September 27, 2013 · 7:30pm

Online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets are available in the store until 7pm, or at the door at 7:30pm. BYOB is permitted!

7:30pm doors | 8pm music
all ages / 21+ (w/ID) to drink

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

We’re very excited to host Rootenanny 2013, a rock ’em, sock ’em night of Americana music at its finest. Now in its fourth 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 go to benefit LIVE GREEN (you know, those guys that put that purrrty green roof on our building) and B.O.P. – which stands for “Bring On Play”.

For the third year in a row, event organizer and local musician Mark DeRose and the Peaceful Warriors volunteers have teamed up in partnership with Mt. Hope Winery and Estate to raise the necessary funds to produce the Rootenanny. So before we go any further, let’s give a big thank you to Mt. Hope Winery and Estate for their continued support!

Now for the lineup:

Vinegar Creek Constituency

After a summer that saw Vinegar Creek Constituency playing at the venerable Philly Folk Festival, Mountain Folk & Roots Festival and many a bar and club in between, you’d think these boys would get tired. Not a chance. Known for their multi-part harmonies, fast pickin’, slick fiddlin’, banjo and mandolin strummin’ style, VCC consistently delivers a high-energy, boot-stompin’ good time. If Vinegar Creek Constituency was a race horse, we’d bet on them every time.

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Mark DeRose & The Dreadnought Brigade

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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It’s been quite the summer for the Vulcans. It all started with a first place finish at the Philly Songwriters Project songwriting competition, the likes of which resulted in placements at the hot new Firefly Festival, Mountain Folk & Roots Festival and Musikfest and airtime on WXPN – not to mention the decision to drop the “The” from the trio’s name and embark on an article-less band name. The name may have changed, but the three-piece’s penchant for spot-on harmonies, instrument swapping and heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics remains intact.

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