Paul Nelson is recognized as one of today’s top guitarists/songwriters and producers not only having the distinction of being the hand picked fellow guitarist to the legendary rock/blues icon Johnny Winter but he has toured the world over performing and or recorded along side an endless who’s who list of top artists from Eric Clapton to Slash, Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper, Robben Ford, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, James Cotton, Joe Perry, Susan Tedeschi, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Popper, Dr. John, Larry Carlton, Leslie West, Joe Bonamassa, Sonny Landreth, Dickey Betts to Joe Walsh and more…
PERFORMANCE TIME: SUNDAY, 6:15
Harper and the Midwest Kind
“Harper is an original, playing the harmonica like an authentic Chicago bluesman, singing about unity and love like a member of peacenik jam band, belting crisp vocals like a straight-up classic soul performer, and then pioneering the didgeridoo into these popular forms of modern music. Unique and quality music of this kind is truly a rare treat.”
–Karyn Albano, Modern Rock Review, USA
PERFORMANCE TIME: SUNDAY, 5:00 PM
Hot Jam Factory
Hot Jam Factory is the Art, Prom Rock, Surf,
Post-Punk recording project of Harrisburg, PA
based songwriters Jordan Trevino and Sean Saman.
Hot Jam Factory narrates the here-and-now through anthemic and emotionally captivating tracks.
PERFORMANCE TIME: SUNDAY, 12:00 PM
The band formed in the mid-90s and their hook-laden songs owe debts of inspiration to decades of melodic Rock ’n’ Roll from the ’60s British Invasion through ’70s Punk, ’80s College Rock and ’90s Alternative. The Jellybricks were recently voted the Top Rock Band at the 2020 Central PA Music Awards. A regional favorite!
PERFORMANCE TIME: SUNDAY, 3:00 PM
The New Cumberland Town Band
The New Cumberland Town Band, a 50+ member Concert Band, plays approximately 10 to 12 free community concerts throughout the New Cumberland and greater Harrisburg region from May through September. The band also performs an annual Christmas Concert each year in New Cumberland.
Having its beginning in 1946, this is the 70 th year that the New Cumberland Town Band has been entertaining concert goers with a wide variety of musical styles and has established itself as one of the outstanding community bands in the area. The band’s director is Frank Schreiner.
PERFORMANCE TIME: SUNDAY, 2:00 PM
“This group plays a smooth and upbeat brand of blues, highlighted by Skyla’s rangeful and soulful voice and feisty guitar work, which she often trades off with Mark, resulting in some fiery guitar jams.”
PERFORMANCE TIME: SUNDAY, 4:00 PM
“He’s easily comparable to the likes of Merle Haggard or Willie Nelson, but his style is uniquely outlaw and uniquely Bob Randall.”
PERFORMANCE TIME: SUNDAY, 1:00 PM
PERFORMANCE TIME: SATURDAY, 7:00 PM
Jonathan Ragonese (guest soloist) composer-arranger-saxophonist, is a native of New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. He moved to New York City in 2007 to attend the Manhattan School of Music and has lived and worked there since. As a saxophonist he has performed and recorded with
a wide array of musicians including Steve Wilson, David Liebman, the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Tim Warfield, Tin Can Buddha and Steve Rudolph.
Harrisburg Jazz Collective
The Harrisburg Jazz Collective (formerly River City Big Band) is a classic 16-piece jazz band led by jazz pianist Steve Rudolph & trumpeter Bill Perbetsky. It consists of 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxes, piano, bass and drums and plays the classic big band repertoire – Buddy Rich, Thad Jones, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton and more, plus original compositions and arrangements from our members and friends.
The Central PA High School All-Star Jazz Band representing the following schools:
- Cumberland Valley High School, Scott Ainscough, Director
- Central Dauphin High School, Brandon Bitner, Director
- Dallastown High School, Justin Buer, Director
- Hershey High School, Brandon Buterbaugh, Director
- Cedar Cliff High School, George Clements, Director *
- Mechanicsburg High School, Ben Goldsborough, Director
- Lower Dauphin High School, Keith Richardson, Director
- Red Land High School, Rob Starrett, Director *
- Boiling Springs High School, Dave Yinger, Director
*Hosts and Facilitating Faculty