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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 October 29, 2018
GALLERY OPEN Every Friday 11am-2pm & During all music events.
Come upstairs and check out the latest show in the gallery!
FRI Nov. 2nd 7:00pm Mesaros Arts & Entertainment Presents:
VOMA Gallery Guided Art Party- TRANSFORM A SMALL PIECE OF FURNITURE, SEVERAL DECOR ITEMS, or CREATE A CUSTOM SIGN!
***** EACH GUEST MUST BRING A SMALL PIECE TO TRANSFORM - COST INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES, INSTRUCTION AND SNACKS. ****** NOT INTERESTED IN FURNITURE? JOIN US TO MAKE A CUSTOM CANVAS SIGN -- ALL SIGN MATERIALS INCLUDED WITH THE TICKET PRICE. Select whether you will be doing a furniture item or sign when making your reservation.
Check us out on facebook for more information or call 412-418-5996 for more information.

Advance reservations ARE REQUIRED for this event.
SAT Nov. 10th 7:30pm That Oldies Band
That Oldies Band is made up of musicians from Johnstown, Pa. The band specializes in oldies by famous artists from the 1950's and 1960's including: Elvis, Dion, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Tommy James, Dale Shannon, Chubby Checker, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Sam Cook and many others. Most of the musicians have been playing since the 1960's in bands like The Kindred Spirit, The Cavaliers, Runaways, Flood City Blues, Chordells, Reach N Back Cruzin, Buddy Dee etc. Band members include: Gary Mapes, Todd Schaffer, Bobby Wyandt, Chuck Piro, Joe Magistro, Joe Chon, and Jimmy Smedo.

Doors at 7pm - Music at 7:30pm
$10 General Admission - $8 VOMA VIP Members
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D.
FRI Nov. 16th 7:00pm Mesaros Arts & Entertainment Presents:
VOMA Gallery Guided Art Party- Holiday Gift Workshop or Thanksgiving Painting/Sign
Check us out on facebook for more information or call 412-418-5996 for more information.

Advance reservations ARE REQUIRED for this event.
SAT Nov. 17th 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 Mark Weakland 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 Nov. 23rd 7:00pm Mesaros Arts & Entertainment Presents: VOMA Gallery Guided Art Party
Check us out on facebook for more information or call 412-418-5996 for more information.

Advance reservations ARE REQUIRED for this event.
SAT Nov. 24th 7:30pm VOMA Presents: The Blues Gathering
Join us for our monthly celebration of blues music the last Saturday each month! Hosted by Who's Your Daddy's Gene Sweeney with The Blue Gypsies and Special Guest performers.

Doors at 7pm - Music at 7:30pm
$10 General Admission - $8 VOMA VIP Members
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D.
FRI Nov. 30th 6:30pm VOMA Presents: the EFFECTS with Essential Machine / Mike Miller / Nag Champions Mystery Band
Formed in Washington, D.C. in January of 2014, the EFFECTS are Devin Ocampo, Matthew Dowling, and David Rich. A multi-instrumentalist, Ocampo is a former member of the bands Faraquet, Medications, Smart Went Crazy, and Deathfix, all of whom released music on Dischord Records. He has also toured and recorded with Mary Timony, Beauty Pill, and J. Robbins. Dowling was the bassist and co-leader of Deleted Scenes, while Rich was the drummer in the instrumental group, Buildings.
Their full-length debut, Eyes to the Light, was released in the fall of 2017 on Dischord. https://theeffects.bandcamp.com/

-Essential Machine, it's safe to say, doesn't fit the profile of your standard family band. The indie three-piece, which calls the Pittsburgh suburb of Greensburg home, has always been the vehicle of married couple Karen and R.J. Dietrich; they put out their first record under the moniker in 2009. But a funny thing happened in 2014, after the duo had already been recording and playing together for years: They incorporated son Robert into their act, on keyboards. https://essentialmachine.bandcamp.com/

-Mike Miller is a brilliant local singer/songwriter, front man for Endless Mike and the Beagle Club and was a founding member of Johnstown music collective My Idea of Fun.

-Nag Champions Mystery Band from the Ebensburg/Patton area. Drawing from classic rock and roll, blues, folk, and country music the band blends together sounds of the past, present, and future. https://www.nagchampions.com/

Doors at 6:30pm - Music at 7:00pm
$8 General Admission - $6 VOMA VIP Members
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D.
DECEMBER EVENTS!
FRI Dec. 8th The Adler & Barath Blues Band
FRI Dec. 14th VOMA's Jazzy Christmas with George Byich
SAT Dec. 15th Jazz
SAT Dec. 22nd Blues Gathering
SAT Dec. 31st New Years Eve with That Oldies Band