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Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz Picnic

CPFJ returns to Indian Echo Caverns again this year for our annual Picnic and are pleased to present a wide variety of the best musicians from Central PA and beyond at this event. Featured performers include: 1PM - Andy Roberts Quartet - pianist Andy Roberts has a new CD and is bringing the recording ensemble to the picnic. Tom Strohman (sax), John Riley (drums), and Steve Meashey ( bass) will perform with Andy. 2PM - CPFJ Youth Band directed by Ron Waters - our own ensemble of talented young jazz musicians - always inspiring. 3PM The Hammond Brothers - Drummer Phil Haynes trio that features Paul Bratcher (organ) & Jim Yanda (guitar) 5-PM The Marko Marcinko Latin Jazz Quintet - all the way from Scranton PA, this band features Marko (drums), Tom Hamilton (sax), Paul Rostock (bass), Bob Velez (perc.) & Bill Washer (guitar) 6PM - The Lower Paxton Township Variety Band - an 18 piece ensemble playing big band favorites and more. 7PM - No Last Call - Harrisburg’s legendary hit & run street band makes it’s second dynamic appearance at the Picnic. We will be under the pavilion (rain or shine) at Indian Echo - they also has several picnic areas, a petting zoo, mini golf, a prospecting mill, gift shop, tours of the Caverns, and much more. Bring the kids and make a day of it! Ticket prices include beverages and there will be food available for purchase. You are welcome to bring your own picnic basket.
Date & Time
  • August 30, 2015
  • 1:00PM - 7:00PM

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