Next Concert - Sat Sept 15 - Carl Ector and his Rotec Group

The weather is looking OK for an outdoor concert!

As of Saturday morning at 9:30 am, it looks like it will be partly cloudy and cool, with a slight chance of rain early.  We'll keep an eye on it as the concert approaches, so check back to see if we'll be indoors or outdoors. 

Nice temperatures / gentle breezes

Looking like a "room temperature evening" for the concert, with minimal breezes.  Comfy!

And... A very low probability of rain!

If things don't change pretty dramatically, we'll be outdoors.  Yay!  (But check back closer to the event to make sure.)

About Carl Ector and the Rotec Group

About Carl Ector

Carl Ector is a State College-based violinist equally at home in classical, pop, and jazz music. He studied at the Manhattan School of music and performed at the Apollo Theatre. He toured with Ray Barretto, Archie Shepp, McCoy Tyner, Art Webb, and the Charanga Orchestra throughout the United States, South America, and Europe. Carl also performed and recorded with Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer, Van McCoy, and many more.  In State College, he has played with the Nittany Valley Symphony, the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, the Altoona Symphony Orchestra, and was a member of Urban Fusion.

About the ROTEC Group

Fronted by accomplished violinist Carl Ector, The ROTEC GROUP plays Latin, Funk, Jazz, and Pop music. They also perform originals by members and unique arrangements of “Old Skool” tunes from the 70's. 

Band Members include:

  • Chip Lovett (Keyboardist) has played  with Urban Fusion and many other bands in the area.
  • Andrew Jackson (percussion), has been instrumental in providing many State College musicians their start. He is one of the co-founders of Urban Fusion and a former percussionist with the Earthtones.
  • Justin Dorsey (bass), has played  with the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra and with the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra.  He is a teacher, and teaches private music lessons in State College and Huntingdon.
  • Chris Byrne (reeds), plays with Eric Ian Farmer, is one of the co-founders of Urban Fusion, and is a math professor at Penn State University.
  • Kyle Haust (drums) graduated from the PSU school of music with a masters degree in percussion performance. He acts as principal percussionist and principal timpanist for the Nittany Valley Symphony and as house drummer for Fuse and Singing on Stage musicals. You can also catch Kyle performing with the band Rodeo Serenade at the Happy Valley Brewing Company.
  • Jeff Gibble (guitar), plays with Urban Fusion and teaches at Robert M. Sides Family Music Center, where he has many students.

For a sample of their music, see the bottom of the band's page on our Moonstock Concerts website.

Upcoming 2018 Free Concerts

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About Our Concerts

Phot of people sitting on a fied watching a concert on the outdoor stage.

Come Join Us!

Our home at 211 Moondance Lane is only about 15 minutes from downtown State Don't be misled by the Port Matilda address.


For guests with mobility issues, we can reserve parking. We have modified the road down to the stage, so on nights with outdoor concerts we can allow a few cars to drive down, drop passengers, and park on the edge of the woods.  Call Kyle at 814-404-1313 to make arrangements for people with mobility issues.

Photo of an indoor concert, with about 30 people watching a pair of Irish performers.

The Basic Info

  • House Concerts - (outdoors if weather permits, inside if not)
  • Fun People and their friends and families (who are almost always fun people, too!)
  • Free beer from Otto’s Pub and (sometimes) home brew  (for those of legal age)
  • If it doesn’t look like rain, consider bringing a folding chair or blanket (optional), wear comfortable shoes, and be prepared to walk a bit, as the driveway gets crowded and the concerts are held in a field behind the house which is on a hilltop.

If it's raining or threatening to rain...

  • COME ANYWAY!  We move the concerts indoors,  Same great music and beverages, great acoustics, same fun people, and seating for about 50 people. 
  • No need to bring your chair or blanket for indoor concerts.

Contact Us

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Moonstock Concerts

211 Moondance Lane, Port Matilda, PA 16870, US

814-404-1313

Hosts

Kyle Peck & Catherine Augustine

Please Note: GPS only takes you half way up the driveway!

There are three homes on Moondance Lane, and Google hasn't figured us out quite yet.  Our home is the one AT THE TOP OF THE HILL, so as you drive up Moondance Lane, take the uphill path at each of the two forks.  (That's right at the first fork, then left at the second fork.) 


If you get lost, call Kyle's cell phone number, 814-404-1313, and hope he can hear you over the music.  (-:


"Old School" Directions

In case you are not a GPS or Google Maps or MapQuest user, here's a set of directions you can use to make your way.

 

Directions to Kyle Peck and Catherine Augustine's Home at:

211 Moondance Lane

Port Matilda, PA  16870

 (from Penn State University)

 

  • TAKE ATHERTON (322 Business) OR THE 322 BYPASS WEST OUT OF STATE COLLEGE TOWARD PORT MATILDA.
    Stay in the right lane, as if you were heading for Altoona.Follow signs to  Gray's Woods / Waddle and go downhill past Curve Hill Road which breaks off to the right.  
  • TURN RIGHT ON STEVENSON ROAD, which is almost at the bottom of the hill.
  • Take Stevenson Road, through the tiny community of "Waddle," until it ends in a "T" intersection with "Buffalo Run Road" (also known as route 550).
  • TURN RIGHT ON BUFFALO RUN ROAD (RTE 550).
    The first intersection will be Lower Julian Pike.
  • TURN RIGHT ON LOWER JULIAN PIKE.
    After passing five houses on the right, you'll see three black mailboxes and a gravel road with a sign that says "Moondance Lane."
  • TURN RIGHT ONTO MOONDANCE LANE.
    The road branches twice.
    - Go right at the first fork
    - Go left at the second. (We're at the top of the hill.)
    If you see cars parked on the road, the parking beyond that point is probably limited, so you may want to stop and park where you can.
  • Kyle's cell phone number (in case you get lost) is 814-404-1313.