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22nd Annual Billtown Blues Fest
June 3, 2011
Preparations are being finalized for the 22nd Annual Billtown Blues
Festival which is scheduled, rain or shine for Sunday, June 12, at Lycoming
County Fairgrounds in Hughesville.
Featured acoustic tent
performances include Andy Barnhart and Mitch Ivanoff who will present the
popular kid's blues harmonica workshop. Kids receive a free harmonica
on a first come-first-serve basis for two 30 minute sessions of basic
instruction, each ending with a group performance.
At 5 p.m.,
Shawn Strickland will entertain as winner of this year's Billtown
Audition Concert and is now eligible to represent the Billtown Blues
Association in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge.
at 6:30 p.m., the incredibly diverse George Kilby Jr. will stretch out
with his 45-minute special guest acoustic performance. Expect George
to deliver anything from Louisiana swamp blues to traditional country
blues and everything in between. Joining George will be Barbeque Bob on
harmonica. George is also featured at 1 p.m. on the main stage with
his full band.
Estimated show times: 2 p.m.; 3:30 p.m.; 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
the main stage starting at 12 noon, The Porkroll Project; George Kilby
Jr, and the Road Dogs; Lauri Morvan Band; Big James and the Chicago
Playboys; Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout (featuring Jerry
Portnoy, Steve Guyger, Phil Wiggins, and Little Charlie Baty); The
Legendary Eddie Shaw, and Doug McMinn's 30th Anniversary Blues Band.
sure to visit Craft Alley and enjoy the artistic offerings by Mary
McMinn's Glass Beads, Sundance Variations, the Wild Mountain Gourmet,
Megan Joan Designs, Body Full of Daisies, Wickless Candles, African Arts
and Crafts, Mary Hart Pottery and many more. You can even learn your
future by visiting Pyschic Life Reading.
ALL AREA DISCOUNT ADVANCE TICKET LOCATIONS ARE FULLY STOCKED!
$18 in advance, $23 day of show
Children under 16 with parents are admitted free
IN DOWNTOWN WILLIAMSPORT
Franco’s Lounge, 12 W 4th ST
The Genetti Hotel, 200 W 4th ST
Hulls Landing, 27 State Route 442
The Lockard Agency, 165 E Water ST
Spartan Pub, 104 N Main ST,
Cumberland Truck Parts, 5100 State Route 405
Prana Juice Bar, 143 E Main ST
IN LOCK HAVEN
Music One, 101 E Main ST
IN WELLSBORO (Tioga County)
The Wellsboro House, 34 Charleston ST
Brushstrokes, 340 Market ST
mail order discounted ticket deadline is Saturday, June 4. Send a check
for $18 per discounted ticket ($23 at the gate) to BBA/tickets, PO BOX
2, Hughesville PA 17737; include a self-addressed stamped envelope for