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River City Brass Band History

The River City Brass Band (RCB) was founded in 1981 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania under the direction of Robert Bernat. They took the stage at Carnegie Music Hall in determination to bring about the revival of the grass-roots tradition of American brass band.

The mission of RCB’s 28 member band was to entertain, educate and engage citizens locally, nationally and internationally in the American musical culture. Their local annual tradition was to present 51 regional concerts over seven months to citizens at seven regional venues, and to maintain an acclaimed youth band and Saturday Music Program. .  Nationally, RCB has routinely conducted concerts at venues including Pennsylvania’s Musikfest, New York’s Chautauqua Institution, Michigan’s Interlochen Center for the Arts, Indiana’s Conner Prairie, and North Carolina’s Thalian Hall, and has appeared on The Today Show and NPR’s Performance Today.  Internationally, RCB tours every several years, most recently in Italy last summer. 


Early Bird Tickets are available until May 31st. Prices are $15 for adults and $5 for students.

From June 1st through June 20th, tickets will be $18 for adults and $8 for students.

To purchase tickets, please call The Foxburg Inn Hotel at 724-659-3116.


Have You Heard Yet?

Have you heard that the River City Brass Band is coming to Emlenton?

ARCA is proud to present the internationally acclaimed River City Brass Band on June 20th at 8:00PM. The concert will be held at the Emlenton Crawford Center. It is highly recommended that you buy your tickets ahead of time.

Please click here for more information!

Early Bird Tickets are available until May 31st. Prices are $15 for adults and $5 for students.

From June 1st through June 20th, tickets will be $18 for adults and $8 for students.

To purchase tickets, please call The Foxburg Inn Hotel at 724-659-3116.




That’s A Wrap!

Nature Festival 2014 has ended! We had a great weekend!

With dark skies looming all day Saturday, we assumed that people were hesitant to come out to Foxburg, it looked like it could rain at any second. However, all of the Bird, Nature Walks and Tours did have an excellent amount of those who attended. We had Vendors and Exhibitors set up all day long, hoping that the rain would hold off.

Today, at the “Take Flight” 5K, we had over 100 run/walkers and the first runner finished in about 18 minutes! Proceeds from today’s event will go to Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabiltation Center. If you weren’t here yesterday, you missed the beautiful birds they had with them!

After the 5K, we had the Chinese Auction for the Birdhouses painted by ACValley School District Students, if you placed a ticket in any one of the bags for a birdhouse, check your answering machine, we called those who did! We would like to thank the students for painting such beautiful birdhouses for us! Also, Congratulations to the winners of the Facebook Contest. Payton Duffee, 1st Grader won in the Elementary Category and Skylar Wyman, won in the High School Category.

We would like to thank the Vendors and Exhibitors for hanging out with us all day Saturday and even some today. A special thank you to all of our sponsors and of course, YOU, for making this weekend a success! Hope you enjoyed and see you next year!


The Votes Are In!!!

We would like to thank the Allegheny-Clarion Valley School staff and students for participating in the 2014 Nature Festival Chinese Auction & Facebook Contest. The proceeds for the Chinese Auction will benefit Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. All of the birdhouses were beautiful and received a lot of compliments and attention. Thank you again for your participation!

The Facebook Contest has come to a close, and the votes are in. The elementary winner is Payton Duffee! The high school winner is Skylar Wyman! Please contact The Foxburg Pizza Shop to claim your prizes. Below you will see a picture of both winning birdhouses.

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Tomorrow is the day! Walk/Run the 5k!

Just a reminder that tomorrow morning is the “Take Flight” Walk/Run 5k at Riverstone Farms. This will be a cross country terrain, and you will not want to miss it! Flowers are blooming and everything is looking green! Registration will be at 9:00am tomorrow morning at Riverstone Barns, just inside the gated area. The race starts at 10:00am. Price is $25.00, plan on registering with us tomorrow morning! Bring your running shoes and we will see you there!


Vote on your favorite birdhouse! Chinese Auction & Facebook Contest!

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Reminder that tomorrow will be the last day to vote on your favorite birdhouses, You can vote for your favorite by visiting our Facebook page. The winner in the High School and Elementary Category will be awarded a free pizza from Foxburg Pizza!

