Saturday August 6, 2016

Carousel Organ Association of America Organ Band Rally

- Free and Open to the Public!

The Carousel Organ Association of America (COAA) and Automatic Musical Instruments Collectors Association (AMICA) will combine with a band organ rally, and annual international convention to bring 100-year old large, ornate, elaborate mechanical organs to the streets, squares, and parks of Princeton for a wonderful weekend of music.

Normally originally associated with carousels, fairgrounds, skating rinks and other art and musical venues, these magnificent instruments are owned by collectors in all parts of the country and the world who lovingly maintain and restore them. During the summer, the enthusiast organizations to which most of these people belong bring them to various cities and sites for a musical and art cultural exhibition of sights and sounds for each other and the public to enjoy. Princeton for the first time will be the beneficiary of this event!

This event is produced and organized by notable collector Glenn Thomas for both organizations, with the cooperation and support of the Arts Council of Princeton, Palmer Square, YMCA, and several other merchants and civic organizations.

These instruments will play 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7 at various locations around town, including the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts. View a full map here:

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