The Junction Center is a beautiful 28 acre facility that serves as home to WJTL FM 90.3. It features a number of live performance venues used by the radio station to host a variety of concerts and events. These resources are also made available to other community organizations and individuals for family friendly activities. The Junction Center is primarily geared to outdoor events held from May to October although there is a 50 seat café style meeting room that operates year around.
Centrally located to Lancaster, York and Harrisburg, the site is only two miles from Rt. 283 near the Roots Farmers Market in East Petersburg, PA.
THE JUNCTION CENTER TENT & AMPHITHEATER
This high tech Saddleback tent has a completely open interior with no poles to hinder sight lines. The vibe is festive and the curving interior lines are both contemporary and attractive. There are many ways to configure the tent depending on the function. A concert with a stage at one end will accommodate approximately 659 seats under the tent plus additional lawn seating outside if needed. Banquet seating capacity is approximately 450 depending on the type of table used. The tent features a professional lighting, sound and video projection system. The tent can be also transformed into amphitheater band shell with the removal of one of it’s ends. This configuration increases the audience capacity to over 4,000 people.
THE MARQUEE TENT
This 40’ wide hexagon tent is most often used as the lobby for the larger Saddleback but can be moved and used on its own if needed. Its smooth and graceful roof line rises to a peak of 27’ and also features an obstruction free interior. Banquet capacity for this tent is approximately 80 to 100.
THE MILLEN ROOM
Located in the main studio area of WJTL, this 980 square foot café features a small stage plus tables and seating for approximately 50 people. A warming kitchen and serving area make it the perfect venue for small events. This is where the “Live From The Junction Center” radio broadcasts take place. It also features a video projector system and a high quality sound system.
JUNCTION CENTER FIELD (14 acres)
The Penn Legacy / Hempfield Soccer club uses and professionally maintains these fields for the benefit of their non-profit youth soccer program. Occasionally these fields are available to other organizations based on availability, weather and other factors.
PARKING & RESTROOMS
The Junction Center features a brand new asphalt parking lot and lighting. Beautiful new indoor restrooms have recently been built and are fully handicapped accessible.
WJTL/Creative Ministries, Inc. is a locally based non-profit Christian organization founded in 1984. “Christ. Community. Music.” is the motto for the radio station which also serves as the vision for The Junction Center. The format of the station is contemporary Christian music with more than 100,000 different individuals tuning in each week. Presenting and encouraging the support of live music is a big part of the mission of WJTL. WJTL is also dedicated to serving the local community by promoting the programs of other organizations. The Junction Center property and buildings were purchased in the fall of 2011 after the previous owner had gone bankrupt and never moved in. It was a real blessing when WJTL was able to purchase the facility for less than one third of it’s original cost. It is our hope that this property will serve as a blessing to many others.