Central Pennsylvania Ragtime & American Music Festival

09/22/22 - 09/25/22

Various Venues
P.O. Box 139
Rockhill Furnace, Pennsylvania 17249
(443) 694-4116
Region: The Alleghenies
Hours of operation: Events Throughout The Day
Admission fee: Concerts Range $20 to $80, All Access Pass $250

Join us September 22-25 2022 for the Central Pennsylvania Ragtime & American Music Festival. Four fun-filled days of music, silent movies, lectures, open houses, and more. Hear Ragtime favorites, Jazz, Boogie-Woogie, Stride, Blues, and hits from the Great American Songbook, all performed by Grammy Award winning musicians. Plus, enjoy rides on the town's two signature attractions, the historic East Broad Top Railroad, and the neighboring Rockhill Trolley Museum! 2022 Performers Include: Frederick Hodges, Adam Swanson, Bryan Wright, Brian Holland, Danny Coots, Martin Spitznagel, Richard Dowling, and Andrew Greene's Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, hailed as "the premier American Ragtime ensemble". Event Schedule: Thursday September 22, 2022: 7:00 PM - Festival Kickoff Concert at the 12th Street Church, 313 12th Street, Huntingdon, PA - $20 per person ($16 HCAC Members) Join us for our Thursday Night Festival Kickoff Concert, hosted in partnership with the Huntingdon County Arts Council! ​ Friday, September 23, 2022: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM - Live Piano At The East Broad Top Railroad, 421 Meadow Street, Rockhill Furnace, PA - FREE Join our pianists as they entertain you on the platform of the East Broad Top's railroad station. Our pianists will rotate throughout the morning and afternoon. And make sure to purchase a ticket and experience America's Oldest Operating Narrow Gauge Railroad: The East Broad Top, as well as the historic trolleys of the Rockhill Trolley Museum (across the street from the EBT Depot). EBT Trains leave at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM, and last 1 hour. Trolley rides depart at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM, or as needed. Tickets for the trains/trolleys are available on the EBT's website, www.eastbroadtop.com ​ 2:00 PM - Afternoon Concert at the Orbisonia Presbyterian Church, Orbisonia, PA - $35 per person Our pianists perform an afternoon concert of ragtime & American music favorites. Program lasts 2 hours including intermission. ​ 5:00 PM - Jazz Age Social at the Rockhill Trolley Museum, 430 Meadow St, Rockhill, PA - $40 each Head over to the Rockhill Trolley Museum for an afternoon of musical fun. Musicians from the Central Pennsylvania Ragtime & American Music Festival will be performing ragtime, jazz, blues, boogie-woogie, and favorites from the Great American Songbook in our covered tent. Take a ride on a historic trolley, put on your best 1920s attire and dance on the dance floor, enjoy a meal from Rebelz Mobile Cuisine, and more! Don’t miss this event that’s sure to be the cats pajamas! Attendees are encouraged to be in vintage dress. ​ 7:30 PM - Silent Movies at the East Broad Top Railroad Station, 421 Meadow Street, Rockhill Furnace, PA - $20 per person Join us for an evening of movies under the stars at the East Broad Top Railroad’s Orbisonia Station! A trio of tantalizing silent comedy shorts from the 1910s and ‘20s will be screened, with live musical accompaniment by musicians of the Central Pennsylvania Ragtime & American Music Festival! Bring a chair and a blanket for this evening of movie and musical fun! Grab a bag of popcorn and a hot drink, sit back, and enjoy the show! In the event of inclement weather, the program will be presented at the Orbisonia Presbyterian Church. ​ Saturday, September 24, 2022: ​ 10:00 AM - Saturday Morning Symposium at the Orbisonia Presbyterian Church, Orbisonia, PA - $20 per person Pianist and historian Adam Swanson presents his lecture on the Golden Reunion in Ragtime - a recording session featuring Charlie Thompson, Eubie Blake, Joe Jordan, and "Ragtime" Bob Darch. 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM - Live Piano At The East Broad Top Railroad, 421 Meadow Street, Rockhill Furnace, PA - FREE Join our pianists as they entertain you on the platform of the East Broad Top's railroad station. Our pianists will rotate throughout the morning and afternoon. And make sure to purchase a ticket and experience America's Oldest Operating Narrow Gauge Railroad: The East Broad Top, as well as the historic trolleys of the Rockhill Trolley Museum (across the street from the EBT Depot). EBT Trains leave at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM, and last 1 hour. Trolley rides depart at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM, or as needed. Tickets for the trains/trolleys are available on the EBT's website, www.eastbroadtop.com ​ 2:00 PM - Afternoon Concert at the Orbisonia Presbyterian Church, Orbisonia, PA - $35 per person Our pianists perform an afternoon concert of ragtime & American music favorites. Program lasts 2 hours including intermission. 5:00 PM - The Broad Top Ball - Dinner Train, Concert & Dancing - 421 Meadow Street, Rockhill Furnace, PA - $80 per person Hop aboard a 1 hour round trip excursion on the East Broad Top Railroad, America’s oldest operating narrow gauge railroad! Upon returning to the Orbisonia Station, sit down to a catered dinner, and enjoy the syncopated stylings of the Grammy-award winning performers of the Central Pennsylvania Ragtime & American Music Festival! Bring your dancing shoes and strut your stuff on the dance floor, tap your feet to the music of America’s past, and enjoy the first ever Broad Top Ball! Featured musicians include Frederick Hodges, Adam Swanson, Brian Holland, Danny Coots, Martin Spitznagel, and Andrew Greene. Attendees are encouraged to be in vintage dress for this event. ​ Dinner Options Are Your Choice of Either: 1) Pasta (Spaghetti) with choice of Marinara or Alfredo Sauce, Optional Meatballs, Dinner Salad and Bread 2) Pulled Pork on a Roll, with Baby Garlic Redskin Potatoes and Island Blend Veggies ​ All Meals come with your choice of Lemonade or Sweet Tea, as well as an Ice Cream Sundae Bar. ​ Sunday, September 25, 2022: ​ 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM - Live Piano At The East Broad Top Railroad, 421 Meadow Street, Rockhill Furnace, PA - FREE Join our pianists as they entertain you on the platform of the East Broad Top's railroad station. Our pianists will rotate throughout the morning and afternoon. And make sure to purchase a ticket and experience America's Oldest Operating Narrow Gauge Railroad: The East Broad Top, as well as the historic trolleys of the Rockhill Trolley Museum (across the street from the EBT Depot). EBT Trains leave at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM, and last 1 hour. Trolley rides depart at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM, or as needed. Tickets for the trains/trolleys are available on the EBT's website, www.eastbroadtop.com ​ 2:00 PM - Festival Finale Concert featuring the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra at the Orbisonia Presbyterian Church, Orbisonia, PA, PA - $35 per person Our Festival Finale Concert features America's premier Ragtime ensemble, the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, in a 2 hour concert spectacular! Our pianists will perform alongside the orchestra. Program lasts two hours.

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