Franklin County Visitors Bureau recommends Renfrew Institute’s 25th Annual Jazz Festival

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The Franklin County Visitors Bureau recommends the 25th Annual Jazz Festival as a relaxing way to spend Sunday afternoon on August 28.

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Organizers have “pulled out all the stops” for the 25th anniversary celebration for a memorable experience so it’s the perfect time to experience first-hand the event that continues on year after year and draws in the crowds.

For a relaxing Sunday afternoon, The Franklin County Visitors Bureau recommends Renfrew Institute’s 25th Annual Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 28 from 2pm to 4pm.

Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to experience this free event, held on the scenic and historic Renfrew Museum property, that spotlights top professional artists, including jazz singer and five-time Grammy nominee Karrin Allyson and the great tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander. Returning again is guitarist Paul Bolenback, along with bassist Ed Howard and Adam Cruz on drums.

Organizers have “pulled out all the stops” for the 25th anniversary celebration for a memorable experience so it’s the perfect time to experience first-hand the event that continues on year after year and draws in the crowds. Following the performance, there is an informal question and answer period with the musicians that the public is welcome to participate in.

For the festival, Renfrew Institute asks that visitors bring lawn chairs or blankets for the show. Parking will be behind the Visitors Center and lower lot off Welty Road.

Renfrew Institute for Cultural Environmental Studies strives to help people of all ages connect with the natural world and with the rich cultural heritage of the region. Their mission is to guide people of the Cumberland Valley region to become stewards of their natural and cultural worlds. To help achieve this, they have hands-on, experiential programs for school-aged children and for teens and adults, offer experiences such as getting involved in water-monitoring teams, participating in workshops, attending festivals or volunteering.

Renfrew Museum and Park in Waynesboro became a public museum and park in 1975 through the generosity of its last private owner, Emma Geiser Nicodemus and her sister Hazel Geiser. Emma willed that when she passed away, her house and the surrounding 107 acres would be given to the Borough of Waynesboro to made into a museum and parkland. She wanted it to be called Renfrew in remembrance of two young sisters by that name. Now, research and restoration has expanded the scope of the site and now includes a Visitors Center in the Victorian period barn, several restored outbuildings including the smokehouse, milkhouse, Fahnestock farmstead with its barn and house.

For more information about the event, call 717-762-0373 or visit http://www.renfrewinstitute.org.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore Franklin County PA and enjoy the trails of history, arts and architecture, recreation, natural beauty, fresh foods and the warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro. Franklin County PA is located just north of the Mason Dixon Line and is an easy drive to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Discover more... plan a visit soon at ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com or by contacting 866-646-8060.

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