Sunday, July 10, 2022

Pottsville Hosts Yuengling Summer Celebration, Draws Thousands to City

The sound of music could be heard throughout Pottsville on Saturday as Yuengling held their Summer Celebration.

The day started Saturday with music, vendors, and a beer garden outside America's Oldest Brewery on Mahantango Street.

The Mahantango Street stage offered music from the Boys Upstairs and Sapphire through the day.
More vendors lined 2nd Street and Progress Avenue with more music on the Arch Street stage by Margie Trick, Gleasons Drift, and Cody Wiley.

Several blocks over was the main stage where the crowds gathered by 6:00pm.

The main stage was opened by Mayor Dave Clews who welcomed the thousands in attendance to Pottsville.

"There is nothing more American than someone's hometown and on top of it, this is the home of Yuengling" Clews said.

Clews was followed by Jennifer Yuengling who recognized the military personnel from Fort Indiantown Gap in attendance including Brigadier General Edward Little.

Little welcomed 4 new National Guard Recruits to the stage, where the oath of enlistment was given.

Schuylkill County's own Nick Tauer Band hit the stage as the opening act for Lee Brice.

Before Lee Brice began his set, Jennifer Yuengling, Wendy Yuengling, Debbie Yuengling, and Sheryl Yuengling came out on stage to welcome everyone and make a toast to their loyal fans.

Lee Brice then hit the stage opening with a perfect song for the occasion "We need more beer".  He also played all of his hits like Memories I Don't Mess With, I Drive Your Truck, Drinking Class, and I Don't Dance.

To close out the night, Brice sang his hit "One of Them Girls" before a huge fireworks display by Bixler Pyrotechnics.

The whole event was great for the city and businesses of Pottsville with many asking, what will they do next year?

Photo by Jocelyn Blum/Danie Mae Photography

Photo by Jocelyn Blum/Danie Mae Photography