January 25, 2021

Jessi Hardesty - Episode 47

This new episode of our in-house podcast Green Room Gossip features artist and curator, Jessi Hardesty! Jessi is an artist who entered the York, PA art scene through her collaboration with Marketview Arts on her show "Beyond the Veil". We discuss her background as a student, artist, curator, teacher, influencer, and some of the ways young makers can propel their careers in the visual arts. 


Learn more about Jessi Hardesty and follow her art on Instagram @jessihardesty and on Etsy @PumpkinheadPrinthshop

This episode features a founding partner of Studio 117, Lee King! Lee is an engineer, mentor, and volunteer who has cultivated and enriched the music scene in York, PA (and beyond) through his work with the hundreds of musicians that walk through the doors at 117 South Duke Street. We talk about Lee's background as an engineer, his most rewarding moments as a mentor and educator, local artists to follow, dream collaborations, and a bit of great advice for young creators. 


Studio 117 offers internships, career exploration programs, college courses, mentorships, arts in education residency, and they offer services from home studio setup to classes on recording, mixing, beat making, and publishing. To learn more about recording sessions, opportunities, and classes at Studio 117, visit www.studio117york.com.

Learn about our Holiday Giving Campaign, Eleanor's Very Merry Christmas Wish - The Musical, our special offers for holiday shopping going on right now and so much more! Thank you for supporting the arts, we would not be here without the passion and determination of those who live to create and experience the magic of music, theatre, film, and live events. Learn more about all our work at AppellCenter.org

November 23, 2020

The Seldom Scene - Episode 45

This episode features the bluegrass band, The Seldom Scene! Join us as we chat via zoom during our post-show event at the Strand Theatre on November 14th. We discuss band origins dating back to the '70s in Maryland, dream collaborations, favorite small towns, and more! 

November 9, 2020

Adam Valen - Episode 44

Adam Valen is the Marketing Manager at Drusky Entertainment, LLC. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Precinct Captain of the National Independent Venue Association. We chat about his career, favorite concerts and albums, lessons learned during quarantine, and the importance of the NIVA! The NIVA's mission is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent venues and promoters throughout the United States by pursuing federal support in the wake of COVID-19's devastating effect on theatres nationwide.


You can learn more about the NIVA, and what you can do to help here.

Learn more about everything going down at the Strand and Capitol theatres in Historically Edgy, Downtown York, PA!

In this episode, we sat down for a chat with bandleader and musician, Steve Barlotta, before our Onstage in the Outfield presentation of Destination Motown featuring the Sensational Soul Cruisers at PeoplesBank Park. Screamin' Steve Barlotta started this 11 piece band over 30 years ago, and we chat about his career, dream collaborations, vinyl, and about his incredible recovery from a severe case of COVID-19. Thanks to presenting sponsor Doceo and our partner PeoplesBank Park.

Learn about our new socially-distanced and limited seating events including Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert and Manhattan Short! Shop our fundraiser merch to support the arts and show your YoCo pride at AppellCenter.org! Stay tuned for new episodes coming soon. 

September 14, 2020

JJ Sheffer – Episode 42

This week's episode features JJ Sheffer, the mastermind behind pop-up concert series Kable House Presents, York Story Slam, SkillSwap, and York: Crafted. Join us as we chat up and coming musicians, missed opportunities, favorite albums, cat mom life, and so much more!


Learn more about Kable House Presents at kablehousepresents.com


We are taking a break this week, but check back for brand-new episodes! In the meantime, check out what's been keeping us busy, our newest programming! The Appell Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with the York Revolution, is proud to present Appell Center: Onstage in the Outfield Presented by Doceo, live music and comedy in the fresh air at PeoplesBank Park! All events are rain or shine! Enjoy the safe and socially distanced seating in the fresh air and open space of PeoplesBank Park! Visit YorkRevolution.com for more information and FAQ!

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