Justin Johnson, the wizard of the cigar box guitar
Justin Johnson will be one of the performers returning to the Box Lunch Revue concert series at Cherry Lane (next to Central Market House in York). Johnson will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. (Photo courtesy of The York Emporium )

The Box Lunch Revue concert series returns to downtown York Thursday, May 1, at the Cherry Lane Courtyard next to Central Market House.

The series offers free musical entertainment from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday, May through August. York Suburban Middle and High School Jazz bands will open the season. Throughout May, York County school bands will be the featured performers.

Other musical performances scheduled include a variety of touring entertainers, as well as local and regional acts. Many musical genres are represented, including jazz, folk, indie, country, classic hits, Irish, Hawaiian, blues, cigar box guitar, and more.

In the event of inclement weather, most performances will be moved indoors to nearby Central Market House - updates will be shared on social media.

For more information, visit www.yorkcity.org/boxlunchrevue, like York City Special Events on Facebook, or follow @YorkCityEvents on Twitter.

The 2014 Box Lunch Revue concert series schedule includes:


  • Thursday, May 1: York Suburban Middle and High Schools (Jazz)
  • Tuesday, May 6: Dallastown Middle and High Schools (Jazz)
  • Thursday, May 8: Dave Wilson Quartet (Jazz)
  • Tuesday, May 13: Central York Middle & High Schools (Jazz)
  • Thursday, May 15: West York Area School District (Jazz)
  • Tuesday, May 20: Northeastern High School (Jazz)
  • Thursday, May 22: Dover High School (Jazz)
  • Tuesday, May 27: William Penn High School (Jazz)
  • Thursday, May 29: TBD


  • Tuesday, June 3: 3 Dollar Suit (Alternative Folk)
  • Thursday, June 5: Rhyne McCormick (Folk / Acoustic Rock / Blues)
  • Tuesday, June 10: Free Breakfast (Folk)
  • Thursday, June 12: Martin Sisters Band (Western Swing & Harmonies)
  • Tuesday, June 17: Brian Fitzy (Pop Fusion)
  • Thursday, June 19: Mossy Moran (Irish Folk)
  • Tuesday, June 24: John Whelan (Accordion)
  • Thursday, June 26: Janet Spahr (Acoustic / Handpan)


  • Tuesday, July 1: Shelley Weiss (Bluegrass)
  • Thursday, July 3: Jefrey Woodall (Acoustic Folk / Rock)
  • Tuesday, July 8: Cardinal Harbor (Classic Rock Covers)
  • Thursday, July 10: Don Carn Duo (Latin / R&B)
  • Tuesday, July 15: Kayla Kroh (Indie Singer/Songwriter)
  • Thursday, July 17: Octavia (Blues / Harmonica)
  • Tuesday, July 22: Jamie O'Brien (Hawaiian / Celtic)
  • Thursday, July 24: Brassai The Band (Rock)
  • Tuesday, July 29: Maria Wilson (Contemporary Guitar)


  • Tuesday, Aug. 5: Sabrina Duke (R&B / Soul)
  • Thursday, Aug. 7: Sweet Life (Soft Rock & Modern Country)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 12: TBD
  • Thursday, Aug. 14: Shane Speal Solo (Cigar Box Guitar)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 19: Don Carn Duo (Latin / R&B)
  • Thursday, Aug. 21: Justin Johnson (Cigar Box Guitar)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 26: Eric Marner (Jazz)
  • Thursday, Aug. 28: Michael Arthur & Cindy David (Folk / Acoustic Rock)