January / February 2017 News

Welcome to VOMA!  Here’s the upcoming schedule as of this posting.  Please visit the Events page for up to date information, and our Facebook Events Page to RSVP and to find ticketing information.

*** Doors open for all music events 30 minutes before show time ***

VOMA GALLERY free Exhibit open every Friday 11am – 2pm and during all events. Current Exhibit: Creative Collective Art Exhibition

UPCOMING EVENTS

   As of January 17, 2017

FRI  Jan 20th  7:00pm  Acoustic Night by Toxic Artistry &  Ground Up Magazine – Public Rental

Live acoustic music performed by artist from here to Philadelphia PA. The talent is top-notch and not to be missed. Performances by Jerry Fels, Laurel Harrison and Amanda Alt, FLWR, and Matt Fontana. We’ll also have artists showing work and the gallery will be open. Free adult punch and BYOB for those 21 and older.

Admission ONLY $6.

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SAT  Jan 21st 7:30pm  VOMA Jazz Series Presents:  

The Don Aliquo Jazz Quartet & CD#4 Release Party

This is the third in a series of monthly CD releases for: “The Year of the Don”

 This month featuring: the great guitarist John Bagnato teaming up with Don Aliquo on sax, Mark Perna on upright bass and Kevin Moore on keys !

CD’s will be available for purchase!

Samples their music: https://www.facebook.com/fredbruckman/videos/vb.100000088340875/1148414768504790/?type=2&theater

The VOMA Jazz Series is a BYOB event, the third Saturday of each month and features local and regional jazz greats

Admission: $10 (VIP Members $8)    BYOB (21+ w/ID)    Doors Open @ 7pm

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FRI  Jan 27th  7:00pm  StudioPM Art Social Event

A creative studio experience to create art,  play, drink, and socialize.

Take-Home Masterpiece“Happy Winter Snowman”
Instructor: Natalie Cheek

No artistic experience necessary!

$35 admission includes guided instruction, ALL materials and supplies.

This is a BYOB EVENT for ages 21+. Some snacks will be provided but guests may bring treats to share (but not required).

Reservations Requiredhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/studiopm-johnstown-guided-art-social-at-voma-fri-jan-27-tickets-31226989767?ref=ebapi

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SAT  Jan 28th 7:30pm  VOMA Presents: The Blues Gathering

Join us for our monthly celebration of the blues with performances by local and regional musicians.

 A different all-star lineup each month!

Now entering the sixth year, the Blues Gatherings at VOMA will be hosted by AM² and The Equation.  The last Saturday of each month throughout 2017, AM² will be inviting different special guests to collaborate and perform with them.

This month featuring Gene Sweeney (Who’s Your Daddy) on guitar & vocals and Ian Jefferies (Running Free) on bass & vocals joining Adam Milkovich (AM²) on guitar and harmonica and Adam Mundok (AM²) on percussion and harmonica .

Admission: $10 (VIP Members $8)    BYOB (21+ w/ID)    Doors Open @ 7pm

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*** We NEED to replace the remaining half of the roof on the 105 year old former church building. Any donations made to the Venue of Merging Arts (VOMA); an all- volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, are TAX DEDUCTIBLE to the fullest extent provided for by the Internal Revenue Service and are greatly appreciated.

 

Reservations required for all StudioPM events unless noted.

All events are all ages, BYOB w/ proper ID unless otherwise noted.

Public Rentals are open to the public (w/ admission)

Public Rental events are presented by outside renters, and are not VOMA sponsored or organized events.

For more information, please see:

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December 2016 news

Welcome to VOMA!  Here’s the upcoming schedule as of this posting.  Please visit the Events page for up to date information, and our Facebook Events Page to RSVP and to find ticketing information.

*** Doors open for all music events 30 minutes before show time ***

VOMA GALLERY free Exhibit open every Friday 11am – 2pm and during all events. Current Exhibit: Creative Collective Art Exhibition

The theme is Horror, Halloween and Fall oriented pieces

SAT  Dec 3rd  7:30pm Public Rental Hullabaloo Productions Presents: DR. SLOTHCLAW

A psychedelic funk explosion has been erupting from York, PA since the fall of 2006. Spreading their twisted, funky improv jams and mind numbing sing-alongs through the ears of listeners and promoters, Dr. Slothclaw has blazed a path of originality to create a mesmerizing freak show on stages around the Tri-State Area.

 Gaining attention at every turn, this 5 piece brings huge amounts of bass, screaming guitars, and blistering drums to an ever increasing fan base. Winning the Tri-State Indie “Jam Band of the Year” award in February 2012, and self-releasing their full length album debut “What’s That Buzzing Noise?” in May 2012, Dr. Slothclaw has been spotted all over the place bringing scores of crazed dancers to a sweaty, action packed ear-gasm.

