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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Norristown Arts Council Announces Crying Sam Elmwood Jam 4 The Hill

Norristown Arts Council and Crying Sam Entertainment will hold the 1st edition of The Crying Sam Elmwood Jam 4 The Hill for the Greater Norristown Region. The Times Herald (media sponsor) will present the Montco Idol Contest finalists at the concert.
NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania (May 2, 2015) Norristown Arts Council presents the Crying Sam Elmwood Jam 4 the Hill to be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 11 am to 7 pm in beautiful Elmwood Park, celebrating the 6th Year Anniversary of Norristown Arts Hill, Norristown’s developing Arts and Culture District and the Arts Community of Norristown.
Norristown Arts Council and Crying Sam Entertainment are proud to feature 7 dynamic musical groups from the greater Philadelphia region, along with The Times Herald’s presentation of the third annual Montco Idol Contest, as another rich offering of quality events in the Arts presented in the city of Norristown. Acclaimed bands ranging in genre from folk, classic rock and jazz to gangster folk, and R&B will party and jam in Elmwood Park for more than half a day of free entertainment. The Times Herald’s Montco Idol Contest will showcase this year’s three finalists from the ongoing yearly talent show as part of the musical offering for the day. Audience members will participate in voting for the overall winner. Crying Sam Elmwood Jam 4 the Hill is a free event gifted to the community by Norristown Arts Council. Multiple food truck vendors, including Willis Brothers World’s Famous Barbecue, will be featured for spectators to eat during the day, as well as a beer station with chosen cold favorites, sponsored in part by our friends at Gretz Beer. Community Partners, Elmwood Park Zoo, Whole Foods Market Plymouth Meeting and Cabrini College will be part of the Festivities for the day! Elmwood Park Zoo will offer free admission to Norristown residents. Whole Foods Market will provide support for the bands, volunteers and spectators.
Proceeds from the Crying Sam Elmwood Jam 4 the Hill will benefit productions and operations of Norristown Arts Council and Norristown Arts Hill as advocates for Norristown’s Arts and Culture organizations. “This year, we are proud to offer the community an array of fantastic highenergy bands on a day traditionally reserved for The Norristown Arts Hill Festival. So many great bands wanted to work with us this year, we decided to mix things up a bit by throwing a concert for the community. There’s no better place to do that in Norristown than in our beloved Elmwood Park Fire Chiefs’ Memorial Band Shell! The Norristown Arts Hill Festival we’ve all grown to love will return in 2016. This concert will help us raise money to aid Norristown’s existing Arts community, prospective new members of that community, and the operations and productions of Norristown Arts Council,” said Rich Rogers, President of the Norristown Arts Council.
A show of support has aided in production of this year’s celebration from Cabrini College, Crying Sam Entertainment (concert producer), Elmwood Park Zoo, Gretz Beer, the Municipality of Norristown, Montgomery County Commissioners, Navitas Marketing (marketing sponsor), The Times Herald (media sponsor), Whole Foods Market Plymouth Meeting and stakeholders and partners in the greater community. The Municipality of Norristown and its public service departments offer invaluable support and human resources for this event. Concert Information, including performance schedule and information about advertising and sponsorship opportunities, is available and, and
Celebrate with us! The Arts are Alive in Norristown!
Richard W. Rogers, Jr. – President Norristown Arts Council
Telephone: 610-955-2830
208 DeKalb Pike, Norristown PA, 19401