Monday, March 11, 2013
Mark your calendars for this two-day festival that will feature bands, a classic car show and more.
Canonsburg Manager Terry Hazlett described an upcoming two-day festival as "an amalgamation of 'Hot Diggity Dog Days' and the former 'Doowopalooza' festival." Hazlett confirmed that the community will again be host to the Hot Diggity Dog Days—a festival that was created last year as a one-time event celebrating hometown crooner Perry Como's 100th birthday. But he said the event exceeded everyone’s expectations in terms of attendance, which caught the attention of America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame committee. The fund-raising event will include—in addition to oldies bands—a classic car show, food booths, crafts, a children’s area and attractions geared specifically to the 1950s and 1960s eras. The event will be held May 18 and 19. American …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Two bands have been announced for the second-annual event. See who.
Canonsburg borough Manager Terry Hazlett has announced the first two bands to play "Hot Diggity Days"—what he calls Washington County’s premiere oldies festival. Sugarcane, what Hazlett calls a "mainstay" at area music venues since the 1970s, will be featured starting at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19. The band will be preceded at noon by American Pie. "Hot Diggity Days," with its accent on ‘50s and ‘60s music, will also feature food booths, crafts, a children’s area and other attractions in downtown Canonsburg. The event is a fundraiser for America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame, which is expected to open its doors later this year.
Monday, February 4, 2013
The festival return—in a slightly different form.
Last year’s “Hot Diggity Dog” festival was created as a one-time event honoring the 100th birthday of Canonsburg's native son, Perry Como. But borough Manager Terry Hazlett said it will return this spring—but in a slightly different form. He said the two-day festival exceeded everyone’s expectations by way of attendance, which caught the attention of the America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame committee. The committee announced Friday that it will be presenting “Hot Diggity Dog” days May 18 and 19 and that the spotlight would be on oldies bands. Presenting the festival the same weekend as the National Pike festival seemed to be a good fit, Hazlett, who described the event as an amalgamation of “Hot Diggity Dog Days” and the former “Doowopalooza” …