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Venue Of Merging Arts (VOMA) - 305 Chestnut Street, Johnstown PA, 15906

VOMA is a non-profit community center for the arts in Western PA, featuring a standing Art Gallery, Performance/lecture hall, and Recording Studio.

Located in a former church structure, VOMA has transformed the space into a center for the community once again, but this time, through the arts. Your continued support and attendance of classes and events at VOMA help us to maintain this wonderful space for the community. Thank you!

UPCOMING EVENTS As of April 22, 2019
Become a VOMA VIP!
Have you purchased a 2019 VIP Membership?
A $25 annual membership runs thru 12/31/2019 and entitles you to discounted admission for all "VOMA Presents" events including monthly Jazz Series & Blues Gatherings, Spring & Fall Folk/Bluegrass Series and more!
It also provides reservation privileges and discounted private rental rates! VIP's can be obtained at the door or by calling VOMA.
GALLERY OPEN Every Friday 11am-2pm & During all music events.
Come upstairs and check out the latest show in the gallery!
FRI April 26th 7:00pm Mesaros Arts & Entertainment Presents:
VOMA Guided Art Party
Take Home Masterpiece: Peacock Painting
Ticket includes, step-by-step art instruction, supplies and light snacks.
BYOB, ages 21+.

Check us out on facebook or call 412-418-5996 for more information.

Advance reservations ARE REQUIRED for this event.
SAT April 27th 7:30pm VOMA Presents:
The Blues Gathering
Join us for our monthly celebration of blues music the last Saturday each month!

Hosted by: Charlie Barath Blues Band featuring Jimmy Adler

Welcome back to Johnstown two veterans of the International Blues Challenge, a past Flood City Music Festival performer, a 2018 Cambria City Ethnic Festival performer and a couple of Western PA's finest Blues musicians!

If you're a fan of Harmonica driven Classic Blues, the Charlie Barath Blues Band featuring Jimmy Adler is a "must-see"! Fronted by Charlie Barath, one of Western Pennsylvania's top harmonica players, with the authentic guitar work of Pittsburgh's very own Jimmy Adler and a rock-solid rhythm section comprised of Gerry Borish on Upright Bass and Dave Yoho on Drums, this band provides a big sound that is deeply rooted in the fabric of old school Blues!

Adler and Barath have been making music together both as a duo as well as in a band context since 2013, and it just keeps getting better! Backed by an always solid rhythm section, they know how to get the room jumpin' from the first note. Whether it's swinging dance rhythms or some low down, greasy blues, these guys will have your toes tappin' and fingers snappin' as they roll through their repertoire of Classic Blues, Swing and creative originals. They'll be channeling the likes of Jimmy Reed, Otis Rush, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Jimmy Rogers, Little Walter, Magic Sam and George Harmonica Smith, just to name a few!
A MUST SEE Show!!!

Doors at 7pm - Music at 7:30pm
$10 General Admission - $8 VOMA VIP or Student ID
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D
SAT May 4th 6:30pm VOMA Folk and Bluegrass Series Presents:
Colebrook Road
w/ Striped Maple Hollow
ALBUM RELEASE SHOW! Come buy Colebrook Road's newest album "On Time" out on Mountain Fever Records before you can download it or listen to it online!

Winners of the 2016 D.C. Bluegrass Union's Mid Atlantic Bluegrass band contest in Washington D.C., winners of the 2015 Podunk Bluegrass Festival band contest in Hebron, CT, winners of the 2014 Watermelon Park Fest band contest in Berryville, VA, and winners of the 2011 Pickin' In The Panhandle Bluegrass Festival band contest in Martinsburg, WV, Colebrook Road has become a standout string band, a bluegrass powerhouse made up of five individuals whose sum is more than the total of their talents.

From modest beginnings as a four-piece band, Colebrook Road now plays as a five-piece ensemble and has become a familiar name throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The band is composed of lead singer, guitar player, and songwriter Jesse Eisenbise, mandolinist and winner of the 2014 Watermelon Park Fest mandolin contest Wade Yankey, upright bassist and tenor vocalist Jeff Campbell, banjoist, bass vocalist, dobro player, and winner of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival banjo contest Mark Rast, and fiddler, baritone vocalist, and winner of the 2015 Deer Creek Fiddler's Convention bluegrass fiddle contest Joe McAnulty.

In addition to award-winning members from an array of backgrounds, the songs performed are almost exclusively original compositions with varying themes. The band writes intricate and dynamic arrangements filled with both vocal and instrumental harmony that creates an interestingly modern, complex, and varied sound while still adhering to the larger bluegrass genre. Colebrook Road is a standout string band.

Doors at 6:30pm - Music at 7:00pm
$10 General Admission - $8 VOMA VIP or Student ID - (presale tickets available via Eventbrite)
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D
SUN May 5th 2:00pm Mesaros Arts & Entertainment Presents:
Cinco de Mayo - VOMA Guided Art Party
Take Home Masterpiece: Mexican Hojalata Tin inspired Art
Ticket includes, step-by-step art instruction, supplies and light snacks.
BYOB, ages 21+.

Check us out on facebook or call 412-418-5996 for more information.

Advance reservations ARE REQUIRED for this event.
SAT May 18th 7:30pm The VOMA Jazz Series Presents:
The Don Aliquo Quartet with Frank Filia
Featuring the Pittsburgh based quartet with Don Aliquo on saxophone, Mark Perna, bass, Kevin Moore, keys and John Schmidt on drums with vocals by Johnstown’s own former Vegas performer Franky Filia.

Doors at 7pm - Music at 7:30pm
$10 General Admission - $8 VOMA VIP or Student ID
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D
FRI May 24th 7:00pm Mesaros Arts & Entertainment Presents:
VOMA Guided Art Party
Take Home Masterpiece: Peacock Painting
Ticket includes, step-by-step art instruction, supplies and light snacks.
BYOB, ages 21+.

Check us out on facebook or call 412-418-5996 for more information.

Advance reservations ARE REQUIRED for this event.
SAT May 25th 7:30pm VOMA Presents: The Blues Gathering
Join us for our monthly celebration of blues music the last Saturday each month!

This month Hosted by: Scott Jeffreys Blues Band

This talented family of musicians featuring Bo, Brian, Tucker & more will be serving up some amazing traditional, non-traditional and rock-driven blues music.
You don't want to miss these guys!

Doors at 7pm - Music at 7:30pm
$10 General Admission - $8 VOMA VIP or Student ID
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D
SAT June 8th 7:30pm VOMA Presents:The Renegades (Oldies Show)
The original Renegades were a band made up of Cambria City musicians in the 1960’s.The majority of the original members have gotten back together and will be playing some old time Rock and Roll by your favorite artists from the 1950’s& 1960’s. Members of the band include: Jim Brown, Joe Evans, Ed Solecki, Harv Rawlins and Darrin Reese.

Doors at 7pm - Music at 7:30pm
$10 General Admission - $8 VOMA VIP or Student ID
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D
 
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