4th Annual Gettysburg Festival Features Straight No Chaser, Bob Newhart
American Arts, Culture and Cuisine Highlighted, June 10-19
GETTYSBURG, Pa., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — From “rising stars” on the American music scene, to one of America’s comedy legends, along with spectacular culinary events designed by a former White House chef, the 2011 Gettysburg Festival lineup showcases American arts, culture and cuisine, June 10-19.
Headline events include a June 10 concert by the male a cappella group Straight No Chaser, performing classic hits from the 1950s and 1960s, along with Motown and contemporary pop hits, all reinventing a cappella with a signature twist. The outdoor concert opens the 2011 Festival, with a pre-concert party.
Classic deadpan humor by Bob Newhart commemorates the funnyman’s 50th year in show business. The June 18 Majestic Theater show features his most beloved comedy sketches along with fresh new material and a swingin’ jazz band to boot.
The Presidents of Mount Rushmore celebrates American theater in one of her most historic towns, as the nation’s foremost portrayers of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt perform on Gettysburg’s Majestic Theater stage, June 17. Premium tickets include a pinnacle culinary experience, the White House Dinner.
“Culinary experiences at Gettysburg Festival always meet three criteria to qualify as memorable experiences and not simply dining opportunities,” according to former White House Chef Walter Scheib, Festival Artistic Director for Culinary Events. “First, events are designed around an outstanding, themed menu with farm-fresh ingredients. Secondly, they present opportunities for great conversation. And third, events feature distinct locations in full integration with the arts so that musical performances, for example, are encompassed within the theme.”
Newly-designed culinary events for 2011 include An Old-Fashioned Sunday Supper, and Chocolate Sinema: A Sinfully Delicious Combination of Classic Cinema & Chocolate. Several Festival favorites returning to the culinary lineup include the Edible Art Tour in partnership with select downtown galleries, and the popular Blues, Beer & BBQ.
Tickets to highlight events such as Straight No Chaser, The Presidents of Mount Rushmore, and Bob Newhart are now available via gettysburgfestival.org or 717-334-0853.
Additional 2011 Festival highlights include:
- History Meets the Arts, June 16-18. “The nation’s largest gathering of historical artists.”
- Artist Colony at Gettysburg Festival, June 15-19.
- All-American Brass Picnic, June 18. Free brass concerts in a summertime-in-the-park setting.
MEDIA CONTACT: KAREN HENDRICKS 717-334-0853 / 717-253-3553 (cell) PR@gettysburgfestival.org
SOURCE Gettysburg Festival