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Triple A Blues Band, Velveeta a hit at LH JAMS block party

Music, art to continue today

LAURA JAMESON/THE EXPRESS The Triple A Blues band opened Friday night during LH JAMS block party on Main Street.

LOCK HAVEN – Hundreds of music lovers turned out Friday night and packed Main Street for the 7th Annual LH JAMS Music and Art Festival’s block party.

Due to an illness, Ted McCloskey & the Hi-Fi’s had to pull out from their performance. However, Triple A Blues Band proved to be a great replacement.

Concert goers danced, chatted and took in their music from 6 to 7:30 p.m. All while enjoying ice cold drinks from Straub Brewery, the official brewery of LH JAMS, and Oregon Hill Winery.

At 8 p.m., popular cover band Velveeta took the stage and didn’t disappoint.

Music and art will continue to blend together in an epic way today in downtown Lock Haven for LH JAMS’ final day.

PHOTO BY BRUCE WALLACE State College-based band, Velveeta, performs Friday night as part of the LH JAMS block party 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.

PHOTO BY BRUCE WALLACE A large crowd is seen on Main Street in downtown Lock Haven during State College-based band Velveeta's performance as part of LH JAMS.

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.

LAURA JAMESON/THE EXPRESS The audience watches Triple A Blues Band on Friday night as part of the LH JAMS block party.

— 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.

LAURA JAMESON/THE EXPRESS A couple dances on Main Street to the sounds of Triple A Blues Band on Friday night.

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.

LAURA JAMESON/THE EXPRESS A concert goer speaks with a representative of Straub Brewery during the LH JAMS block party.

PHOTO BY BRUCE WALLACE State College-based band, Velveeta, performs Friday night as part of the LH JAMS block party in downtown Lock Haven.

LAURA JAMESON/THE EXPRESS Those who attended the block party had the opportunity to enjoy ice cold drinks from the Elks, Straub Brewery and Oregon Hill Winery.

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