Upcoming Dates

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Strawberry Square Atruim
Festival Opening Concert - CPFJ Youth Band - Noon - 1pm
2nd & Walnut Sts
Harrisburg, 17101 [map]
Price: FREE


We kick off the 2016 Festival with a performance by our own CPFJ Youth Band directed by Ron Waters.  The band features talented young musicians from many area schools and are a joy to hear.

They will play at Strawberry Square during lunch hour - please join us to kick off the 37th annual Festival..

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Central PA Jazz Festival - Riverboat Cruise - 5:30pm-8:30pm
City Island
Harrisburg, PA
U.S [map]
Price: $10

 Tickets for the Jazz Cruise are $10 and are available only through the Harrisburg Riverboat societies website - CLiCK HERE to go to their site.   Dave Stahl's Quintet will appear at this year's Cruise.  For tickets to the rest of the Festival, please scroll down...

Friday, August 11th, 2017

2017 Festival Jazz Party - 5:30PM - 12:30AM
Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, 1110 N 3rd St
Harrisburg, PA 171102
(717) 412-4342 [map]
Price: All tickets $15 at the door: Advance tickets -$12 Adults; $10 CPFJ Members; $5 Students

FRIDAY, AUG. 11TH - FESTIVAL JAZZ PARTY   5:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.


Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center

Live jazz from 5:30PM - 12:30AM - FIVE BANDS!

5:30PM - 8:30 in the Kitchen and Gallery Bar (regular Jazz Friday performances)

7:30PM - Midnight in the Capital Room (2nd floor ballroom)

8:30PM -12:30AM  Dvon Cruse Trio & New World Parade

Food and drink available. 

Come out and celebrate 37 years of GREAT JAZZ with us.


Students must be accompanied by an adult!

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Festival Jam Session - 3-6pm
Gretna Hideaway, 40 Boulevard Ave, 17545
Mt Gretna, PA 17545
(717) 675-7987 [map]
Price: FREE

 All aspiring jazz musicians are welcome to sit in.  Food and drink available - no cover charge. 

Kirk Reese's Trio will host the jam set!

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Central PA Jazz Festival - WORKSHOP
Jazz Workshop TBA - 11:15am -12:30pm
Harrisburg, PA
USA [map]
Price: $5

Info coming soon!

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Central PA Jazz Festival Concert - 7:30 PM
200 Pennsylvania Ave.
Mt Gretna, PA 17064
717-540-1010 [map]
Price: $12 to $30

The Central PA Friends of Jazz will return to Mt. Gretna's Playhouse again this year for the main 2017 Festival Concert - our special guest performer this year is DELFEAYO MARSALIS!


 Gen. Adm. Premium: $30   (front area)

Gen. Adm. Standard: $25 (middle to back of theatre)

Member Premium: $26 

Member Standard: $22

Student: $12 (must have a current student ID)

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Central PA Jazz Festival - PICNIC
JAZZ PICNIC - 2-7 p.m.
Indian Echo Caverns, 368 Middletown Rd,
Hummelstown, PA 17036
7175668131 [map]
Price: $15 Adults - $10 Members - $5 Students - Children under 12 FREE

The Sunday Jazz Picnic will be held at beautiful Indian Echo Caverns again this year.  Located just off the Hummelstown exit of Hwy. 322 between Hershey and Harrisburg, they have many activities for families including a petting zoo, gift shop and more.  There are also tours of the caverns available as well .  Food may be purchased or you can bring your own basket of goodies.  Our CPFJ Youth Band directed by Ron Waters, will perform as well as several great area bands - with live music from 2-7 p.m.   Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for CPFJ members and $5 for students (children under 12 are free)

Complimentary beverages are included in the ticket price. Tickets - call the CPFJ Office at 717-540-1010

 youth band  

 Picnic Performance Schedule TBA