September 20, 2014 · 8:00pm


Rootenanny 2014



We had so much fun with the Rootenanny last year that we’ve decided to host this great event again this year!

What happens when you take a “hootenanny” (an informal gathering of musicians) and combine it with a green cause (the “root”)? You get a good ol’ fashioned Rootenanny, that’s what!

We’re very excited to host Rootenanny 2014, a rock ’em, sock ’em night of local music at its finest. Now in its fifth year, Rootenanny raises money for local non-profits that are dedicated to helping this earth and its inhabitants. This year a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will again go to benefit the Lancaster County Conservancy’s Urban Greening program (formerly Live Green – the folks responsible for our amazing green roof) which is working to build healthy and strong communities through environmental projects.

Traditionally, the Rootenanny is Mark Derose’s BIGGEST SHOW of the year – and in 2014, the 5th Annual Rootenanny will continue that tradition. This year’s event will feature the music of Indian Summer Jars, Mark DeRose & The Dreadnought Brigade, and Shrimpboat.


Now for the lineup:

Indian Summer Jars

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Blending together folk, bluegrass, and blues, Sarah Beth, (guitar/vocals/songwriter), creates a sound that is unique and upbeat, dynamic and bold. Expect high energy performances using creative guitar tunings, vocals that are reminiscent of Natalie Merchant and Amy Ray, and songs inspired by travel, experience, growth and change. Playing guitar since the age of 8, Sarah has been creating mature and interesting compositions for over fifteen years. Indian Summer Jars has made an impression on many great stages like 30A Songwriters Festival, Bethlehem Musik Fest 2012, The Carlisle Theatre, The Purple Fiddle WV and also showcased in the Philadelphia Songwriters Project Finals 2012. With two independently released full length albums, ‘Similar’ in 2008 and ‘Catalyst’ in 2010, there is no shortage of great music to enjoy!



Mark DeRose & The Dreadnought Brigade

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Aside from being the brains behind Rootenanny, Mark DeRose is one heckuva songwriter. A Central PA veteran, Mark’s patented “feel good” music doubles as “sounds good” music. And although we apologize for the terrible attempt at being witty there, we absolutely mean it. When the Dreadnought Brigade comes to town, you can expect a great night of music.

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Shrimpboat is the brainchild of Bobby Gentilo and Jason Hoffheins come to fruition; a group of artists with enough in common to work well with one another, but different enough apart to bring a wealth of perspectives to the table. As an engineer and producer at Right Coast Recording Studio in Columbia, PA, Bobby had the unique opportunity to sample from a wide range of local talent, and hand pick each member.

Striking their first notes in 2012, Shrimpboat was quick to start performing, playing monthly shows at the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center Stage on Herr, and various bookings in the Lancaster area. But they set themselves apart from other bands when they released their studio session video of their original song “Busted Soul.” Both the song and the video captured the attention of renowned engineer DaveNatale, who is known for his work with artists such as The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, and countless others. Natale expressed an interest in recording and filming with the band, but this time, all analog, no computers, and in September of 2013, Shrimpboat began work on “Slickie Ricky.” Natale captured the essence of band in that session – a fresh yet familiar approach to soul, funk and rhythm & blues with powerful vocals, tight harmonies, and energizing grooves.