Rock the Quarry 2011 Schedule of Events

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Rock the Quarry 2010


The natural amphitheater-like setting is the backdrop for performances by a variety of bands including The Justin Fabus Band, Bill Ali Band, Midlife Crisis and the EMJ Band.  (Complete schedule below.)

Two long-time Pittsburgh favorites will headline the Friday and Saturday night performance schedule:


Jordon Umbach (Acoustic)   5:30PM to 6:20PM Main Stage
Billions and Billions (Classic Rock)   6:35PM to 7:25PM Main Stage
Justin Fabus Band (Classic Rock)   7:40PM to 8:40PM Main Stage
Bill Ali Band (’70’s/80’s/’90s Rock)   9:00PM  to 11:00PM Main Stage


Backlash (Hard Rock)   Noon to 12:40PM Main Stage
Morning After (Alternative Rock)   12:55PM to 1:35PM Main Stage
Dan Hanczar (Accoustic Solo)   1:50PM to 2:30PM Main Stage
25th Hour (80’s / 90’s Rock)   2:45PM to 3:40PM Main Stage
EMJ Band (’70’s / ’80’s Rock)   4:00PM to 5:15PM Main Stage
Midlife Crisis (’60’s / ’70’s Rock)   5:35PM to 6:55PM Main Stage
Flag Ceremony (Carla Myers)   7:05PM to 7:15PM Main Stage
Tim Vitullo and The Awful Dynne (Blues/Rock)   7:15PM to 8:35PM Main Stage
Jill West and Blues Attack (Blues)   9:00PM to 11:00PM Main Stage



The Family Fun Zone from noon to 5 pm on Saturday will have science demonstrations, games and activities aimed at the kids. Also appearing both Friday and Saturday will be The Science Guy, Steve Reinstadtler. And of course, the famous hand-cut Quarry Fries along with a variety of food from several vendors will satisfy any appetite, and we are also inviting non-food vendors to participate. For vendor information, call 724-693-8635 or email

Tickets for the Rubber Ducky Race, 7 pm Saturday, are $5 with a top prize of $500. Back also are the U-Choose Raffles with plenty of bountiful baskets to take a chance on as well as the moving Sunset Remembrance ceremony Saturday.


  • 5:00 Food booths open; U-Choose Raffles
  • 6:00 to 6:45 Mr. Science Demonstration, Steven Reinstadtler, Bayer Scientist, Activity Tent


  • Noon Food booths open; U-Choose Raffles
  • Noon to 6 FAMILY FUN ZONE – Kids games and activities (make your own “silly putty”; crafts, etc.) with Collier Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts Cub Pack 860, Trail volunteers
  • 2:00 to 2:45 Mr. Science Demonstration, Steven Reinstadtler, Bayer Scientist, Activity Tent
  • 7:00(apx.) Grand Rubber Ducky Race, Robinson Run
    • $500 1st prize
    • $200 2nd
    • $100 3rd
    • $25 “1st Stuck Duck.”
    • $5 a duck (You do not have to be present to win but you’ll miss all the fun)
  • 7:05 to 7:15 Flag Ceremony, Carla Myers, Main Stage

FOOD VENDORS:First Sergeants BBQ, The Panhandle Trail, Rennerdale Corner Store, Wheel & Wedge

Location and Parking

The event is held in the quarry area along the Panhandle Trail in between the Walkers Mill Entrance at the trailhead and the Sunnyside Entrance entrance. As you approach the intersection with Walkers Mill Road, you will see directional signs for parking areas and entrances to the event. Please visit our Maps page for other maps of the trail.

Extra Parking in Collier Public Works Yard, Noblestown Road, 1 ½ miles west of I-79 Exit 57.

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