Plenty of concerts, car shows, festivals and more on tap this weekend [Events roundup] – Reading Eagle

The following events are planned for the week ahead throughout the region:

• Singer-songwriters Joan Osborne and Madeleine Peyroux will perform their albums “Relish” and “Careless Love,” respectively, during a concert Saturday at 8 pm at Keswick Theatre, Glenside. Osborne is an eight-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling recording artist. Her 1995 album “Relish” was a critical and commercial success and spawned the hit single and video “What If God Was One of Us.” She has traveled the US and the world for over 25 years with her own band and as a featured vocalist. Peyroux was born in Athens, Ga., but spent her teenage years busking the streets of Paris when she moved there after her parents’ divorce. She has nine albums to her credit, including 2004’s “Careless Love,” which contains her original “Don’t Wait to Long” and a collection of covers of songs by the likes of Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Elliott Smith and Hank Williams. Concert tickets start at $49.50. On Sunday at 3 pm, the Keswick presents that Motown Band, a group of 10 vocalists and musicians who perform the music of Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops and many others. Tickets start at $25. For reservations and more information, visit

• The Gilmour Project, an all-star band that explores David Gilmour’s Pink Floyd music, performs Thursday at 7:30 pm at the Santander Performing Arts Center, Reading. Featuring guitarist Jeff Pevar (CSN, CPR, Phil Lesh & Friends, Ray Charles), drummer Prairie Prince (co-founder of The Tubes, and drums with Todd Rundgren, Jefferson Starship, Phil Lesh), bassist Kasim Sulton (Utopia, Meatloaf and Blue Oyster Cult), guitarist Mark Karan (Bob Weir/Ratdog, The Other Ones, Phil Lesh) and keyboardist Scott Guberman (Phil Lesh), the Gilmour Project comes together for this heavy, psychedelic lift of beloved Pink Floyd songs and rarities from Gilmour’s solo catalog. Tickets start at $24.50. On Friday, comedian Tracy Morgan brings his “No Disrespect Tour” to the SPAC at 7:30 pm Morgan is known for starring on seven seasons of NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning “30 Rock.” Tickets start at $39. And on Sunday, Miranda Sings, a fictional character created by YouTube personality Colleen Ballinger, takes the SPAC stage at 7:30 pm Ballinger created the character as a satire of bad but arrogant singers who believe that posting their videos on YouTube will lead to them breaking into show business. Tickets start at $37.50. For tickets and more information, see

Aaron Lewis will perform with his band the Stateliners on Wednesday, May 18, at Santander Arena, Reading.

• Aaron Lewis and the Stateliners are returning to Santander Arena, Reading, on Wednesday, May 18, at 7:30 pm. Lewis, the multiplatinum front man and founder of the rock band Staind, has returned to his origins and quietly made an impact on country music. With a decade invested in a genre that’s seen him record with George Jones, Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Mickey Raphael, the Cox Family, Ben Haggard and Dan Tyminski, Lewis has claimed two No. 1 Billboard country album debuts for “Town Line” and “Sinner.” His single “Am I the Only One” debuted as Billboard’s No. 1 Hot Country Song, only the ninth time a debut has topped the chart since 1958. His latest album, “Frayed at Both Ends,” was released in January. Tickets start at $39.50 at

• The 25th annual Ambler Auto Show, the “Best Little Car Show Around,” will be held Sunday from 1 to 6 pm, rain or shine. Each year, owners of antique, classic and unique autos, trucks and motorcycles travel to Ambler to participate in this automotive exhibition, displaying their vehicles along Butler Avenue through the center of the town for what has become the kick-off event of the Delaware Valley summer auto show season. Over 200 vehicles will be on display. Many of the eateries and shops along the avenue will offer specials, and food trucks will be on hand. For more information, see

• The Camel Project and Berks Arts will present the second annual Berks Street Art Festival on Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm at Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center. The free festival includes music and dance performances, street artists, plus interactive art demonstrations for adults and children. In addition, many other community-based organizations will be joining this event, and the city of Reading’s Police K-9 unit will make an appearance. The Camel Project’s mission is to assist communities, including schools, organizations and individuals, in changing the culture of violent and unacceptable behavior that results in trauma and abuse. Rain date is May 21. For more information, visit

• The Theater Organ Society of the Delaware Valley presents “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1923) with live organ music on Sunday at 2 pm at the Colonial Theater, Phoenixville. The Colonial lobby will be transformed into a medieval village with artisans and other characters direct from the 15th century, courtesy of the Society of Creative Anachronism’s Shire of Hartshorn-Dale. Come early to get a taste of life during Quasimodo’s time, and before the film begins to enjoy a short pre-film demonstration of dancing and combat right on the stage of the Colonial. The preshow entertainment begins at 1:30 pm Then see the film that turned Lon Chaney into a star. Set in 15th-century Paris, this 1923 silent classic set the standard for horror films. Brett Miller, a finalist in the American Theater Organ Society’s Young Organist Competition who has been performing across the country over the last decade, will provide the accompaniment. For more information and tickets, see

• Linvilla Orchards, Media, will host an Antique Car Show and Flea Market on Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm, rain or shine. For over four decades, Linvilla Orchards has partnered with the Historical Car Club of Pennsylvania for their Annual Spring Meet. Transport back in time and stroll through the field filled with history and nostalgia. Car enthusiasts will enjoy more than 250 restored antique, classic, muscle cars and more. Awards will be presented for the best-maintained cars in a variety of classes, such as Best Brass and Best Restored Pre-1929 vehicle. For more information, visit

• The Kelly Center presents the Haverford Spring Fest Music Festival on Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm The festival is a free event with the main outdoor stage and festival area at 50 E. Eagle Road, Havertown, and an indoor singer-songwriter stage at the Kelly Center, 4 E. Eagle Road, Havertown. There will be continuous live music, a beer garden, food, vendors, a Kids Fun Zone and more. Headlining the outdoor stage is Angry Young Band presenting a Billy Joel tribute at 5:30. For more information and the full schedule of performers, see

• Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton, will host its annual Spring Native Plant Sale on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm outside of its Visitor Center. Featuring almost 100 species of native trees, grasses, ferns, shrubs and flowering plants, the sale is open to the public, and all proceeds benefit Hawk Mountain’s conservation and education programs. Native plants available for purchase include asters, sunflowers, milkweeds, mountain laurel and phlox. Garden volunteers will be available to help visitors with plant selection and care. The bookstore also offers a year-round selection of native plant gardening books for those interested in learning more. The sale will be part of a busy weekend at Hawk Mountain that will also include World Migratory Bird Day and accompanying guided bird walk, a showing of the “Vanishing of the Bees” documentary and a Full Moon Hike. For details, see

• Daniel Boone Homestead, Exeter Township, will hold Heritage Wool and Textile Day on Saturday from noon to 4 pm Explore the history of wool and textile production in the 18th century. Many of the processes needed to take the wool from the sheep to the weaver’s loom will be demonstrated. There will be sheep shearing and other hands-on demonstrations. Heritage breeds such as Hog Island and Jacob sheep will be on site. Daniel Boone was the son and grandson of cloth weavers from England. The homestead is the birthplace of the famed frontiersman in 1734. His home, constructed in three stages between 1730 and 1779, is a 10-room stone structure fully furnished to the period and situated on 579 acres of rolling countryside. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for youth. Children 5 and under are admitted free. For more information, see

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