The Clarks to headline AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival

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AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival organizers announced the fourth and final headliner for the event, which will be held Aug. 4 and 5 at Peoples Natural Gas Park in downtown Johnstown.

The Clarks are set to play at 10 p.m. Aug. 4 on the festival Main Stage.

The Clarks became a rock ‘n’ roll band in the fall of 1986 at IUP.

The members played their favorite songs by their musical heroes in the basements of houses and the corners of bars, sometimes for a hundred dollars, but usually just for free beer.

They covered the Rave-Ups, the Plimsouls and Hoodoo Gurus, and created a template for their own music.

The Clarks made records, toured the country and played on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” They started families, wrote more songs about love and loss, and were honored by their alma mater.

They reached a point, nearly 30 years on, where they wanted to revisit the music that inspired them in the first place. They made an album called “Rewind,” a collection of classics by R.E.M., the Replacements and the Rolling Stones.  

Previously announced acts for the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival include Sugar Ray, Jefferson Starship, John McEuen & Friends, Scott Jeffreys and the Augmented Triad, Black Cat Moan, Angry Johnny Stangry, DK Anderson’s Cypher Jazz, Mosaic Foundation, The Velvet Stones, Driftwood, Shelley King, The Boogie Hustlers, Igor & Red Elvises, Amilia K. Spicer, Shawn Patrick McGraw, The Flow Band, Wreck Loose, The Crew of the Half Moon, The Evergreens and Thorn Bush.

Tickets are $20 for Aug. 4, $30 for Aug. 5 and $40 for a festival pass that covers both days.

For groups of 15 or more, festival pass tickets are $35 per person; for groups of 25 or more, festival pass tickets are $30 per person.

A festival pass can be upgraded to a VIP pass for an additional $20. This gives individuals exclusive access to the full-service bar and flush restrooms throughout the festival.

Tickets are available at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena box office or at any Ticketmaster location.

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Kelly Urban is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. She can be reached at (814) 532-5073. Follow her on Twitter .



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