City of Oil

Special Concerts & Events

12th Annual Oil Country Bluegrass Festival

Friday - Sunday February 22-24, 2019

The CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Venango County, Inc. and Oil City Arts Council are again teaming together to host what will be Oil City’s 12th Annual Oil Country Bluegrass Festival. This annual event will be held on February 22, 23 and 24, 2019, at the Days Inn located at 1 Seneca Street in Oil City, PA. All proceeds will benefit the most appreciative sponsoring non-profit organizations.There is no admission charge for attending the festival, but donations are encouraged.


11th Annual Oil Region Indie Music Festival

Friday - Saturday, June 8-9, 2018


The 11th Annual Oil Region Indie Music Festival will be held Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9, 2018 and will showcase an array of local and regional rock, punk, folk and indie musicians and songwriters.

The two day festival will kick off at 5 p.m. Friday on Seneca Street and along Pipeline Alley in Oil City. Some of Friday's performers include veterans CID and Scrap Kids as well as newcomers Inspector 34. Hip and Handmade Market will align Seneca Street with vendors featuring a variety of handmade items from local crafters and artisans.

On Saturday the event will move to Towne Square beginning at 2 p.m. The lineup will include Cult Classics, One if By Land and Bernies, as well as an array of other artists. The day will also include various vendors. The festival intends to celebrate the regions wealth of artist talent as well as create broader performances and networking opportunities for local and regional musicians, artists and their audiences.

The Oil Region Indie Music Festival receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Other sponsors include the Oil City Arts Council.

There is no charge for the event. Attendees may bring lawn chairs or blankets. For additional information regarding the festival and a schedule of performers visit the Oil Region Indie Music Festival Facebook page.