Music & Performances

 Music

Heritage Stage (located in Centre Square & N. Third St.)

11:30 a.m. Pre-Show – The Bachmann Players will present a preshow to the reading of the Declaration. 

The performance will be a series of vignettes that give a unique historical context 
to the reading of the Declaration of Independence. Pieces include a reading of the King’s
Proclamation against Treason and Sedition, as well as Thomas Paine reading from his 
famous pamphlet demanding independence, Common Sense. 

11:55 a.m.  Historical Parade from Bachmann House to Centre Square stage

12:00 p.m.  Reading of the Declaration of Independence

12:45 p.m.  The SwingTime Dolls

2:00 p.m.    General Ulysses S. Grant 

2:15 p.m.    3rd Regiment Infantry United States Colored Troops

2:30 p.m.    Van WagnerBorn in Pennsylvania.  Lives in Pennsylvania. 
Makes music.  Mined coal.  Logged trees.  Teaches kids.

3:40 p.m.    Drew Velting – An American singer-songwriter and accomplished roots-oriented musician. He is widely regarded for his rich, baritone voice and genuinely soulful interpretation of music that incorporates early blues, country, folk, rhythm and blues, and rock influences. 

4:45 p.m.     Lenape Nation of Lehigh Valley Drum Circle

**Live music continues until 9:00 p.m. on the Star Spangled Stage on S. Third St.

9:30 p.m.  Fireworks show on Larry Holmes Drive

Star Spangled Stage

 12:30 p.m. Silas Powell BandSilas Powell – 18 year old Silas  is a 5th generation picker from the small town of Salem, WV. He is quite talented on a variety of instruments, but the mandolin is his passion.  Silas has become well known for his unique style of Monroe Mandolin pickn’ but he can also play fiddle, guitar, and banjo!. 

   2:20 p.m. Alex Radus QuintetAlex Radus is known as a “sultry crooner” (City Paper) and “master guitarist” (Courier News), but his songwriting takes center stage, pairing whimsical and poignant storytelling with a genre-bending mix of Americana, swing, blues, folk and more. Radus has toured the country extensively, recorded multiple albums, and earned awards, nominations and critical acclaim for his songwriting, recording and performing. Radus’ music has been featured on radio, TV and film.

   4:20 p.m. Hector Rosado Orchestra – Hector Rosado is an accomplished percussionist and has toured with the best in the business. He has traveled nationwide, as well as world tours with music titans such as David Burne, Dave Valentine and the legendary Tito Puente and more! Hector has recorded for Warner Bros. and has created tracks for “Video Jams” as seen on the BET Network. When it comes to Latin Percussion, Hector Rosado is the first name uttered from the lips of professional Latin musicians on the east coast.

   7:00 p.m. A Few Good Men of PA – An Easton area band who plays a variety of feel good music from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and current hits. They’ll make you want to get up and dance all night long!

   9:30 p.m. Fireworks show on Larry Holmes Drive

 

Family Fun Zone and Activities

Sigal Museum Games & Activities: Jacob’s Ladder, Ball and Cup and Game of Graces. Crafts: Pennant Flags and Clothespin Dolls (located in Dunkin Quad/Centre Square)

D&L and National Canal Museum: 19th century toys and a giant puzzle of the D&L Corridor. D&L items for sale. The museum is offering free admission and $5 boat rides during Heritage Day. (located in Dunkin Quadrant)

Drumming for All (located on the east side of Northampton St)

Face Painting by Daria (located in the Bayou Quad/Centre Square)

Pick up your hard hat and get a photo taken with some of the city’s trucks and equipment (located on N. Third St.)

Punch Out Games: Established in 2021 after a night of Mario Party. We are a Board Game pop up team. We bring the games and you bring your friends! Our goal is to bring the community together with our love of teaching & playing! (located in the Bayou Quad/Centre Square)

Van Wagner: Pennsylvania stories and raft making (located on the Crayola Quad by info & merch)

Be sure to check out the Family Fun Zone on the east side Northampton Street. Games and activities will be happening until 9 p.m.

**Fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. on Larry Holmes Drive

 

History Comes Alive in Downtown Easton