Rock the Quarry XV – August 28 and 29!


Music, food, science demo, games, raffles, bonfire, fire trucks, fun for all ages.

For 15 years, Rock the Quarry (RTQ) has been an annual tradition. RTQ features two days of music, food, and fun. Each year, RTQ showcases up-and-coming local musical talent. Day two of RTQ features lots of activities for the kids as well as the Grand Rubber Duck Race and the traditional Sunset Remembrance Ceremony.

Luke and Ava enjoy cherry snow cones.

Luke and Ava enjoy cherry snow cones.

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2015 Schedule of Events

FRIDAY (5:00 – 11:00 pm)


9pm Bill Ali Band

Desperado (Eagles Covers) 7:20pm

With Special Musical Guests: Hard Karma (Classic Rock)

SATURDAY (5:00 – 11:00 pm)


Gone South 9pm

The Collisions (Classic Rock) 7:10pm

With Special Musical Guests:
Dan Hanczar & Dave (Guitar and Flute) Noon
Tim Vitullo Band (Rock Originals) 2:55pm
The Summercamp (Indie Rock) 4:15pm
JJ Bickel & the Liberators (’60s / ’70s Rock) 5:35pm


Family Fun Zone (all day)
Games & Crafts (all day)

Mr. Science Demonstration (2:30PM)
Flag Ceremony (7:15 pm)
Rubber Ducky Race (7:30 pm)


The Panhandle Trail
Dylan’s Quest for the Cure Cotton Candy
Howard Hanna (Tim Downey)
Falcioni’s Kettle Korn
Art by Bernadette Kazmarski
Rennerdale Corner Store.
Chickis Treats
Shawnelle’s Charicatures
Rennerdale VFD

Are you interested in being a vendor at Rock the Quarry? Click here to download the vendor application and respond to the contact information on the form.


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. All parking is gravel.

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.

Free Admission and Parking; Bring a Chair and the Family! Donations Appreciated!

Benefits the Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail

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

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