Two Amazing Theater Shows Coming to H·MAC this October!

The H·MAC theater cast is back again. Cabaret the Musical and our 10-year anniversary of Rocky Horror Picture Show are back by popular demand. Tickets on sale now!

Cabaret the Musical

The Cabaret takes place from 1929-1930, a time when Berlin, during a post-World War I economic depression, is transitioning from a center of underground, avant-garde cultural epicenter to the beginnings of Hitler’s totalitarian regime and the rise of the Nazi Party.

Come to H·MAC to see this incredible show at Stage on Herr, Friday & Saturday, Oct. 5th & 6th at 7:30 PM and Sunday, Oct. 7th for a matinee showing at 3 PM. General admission tickets start at $20.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Richard O’Brien’s cult classic returns to Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center’s Stage on Herr Halloween weekend! Newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter car problems and naturally take refuge in an ominous castle on the hill. There, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”

HMAC’s 10th year anniversary of “The Rocky Horror Show” will be Nov 2nd & 3rd at 8 PM and Midnight and we are delighted to announce the insanely talented cast for this final year:

Frank – Ryan Boyles
Brad – Greg Athanasatos
Janet – Amber Zambrana
Magenta – Lindsay Bretz
Riff Raff – Stacey D. Werner
Columbia – Ashly Stepp
Rocky – Brian Viera
Eddie – TJ Creedon
Dr. Scott – Terry Sheldon
Narrators – Eric MansillaHeidi Freeland-TrailJosh Schwartz

Phantoms: Callie AlvanitakisChrissy NickelDalton DeatrickJamie HoyleJoy HymonMeredith StoneMamie Joanna CovellKaila HicksRoxanne Hennessy

Get your tickets early because this is going to be the biggest and most bad-ass Rocky yet! Be a part of this highly interactive show and grab your tickets today!

You won’t want to miss out on these amazing shows!

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Melvin Seals & JGB: GET TICKETS

Doors: 6:00 PM
Opening act: Jake Joyce Band at 7:00 PM
Melvin 8:30 PM +

Advance tickets $25 / DOS $30

Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”. From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.

Melvin and JGB bring an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of Zach Nugent’s guitar and vocals, John Paul McLean’s savory bass, Pete Lavezzoli’s hearty drums and, of course, a heapin’ helpin’ of the wizard’s magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards. Along with Sunshine Becker and Lady Chi on backup vocals, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for hours.
Adding his rock-gospel-soul-rhythm and blues touch with his funky style of playing, no wonder Jerry nicknamed him “Master of the Universe”. Melvin continues to treat music lovers to his unique brand of melodic flavor with JGB. Come to see and hear for yourself!

MELVIN SEALS & JGB:

Melvin Seals – Hammond B3 Organ, Keyboards & Vocals
Zach Nugent – Electric Guitar & Lead Vocals
John Paul McLean – Bass
Pete Lavezzoli – Drums
Sunshine Becker & Lady Chi – Backup Vocals





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Big Shows Coming to H·MAC this Week!

The Skatalites, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals and Coco Montoya performing live this week at H·MAC! Grab your tickets today!

Come out to The House of Music, Arts & Culture this week for an amazing line-up of musicians featuring The Skatalites, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals & Coco Montoya! Enjoy the wide range of music these performers offer from Ska/Reggae, Metal & Jazz!

The Skatalites
Thu. 09/13 – 8:30 PM

The Skatalites and The Main Street Sweep are taking the stage on Stage on Herr this Thursday at 8:30 PM. The Skatalites began performing in Jamaica in 1964. They were the top musicians on the island at the time. Enjoy their infectious ska/reggae-like rhythm. Hugely popular groups like The Police, The Clash, The Specials, The English Beat, Sublime and No Doubt, all have their roots firmly planted in the music of the Skatalites. Buy your tickets today for $17 – $20!