 Currently working on their double disc follow up and playing a steady stream of shows, the band brings a “funky dose” of fun and excitement to their live shows. Letting their influences show, you can hear the Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, King Crimson and Pink Floyd that mingles with a dirty funk that was clearly inspired by Parliament Funkadelic, James Brown, Betty Davis and all the legends of the 1970’s.

Samples their music: http://drslothclaw.com/music.asp

Admission: $10            BYOB (21+ w/ID)           Doors Open @ 7pm

 

FRI  Dec 9th  7:00pm  StudioPM Art Social Event

 A creative studio experience to create art,  play, drink, and socialize.

THREE Take-Home Masterpieces“Crystal Snowflake” mixed media art on a 10 in x 10 in SQUARE canvas featuring diamond dust, gems and glitter paint PLUS ~~TWO~~ “swirl paint” glass ornaments.

No artistic experience necessary!

$35 admission includes guided instruction, ALL materials and supplies.

This is a BYOB EVENT for ages 21+. Some snacks will be provided but guests may bring treats to share (but not required).

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED VIA EVENTBRITE for this event:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/studiopm-johnstown-art-social-at-voma-crystal-snowflake-ornaments-fri-dec-9-tickets-29635399277?aff=efbevent

 

FRI  Dec 16th  7:00pm  StudioPM Art Social Event

A creative studio experience to create art,  play, drink, and socialize.

Take-Home Masterpiece: T/B/A

No artistic experience necessary!

$35 admission includes guided instruction, ALL materials and supplies.

This is a BYOB EVENT for ages 21+. Some snacks will be provided but guests may bring treats to share (but not required).

SAT  Dec 17th 7:30pm  VOMA Jazz Series Presents:  

The Don Aliquo Jazz Quartet & CD#3 Release Party

This is the third in a series of monthly CD releases for:

“The Year of the Don”

Samples their music: https://www.facebook.com/fredbruckman/videos/vb.100000088340875/1148414768504790/?type=2&theater

The VOMA Jazz Series is a BYOB event, the third Saturday of each month and features local and regional jazz greats 

Admission: $10 (VIP Members $8)    BYOB (21+ w/ID)    Doors Open @ 7pm

SUN  Dec 18th  2:00pm  StudioPM Junior Kids Art Party 

       ***Ages 7 and up unless accompanied by an adult please.***

Take-Home Masterpiece:  T/B/A

$25 admission includes guided instruction, ALL materials and supplies.

Reservations Required. Visit Eventbrite.com 

 

THUR  Dec 29th 7:30pm Public Rental: Hullabaloo Productions Presents: Still Hand String Band

Still Hand String Band is a four-piece progressive jamgrass machine, instilling their hand into the future of bluegrass music. Hailing from the coal region of north eastern Pennsylvania, SHSB plays a wide variety of original and cover material leaving no genre of music untouched. Their heap of originals, although bluegrass at heart, are influenced by rock, jazz, country, psychedelia, reggae, classical, and other traditional and non-traditional styles. Lyrical content ranges from songs about the open road, riding the American railroad drunk in a boxcar, strong whiskey, fast women, and an angry dinosaur named Harold. With all four members coming from very different musical backgrounds, none of which being bluegrass, Still Hand has found a sound that you can’t quite put a name on, other than spazzmatic, schizophrenic bluegrass. SHSB has a knack for taking the songs of yesteryear and revitalizing them with a modern twist and a youthful vigor. For the past two years they have taken the northeast festival and club scene by storm, sharing the bill with a with a whole slew of nationally recognized acts such as, Mickey Hart Band, 7 Walkers, The Merry Pranksters & The Further Bus, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Melvin Seals & JGB, The Wailers, Dark Star Orchestra, Keller Williams, Terrapin Flyer, Larry Keel and the Natural Bridge, ALO, Antibalas, and Floodwood to name a few. Wherever they play these guys get the crowd astompin’.

Samples of their music: http://www.stillhand.com/video/levee-music-video/

Admission: $10          BYOB (21+ w/ID)          Doors Open @ 7pm

 

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No Blues Gathering Sat. Dec. 31st …The Blues Gathering will return Jan. 28th,  2017 (& the last Sat. of every month!) 

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*** We NEED to replace the remaining half of the roof on the 105 year old former church building. Any donations made to the Venue of Merging Arts (VOMA); an all- volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, are TAX DEDUCTIBLE to the fullest extent provided for by the Internal Revenue Service and are greatly appreciated.

 

Reservations required for all StudioPM events unless noted.

All events are all ages, BYOB w/ proper ID unless otherwise noted.

Public Rentals are open to the public (w/ admission)

Public Rental events are presented by outside renters, and are not VOMA sponsored or organized events.

For more information, please see:

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