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2021 Susquehanna Folk Festival Colebrook Road

Friday, August 27, 2021 Outdoor Concert 7 pm at Fort Hunter Park

About This Event:

Central Pennsylvania's own Colebrook Road bridges the divide between straight-drive, traditional grass played by the Del McCoury Band and the Lonesome River Band and the genre-warping progressive grass done by The Punch Brothers and Front Country. The band strives to find a common middle ground, creating new enthusiasts for bluegrass while expanding the definition of the genre for established fans.

Central Pennsylvania's own Colebrook Road bridges the divide between straight-drive, traditional grass played by the Del McCoury Band and the Lonesome River Band and the genre-warping progressive grass done by The Punch Brothers and Front Country. The band strives to find a common middle ground, creating new enthusiasts for bluegrass while expanding the definition of the genre for established fans.

Each member brings his own experiences to the music to create something greater than what they could have ever achieved separately. Their musical influences range from ‘90s country to heavy metal to punk rock to, yes, traditional bluegrass.

Guitarist, lead vocalist, and main songwriter Jesse Eisenbise lends his great vocal range and racing guitar picking to each song. Banjoist, dobroist, and bass vocalist Mark Rast hammers out blinding right-hand rhythms blended with just enough left-hand virtuosity. Mandolinist Wade Yankey’s gargantuan rhythm chop and inventive breaks play off of fiddler and baritone vocalist Joe McAnulty’s searing, syncopated fiddle work. Bassist and tenor vocalist Jeff Campbell holds down the bottom end with a notably percussive drive.

Colebrook Road is taking their songs farther across the country and to a broader audience than ever before. Their 2019 release “On Time” lays out ten songs, with two borrowed from friends and one unexpected cover from a legendary ‘80s album, that will turn any skeptic into a bluegrass fan and will bring a grin to the face of the established diehard.

Colebrook Road

This concert is presented in partnership with Dauphin County Parks & Recreation's Sunset Music & Movie Series, which features local performing artists and family movies, Fridays from June 4 to August 27, 2021. Bring blankets and lawn chairs; pack a picnic or patronize onsite food trucks; buy movie snacks from The Friends of Fort Hunter.

Admission is FREE thanks to series sponsors Capital BlueCross and Renewal by Andersen.

Tickets

Outdoor Concert: 7 pm US Eastern Time

  • FREE admission!
  • Enjoy food trucks starting at 5pm — or pack in a picnic
  • Bring a blanket or lawn chair

General ticket info

In Person!!

Fort Hunter Park

5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110
on the lawn by the Barn

A Folk Festival Event!

This event is part of the Endless Summer 2021 Susquehanna Folk Festival, coming to YOU this year with events all summer long.

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