Funfest will celebrate the superheroes of rock and roll when The British Invasion Experience and Monsters of Rock take to the festival’s Premier Stage at Broad and Wyoming streets during Funfest 2016 on Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11. Once again, Funfest entertainment will be spread out all along Broad Street with performances at three locations: the Premier Stage, the Church Street Performance Area near the intersection of Church and Broad streets and Pocket Park Stage in between Laurel and Wyoming streets, right across from Funfest Headquarters, the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce office.
The British Invasion Experience will perform Saturday from 5-7 p.m. The band, which is based out of Maryland, pays tribute to The Beatles from their introduction on the Ed Sullivan Show throughout their career, ending on the roof top of Abbey Road Studios. The group also performs well known hits from other British groups such as The Dave Clark Five, The Hollies, The Zombies, The Yard Birds, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and many more, ending with the psychedelic era of such groups as Cream and Pink Floyd.
PA State Representative Tarah Toohil will address the business community on Thursday, September 15th at the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Red Carpet Breakfast program. The breakfast program is sponsored by Heritage Hill Senior Community, and will take place at Top of the 80’s, Hazleton.
The program will begin at 7:45 a.m. and conclude at 9:00 a.m. A full breakfast will be served at the upcoming breakfast program for a $20 fee for chamber members and a $25 fee for non-chamber members. Those who would like to attend should contact the chamber office at 570-455-1509 or register online at hazletonchamber.org by Monday, September 19th.
The Red Carpet programs are conducted monthly by the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce as a way of providing information to the local business community and offering new and expanded business networking opportunities.
The 27th annual Funfest Car Show hits Hazleton’s main thoroughfare when car enthusiasts show off their prized wheels along Broad Street on Saturday, Sept. 10 from noon to 3 p.m.
All classic cars, motorcycles and trucks are eligible for the event. All vehicles must be street legal, licensed and insured.
In addition to the traditional classic car show, race car drivers from Evergreen Raceway will be on hand all day on Saturday with as many as five cars, one each from the modified, street stock, factory stock, four cylinder and kids wheel divisions. The cars will be on display between Church and Laurel streets and the public will be allowed to sit in the cars and take pictures.
The car show will maintain the popular format that was developed several years ago. A panel of judges will select the twenty best cars and each owner will receive a trophy. Although there are no classes, cars will be rated on overall appearance or presentation based on five categories typically evaluated in car shows. The judges will also select the “Best in Show” and a special trophy will be presented to the winner of that category. Prizes will be given away at the conclusion of the car show Saturday evening but entrants must be present to win.
136 local and regional golfers will tee off at 11:00 AM on Thursday for the 49th Annual Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing. The shotgun start tournament is scheduled to take place at 11 am at Edgewood by Sand Springs in Drums, with registration beginning at 9 am, and will feature trophies, prizes and awards.
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