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2017 Festival Dates! And Thanks to Our 2016 Festival Performers!

We've set the dates for our 2017 festival: September 22-24, 2017! See you then!

Plus we were thrilled to have such a fantastic crew at our 2016 festival! Our headliners were Danny Coots, Richard Dowling, Frederick Hodges, Brian Holland, Daniel Souvigny, and Bryan and Yuko Eguchi Wright! And joining us as special guests were Tom Alvord and Steve Standiford!


2016 Festival Performers

2016 performers
2016 festival participants in Johnstown Traction No. 355 at the Rockhill Trolley Museum: Seated — Danny Coots, Frederick Hodges, Daniel Souvigny, Steve Standiford, and Yuko Wright. Standing — Brian Holland, Richard Dowling, David Brightbill, and Bryan Wright. Photo by Lawrence Biemiller.


The first Central Pennsylvania Ragtime Festival took place in 2009, drawing Adam Swanson, Bryan Wright, and a number of other performers to the tiny "twin boroughs" of Orbisonia and Rockhill Furnace. The festival — by far the most intimate of the ragtime gatherings — was spearheaded by David Brightbill, the East Broad Top Railroad's conductor and proprietor of the Iron Rail Bed & Breakfast, and it took place at historic venues scattered around the two towns, including the EBT station platform. Although the railroad has been shuttered in recent years, the festival continues to thrive, attracting longtime fans as well as newcomers for concerts, musicales, lectures, and open houses. In 2015 and again in 2016, thanks to generous gifts from friends of the festival, we've been able to add additional performers to the mix. Come join us for some great music!


2015 Festival Performers

2015 performers
2015 festival participants in the Orbisonia Presbyterian Church: Adam Swanson, Bryan Wright, Brian Holland, David Brightbill (director), Frederick Hodges, Richard Dowling, Domingo Mancuello, Yuko Eguchi Wright. Photo by Lawrence Biemiller.


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