If you like ragtime music, here’s your opportunity to hear some that great music played by some of the top ragtime musicians in America.
July 20th to 22th, 2012 are the dates and Rockhill Furnace, Pennsylvania is the place to be to hear great ragtime, just like it was played in grandpa’s time. You’ll be carried back to the good old days on the early 20th century trolleys at the Rockhill Trolley Museum.
For you amateur and budding ragtime players there will be opportunities to showcase your talent during the festival. Check the Directions page for motel information in the area.
Our festival is shaping up to be one of the premier East Coast venues for ragtime this year.
Mr. Bryan Wright will be discussing “Ragtime past and present” during the festival. Watch for details at http://www.rockhillragtime.com/.
Your 2012 Festival Itinerary
Note: All concerts will be at the United Methodist Church in Orbisonia, 613 Cromwell Street, Orbisonia, PA.
Friday Afternoon Concert
7:00 pm. Details to follow
Friday Afternoon Concert Tickets: $20.00
Meet and Greet Reception
Friday evening after the concert, the doors of the Iron Rail Bed and Breakfast will be open for a drop in reception. Come and meet and mingle with the performers and fellow fans. We hope to see some impromptu playing during the evening, but if not, your hosts, Dave and Cindy Brightbill, have lots of rolls for the player piano!! Snacks will be served and the evening will be a great opportunity to hear some ragtime stories as well as music.
Friday Evening Meet & Greet: $5.00
For late night ragtime fans ten o’clock at the Iron Rail is the place to be for more music, chat and good times.
Friday After Hours: $5.00
Saturday Morning Breakfast at the Iron Rail Bed & Breakfast (NEW!)
Have breakfast with the performers at the Iron Rail at 9am. David and Cindy Brightbill will host a buffet breakfast. for $6 per person. Contact David for reservations. Visit with the stars while having a great breakfast.
Afternoon Amateur and Free Venues
Again this year the festival will hold free concerts at the Rockhill Trolley Museum on Meadow Street in Rockhill Furnace. Our featured artists will perform. Walk-up talent is encouraged, so here’s your opportunity to not only hear the pros in an informal setting but to showcase your talent. Times will be announced later. The pavilion next to the gift shop is where to go to enjoy the trolleys rolling by while listening to ragtime on the piano there.
Back in the golden age of ragtime music, the trolley was the most popular methods of travelling around town. Experience what it was like to travel in those days by taking a ride on some of America’s Historic trolleys at the Rockhill Trolley Museum, just across Meadow Street from the station. Trolley time is any time from 11:00am to 4:00pm.
Trolley tickets: Adult: $7.00, Children: $4.00 (2 to 11), Under 2: FREE!
Saturday Afternoon Concert
Saturday afternoon at 2:30pm our performers will be in concert.
Saturday Afternoon Concert Tickets: $20.00
Saturday Evening Concert
Saturday evening at 7:00pm our performers will be in concert.
Saturday Afternoon Concert Tickets: $20.00
Sunday Morning Services (NEW!)
Adam Swanson will provide music at the 9:30 am service at St Luke Lutheran Church in Mt Union. Mount Union is straight north on 522. Adam will provide prelude, offertory and postlude selections all with a gospel flavor. The main part of the service will be a local southern style gospel group known as “Forever Gospel” in 4 part harmony. David Brightbill is the Organist Attire is informal.
Amateur and Free Venues
Our free concerts will continue on Sunday at the piano at the Rockhill Trolley Museum. Our featured artists will again perform, subject to their time constraints. Walk-up talent is again encouraged, so here’s another opportunity to showcase your talent. Times will be announced later.
The Trolley rides continue on Sunday on the Rockhill Trolley Museum. Trolley time is any time from 11:00am to 4:00pm.
Trolley tickets: Adult: $7.00, Children: $4.00 (2 to 12), Under 2: FREE!
Sunday Afternoon Concert
Our Sunday afternoon concert will start at 4:00 pm. The Golden Voice of Ann Gibson, accompanied by Fredrick Hodges. Ann is going to feature music from the Great War era. She is sure to please!
Sunday Afternoon Concert Tickets: $20.00 per person.
Special Combined Event Passes
All-Concert Pass is $70.00. This does not include entry into the after hours events.
Deluxe Pass: $80 for All Piano and Vocal Concerts, and entry to the After hours Events.