Franklin County Visitors Bureau Recommends July 18 ILLUMINATE! 1864 After Party at The Capitol Theatre Center in downtown Chambersburg PA

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The Capitol Theatre Center extends the 1864 Celebration of the Rebirth of Chambersburg with interactive art and live music.

The Capitol Theatre is a mainstay of downtown Chambersburg.

The ILLUMINATE! art project is a symbol of what we build in our lives and is in keeping with the celebration of rebirth.

Illuminate! 1864 After Party will take place at Capitol Theatre Center at 159 S. Main St. in downtown Chambersburg, PA, immediately following the 1864 Burning Event on the square in Chambersburg (approximately 10:00pm). The Illuminate! event will feature local emerging bands curated by Jay Combs and an interactive art installation led by NYC artist Niki Singleton. The art installation project is a colorful light and found materials inspired house that will be built by members of the community as a symbol of what we build in our lives. There will also be dancing, munchies and beverages, including adult beverages.

Tickets for the Illuminate! After Party are $10 in Advance and $15 at the door through the Capitol Theatre Box Office located at 159 S. Main St. in downtown Chambersburg, Franklin County, PA. [Advance tickets may be purchased online here or by calling the Capitol Theatre Box Office at (717) 263-0202 M-F 11:00am – 4:30pm. Tickets may also be purchased at the Capitol Theatre Center door at the box office entrance.

More on 1864 History Event July 17, 18, 2015 Weekend: at or by calling the Franklin County Visitors Bureau (866) 646-8060.

On July 30, 1864, Confederate soldiers ransomed and burned Chambersburg, but the spirit of the people brought the town back to life. On the third weekend of July, Franklin County portrays the story of Chambersburg’s burning and rebirth in 1864—a light show so real it looks as if the town is ablaze. The weekends starts with a Civil War Ball on Friday at Allison Antrim Museum in Greencastle. Saturday’s emphasis moves to Chambersburg for Old Market Day—an old-fashioned, daylong street festival. Saturday evening, 1864 takes center stage with historic walking tours, living history, exhibits, prizes, giveaways, book signings, and lots of fun for kids. Topping off the activities leading up to the burning are the finals of A Cappella & Unplugged performed on the steps of the 1865 Franklin County Courthouse. As dark approaches, the town transforms to 1864 and the story of the town’s ransoming, burning and rebirth comes to life with incredible light and atmospheric effects. Wind down at Illuminate: The After Party at the Capitol Theatre on South Main Street with music and interactive art. The complete 1864 Event is July 17-18, 2015.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore Franklin County PA and enjoy the trails of history, arts, recreation, natural beauty, fresh foods and the warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro. Franklin County PA is located just north of the Mason Dixon Line and is an easy drive to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Discover more....plan a visit soon at or by contacting 866.646.8060.

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