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Bob Newhart headlines Gettysburg Festival

April 29, 2011
  • Bob Newhart will appear, June 18.at the Gettysburg Festival in Gettysburg, Pa.
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GETTYSBURG, Pa. —

The 2011 Gettysburg Festival lineup showcases American arts, culture and cuisine through about 75 events during 10 days in June.

2011 headline events include:

Straight No Chaser, June 10. Performing hits from the 1950s and 1960s, along with Motown and contemporary pop hits, Straight No Chaser is reinventing a cappella with a signature twist. 

 The Presidents of Mount Rushmore, June 17. Celebrate American history with portrayers of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt. Premium tickets include a the White House Dinner, hosted by Chef Scheib.

 Bob Newhart, June 18. Celebrate the funnyman's 50th year in show business through his most beloved comedy sketches along with fresh new material and a jazz band.

Additional 2011 Festival highlights include:

 After Hours at the Attic, June 10, 11, 16, 17, 18: The Festival's late-night club features a variety of musical acts and cash bar.

 An Old-Fashioned Sunday Supper, June 12: A traditional, farm-to-table menu presents a family-style, nostalgic retreat at an Adams County farm.

 Chocolate Sinema, June 15:  The movie "Chocolat" is topped with a chocolate lover's culinary dream reception.

 Edible Art Tour:  Kicking off History Meets the Arts Weekend, June 16: Both culinary and artistic pieces are featured in select galleries.

 Artist Colony at Gettysburg Festival, June 16 to 19. A dozen plein air artists are juried into the Festival's Artist Colony and will be seen painting at Gettysburg landmarks as well as Festival events.

 Children's Arts Fair, June 17. A Curious George theme helps children of all ages develop a curiosity for the arts.

 All-American Brass Picnic, June 18. This free event combines the brass concerts with a summertime-in-the-park setting.

  Blues, Beer and BBQ, June 19. A combination of blues bands, Pennsylvania craft beer and classic summertime cuisine.  

  Adams County Arts Council's Juried Art Exhibition, June 10 to 19. This free exhibit features one of the finest juried exhibitions of mid-Atlantic artists.

For more information on the Gettysburg Festival, or to order tickets, go to www.gettysburgfestival.org, or call 717-334-0853. 

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