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals
Fri. 09/14 – 7:00 PM

Rock out to the American groove/sludge metal band from New Orleans, Louisiana- Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals as they unite with Housecore labelmates King Parrot. Their tour “Choosing Mental Illness US Tour” will feature songs from their newly released album “Choosing Mental Illness as a Virtue. The album was based off one of Anselmo’s favorite films about the harshness of mental illness and getting up close and personal with it. They’ll be taking the stage in The Capitol Room September 14th at 7:00 PM! Grab your tickets today for $25 – $30!

Coco Montoya
Sat. 09/15 – 7:00 PM

Enjoy fierce slash-and-burn guitar work with smoldering southern soul-rooted intensity when Coco Montoya hits the stage September 15th at Stage on Herr! Montoya is a show-stopper. Albert Collins quoted “Montoya swings like a jazz man and stings like the Iceman. He is truly one of the gifted blues artists of his generation.” Montoya is a world-renowned guitarist and vocalist who mixes his forceful, melodic guitar playing and passionate vocals with memorable songs, delivering blues’ hardest truths. Doors open at 7:00 PM sharp with a show at 8:00 PM promptly following. Buy your tickets today for $20-25!

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The Bridge Midtown to Hold Services Every Sunday in The Capitol Room

Building bridges with God, each other and our world.


The Bridge Midtown Church will now be holding church services every Sunday night at 5 PM in The Capitol Room! The Bridge Midtown believes a judgment-free community of acceptance, love and authentic relationships, builds a bridge to explore and develop our faith in Jesus.

The Bridge is a modern-day expression of God’s love. People from all backgrounds will feel comfortable and welcome. Those who are beginning to explore and express a connection with God will feel safe in this comfortable environment. The Bridge Midtown believes in making everyone feel like they belong and strongly utilize the hashtag #EverybodyAlways. It is an exciting place for those desiring a relationship with Jesus and will build bridges with our neighbors: locally, regionally, and globally.

Sunday, September 9th, The Bridge Midtown held their first service at HMAC. We had a successful turnout and encourage everyone to attend their weekly Sunday services in The Capitol Room.

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Atreyu’s “In Our Wake” Tour to Take Over The Capitol Room this November!

Atreyu set to perform new album – In Our Wake, with Memphis May Fire, Ice Nine Kills and Sleep Signals Friday, November 23rd only at H·MAC!

A big show is coming to H·MAC this November. Atreyu hits the stage in The Capitol Room featuring Memphis May Fire, Ice Nine Kills and Sleep Signals. Doors open at 6:00 PM sharp with the show following promptly at 7:00 PM. General admission tickets are $25 and VIP tickets are $30. All ages are welcome!

It’s been two decades since Atreyu’s 1999 formation in Southern California. Atreyu is a gold-selling metal band with members including Alex Varkatzas (vocals), Brandon Saller (drums/vocals), “BIG” Dan Jacobs (guitarist), Travis Miguel (guitarist) and Porter McKnight (bass). They have sold over 450,000-plus copies around the world. A Deathgrip on Yesterday and 2007’s Lead Sails Paper Anchor both bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 with the latter garnering a gold certification from the RIAA (a very rare accomplishment for a 21st century rock band).

The band will be performing their seventh full-length album set to release October 12th– In Our Wake (Spinefarm) in The Capitol Room November 23rd. The In Our Wake tour and album is about dealing with your own personal demons and darkness, some about their children, others about the general public and outpouring hate and fear-especially in the US. They have created a concept record without originally trying.

Grab your tickets and VIP packages for their fall tour with Memphis May Fire, Ice Nine Kills and Sleep Signals today!

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September Featured Events at H·MAC

Rickie Lee Jones, Coco Montoya, Box of Rain & Wicked coming to H·MAC next month!

