CHAMBERSBURG — It’s that time of year again! Time for First Friday celebrations, farmers markets and summer festivals, all celebrated downtown.
For the 11th year in a row, the Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) kicks off the summer with its annual Neighborhood Chefs Walk, a celebration of food, drink, music, and community taking place June 1 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Chefs Walk is a food and music crawl with local chefs, beer and wine tastings, and many local musicians performing along Alexander Avenue in Chambersburg, PA.
“I can assure you, this year’s event is bigger and better than ever. We’ve added an extra block and an extra stage. The food is all top-notch and there is a wide variety of foods. Really, there’s something for everyone.”Chef Grayson Bowman
8 Food Stations
This year’s event features eight food stations from area chefs and restaurateurs who will be serving their unique culinary delights right on the streets of Alexander Avenue!
- Chef Grayson Bowman returns with a fresh take on pot-luck classics including meatballs in a cabernet sauce, pulled pork macaroni and cheese, smoked beef brisket sliders and mini Oreo cheesecakes.
- Holy Smokehouse BBQ will be returning to bring their pulled pork nachos, chicken wings, and smoked mac and cheese.
- 104 B Street is bringing an exotic array of culinary delights including hot smoked wild Alaskan salmon with spring orzo pasta, poached jumbo Gulf shrimp with green papaya salad and Magret duck breast with braised German red cabbage.
- Chef Amer Chaudhry of the Falafel Shack will return to the Chefs Walk bringing their prized falafels and hummus and vegetable biryani.
- SpiriTrust Lutheran Catering Services will share a 13-spice pork tenderloin, mango shrimp salad, cold farro, and spring vegetable salad and a Klondike rose Napoleon.
- Mrs. Gibble’s will serve pork tenderloin sliders, Cajun chicken sliders, coleslaw, corn fritters, and shoofly pie.
- Inka & Square1 will excite your taste buds with Inka wings, Peruvian ceviche, sweet plantains, arroz chaufa (Peruvian fried rice) and tasty churros.
- Marty Boscolo with Mikie’s Ice Cream will be serving various flavors of his delicious ice cream.
6 Wine and Beer Stations
This year will feature a number of wineries that will have a great selection of wines for everyone to sample while they eat. This year’s participating wineries are:
- Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard (Dundee, NY)
- Standing Stone Vineyards (Hector, NY)
- Shade Mountain Winery (Middleburg, PA)
- Thirsty Farmer Brew Works (Biglerville, PA)
- Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works (Middletown, PA)
- Mason Dixon Distillery (Gettysburg, PA)
5 Entertainment Stages
Event entertainment features five stages of live music. Featured artists this year include:
- Don’t Look Down
- CASHS Steel Band
- Nite Fuel (Greg Rhoads, Troy Garman, Ted Guarriello, and Rick Smith)
- Tim and Dan (Tim Gotwald & Dan Dropkin)
- Carlisle Brass Quintet
- Jo Blues
- Mar-Le-Nie Dance Studio Dancers
- CVSM String Quartet
- Williams & Kerch
- Jo-Mo and Quinn (Joel Newman and Michael Quinlivan)
- Sam’s at 7
- CVSM New Horizons Band
- Freedom Valley Chorus
- RitmaCordia (Marlin Barnes and Jane Peatling)
- Many more exciting local music artists.
All of these talented artists will perform a wide variety of musical genres including rock, alternative, folk, Broadway, blues and more.
Tickets for the 11th Annual Neighborhood Chefs Walk are:
- $60 per Adult
- $35 for Teens (13-20, with purchase of an adult ticket)
- $20 for Children (6-12, with purchase of an adult ticket)
- Children under 5 are FREE.
Tickets are available at:
- The Butcher Shoppe (410 Stouffer Ave., Chambersburg, PA)
- Falafel Shack (9 N Main St, Chambersburg, PA)
- Square1 (1 N Main St, Chambersburg, PA)
- SpiriTrust Lutheran Services (840 5th Ave, Chambersburg, PA)
- Inka Kitchen (1228 Lincoln Way E, Chambersburg, PA at time of press release, future address of 811 Wayne Ave, Chambersburg PA)
- Mrs. Gibble’s Restaurant (7325 Molly Pitcher Hwy, Greencastle, PA)
- The CVSM Music Store (Thomson Hall, Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA)
- Online at http://www.cvsmusic.org/product/chefs-walk/
- Calling CVSM at 717-261-1220
A limited number of tickets will be available at the event.
Proceeds benefit the Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM), a non-profit organization. CVSM offers private and group music lessons as well as numerous classes, workshops, summer camps, and performance opportunities for students of all ages.
- Ludwick Eye Center
- Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe
- Park Avenue Pharmacy
- ABBA Motor Lines
- Antrim Insurance Agency, Inc.
- The Butcher Shoppe
- Barra Orthodontics
- Colony House Furniture
- DiLoreto Cosentino and Bolinger PC
- GMH Mortgage- Michelle Rebok
- LBK Transport
- RE/MAX Realtors Troy Garman
- Tammi Hennessy
- Stacy Mellott
- Cara Sheaffer
- Rotz and Stonesifer PC
- WellSpan Health
- Cumberland Valley Dental Care
- Drake Orthodontics
- Johnnie’s Restaurant & Hotel Services
About Cumberland Valley School of Music
Founded in 1990, the Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) is a non-profit organization. Over 750 students enroll at CVSM in a given year, served by 50 highly qualified faculty members. CVSM teaches all orchestral and band instruments, voice, piano, guitar, drama and theatrical techniques, Suzuki piano, and numerous classes for all ages. CVSM awards both need-based and merit-based scholarships to area students and provide music education opportunities throughout the community.
In its 28th year, Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) is committed to creating a musical community where high-quality instruction and performance opportunities are available to all. Over 750 students – newborn through senior citizens – are served by CVSM with instruction provided in music, voice, and drama through individual and group lessons, camps and classes.
Live performance opportunities are provided through events such as recitals, concerts, and the annual student Performathon. Additionally, the school sponsors scholarship programs. CVSM strongly believes that the benefits of the study of music and the participation in musical activities extend beyond musical proficiency to academic and vocational performance, social skills and enriching one’s life experiences.