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Our 2018 Festival Performers!

For our 10th festival, we're expecting a great group of headliners: Danny Coots, Richard Dowling, Frederick Hodges, Brian Holland, Adam Swanson and Bryan and Yuko Eguchi Wright! Unfortunately for us, but fortunately for him, Daniel Souvigny will be starting college at the Berklee College of Music, so he can't make it. However, Domingo Mancuello will be able to join us! You can read about all these folks on our Performers page.

Our 2018 festival begins Friday, September 21! We're still working on our concert schedule, but it won't be much different from 2017's. And our ticket prices are unchanged. See you then!

2017 Performers

2016 performers
2017 festival participants at the Orbisonia Presbyterian Church: Seated — Richard Dowling, Daniel Souvigny, Frederick Hodges, Adam Swanson, and Danny Coots. Standing — Yuko Eguchi Wright, David Brightbill, Bryan Wright, and Brian Holland. On the piano bench: Joann Kimmel of the Orbisonia Presbyterian Church. 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!

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