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Weekend Round Up: 2013 Gettysburg Festival

Published June 13, 2013

We’re headed into the final weekend of the 2013 Gettysburg Festival and there’s some tremendous art exhibitions, lectures, and performances packing the weekend. And as I’ve done during the past few weeks, I’ll be sure to point out which performances requires tickets so you can reserve your spot.

Thursday, June 13:

History Meets the Arts: Edible Art Tour
This event starts at 5:00 and runs through 9:00. You’ll visit five galleries throughout Gettysburg’s historic district, meet the artist displaying their work, and enjoy some culinary treats at every stop.

2013 Gallery Venues include:
Adams County Arts Council, 125 S. Washington Street
Gettysburg Frame Shop, 17 Chambersburg Street
King James Gallery, 15 Baltimore Street
Lord Nelson’s Gallery, 27 Chambersburg Street
Lord Nelson’s Satellite Gallery at the Gettysburg Fire Hall, 35 N. Stratton Street

Tickets are $35 and include wine and beverages.

Adam County Arts Council Hosts Wendy Allen
The Adam County Arts Council will host Gettysburg artist Wendy Allen, internationally known for her paintings depicting the likeness of Abraham Lincoln. Wendy will be on hand through June 14.

Friday, June 14

Art in the Street
As you’re walking around downtown, keep your eyes and ears open! Gettysburg area performers will be busking streetside, sharing their talents, skills and passions with passersby. Free event.

America the Beautiful
A celebration of American-made music from decades past and present at Gettysburg Community Theatre. 2pm start, tickets are $5.

Canary Cabaret – “Just Hollywood!”
A Gettysburg Festival tradition! Held at 10:30 pm at the Blue Parrot Bistro, this after-hours revue brings cabaret-style entertainment, light fare and cocktails to attendees. Tickets $10.

Hunter Hayes at Gettysburg College Memorial Field

Saturday, June 15

History Through Storytelling: Jeff Shaara’s Journey Through the Legacy of His Father

The Adams County Ag & Natural Resource Center, 670 Old Harrisburg Road, will host a luncheon and lecture with Jeff Shaara, widely regarded as one of the nation’s most popular and respected author of military fiction. He is the only two-time winner of the American Library Association’s William Young Boyd Award and will be presenting a lecture on growing up as the son of Pulitizer Price-winning author Michael Shaara (The Killing Angels)

Tickets are $40 and include a luncheon with the author.

The Lettermen, Majestic Theater
With a career spanning over 50 years, the Lettermen (“When I Fall in Love”, “The Way You Look Tonight”, “Sealed with a Kiss”, “Unchained Melody”) bring their close-harmony pop to the Majestic Theater Stage. Tickets: $32.50|$42.50|$52.50

Plein Air Art Exhibit
Through June 16 at the Historic Gettysburg Train Station, free event.
Plein air artists from the experienced to the aspiring are displaying pieces on the topic of “Paint our Historic Town and Battlefield” as part of the following two non- juried events. Where to find the artists:

  • Monday, June 10: 7:30 am to 12:30 am – Peach Tree Orchard, Plum Run & Pennsylvania Memorial
  • Tuesday, June 11: 7 am – 5 pm – Beech Springs Farm
  • Wednesday, June 12: 9 am – noon – Eisenhower Historic Site
  • Thursday, June 13: 7:30 am – 12:30 pm – Crawford Avenue Valley, The Wheatfield & Loop South and West
  • Friday, June 14: 7:30 am – 12:30 am – Meade’s Headquarters, Barlow Knoll & Soldiers National Cemetary
  • Saturday, June 15: 8 am – 5 pm – Hundredfold Farm Sunday
  • June 16: Private location

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