Connecting our Community Through the Arts

Music Makers


Music Makers was created in collaboration between Destination ARTS! and the Cumberland Valley School of Music. The space will provide a unique location for music forums, workshops, classes, jam sessions, and live performances in Waynesboro, PA.

Check out our individual Classes and Workshops as well as recurring activities and clubs. 

Classes and Workshops


Recurring activities

Live Music Friday

Every Friday evening from 5:30-8 p.m., Destination ARTS! hosts a free performance of the region’s most talented musicians at 46 West Main Street in Wednesday. Every week brings a new variety of musical genres – from piano rock, acoustic folk, jazz, and bluegrass. Check out the calendar to see who’s performing.

Songwriters Forum

Area musicians wishing to develop their songwriting skills meet on the first Monday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Music Makers to share the results of their writing exercises. Contact Jonathan Ingels at for more information.

Open Mic Nights

First and third Wednesdays of the month from 6-9 p.m., area artists are invited to participate in an Open Mic or Jam Session at Music Makers. Those not inclined to perform are very welcome to observe and support the musicians. All musical styles are welcome and a sound system and electric stage piano will be provided. The sessions are free and are facilitated by Brad Munn.

Community Book Club

Join our Community Book Club on the first Sunday of each month from 1:30-3:30 p.m. to discuss popular literature at Gallery 50/Music Makers. No dues are required and all community members are welcome! It is up to all book club members to acquire their own books and have read them before the meeting.

  • March 3 – Autumn – Ali Smith

    April 8 – Killers of the Flower Moon – David Grann

    May 6 – Sing Unburied Sing – Jennifer Egan

    June 3 – Evicted -Matthew Desmond

    July 1 – Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk – Kathleen Rooney

    August 5 – Priestdaddy – Patricia Lockwood

    September 2 – Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders

    October 7 – The Leavers – Lisa Ko

    November 4 – Elmet – Fiona Mozley

    December 2 – News of the World – Paulette Jiles

Artists Connection

Join the Artists’ Connection on the second Monday of every month for their next meeting. The group is open to all artists and those passionate about the arts. The meeting serves as an opportunity to share ideas, discuss art and the newest techniques you have learned, mentor younger artists, and generally inspire one another. There are no cost or dues – just a way for artists to connect! To express interest or to learn more, contact Marjorie Tressler at 717-762-6791or at

Writers Forum

Writers of all genres are welcome to join the monthly Writer’s Forum on the first Wednesday of each month from 5-7 p.m. at 32 West Main Street. Participants will share share contributions that usually pertain to a selected subject. After the initial ‘round and round’ contributors can share works on other subjects – be it prose, memoirs, or story-telling. Visitors are welcome as well as ideas for future meetings. For information on how to join the group, please contact Jerry Kowallis at 717-352-8059 or

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