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PHOTO PROVIDED State College-based band Velveeta perform Friday night at the LH JAMS Music and Arts Festival Block Party on Main Street in downtown Lock Haven.

LOCK HAVEN — Kicking off the 7th annual LH JAMS Music and Arts Festival Thursday night is just the beginning of this massive event.

The Clinton County Arts Council, which organizes the annual event, will host a block party on Main Street Friday night from 6-10 p.m.

Main Street from Jay to Vesper and Grove Street from Church to Water will be closed to traffic to allow concert-goers to throng the streets for two popular State College-based bands – Ted McCloskey & the Hi-Fi’s and Velveeta.

Make a reservation at your favorite downtown restaurant—many of which offer outdoor seating—or bring a chair for a good time with four hours of non-stop music. Straub Brewery and Oregon Hill Winery will also offer a relaxing outdoor experience near the Main and Grove Street stage.

Interested in a more intimate setting? LH JAMS has an option for you too. Chris LaRose and the Hex Highway Blues Band will be back for the second night, this time at the Broken Ax Brew House.

This “Off Main Street” the concert will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“This on-site concert goes back to the roots of the LH JAMS festival where we broadcast the musical performances to various locations around the city,” LH JAMS coordinator Steve Getz said.

Getz pointed out that the four-hour non-stop music in downtown Lock Haven is something new this year.

“LH JAMS is just that”spectacular infusion of music and creativity in a neighborhood party atmosphere.“There are times when good things come together to create an event like no other,” Getz said.

About Friday Night Bands on Main Street:

TED McCLOSKEY AND HI-FI

Ted McCloskey and the Hi-Fis have been entertaining audiences in nearby Center County for years. The always-electric, always-fun band are sure to kick off the LH JAMS Main Street extravaganza on Friday nights. Their setlist will be filled with popular classic rock covers such as “Give Me Shelter” Where “Paint it black” by the Rolling Stones. Ted is also an accomplished songwriter and his music has been featured on hundreds of network and cable programs. This powerhouse four-piece band will include Ted’s longtime musical partner, Molly Countermine. Molly’s voice covers a wide range of musical genres, from powerful rock to sultry blues.

VELVETA

Once jokingly making nothing but the best cheesy ’80s music, State College-based high-energy band Velveeta bring the classics we all know and love. Formed in 1995, Velveeta have honed their skills to become one of the most entertaining and talented cover bands in the Northeast, specializing in music from the golden era of MTV and music videos. The band consider themselves entertainers rather than performers, but you soon realize their exceptional musical talents. Velveeta played Steelers games at Heinz Field, as well as pre-game festivities in front of Beaver Stadium and Penn State’s THON.

To learn more about the LH JAMS Music and Arts Festival, visit lhjams.org.



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