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Blues Orphans at Hunter's Harmonica Festival, Slippery Rock

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Blues Orphans at Hunter's Harmonica Festival, Slippery Rock

Time: June 20, 2009 from 1pm to 11:30pm
Location: Rock Falls Park
Street: Route 173
City/Town: Slippery Rock, PA. 16057
Website or Map: http://rockfallsonline.com
Phone: 724-794-2040
Event Type: hunter's, harmonical, festival
Organized By: The Blues Orphans
Latest Activity: Jun 17, 2009

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Event Description

Rock Park Falls is located approximately 2.5 miles south of Slippery Rock on route 173. If you are traveling from the south on route 8N, you would turn left onto 173N at the Old Stone House and travel approximately 3 miles, turning left into the park area.

THIS YEAR'S LINEUP:
-The Merten's Family Band
-Sweaty Betty Blues Band
-Unblued
-Eugene & The Nightcrawlers
-Rockafellas w/The Border City Ambassadors
-THE BLUES ORPHANS

Gate Opens 10AM, show starts 1PM
$15 cover, 16+.
$5 cover, 10-15yrs.
FREE, 9yrs & younger.
anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
Camping $7 per person, first come/first served.
No Glass Containers ~ Leashed Pets Only

rockfallslive@gmail.com
Rock Falls Park
P.O. Box 632
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
724-794-2040

The Blues Orphans performance starts at 10:00 PM

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