Main Stage 2017

2017 Moore Pavilion Schedule

12:00-12:45 – Rebel Heart Irish Dancers
1:00 – 1:45 – Mark DeRose & The Dreadnaught Brigade
2:00 – 2:45 – Erica Everest Band
2:50- 3:10 – Announcements & Awards
3:15 – 4:00 – Bushmaster featuring Gary Brown
4:15-5:00 – Colebrook Road

5:15 – 6:15 Jeffrey Gaines

Jeffrey Gaines has been heralded for his soul-searching lyrics and his powerful live performances.

With only his voice and a guitar for accompaniment, Jeffrey Gaines has earned a reputation as a captivating performer, entertaining audiences everywhere he goes.

Raised in Harrisburg, PA by parents more inclined to spin soul classics by Aretha and Otis than the New Wave and Brit Rock blasting from their son’s room, a teenaged Gaines began singing and playing guitar in several local garage bands. He soon decided to set out on his own and quickly landed a record deal, releasing Jeffrey Gaines, the first of his five studio releases. The album garnered four stars from The Philadelphia Inquirer, describing Gaines as “…an ethereal soul…insistent, impassioned, full of self-knowledge.” Somewhat Slightly Dazed, and Galore followed. Interview Magazine called Gaines’ music “soul-searching” and “refreshingly free of jargon, sentiment or cliché.”

Jeffrey Gaines released Always Be (Artemis) to both critical and commercial praise. Featuring his emotional interpretation of “In Your Eyes” and his own soaringly beautiful “Always Be,” the album hit #5 on R&R Callout America CHR/Pop list, also reaching #45 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. The New York Post proclaimed Always Be as “a dozen-song mix…that completely illustrates the depth he is capable of.”

Gaines’ impressive catalogue grew with Toward The Sun, produced by Mitchell Froom (Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, and Crowded House). The Boston Globe declared that “Gaines’ soulful, wounded vocals make a case for his being one of pop’s finest singers…an artist who deserves far more attention than some of his more hyped, yet less talented peers.” Mojo noted, “This established soul-folkie’s sexy growl has an underlying edge, making it a memorable album. Heartfelt unpretentious.”

Throughout his career, Gaines has built a rapport with his fans unlike any other in popular music today. Gaines goes as far as letting his fans influence the songs he performs each night. “When it’s just me playing, I only know the first song I’m going to play, but from there the energy and the vibe tell me what the next song is going to be. Someone may yell a song, and I’m like ‘Exactly! Good call.’ That’s so fun to me, keeping it exciting and spontaneous. I don’t even know what’s around the corner, and the crowd doesn’t either.”  Based on that relationship with the audience, Gaines released Jeffrey Gaines Live (CD / DVD) followed by Live In Europe, which was recorded during his 25-city tour with Joe Jackson.  JG’s 2016 return to Europe will be accompanied with long-awaited new music, with a release to follow in early 2017.

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Winners of the 2016 D.C. Bluegrass Union’s Mid Atlantic Bluegrass band contest in Washington D.C., winners of the 2015 Podunk Bluegrass Festival band contest in Hebron, CT, winners of the 2014 Watermelon Park Fest band contest in Berryville, VA, and winners of the 2011 Pickin’ In The Panhandle Bluegrass Festival band contest in Martinsburg, WV, Colebrook Road has become a standout string band, a bluegrass powerhouse made up of five individuals whose sum is more than the total of their talents.

From modest beginnings as a four-piece band, Colebrook Road now plays as a five-piece ensemble and has become a familiar name throughout the Mid Atlantic region.  The band is composed of lead singer, guitar player, and songwriter Jesse Eisenbise, mandolinist and winner of the 2014 Watermelon Park Fest mandolin contest Wade Yankey, upright bassist and tenor vocalist Jeff Campbell, banjoist, bass vocalist, dobro player, and winner of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival banjo contest Mark Rast, and fiddler, baritone vocalist, and winner of the 2015 Deer Creek Fiddler’s Convention bluegrass fiddle contest Joe McAnulty.

