36th Annual Central PA Jazz Festival

37th Annual Central PA Jazz Festival, Various Central PA Sites!

CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL AUGUST 10-13, 2016 Youth Band Concert - STRAWBERRY SQUARE ATRIUM Riverboat Cruise - CITY ISLAND, HARRISBURG JazzMobile - VARIOUS SITES Jazz Party - RIVER CITY BLUES CLUB Workshop - TBA Jam Session - MT. GRETNA HIDEAWAY Festival Concert - MT. GRETNA PLAYHOUSE Jazz Picnic - INDIAN ECHO CAVERNS COMPLETE INFORMATION AVAILABLE SOON!    Scroll down to purchase individual event tickets...   READ THE COMPLETE FESTIVAL STORY HERE!   36th Annual CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVALAUGUST 11-15, 2016 .Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016    NOON -1pm (concert)Festival Kickoff Concert & JazzMobileStrawberry Square Atrium, 2nd & Walnut, Harrisburg PA & various Hbg City sites -  11-1:30                 Strawberry Square, Third and Walnut, 

2:00-3:00              Homeland, 1924 N. Fifth Street, Harrisburg, 

3:30-4:30              Neighborhood Center 1801 N. Third Street, Harrisburg, park in front of building 5:00-5:30              Harrisburg Riverboat, City Island, Harrisburg  Kickoff Concert at Strawberry Square and JazzMobile in various Harrisburg City sites from noon to 5:30p.m. featuring our own CPFJ Youth Band - after playing the opening concert  they will be making stops on the JazzMobile at other venues in Hbg..Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016    5-8:30pmRiverboat Jazz Cruise - Jazzin’ on the Pride Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat, City Island Harrisburg $10 Philadelphia duo - (violinist) Diane Monroe and (pianist) Tom Lawton .Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016    8pmLive Recording SessionJonathan Ragonese & Tim Warfield Susquehanna Art Museum (main gallery) 1401 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA $30   Friday, August 12, 2016     7pm-12:30amFestival Jazz Party River City Blues Club, 819 South Cameron St., Harrisburg PA Four Bands - Continual music from 7pm - 12:30am Get your tickets early for this popular event.  .Saturday, August 13, 2016    11am-12:30pmJazz Workshop Jonathan Ragonese - Cafe 1500, 1500 N 6th St. Hbg. PA - $5.Saturday, August 13, 2016 3-6pmJazz Jam Session Mt Gretna Hideaway, 40 Boulevard Street, Mount Gretna, PAAll aspiring jazz musicians welcome to sit in with Kirk Reese's Trio - FREE.Saturday, August 13, 2016    7:30pmFestival ConcertMt. Gretna Playhouse, 200 Pennsylvania Ave, Mt Gretna, PA, Houston Person Quartet & Russell Malone QuartetProduced by the Central PA Friends of Jazz & Gretna Music.Sunday, August 14, 2016   1-7pmJazz Picnic Indian Echo Caverns, 368 Middletown Road, Hummelstown, PAfeaturing five bands, food, and fun!.Monday, August 15, 2016    7-9:30pmRiver City Big BandRiver City Blues Club, 819 S. Cameron St., Harrisburg PA $1216 piece big band playing music from Kenton, Thad Jones, Buddy Rich and original arrangements and compositions from the members. SPECIAL GUESTS: Rob Middleton (sax) & Cathy Chemi (voice) join a stellar cast of players from Central PA.

Support the Festival - buy an ad or list your name in the annual Festival/Fall Series program - see our ONLINE STORE to donate.  

 CPFJ thanks ROBERT PUGLIESE and PREMIER WEALTH MANAGEMENT for their continuing support of our Festival.

The Cental PA Festival Concert is produced by CPFJ in association with Gretna Music and dedicated to the memory of Murray B. Grosky, M.D. - drummer and former member of the CPFJ Board of Directors. We thank Tom Carmany, the Grosky Family and Friends for helping to underwrite this event.