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LH JAMS fest kicks off at 10 a.m. today

Music, art and more to fill Main Street

LOCK HAVEN — Music and art will blend together in an epic way for the 7th Annual LH JAMS Music and Art Festival in downtown Lock Haven.

The day long event will feature dozens of arts and crafts vendors, musicians and more on Main Street from Jay to Vesper.

Music and arts will share even more of the limelight, as artists from around the region showcase what they’ve got. Not only in terms of the sale of their products either. Some artists will show their skills throughout the day.

Six plein air painters — double from 2021 — will be seen scattered around the festival on Main Street, painting images of downtown Lock Haven in real time. They include: returning artists Karl Leitzel and Susan Nicholas Gephart along with Brienne Brown, Jennifer Shuey, Debra Moffitt and Beth England.

Caricaturist Sam Saxton will be available to showcase his talent as well and offer unique drawings of you and your loved ones.

Stephanie Distler will showcase her jewelry making skills and Doug Firestone will do some cold-blacksmithing.

Each of these artists will also be selling their work throughout the day-long event.

A multitude of other vendors will be selling their products as well. From kettle corn, photography, tie-dye products, furniture and informational booths, there’s something for everyone. Get your holiday shopping kick started with these fine arts and crafts.

While you browse these vendors, you can take in the sights and sounds of beautiful music.

This year’s line up will feature five bands, each showcasing their own unique style and talent beginning at noon. The line up is as follows:

— Eric Ian Farmer Band from noon to 1:30 p.m.

— La Cuchina from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

— Mulebone from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

— The Edgardo Cintron Band from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

— Coast to Coast from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

While the music is flowing through the streets of downtown Lock Haven, so will the food and drink.

Straub Brewery, named the official LH JAMS Brewery, and Oregon Hill Winery will offer a relaxing outdoor experience downtown along with many downtown restaurants.

Free parking will be available all day long. Those who attend are encouraged to bring a chair — no coolers are permitted. Security will be provided by Vet Force Security to guarantee a family friendly environment.

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