The House of Music, Arts & Culture features a wide range of music that is almost unseen and unmatched at any other venue in Central, PA. H·MAC works closely with Excess dB Entertainment, from New York, to book live performers. September is almost completely booked solid with many musicians’ performing at HMAC that include Rickie Lee Jones, Coco Montoya, Box of Rain and Wicked!

Rickie Lee Jones

Thu. 09/06 – 7:00 PM

XPN Welcomes an intimate evening with Rickie Lee Jones only at H·MAC. Jones is a two-time Grammy winner who exploded into the pop scene in 1978. She has over 15 critically acclaimed albums and was on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine twice! She has a mixed sound of jazz, rock and is a confessional songwriter. Doors open at 7:00 PM sharp with the show following promptly at 8:00 PM. Get your tickets now for $50!

Coco Montoya

Sat. 09/15 – 7:00 PM

Enjoy fierce slash-and-burn guitar work with smoldering southern soul-rooted intensity when Coco Montoya hits the stage September 15th at Stage on Herr! Montoya is a show-stopper. Albert Collins quoted “Montoya swings like a jazz man and stings like the Iceman. He is truly one of the gifted blues artists of his generation.” Montoya is a world-renowned guitarist and vocalist who mixes his forceful, melodic guitar playing and passionate vocals with memorable songs, delivering blues’ hardest truths. Doors open at 7:00 PM sharp with a show at 8:00 PM promptly following. Buy your tickets today for $20-25!

Box of Rain: A Tribute to Grateful Dead ’68-’74

Fri. 09/21 – 8:00 PM

Box of Rain features former members of the Dark Star Orchestra, Living Earth, Zen Tricksters and Dead on Live. Box of Rain pay’s tribute to the most prolific and finest period of the Grateful Dead ’68-’74. Enjoy some of the most famous Grateful Dead songs performed by Box of Rain in The Capitol Room September 21st at 8:00 PM. Grab tickets for as low as $20!

Wicked

Sat. 09/29 – 9:00 PM

Wicked is a band of two brothers who set out to capture the steamy emotion and explosive power of the 1970’s Rock & Roll. They have the energy of KISS, the alien seduction of Ziggy Stardust and the gusty machismo and vocal harmonies of Starz. Wicked has performed at the 2013 Rocklahoma Music Festival with Guns N’ Roses, Twisted Sister, Motorhead, Halestorm, Seether, Cheap Trick and many more. Grab your tickets for as low as $8 for September 29th, to feel their bombast and larger-than-life energy as they unite their fans under the flag of Rock & Roll!

Come out to H·MAC next month to jam out with these musicians and help support these local and regional performers. For tickets, click the hyperlinks under each musician’s sections.

Check out the other amazing performers coming to H·MAC in our Upcoming Events section!

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UB40 Coming to H·MAC

The World’s Most Successful Reggae Band Hits the Stage on Halloween!

This Halloween come and enjoy the show of the world’s most successful reggae band- UB40 in The Capitol Room. General admission tickets are $32, and the General Admission VIP package is $125. The General Admission VIP package includes one premium reserved ticket located in the first 10 rows, specially designed UB40 tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only), collectible tour poster autographed by UB40, commemorative UB40 button set, exclusive UB40 VIP merchandise item and a commemorative tour laminate. This package has limited availability and is expected to sell fast, so get yours today! Minors under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian.

UB40 is an English reggae and pop band that formed December 1978 in Birmingham, England that has sold over 70 million records worldwide. They have had over 50 singles to hit the UK Singles Chart and achieved considerable international success. They have been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album a total of four times and in 1984 were nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group.

The band members consist of Jimmy Brown- Drummer, Robin Campbell- Guitar and Vocals, Earl Falconer- Bass Guitarist, Norman Hassan- Percussionist, Trombone & Vocals, Brian Traver- Saxophone and Duncan Campbell- Vocals.

Click the “Buy Tickets” link below to enjoy UB40’s 40th Anniversary Tour at H·MAC for October 31st! Doors open at 7 PM sharp and the show will promptly follow at 8 PM.  You won’t want to miss this!

