Rock the Quarry

Rock the Quarry – August 22 and 23

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

For over ten 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.


Scroll down, or sign up to receive notices on our blog, Facebook page or Twitter @PanhandleCollFr!

2014 Schedule of Events

FRIDAY (5:00 – 11:00 pm)


9pm Black Horse (Country Favorites)
Country Jam Featuring
7pm Backwoods Playboys (New Country)
With Special Musical Guests:
Kim Cisson & Bob Grimes
Hard Karma (Classic Rock)


Mr. Science Demonstration (6:00PM)

Steel City Road Runners “Rock the Quarry 5K” Race

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. MUST PRE-REGISTER

Come out and join the Steel City Road Runners on the Panhandle trail for a no frills, low key timed-race on one of Western Pennsylvania’s most scenic rails to trails.

The race is $10.00 and proceeds from the race will benefit the Collier Friends of the Panhandle for trail maintenance and improvements.

For more information and to register for the Steel City Road Runners “Rock the Quarry 5K” visit

SATURDAY (5:00 – 11:00 pm)


Tres Lads (Rock Favorites) 9pm
With Special Musical Guests:
Dan Hanczar’s Summer Jam (Jazz Favorites)
The Summercamp (Indie Rock)
Eddie and the Bruisers (‘70’s and ‘80’s Rock)
The Deep Vees (Classic Rock)
The Collisions (Classic Rock)
JJ Bickel and the Liberators (’60s / ’70s Rock)


Mr. Science Demonstration (2:00PM)
Flag Ceremony (7:15 pm)
Rubber Ducky Race (7:15 pm)
Family Fun Zone (all day)
Games & Crafts (all day)


Dylan’s Quest for the Cure Cotton Candy
Evolve Massage & Wellness
Falcioni Kettle Korn
Rennerdale Corner Store
“Sun Shadow Ice & Snow: Seasons of the Panhandle Trail” exhibit of original art by Bernadette Kazmarski


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.

Check back frequently, or sign up to receive notices on our blog, Facebook page or Twitter @PanhandleCollFr! If you are interested in volunteering at Rock the Quarry or in becoming a vendor, please contact the Collier Friends of the Panhandle Trail at


RTQ VI Flyer


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s