Also, get your tickets and try to win one of these fabulous birdhouses. Tickets are on sale at the Foxburg Pizza counter. Ticket prices are as follows: $1.00 for 1, $5.00 for 6, $10.00 for 14, $15.oo for 22, and $20.oo for 30.

Winners from both things will be announced tomorrow around NOON. Get your votes and your tickets in by then!


Foxburg Nature Festival Weekend!


Finally, Foxburg’s Nature Festival has arrived!

Tomorrow join us in Foxburg for a variety of activities all day long! Events take place rain or shine. You will find something for people of all ages.

We here at The Foxburg Inn Hotel are excited to hear Dr. Scott Shalaway’s lecture at Lincoln Hall at 7:00PM! Please note that this event has changed locations. Instead of being held at the Allegheny-Clarion Valley Elementary School, the lecture will now be held at Lincoln Hall in downtown Foxburg. 

To order tickets for Scott Shalaway’s Lecture, Day Fieldtrips, or the Owl Prowl please call The Foxburg Inn Hotel at 724-659-3116. Tickets may also be purchased at the information tent, downtown, if the event is not sold out.

Click here to register for the 2nd Annual Foxburg “Take Flight” 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Same day registration is available starting at 9:00AM for a fee of $25. 


Don’t Forget! This weekend is Nature Festival!

Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for this weekend’s Nature Festival Activities. There are plenty of things to do throughout the day!

  • 8:00am – 12:00pm – Pancake Breakfast at the Allegheny Grille Tent, Benefits the Foxburg Free Library.
  • 8:00am – 10:30am – Field Trip for the serious bird & Nature Watchers – A guided 2.5 mile hike from RiverStone Farm to the Clarion & Allegheny River Valleys.
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm – Nature Program For Kids - RiverStone Farm, this program is free and family friendly. The Children will be looking at Dogwood Trees.
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm – Family Oriented Nature Hike - There will be a butterfly release after the hike at RiverStone Barns
  • 2:30pm – 4:30pm – Tree, Wildflower and Mushroom Field Trip - This will be on hay wagons through RiverStone Estate (Seating is limited!)
  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm – Bonfire & Hot Dog Roast - Free to the public
  • 7:00pm – 8:30pm – Guest Speaker Scott Shalaway will be giving his lecture at Lincoln Hall
  • 9:00pm – 10:30pm – Owl Prowl - This will also be on hay wagons throughout RiverStone Estate. (Seating is limited!)
  • There will be numerous Vendors and Exhibitors in Downtown Foxburg all day long, and is free to the public.

    Tickets for the highlighted events can be purchased by calling The Foxburg Inn Hotel at (724)659-3116.

    • Ticket Prices are as follows:
      All Day Pass (This includes everything highlighted above) $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for school aged kids (12&under) Toddlers are free
      Day Fieldtrips ONLY (Covers all 3 Daytime Fieldtrips): $15.00 for adults, $5.00 for school aged kids.
      Scott Shalaway Lecture: $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for school aged kids
      Owl Prowl: $5.00 per person.


    Call about your tickets today!


Remember: “Take Flight” 5K Walk/Run is coming up!

Our 2nd Annual “Take Flight” Walk/Run is being held at RiverStone Farms on Sunday May 11th, 2014. If you haven’t already registered, you can do so by clicking here, or showing up on the day of the event. Pre-Registration is over, so cost is now $25.00. Registration will start at 9:00am and the race will begin at 10:00am.

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to Walk or Run at RiverStone Farms. The beauty is majestic. Hope to see you there!



Last Day For 5K Pre-Registration!


Today is the last day to pre-register for the 2014 Nature Festival “Take Flight” 5K Race Run/Walk. The 5K will be held on Sunday, May 11th with registration @ 9:00AM and race time @ 10:00AM. Enjoy your run/walk on the historic RiverStone Farm where the beautiful dogwoods will be in bloom.

The 5k will benefit Skye’s Spirit Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Skye’s Spirit is a non-profit organization dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and release of injured, orphaned, and displaced wildlife.

Pre-register for the 5K here to guarantee your t-shirt and goodie bag.

To order tickets for the Day Fieldtrips, Scott Shalaway Lecture, or Owl prowl taking place during the Foxburg Nature Festival on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 please call 724-659-3116.