard To Please" gained major visibility as it was praised by Rolling Stone Country, NPR, American Songwriter, and the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
Janet Gardner was the epic front woman of the glam metal band Vixen. The iconic group set trends for women in music and fashion as their hit single "Edge Of A Broken Heart" became a signature hit. Fun fact! The hit single was cowritten and produced by fellow ST94 heavyweight Richard Marx! Vixen traveled the world with Ozzy Osbourne, Scorpions, Bon Jovi, KISS, Deep Purple, and more. Fans are thrilled to hear that Janet will be back on stage this summer as she releases her first solo album.
The Georgia Satellites were one of the most ferocious rock bands of the 1980s, earning a reputation across Europe and the US with fans through their live shows and chart toppers like "Keep Your Hands To Yourself." Dan Baird was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist then, and today continues to be a force in the rock music industry producing and playing with his band Homemade Sin since 2005. Homemade Sin features two ex-members of The Georgia Satellites and a member of Jason & The Scorchers. Dan Baird And Homemade Sin is exactly what we love in Sellersville, a live show that pays homage to their classic favorites that fans love, as well as showing fans new and exciting material. Don't miss Dan's first show in Sellersville.
Starting off your night of fiery blues is Joanna Connor and her incendiary slide playing. Joanna became a fast online sensation when a video of her playing at the North Atlantic Blues Festival went viral, with viewers amazed at and praising her scorching slide guitar. Elmore Magazine interviewed her about it and commented that "that video has gone around the world a few times getting millions of views and being reposted in Japan, Russia, and all over Europe. [Joanna thinks] people loved the combination. Here's a woman who looks like somebody's mom and she's playing like this." - Elmore Magazine. Closing out the evening will be the return of internationally renowned Albert Castiglia. He sings from the gut, shoots guitar licks from the hip and writes songs that articulate ones hopes, fears and heartaches. Releasing eight albums in two decades, he arrived on the scene after Buddy Guy's iconic harp blower Junior Wells heard the young bluesman sing and invited him into his solo band for several world tours. The New York born Miami raised Castiglia to an Italian father and Cuban mother combines all influences to create his unique style of modern day blues with a traditional core.
With feet firmly planted in old time tradition, hands soiled by the dirt of rock and roll and eyes fixed steadily on the future of real country music, Hackensaw Boys are among the most exciting groups charting new territory today. Fans love their huge mix of banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica, upright bass, charismo (a homemade tin can contraption) and the occasional trap kit. The Hacks have appeared at many festivals including Bonnaroo, Telluride and FloydFest and were honored to be Charlie Louvin's backing band on his nationwide tour.
Charting over two dozen hits, Garry Morris's number one country singles include "Baby Bye Bye," "100% Chance Of Rain," "Leave Me Lonely," "I'll Never Stop Loving You" and the duet with Crystal Gayle "Makin' Up For Lost Time." His version of "Wind Beneath My Wings" won both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music Song of the Year Award. The Texas-Bred tenor also appeared in two Broadway productions, starring opposite Linda Ronstadt in Puccini's opera La Bohème and as the lead role as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. Gary Morris makes his Sellersville Theater debut with a special acoustic solo appearance.
Best known for their massive hit and the TV show Party Of Five theme song "Closer to Free," BoDeans also charted with "Fadeaway," "Only Love," "Dreams," "Good Things," "You Don't Get Much" and "Idaho." Their T-Bone Burnett-produced debut 'Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams' won them a Rolling Stone readers' poll as 'Best New American Band' and nearly 30 years later BoDeans are still one of the best live acts, delivering amazing high energy performances
Johnny Peers and his lovable dogs are coming back to tickle your funny bone with their popular family show. These Animal Planet stars perform fun, challenging tricks led by Johnny, a Ringling Brothers Clown College graduate. Some of Johnny's dogs are rescued from shelters, like Noodles, the world's only skateboarding basset hound and Squeaky, the ladder climbing terrier. Bring the whole family out to a show that is sure to impress and delight,.
Welcoming John Popper to the ST94 stage for the first time. As the harmonica virtuoso and frontman for the chart topping contemporary rock jam band Blues Traveler, singer John Popper earned a fervent grassroots following during the early 1990s with hits like "Run Around," "But Anyway" and "Hook."
The Quebe Sisters are triple threat fiddle champions known for their exquisite playing and singing in multi-part close harmony. They've shared stages with music legends like Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, George Strait, Ricky Skaggs, Ray Price, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart and Asleep At The Wheel. Texas natives Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe have released three acclaimed albums and headline shows to an ever growing fanbase. This is their second time playing ST94, see what all of the buzz is about.
The High Kings have sold out hundreds of shows, made numerous TV appearances, recorded four studio albums plus one live album and have achieved platinum status. They showcase their incredible, skilled versatility as multi-instrumentalists, playing 13 instruments between them, bringing a rousing acoustic flavor to new songs as well as old favorites. The High Kings live up to their reputation as a phenomenal live act, serving up laughter, good times and even the odd sing along in the Irish musical tradition. Come welcome them back to Sellersville.
Austrailian singer songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player Paul Kelly's long and bountiful career is a perfect example of a versatile, boundary breaking artist. He's recorded over 21 extremely different albums, played solo and with numerous groups, been inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame, written a memoir and been the subject of famed documentary. Kelly's style has ranged from bluegrass to dub reggae, and his core sound that he is most loved for is a mix of folk, rock and country. Come welcome "one of the finest songwriters" to Sellersville.
Equal parts fast paced and soulful, the modern folk Americana act draws listeners in with energy and originality. Playing, performing and writing together for just 3 short years, the Wanderers have built an enthusiastic following that is growing a a rapid pace. Youthful and professionally trained, these young men captivate audiences with soaring instrumentals, foot stomping sing alongs and a lively stage show. The band's debut album was produced by Mike Marsh of the Avett Brothers (a beloved ST94 alum).
One of the major innovators of the harmony twin lead guitar format, Wishbone Ash achieved initial success in early 1970s England and went on to create a successful career with legions of fans worldwide. They are still lead by founder, guitarist and vocalist Andy Powell and after evolving line ups featuring former members from King Crimson, Trapeze and Uriah Heep, Wishbone Ash is stronger than ever and back in Sellersville.
The blues guitar sound is strong in Sellersville, drawing in countless shows of avid fans year after year. Coco Montoya encompasses all that we all love about blues guitar with his talented, explosive playing and his soul driven voice. He started his career over 30 years ago drumming for the legendary Albert Collins and went on to play guitar with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, like Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor before him. This is a show that never disappoints!