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Free Back to School Community Event at H·MAC

Attend free workshops, eat free food, play free games and win prizes!

Dr. Jennifer M. Jones, Class of ’92, presents a free back to school community event for all to join on Saturday, September 1st at H·MAC!

Workshops will include a 9 AM talk led by Dr. Jennifer M. Jones on “it’s okay to talk to a therapist, breaking down barriers to care,” with a special guest, Marine, Jorden Sumler. At 10 AM, Dr. Sonja Houston will lead a discussion on “Navigating the pit-falls to reaching your goals.” Attend the 11 AM “Money Matters” session and the 12 PM “DJ Skills 101” with DJ Lamin Ngobeh! During the 1 PM workshop, the first 100 youth attendees will get free drumsticks! Adults can also come to grab a pair of their own!

It’s the 3 PM Free Fair for all! Enjoy special performances by the Harrisburg High School Drumline led by Marcel Jones. the Harrisburg Legion Drill Team and the Youth Soul Steppers.

Come on out to H·MAC for this free community event!

To register for workshops, contact Marry Houston at 321-795-3936. For more information on the event contact Mark A. Henry II at 323-391-4609.

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H·MAC Wins Simply the Best 2018 Nightclub & Reader’s Choice Overall East-Shore Bar!

H·MAC adds more awards to their list of accomplishments!

In the early months of the competition, H·MAC was originally nominated for 3 categories by our local supporters. H·MAC won 2 of the 3 categories- Simply the Best Nightclub & Reader’s Choice Overall East-Shore Bar of 2018! Being selected for Harrisburg Magazine’s Simply the Best is nothing new to H·MAC. We had previously won Best Alternative Bar for the 2016 & 2017 Reader’s Choice category!

The Stage on Herr is nearly a 400-capacity nightclub and gallery space. Patrons can enjoy concerts, DJ events, theatrical productions and spoken word events. TheKitchen & GalleryBar is a 150-seat restaurant and bar. The GalleryBar offers regularly rotating shows of both local and regional artists. H·MAC offers a wide selection of Craft Beer form the finest Ales, Stouts & IPAs. Be sure to ask the bartender about our seasonal craft selections!

H·MAC has had a series of accomplishments in the past with award recognition. We had won the 2016 Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau Tourism Business of the Year Award, the 2016 Historic Harrisburg Association Preservation Award and the 2009 Horizon Award from Jump Street.

H·MAC recently enforced new policies that promote drink safety to patrons, making us one of the safest bars in the Harrisburg area. We are the first bar in Harrisburg to be tackling the on-going national issue of drink tampering by making drug test kits available behind the bar to concerned patrons.

Check out this month’s issue of Harrisburg Magazine to view the 250 winners for all of the Simply the Best 2018 categories. There is no doubt that The House of Music, Arts & Culture will remain in the spotlight for years to come. Thank you to all our supporters. We appreciate and count on you for us to make H·MAC the best venue it can be!

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Sun- Aug 5th: Bad Girls

Bad Girls return to H·MAC. An afternoon of sinful delights featuring the luscious Lizzie Beaumont and the bodacious Betty Whitecastle with Pola Frost, Sarabesque plus a special guest!

Lizzie Beaumont and Betty Whitecastile are gearing up to turn it out this Sunday! Come out this weekend to H·MAC and watch the fabulous Cabaret Singers and Drag Entertainers with three special guest drag performers- Pola Frost, Sarabesque and Baltimore’s Viola B. Knight! Admission is $10 with a terrific Tea Dance to follow.

Betty and Lizzie have written and produced two smash hit Cabaret shows, “Cheers to Friends” and “Bad Girl” for us before. They were the hostesses of Central PA’s Pride Festival 2018 that was held at the Capital Complex for the LGBT Community!

Come out for the hottest drag show in Harrisburg, only at H·MAC!

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