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Friday Night in Downtown Gettysburg

Published August 13, 2010

The weekend is finally here! The much needed rain yesterday brought in a nice cool front in Gettysburg. We are certainly enjoying the break from the intense heat of the past few weeks!

If you’re coming into town this weekend, here are a few fun things going on in Downtown Gettysburg tonight!

Ragged Edge Coffee House Open Mic Night featuring musician, Emily Yanek.

The Ragged Edge

The Ragged Edge is a must try while in Gettysburg. They offer a relaxing atmosphere and a variety of gourmet coffees, teas, fresh squeezed juices, smoothies, bagels and sandwiches for breakfast or lunch. They also feature local artists’ works for your enjoyment and tonight, August 13th, is one of their very popular open mic nights.Visit the Ragged Edge website for more info or join their Facebook page.

Tonight’s featured muscian is Emily Yanek.  Listen to her music on her website –

Emily Yanek, a singer/songwriter from Harrisburg, PA has finally finished the final stretch of her senior year. Yanek is recording her debut album, “Watching the Highway.” She says her album reflects watching life from afar, and touching on scenarios we have all been in at some point. “You sometimes have to go places you don’t want to go.”

Originally influenced by Broadway music, she will always respect Andrew Lloyd Webber. She later found herself drawn to the singer/songwriters of the 1970’s. Her favorites are Jackson Browne and Dan Fogelberg.

Visit the Ragged Edge tonight from 7-9 for Open Mic Night!

Baltimore Street Ghost Tour

Ghosts of Gettysburg

After Open Mic Night, you might want to check out one of The Ghosts of Gettysburg’s walking tours, especially since it happens to be Friday the 13th! These tours are based on the best selling books by Mark Nesbitt. (You can follow Mark on Twitter here!) The Baltimore Street tour begins at 9:45 (but be sure to arrive 15 minutes early) in the courtyard of the haunted Ghosts of Gettysburg Walking Tours® Headquarters. (Perhaps grab a cocktail at McClellan’s Tavern before hand!)

Part of this tour includes a visit to the County Courthouse that was once over-flowing with wounded soldiers and now houses visitors from another world! The tour lasts about 1 hour and fifteen minutes and covers about three-quarters of a mile. Tickets are $9.50 plus tax.

Read more about the Original Ghosts of Gettysburg and the Baltimore Street Tour here and join their Facebook page.

For those especially interested in the Ghosts of Gettysburg, you may want to read more about The Gettysburg Hotel’s special “Ghostly Encounters Package.” This 2 day/1 night package includes everything for a ghostly Gettysburg visit, including a signed copy of Mark Nesbitt’s Ghost of Gettysburg VI !  Read more about this package here.

Music, cocktails and ghosts – sounds like a great Friday night downtown! Enjoy the weekend everyone!

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