Pittston Tomato Festival: Tomato Festival entertainment schedule set for 2018 event

Liz Vanesko performs with Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots at St. Barbara parish bazaar in 2014. Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots will play from 9 to 11 p.m. p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at the Tomato Festival. - Bill Tarutis file photo | For Sunday Dispatch
Krysten Montgomery, lead singer for Flaxy Morgan, sings a Lady Gaga song to open the band’s first set of the night at the 2014 Tomato Festival. - Tony Callaio file photo | For Sunday Dispatch

THURSDAY, AUG. 16

5 p.m. — Festival opens

6 p.m. — Opening ceremony

6:30 to 7 p.m. — Windfall

7:30 to 8:15 p.m. — Fab 3

8:45 to 10:15 p.m. — Old Friends

FRIDAY, AUG. 17

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. — The Music Room

7 to 8:15 p.m. — The Sperazza Band

9 to 11 p.m. — Sweet Pepper & The Long Hots

SATURDAY, AUG. 18

(Streets are blocked for the race and parade at 9:30 a.m.)

10 a.m. — 5K Race and Fun Walk

10:30 a.m. — Parade

11 a.m. — Race awards ceremony

1 to 2 p.m. — Queen Scholarship Pageant

2 p.m. — Tomato Fights at Cooper’s Waterfront, 304 Kennedy Blvd.

2:30 to 3:15 p.m. — Phyllis Hopkins Electric Trio

3:45 to 4:30 p.m. — Fuzzy Park Band

5:30 to 7 p.m. — The Poets

7:45 to 8:45 p.m. — Billy Kelly Story Tellers (Buoys/Jerry-Kelly/Dakota)

9 to 11 p.m. — Flaxy Morgan

SUNDAY, AUG. 19

10:45 a.m. to noon — Little Miss and Little Mr.Tomato Contest

1 to 1:30 p.m. — Perfect Harmony Center for the Arts

2 to 2:45 p.m. — Danny Argo

3:15 to 4 p.m. — MIZ

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. — 3 Imaginary Boys

6:15 to 7:15 p.m. — Tony’s Wine Cellar Jam Band

8 to 9 p.m. — Dani-elle

Liz Vanesko performs with Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots at St. Barbara parish bazaar in 2014. Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots will play from 9 to 11 p.m. p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at the Tomato Festival.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_SD_St-Barbara_5-1.jpgLiz Vanesko performs with Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots at St. Barbara parish bazaar in 2014. Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots will play from 9 to 11 p.m. p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at the Tomato Festival. Bill Tarutis file photo | For Sunday Dispatch

Krysten Montgomery, lead singer for Flaxy Morgan, sings a Lady Gaga song to open the band’s first set of the night at the 2014 Tomato Festival.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_Tomato-Fest-Sat-Sun-13.jpgKrysten Montgomery, lead singer for Flaxy Morgan, sings a Lady Gaga song to open the band’s first set of the night at the 2014 Tomato Festival. Tony Callaio file photo | For Sunday Dispatch