Dawn Savage is the headliner of the Highland VFW Band Music Fest.


TWP CHIPPEWA. – The sixth Highland VFW Music Fest returns on August 14.

Canceled last year due to the pandemic, “everyone is very excited about this year’s festivities,” said organizer Dave Flenner.

New Brighton country singer and recording artist Dawn Savage will headline.

Admission is $5 with all-day access, “so if you have to go home to let the dogs out or take a quick dip in the pool, that’s fine,” Flenner said.

A large tent will provide shade or shelter in case of rain.

“We have raffle baskets with donations from various county businesses who graciously provide us with gift certificates for their establishments,” Flenner said.

There will be two 50/50 drawings and picnic-style food available for purchase in the air-conditioned VFW building, as well as soft drinks, water and adult refreshments in the outdoor pavilion.

This event is open to the public; you do not need to be a member. The Highland VFW is at 376 Park Road, Chippewa (Beaver Falls.)

Bring a lawn chair to watch a show that starts at 12:30 p.m. with the national anthem and then Ben Flint playing acoustic music at 1 p.m.

Another acoustic act, Brandon Green, continues at 2 p.m., followed by 12-year-old Kennadi Flenner, covering current songs from all genres.

At 4 p.m., Wicked Season will entertain with 90s favorites.

“At 5 p.m. we will take a break and announce the winners of the raffle baskets,” Flenner said.

The music resumes at 6 p.m. with local pop-rock favorites The Project Band. At 7 p.m., Steel Reserve is having a blast with 80s hair metal.

Country singer Savage, who opened shows for National, closed the night. Along with her son, Owen, now 6 months old, Savage said she was waiting for the right outdoor show, like this, to return to the stage.

“I can’t wait,” she said. “I hope that a large part of the community can come and share this event.”

All proceeds will benefit Highland VFW, which like many businesses over the past year has struggled to keep doors open, Flenner said.

“Please come join us for great food, great music and great times. I think it’s time we all got together and had a great party with great bands,” did he declare.

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Scott Tady is the local entertainment reporter for the Beaver County Times and Ellwood City Ledger. He is easy to reach at stady@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter at @scotttady


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