Downtown Countdown: Gusa World Music Festival Headlines Huge Weekend


A big weekend is shaping up for Downtown York.

From gravity-defying stunts at PeoplesBank Park to the first-ever Gusa World Music Festival, there’s plenty to do. You could even start the weekend early when Robert Cray comes to the Appell Center Thursday night!

Here’s this week’s Downtown Countdown, featuring four awesome ways to enjoy Downtown York this weekend.

4. The Robert Cray Band Plays the Strand

Start the weekend Thursday night with a musical performance by Robert Cray and his band at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts. The singer, guitarist and songwriter has cultivated a sound that retains American roots while still sounding fresh. With 20 studio releases to its name, The Robert Cray Band is one act you won't want to miss. Click here to purchase tickets.

3. York Flea Summer Series Returns to Cherry Lane

Join York Flea this Saturday for its Summer Series!  You can find the flea market in the Cherry Lane Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Local vendors will have the best vintage and handmade goods that South Central Pennsylvania has to offer.  In addition to the 19 vendors that will be present, there will also be different musical artists performing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

2. Nitro Circus Brings Jaw-Dropping Stunts Downtown

The Nitro Circus is coming to York on Friday. The design team puts it all on the line with the Next Level Tour featuring some of the best athletes in action sports conquering the biggest ramps in the world.  One ramp featured is taller than anything toured before and will launch riders more than 60 feet in the sky. Tickets are limited so purchase them now to ensure that you don’t miss out on this action sports extravaganza!

1. The Inaugural Gusa World Music Festival

Celebrate the rich diversity of the York community during the first Gusa World Music Festival.

Listen to local bands as they are joined by two international musical guests from Kenya and the Congo.  Victoria from Gusa by Victoria is committed to educating the community about her cultural heritage and this time she is doing that by organizing a music festival. Vendors representing different countries will be in attendance with a variety of items for sale. 

The festival will take place from Friday to Saturday in Foundry Park along the Codorus Creek.