Iconic Folk and Americana Singer/Songwriter Tom Rush to headline Fiesta on Saturday, May 20th at 7pm!
Tom Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the ’60s and the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Garth Brooks have cited Tom as major influences. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. Subsequently, his Club 47 concerts brought attention to emerging artists such as Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.
Tom is now celebrating his 52nd year on stage and in the studio, still doing what audiences love him for: writing and playing …passionately, tenderly…knitting together the musical traditions and talents of our times. He’s also celebrating a YouTube hit, a song for his generation that’s gone viral: http://tinyurl.com/3zohc6.
The Fine Arts Fiesta, a celebration of diversity in the performing and visual arts, is 62-years young in 2017, making it the most established festival of its kind in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!
Founded in 1956 by Annette Evans and Alfred Groh as an annual celebration of the Arts in the Wyoming Valley area, the first Fiesta lasted three days and presented music, dance, drama, sketches and displays. Over the years Fiesta has grown to four days, and continues to thrive as the longest-running free event offered in the City of Wilkes-Barre.
More than 60,000 people attend the event •Over 50 fine artists and crafters exhibit
A broad range of FREE, continuous performances appeals to everyone
Two festival-sponsored juried art exhibits for students and adults
A tantalizing array of Fiesta foods appeal to every appetite and taste!