In addition to award-winning members from an array of backgrounds, the songs performed are almost exclusively original compositions with varying themes. The band writes intricate and dynamic arrangements filled with both vocal and instrumental harmony that creates an interestingly modern, complex, and varied sound while still adhering to the larger bluegrass genre.  Colebrook Road is a standout string band.

Following the 2012 release of their eponymous first effort, the group released their sophomore album, “Halfway Between,” on May 7, 2016.  Like their first, the album features all-original vocal and instrumental songs- ten studio tracks, plus a bonus live recording from their contest win at the Podunk Bluegrass Festival.


Gary Brown, lyricist, composer, guitar player, and vocalist for Bushmaster, is in an energetic, enthusiastic, and natural performer.  Born in Washington, DC, and growing up in the DC suburbs of Palmer Park, MD, along with the record collections of his parents, Brown was surrounded by the sounds of such local artists as Chuck Brown, Bobby Parker, Danny Gatton, Roy Buchanan, Link Wray, and others too numerous to mention.   As a teen Brown learned guitar by jamming with other local talent and musicians.  In 1992 Brown took the leap and formed his own band, Bushmaster.  The band’s funky, guitar-centric, blues-rock music enlightens as well as entertains.  You can hear the influence of such artists as Funkadelic, and Jimi Hendrix among others in their music.  Bushmaster’s new CD, “Revolution Rhapsody aka: Uprising Music”, debuted at #41 on the Roots Music chart, at #21 on the Living Blues Magazine Radio Chart, and has received reviews, interviews, and radio airplay from Croatia, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Canada, Australia, and The U.K., as well as across the United States.   Gary was also named “Best Up and Coming Blues Rock Artist” for The Rock Over America Magazine Music Awards 2012.


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Erica Lyn Everest has been singing for audiences since she entered grade school.  As a little girl, she sang the national anthem for school and professional sports teams, entertained government and civic organizations, sang for various churches, enjoyed local musical theatre, and was a solo presence on several recordings.

As a 24 year old singer – songwriter with a true love of jazz and blues, Erica Lyn is excited and grateful to be performing and working with a variety of wonderfully talented musicians and sound engineers.  “I have been given a gift from God, and I am thankful to be able to be doing what I love.  Music is my soul and inspiration, and having been given these opportunities to grow and learn from the talented people that have come into my life is a true blessing.”   Erica Lyn and her band have been performing regularly at venues throughout Central Pennsylvania and look forward to the future.  Both she and they are available for performances or studio work for most any occasion.

When not making music, Erica enjoys traveling, hiking, pilates, photography, and spending time with friends, family, and her dogs.


“Thoughtful and provocative, laden with metaphors of hope and celebration for life. It’s the stuff that makes feel good music feel so good”.- Patrick Kirchner, The Fly Magazine. DeRose has opened for national touring artists Rusted Root, Gin Blossoms, Michelle Branch, Edwin McCain, Blues Traveler, The Sugar Hill Gang and Josh Kelley. As well he perform as part of an NFL halftime show for the Baltimore Ravens and his music has been featured for use on daytime television.

Along with his band, The Dreadnought Brigade, DeRose’s music calls upon his love for rootsy blue-eyed soul and classic rock of the late 60s and 70s. The band brings high-energy performances of DeRose’s upbeat, feel good music to stages across the tri-state region. However, they’re just as happy to leave the amps at home and bring the same positive energy to acoustic settings, listening rooms, and house concerts. For fans of Van Morrison, Counting Crows, and The Band.

In 2015 and again in 2016 Susquenita School District has been named as a Best District for Music Education by the NAMM foundation.


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The Rebel Heart Irish Dancers have quickly built a solid reputation with their unique choreography and stage presence.
Throughout the year, Rebel Heart dancers attract audiences at Irish pubs, large community festivals, multi-cultural events, charity fund-raisers, and other venues in Central PA. They continue to expand their touring ventures after successful performances in central Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, New Jersey, Ohio, Maryland, Georgia, Montana, and California.

Rebel Heart has also developed a program to educate, inspire, and motivate students to get involved with the arts. Designed for schools, libraries, and college groups, this entertaining presentation has been praised by students and teachers alike.

Saturday, October 7th 2017

The Magnificent Moore Pavilion!!!

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