Listed in order of appearance at the 2017 Portage Area Summerfest

Mind Guerillas

The Mind Guerillas are loacl talent presenting music for the younger crowd.  The band consists of three young men from Portage:   Nick Thrower, Tyler Shrift and Tyler Thomas.

The SharpTones

The SharpTones are a unique, hometown group that really enjoys what they do. Members Denny, Renee, and Mike love to entertain and have beautiful harmony together. Always a crowd pleaser, The SharpTones love to interact with their audience and may even invite an unsuspecting fan on stage to help out!

KB & The Crew   

Starting out as a 12 year old soloist Kenny Biter performed at local festivals, reunions, and private parties and enjoyed much success doing it.  But in 2012 Kenny wanted to expand his options and instrumentation and assembled the rest of the Crew.  Kenny covers vocals and lead guitar, David Knobloch takes care of bass guitar and Stan Korus handles the Drum set.  They have since become one of the best known Country music bands in the Johnstown area.  They strive very hard to cover a wide range of the country music genre.  Their typical three hour sets include the outlaw country such as Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings as well as music from the 90’s like Brooks n’ Dunn and Alan Jackson.  They don’t stop there; they also include more recent artists like Eric Church and Luke Bryan.  KB and the Crew pack a big punch for three guys and work very hard to give everyone listening an ear full of great country music.

PT Cruiser

PT Cruiser performs 60s, 70s, & 80s nostalgia music that rocks!  They are a quality band willing to play at any event, party, venue, etc. Always bring your dancing shoes!

Neil Diamond Impersonator - Tom Sadge

Tom Sadge (pronounced Tom Sage) has been a full-time entertainer his entire adult life. He began as a singer with bands and, later, became a popular mobile DJ / vocal impressionist whose repertoire includes showstopping impersonations of Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, and Engelbert Humperdinck. He also performs singing impressions of legendary singers such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Tony Bennett and others.

Since 1997, Tom has performed as a full-time celebrity impersonator / tribute artist across the U.S., Canada, and several European countries.

The celebrity impersonation act germinated in the summer of 1996 when Marion, Tom's wife and business partner of over three decades, was inspired by a Legends In Concert anniversary booklet. Why not use makeup and costumes as did the impersonators performing on the Las Vegas strip? The transition from local entertainer to a national act as a tribute artist thus began. In November 1997, Tom Sadge debuted his Jazz Singer era Neil Diamond act, and was an immediate hit with audiences.

Since his debut, Tom has entertained at many major venues throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. "Diamondheads" (Neil's top fans) in both the U.S. and Europe have hired him to perform at fan club gatherings, eight consecutive Neil Diamond Chicago & Amsterdam Fan Birthday Party celebrations and three Carnival Fan Cruises.

Tom has performed in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, and Mexico, as well.

Tom Sadge has met Neil Diamond and his band members on several occasions. Does Neil approve of Tom? During a concert in State College PA, Neil, spotting Tom in the front row, leaned over the stage and, pointing the mic at Tom, told the crowd of many thousands, "This guy sounds just like me!."

Opening national act credits include Engelbert Humperdinck, whom Tom considers a friend, comedian Jackie Mason, Kool and the Gang, The Guess Who (featuring Burton Cummings), Bare Naked Ladies, Jay and the Americans and The Lords (Germany). He's shared a stage with Kid Rock, Nellie, C&C Music Factory, the Duck Dynasty family, and others.

Casinos regularly book Tom Sadge as a solo performer or with his tribute bands. "Tom Sadge As Neil Diamond" has appeared on casino theater marquees from Atlantic City, NJ to Las Vegas, NV. Tom is a favorite in NYC/Manhattan and Long Island, NY, as well.

The Boomers

The Boomers were formed in 2007 with the intent of performing Rock & Rolls greatest dance hits spanning 4 decades. The members performed together many years in a previous band, and got to know each other's extraordinary talents which enables them to perform at a superb professional level. Come out and hear The Boomers and see for yourself!

Bon Journey – Bon Jovi & Journey Tribute Band

With over 400 shows played in 15 states since 2006, it’s America’s favorite original tribute to the iconic music of Bon Jovi and Journey.

Bon Journey brings the hits of your favorite super groups to life in a way only they can. Check out one of their live performances to see firsthand what everyone’s been talking about!

Covering the hits of two of the most popular American rock bands in history, the band quickly established itself as one of the premier party bands in the city and found success on the national level touring a variety of east coast cities and venues.

Tony DiCesaro (Lead Vocals), Mike Vargo (Drums, Vocals), Jeff Morris (Keyboards, Lead Vocals), Pat Duff (Bass, Vocals), George McGrew (Guitars, Vocals). 

Three Of Hearts

Back at the Portage Area Summerfest, Inc. for another performance is regional favorite band Three Of Hearts. Three Of Hearts formed in 2014; but, the band members each have a long history of success in many popular bands since the 1960s as well as sharing the stage with national recording acts. The group has quickly become one of the most talked about highly professional, tight and polished music acts around and has been performing shows for very receptive audiences while headlining festivals, events, and nightclubs with their mix of dance party music covering six decades and many genres. Three Of Hearts can be seen at shows covering west central Pennsylvania from Pittsburgh to Altoona.

The band members are: Duaine Detrick (bass guitar and vocals) from Johnstown, PA, John Shimko (drums, keyboards, and vocals) from Homer City, PA, and Steve Budesky (guitar and vocals) from Delmont, PA.

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