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Local singers to perform at Capitol Theatre's Pop A Cork fundraiser

CHAMBERSBURG >> Eight Pennsylvania wineries will offer a festive, fruitful afternoon at Captiol Theatre's seventh annual Pop A Cork fundraiser Aug. 15 — rain or shine.

Gather indoors and out at the Chambersburg Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St. in Chambersburg, from noon to 7 p.m. to enjoy, along with your wine, some live entertainment, food sampling, quality vendors, raffle items and more. The fundraiser supports the Capitol Theatre. Here's what to expect:

• Wineries

The intimate setting will provide opportunity to chat with wineries' staff members about what's new, what's best. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or by the bottle and a wine check is available. Beer and non-alcoholic beverages will also be sold. The eight wineries invited are Greenhouse Winery, new this year, from southwest Pennsylvania; Allegro Winery and Vineyards, and Naylor Wine Cellars, both from York County; Benigna's Creek, which won a double gold medal this year in the state Wine Competition; High Rock Winery and Adams County Winery, both in Adams County; local Tuscarora Mountain Winery; and Sand Castle Winery, east of Allentown.

• Music

From 12:15 to 2 p.m., Waynesboro jazz crooner Kerensa Grayool will ply her skill at weaving melodies of jazz, blues and folk music into a unique sound that adds new life to jazz standards we've heard before. She has shared the stage with artists such as Stellar Award Winner Isaiah Thomas and opened for Grammy and Dove award winners CeCe Winans and Vickie Winans.

From 2:30 to 4:15, Distinctive Soul of Frederick, Md., will keep you dancing with soul and Motown sounds. This crowd-pleasing band includes their own fancy moves with vocal talents reminiscent of the Spinners, the Temptations and other memorable favorites.

From 4:45 to 6:45, The Hello Strangers, based in Mercersburg, will offer their award-winning original roots rock, alternative country and what they call "Pennsyltucky fried sister harmonies." The Hello Strangers has released their first full-length album with IMI Records in Nashville. The real-life sisters duo Larissa Chace Smith and Brechyn Chace were recognized Aug. 6 by "Rolling Stone" magazine in an article, "30 Great Country Albums of 2015 You Probably Didn't Hear."

• Food

Savory snacks and sweet treats are the taste of the day. The following vendors will be on site: Olympia Candy Kitchen, Main Street Deli, Smokin' D's Roadhouse BBQ, Café D'Italia and The Butcher Shoppe, all of Chambersburg; and Toasties Sustainable Table, Shippensburg (all food ingredients are locally grown).

• Shopping

Unique merchandise will be available from Chambersburg vendors Gypsie (gourmet food products), Sheep to Chick (recycled wool products), and Here's Looking At You (wine design shirts); and from Waynesboro, Sleeping Cats Studio (jewelry, wine gift tags).

• For children

While parents are at the event, children ages 4 and older may take part in art and play class from noon to 3 at Voila! on Main Street. Children attending should be registered in advance by calling Voila! at 717-261-1304.


Also being offered to benefit Capitol Theatre Center will be: Party of 12 private wine tasting by Naylor Wine Cellars, VIP tour for 4 at Sand Castle Winery, $50 gift certificates from local favorite restaurants, two Penn State tickets with parking pass, basket of Ulta beauty products, two tickets to Rich Little's Sept. 18 show at Capitol Theatre, two tickets to Mutts Gone Nuts' Oct. 3 show, sterling silver necklace with diamonds, Melalueca Gift set featuring new essential oils, wine-themed accent pillows and gift baskets.

• Check out this vehicle: Sponsored by Jennings Chevrolet Buick GMC, Chambersburg.


Admission is $15 ($7 for designated driver and those under age 21, accompanied by an adult).

Event tickets are available online at, by calling the box office at 717-263-0202 or at the door. Identification is required for those wishing to sample alcohol. Service pets only, no coolers, no outside food or drinks. Guests may take chairs.

Entrance to Pop A Cork for the Capitol is through the main theatre doors under the big Capitol Theatre marquee at 159 S. Main St. in Chambersburg.