Annual ragtime festival slated for next weekend

The upcoming three-day Central Pennsylvania Ragtime Festival in?Rockhill and Orbisonia will be bigger than ever this year, thanks to a visiting steam calliope on which festival performers will offer a free public concert at the trolley museum at 4 p.m. on June 21.

Returning to perform for the festival are Frederick Hodges, the San Francisco ragtime-piano virtuoso; Adam Swanson, a 22-year-old performer and three-time ragtime champion; Bryan Wright, a pianist; and Ann Gibson, a singer from San Francisco; in addition to Domingo Mancuello.

The festival will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and run through Sunday.

Ticket prices are as follows: Friday film, $25; Saturday workshop, $10; Saturday afternoon concert, $25; Saturday evening gala, including music, dinner, and trolley ride, $50; Sunday picnic and concert, $35. An all festival-pass is $125, while a Saturday-only pass is $75.

For more information, contact David Brightbill at or 447-3984.