Coptoberfest is a benefit for the Cambria Somerset Camp Cadet and Operation Guardian for Distressed Officers! Join us for a full day of music, food and fun. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at Murphy’s Bar, Tremont Club, and Sporting Goods Discounters, or at the gate.
Chris Higbee: Chris Higbee grew up a farm boy with a musical curiosity and a diligent mother and father. That curiosity quickly became a passion that drove his dreams. “Fiddles Rock,” the first track on Higbee’s new album, tells that story and was inspired by his late father. It was co-written with Higbee’s producer Tommy Harden and Don Rollins (“It’s Five O’clock Somewhere”).
Chris founded the Poverty Neck Hillbillies (PNH) in 2000, delivering uniquely wild and energetic concerts across the country on stages, rooftops and anything else Higbee could fathom a way to play from! PNH performed for seven years before disbanding, acquiring an international fan base, distributing two records and releasing a No. 2 nationally rated video, “Mr. Right Now,” starring “Big Ben” Roethlisberger starting quarter back of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In 2013 Chris released his debut self titled Album featuring the song “Fiddles Rock”. His ethics second to none, would produce two more full length albums and an EP within just five short years, and he’s back in the studio working on his fourth studio album.
His sophomore album “Ready or Not” was released in 2015, followed shortly by his third project “Super Hero”. Although Chris has written and etched songs about his family in the past, Super Hero would actually feature his son Alexander on fiddle and vocals, on the title track, a song the two penned together.
Schedule is as follows:
- noon: gates open
- 1:00: Locked and Loaded
- 3:30-5:00: Adam Ernst
- 6:00-8:00: Chris Higbee
Vendors include Sugar Shack, Rayne’s Backyard Barbeque, Bobos Barbeque, Grubz on Wheels, and St. Matthews.
Camp Cadet: This summer camp is for boys and girls from Pennsylvania between the ages of 12 and 15. Camp Cadet is held at various locations throughout the state and staffed by Troopers, local police officers and many other volunteers. The goal of Camp Cadet is to introduce participants to the diverse criminal justice system and establish a positive relationship with law enforcement personnel.
Distressed Officers Fund: This fund was established locally in 2015 by the men and women of Law Enforcement to provide critical financial support directly to law enforcement officers and their families who suffer extraordinary tragedies in the line of duty and outside the line of duty. Since its formation, thousands of dollars have gone to assist officers and their families in their time of need. Our assistance has ranged from Line of Duty Death to officers who have lost income due to other tragic incidents. Unlike some charities, The Distressed Officers Fund is specific and incurs no administrative expenses that eat into the contribution. Every penny goes to the purpose of the fund— helping police officers in need.
Coptoberfest sponsors include Freedom Ford, St. Clair Tremont Archery, Smith & Transport, and IC Light.