In an effort to keep the music playing, organizers of the postponed Central PA Music Fest have pulled together a series of concerts this weekend.

The original event included about 110 bands but was postponed last Sunday because of a chance of rain at the venue, a horse pasture at Lauxmont Farms in Lower Windsor Township, and the possible impact on ticket sales.

After an online backlash from bands, organizers have said they are "trying to save the event" by giving bands an indoor stage - and their gig money.

The Race Horse Tavern will stage 14 bands on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at its Thomasville location. Cover is $5 each day, said Kelly Farner, operations manager of the festival. Those who purchased tickets to the Central PA Music Fest receive free admission, she said.

All proceeds from the door will go toward the opening of a music and arts school in central Pennsylvania, and guests will also be able to donate to the cause, Farner said.

An official reschedule date for the complete festival will be announced soon, she said.

This weekend's lineup for the Race Horse Tavern is as follows:

Friday, Aug. 22:

9 to 10 p.m.: Governing Murphy, a rock band from Bethlehem, Pa.

10 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Lovebettie, a rock band from Pittsburgh

Saturday, Aug. 23:

7 to 7:45 p.m.: The Plums, a rock 'n' roll band from York

8 to 8:45 p.m.: Lindsey Erin, a singer-songwriter from York

9 to 9:45 p.m.: Lovebettie

10 to 10:45 p.m.: JR Wolf, a rock band from Hershey, Pa.

11 to 11:45 p.m.


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: Stone Biskit, a blues/rock band from York

Midnight to 12:45 p.m.: Sons of Man, a modern rock band from York

Sunday, Aug. 24:

1 to 1:45 p.m.: The Ryan Alan Band, a country rock band from New Cumberland

2 to 2:45 p.m.: Buck Curran, guitarist and singer in Maine-based acoustic band Arborea

3 to 3:45 p.m.: Marian McLaughlin, a folk artist from Washington, D.C.

4 to 4:45 p.m.: Mountain Road, a country rock band from Dauphin County

5 to 5:45 p.m.: Strange Foke, an acoustic band from York

6 to 6:45 p.m.: ADO, a rock fusion band from York

7 to 7:45 p.m.: Jordan White, a singer-songwriter from Bucks County