The Community Activities Committee volunteers are proud to present the 18th Annual Heritage Music Festival. This family-friendly music festival is located at the Campmeeting Tabernacle. All performances are from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m., rain or shine. There is no price for admission; all donations are welcomed with a $10 donation appreciated. Come out and support local musicians.
The Tabernacle and Campmeeting grounds are smoke-free; alcohol is strictly prohibited in these public areas.
June 1 - T.N.T. Live; Taylor & Taylor—a fresh, new acoustic pop duo from Harrisburg, PA. Enjoy family-friendly covers and original music. Follow them on Instagram @tntmusicofficial.
June 8 - Teen Town is a powerhouse jazz fusion trio led by Downbeat award-winning bassist Gabriel Severn (14), with Logan Bedard (16) on drums and Connor Rohrer (18) on keys. Teen Town is taking audiences by storm with their fresh approach to fusion, their undeniable chemistry, and their exceptional talent and energy. Their name pays homage to one of the great jazz fusion tunes of the '70s, but their music spans multiple decades and genres, from originals to Average White Band to Weather Report to Chick Corea. Despite their ages, the three have an extraordinary amount of experience, with over 1000 performances between them.
More information can be found at their website, https://www.facebook.com/teentownfusion/.
June 15 - Featuring award winning instrumentalists and dancers, the Celtic Martins from southeastern Pennsylvania have been entertaining audiences for well over a decade with their high- energy, fiddle driven Celtic music and Irish dance. Their creative upbeat arrangements based on original and centuries-old traditional Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, French Canadian, and Americana tunes, are joyful and infectious, leaving listeners with both a sense of satisfaction and a desire for more. Their shows also feature Irish step dancing by the Martin sisters, always a crowd favorite. The Celtic Martins is truly a family band.
More information about the Celtic Martins can be found at their website, http://www.martinfamilyband.net/index.html
July 06 - Winners of the 2016 D.C. Bluegrass Union’s Mid Atlantic Bluegrass band contest in Washington D.C., winners of the 2015 Podunk Bluegrass Festival band contest in Hebron, CT, winners of the 2014 Watermelon Park Fest band contest in Berryville, VA, and winners of the 2011 Pickin’ In The Panhandle Bluegrass Festival band contest in Martinsburg, WV, Colebrook Road has become a standout string band, a bluegrass powerhouse made up of five individuals whose sum is more than the total of their talents. From modest beginnings as a four-piece band, Colebrook Road now plays as a five-piece ensemble and has become a familiar name throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. With award-winning band members from an array of backgrounds, the songs performed are almost exclusively original compositions with varying themes. The band writes intricate and dynamic arrangements filled with both vocal and instrumental harmony that creates an interestingly modern, complex, and varied sound while still adhering to the larger bluegrass genre.
More information about the band can be found at their website, https://colebrookroad.com/
August 10 - Hailing from southeastern Pennsylvania, The Youngers were founded in 1999 by Todd Notobartolo (vocals, guitar, lap steel, and mandolin) and Randy Krater (vocals, electric and upright bass). Joining them are bandmates Matt Thren (guitar) and Bruce Kissinger (drums). 2016’s Picture of You is the third full-length release by the band, following 2005’s Output and 2008’s critically-acclaimed Heritage. The Youngers are no strangers to big festival stages, having performed at Delfest in Cumberland, MD and Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA, the nation’s largest non-gated free live music festival. They have also shared stages with legends like the late Levon Helm at his famed “Midnight Ramble” and opened for Marty Stuart, Lee Rocker, David Allen Coe, and Wayne Hancock. Their music has been featured on NPR, Sirius Radio, and Cowboy Jack Clement’s Radio Show and the band has garnered glowing reviews by Vintage Guitar Magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
More information about The Youngers can be found at their facebook page, https://www.theyoungers.com/