Free concert by The Weedrags Oct. 18 at Cal U Coal Bowl
Cal U’s annual football rivalry with IUP will have a distinctly western Pennsylvania soundtrack this year, and the public is welcome to attend.
The Weedrags, an Appalachian-style acoustic band from Washington County, Pa., will perform a free concert at noon Oct. 18 before the Vulcans face the IUP Crimson Hawks in the 1 p.m. Coal Bowl at Adamson Stadium, on Cal U’s upper campus.
The Weedrags, soon to be known as the Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers, will perform from noon to 12:45 p.m. Oct. 18 outside the stadium at Roadman Park.
The band’s music has roots in bluegrass, country, old-time and swing, a style that “resonates with the hard-working spirit engrained in the western Pennsylvania and West Virginia foothills.” The band has performed at the Three Rivers Arts Festival, the Flood City Music Festival in Johnstown, Pa., and at other music venues throughout the region.
For fans of Pittsburgh Penguins hockey, the PensGear truck will be on hand from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. A portion of sale proceeds will benefit the Pittsburgh Penguins Scholarship Fund at Cal U. Coal Bowl festivities also include giveaways and a remote broadcast by Froggy Radio, 94.9 FM, beginning at 11 a.m.
Seeking a victory over PSAC football rival Indiana University of Pemmsylvania, the Cal U Vulcans head to Adamson Stadium Oct. 18 for the sixth annual Coal Bowl.
The Vulcan Huddle tent opens at 11 a.m. Game time is 1 p.m.
The “Coal Miner’s Lunch Pail” trophy will be presented to the winning team immediately after the game.
The Coal Bowl originated with Cal U alumnus Bob Lippencott, Class of 1966, and his brother Barry, a 1967 graduate of IUP, who established endowed football scholarships at their respective alma maters.
For more information or directions to Cal U’s upper campus, visit www.calu.edu