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OIL CITY, Dad. (EJT) – The Oil City Arts Council gears up for its first-ever FAM Jam.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 14 from 2pm-8pm at Justus Park in downtown Oil City, along the beautiful Allegheny River.

Artworks are created on site by a variety of 20+ local artists using mediums such as watercolor, oil and acrylic, sketching, pottery making, jewelry making, sketching, cartooning and more. The pieces created will not be for sale during the event, but will be auctioned at the Graffiti Gallery later on June 4 and 5.

Food trucks that will be on hand to offer FAM Jam visitors a range of great food choices include: Franklin’s Tickle My Ribs (bar bq, ribs, brisket, and pulled pork); Tuxedo Dogz and Catering from Erie (Hot dogs, walking tacos and pulled pork); The Magic Bus from Titusville (burgers, fries, Mexican corn, and tacos); Buds Pizza from Oil City (Pizza); The Big Cheese from Waterford (Grilled Cheese, Mac and Cheese); Franklin’s Donut Factory (Fancy freshly made donuts and desserts); and Riverside Brewery of Cambridge Springs (beer, draft and canned Maple treats).

Live entertainment is provided by two different bands, both of which are making their first appearance in Oil City.

Derek Davis kicks off in the afternoon and performs on Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Derek Davis offers renditions of eclectic covers of old country, rock, pop, hip-hop and everything in between, as well as genre-defying, truth-driven originals you swear you’ve heard a hundred times before. Derek Davis has appeared on major city and back porch stages, sharing the stage with national acts such as Three Dog Night, KC and the Sunshine Band, Rusted Rood and Chris Higsbee.

Angel Blue Band, also known as Angel Blue and the Prophets, will perform from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The group is from Pittsburgh and has been performing in Pennsylvania and many other surrounding states stretching into North Carolina for over 20 years. Their style is a fun, energetic and soulful mix of 50’s rock, blues rock, southern rock and R&B dance to present in their own signature style. Powerful singer Angelina Blue takes audiences on a ride with her amazing vocal range and dynamics. Their music includes original music played in their hometown of Pittsburgh, as well as blues stations in Europe. They were voted 1st place as Pittsburgh’s Best Original Band by fans of Bob-FM radio stations in Pittsburgh. They have placed in the top three in many leagues competing with numerous states and have opened for many national acts such as The Charlie Daniels Band, Blues Traveler, Dick Dale and many others.

“FAM Jam is a great opportunity to bring community and the arts together,” said Christine Manning, vice president of the Oil City Arts Council and one of the event organizers. “People can take a look at what really goes into the artwork and the people who create them. Every piece has a story and this is an opportunity to share those stories.”

For more information, visit the Oil City Arts Council on Facebook, at www.oilcityartscouncil.org, or call (814) 678-3017.

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