— The main day of the Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts (formerly the Lewisburg Arts Festival) takes place up and down Market Street Saturday, April 27. However, there are plenty of live entertainment shows and exhibits being held in conjunction with the festival (all held downtown unless otherwise noted) before, during and after April 27. For a complete list of events, visit LewisburgArtsCouncil.com.
April 27 events and locations include:
Hufnagle Park Gazebo (rain location: Donald Heiter Community Center, 100 N. 5th Street)
* Ko-i-nike West African Drum Ensemble — 10:30–11:30 a.m. Hufnagle Park Gazebo. The ensemble consists of 10 – 16 members varying in age from 9 to 95. Learn about the original cultures and then hear the ensemble’s interpretation of the rhythms on instruments like the djembe, shekere, and dunun.
* Historical performances in honor of Union County’s Bicentennial — 12:30–12:45 p.m. Performed by Bucknell dance students; 12:45–1:30, 4:15-4:45 p.m.: Medieval dancing and jousting demonstrations by the Society for Creative Anachronism.
Hufnagle Park Main Tent (rain location: Donald Heiter Community Center, 100 N. 5th Street)
* Ed McDade — 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. American folk music.
* Uptown Music Collective —1:30-2:30 p.m. A group of 15 to 20 young adults students will perform Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.”
* Bucknell Jazz Band — 3–4 p.m.
Dance Corner — at Post Office Square (rain location: First Presbyterian Church, 18 Market St., second floor grand hall)
* Lewisburg Dance Conservatory —10–11 a.m. Ballet, modern, jazz and tap
* Buffalo Valley Brass — 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. The group performs all types of music including ‘classical’ transcriptions, marches, folk, jazz, patriotic, pop, ragtime, religious, occasionally rock-and-roll, and Christmas.
* Susquehanna Ballroom Dance Society —12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
* Downtown Dance —1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical and hip hop.
* Cloverleaf Cloggers — 3–4 p.m. This 14-member group, based in Selinsgrove, dance to traditional fiddle, country and western, rock-and-roll, rap, Cajun, pop, Irish and bluegrass music.
Interactive Arts Park (rain location: First Presbyterian Church, 18 Market St., first floor parlor)