WSO Billtown Brass, VJQ Kick Off the Holidays

1 year 40 weeks ago

Horn-Fueled Reggae Show comes to Williamsport

1 year 41 weeks ago
Spiritual Rez

Spiritual Rez, the high energy Reggae/Rock experience, is coming to Bullfrog Brewery in Williamsport on Nov 17th. The Boston-based group prides itself on a very positive and fun live experience, which has been honed by the 6 Berklee-trained musicians over 6 years of intense touring. more»

Mark Your Calendar - WSO November Events

1 year 41 weeks ago


Williamsport Music Club Slates Rehearsal

1 year 42 weeks ago

Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 4:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
Market and Packer Streets, Williamsport
We are planning to feature a 75 Anniversary Choir made up of singers from the community and the Williamsport Music Club
performing three familiar Christmas songs in unison with beautiful arrangements. more»

Close-Up Concerts begin at Lycoming College

1 year 46 weeks ago


Uptown Music Collective receives NEA Matching Grant

1 year 46 weeks ago

The Uptown Music Collective is proud to announce the receipt of a $10,000 matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant will support the nonprofit music school’s existing educational programs and provide much needed classroom and project oriented music technology, including a fully equipped small recording studio which will be free for student and staff use. more»

Williamsport Symphony Orchestra Newsletter Fall 2012

1 year 47 weeks ago

WSYO 2012-2013 auditions slated

1 year 51 weeks ago


WSO Auditions

2 years 2 weeks ago

Fourth Annual Blues-A-Thon Slated This Friday in Williamsport

2 years 3 weeks ago

The Uptown Music Collective is set to present its fourth annual Blues-A-Thon fundraiser, taking place August 3 and 4. The event will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 3 on Pine Street as part of Williamsport’s First Friday festivities before moving to the Uptown Music Collective at nightfall, and ending 24 hours later at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 4. more»

Musician Van Wagner Releases New CD

2 years 5 weeks ago
Van Wagner

Just a good ol' note letting you know my 15th album is now available.

The songs were written in Danville PA.

Recorded in Danville PA by Jason Perez (owner of Brews N Bytes)

...and it will be released in Danville at a CD release party July 12th (my birthday) at Old Forge Brewery 7-9pm.  more»

Catawissa Summer Breeze Free Music in the Park Series 2012

2 years 6 weeks ago

With “The Jeff Grey Band” featuring Aaron
Kennedy on drums. Music from the 90’s,
2000’s and originals.

With “The Blind Chitlin Kahunas”.

With “John Stevens and Doubleshot”. more»

Former Champions to Perform at Bullfrog Brewery

2 years 8 weeks ago
Former Champions

Former Champions will perform during its  Williamsport, PA debut on July 1 at The Bullfrog Brewery.  more»

Kansas will perform with the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra

2 years 9 weeks ago

Kansas will perform with the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra for a dynamic soundscape of great Kansas music.
Tickets are available online only. Admission price is $42.50 per ticket. more»

' Out Among the Stars' Bluegrass Festival Set

2 years 9 weeks ago
Stained Grass Window (Photography by Laura Ferringer)

The Out Among the Stars Bluegrass Festival will be entertaining bluegrass music fans starting on June 28-July 1. The festival is centrally located at the Benton Rodeo grounds in beautiful Benton, PA. With the purchase of a full weekend ticket you are welcome to rough camp and enjoy the Independence Day weekend among Bluegrass friends. more»

Kalob Griffin Band are headed to the Bullfrog

2 years 9 weeks ago

Philadelphia-Americana rockers the Kalob Griffin Band are headed to the Williamsport for a show at Bullfrog Brewery on Saturday, June 30th. The free three-hour set kicks off at 10 pm. more»

New Vibe Expected at 10th Annual Dam Show

2 years 12 weeks ago
(Photo courtesy of

Organizers of the Austin Dam Show are looking forward to shaking things up at the 10th year of the annual music festival, which brings live music and its fans to the small town of Austin, PA. more»

WSO Conductor's Corner: About Heroes and Love

2 years 14 weeks ago

WSO Concert: May 15 more»

Billtown Blues Slates Annual Concert

2 years 14 weeks ago


Sunday June 10th, Lycoming County Fairgrounds, Hughesville PA 12noon until 10pm; Gates open at 11am

Discounted Tickets $20; Day of show $25 more»

'Docappella' Perform in Perfect Harmony

2 years 16 weeks ago
Susquehanna Health Physicians Dr. John Burns, Dr. Francis Powers, Jr., Dr. Timothy Heilmann, Dr. Keith Shenberger, Dr. John Burks, Dr. William Peck, Dr. Alexander Nesbitt and Dr. Carmen Spinney (front center) pose for a picture following a docappella performance at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport.

An important aspect of high quality healthcare is doctors working together in harmony. About 10 Susquehanna Health (SH) physicians have taken that concept literally by creating a musical interlude they have ingeniously dubbed “docappella.” more»

THICK AS A BRICK 2: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson does a sequel

2 years 17 weeks ago

*** (out of four)

 Jethro Tull front-man Ian Anderson has achieved what may be a first in the annals of rock: a sequel to an earlier recording. more»

44MAG wins 'Live Act of the Year' at 717 Music Awards

2 years 20 weeks ago

717 Entertainment, a Harrisburg based promotional company that works with bands and venues throughout Central, Pa, recently held the 6th Annual 717 Music Awards at Gullifty’s Underground in Camp Hill, Pa. more»

Uptown Music Collective raises $4,484 for Wounded Warrior Project

2 years 23 weeks ago
Students presenting Wounded Warriors representative, Chris Bain with a check

On Saturday, February 11, students from the Uptown Music Collective teamed up with students from area schools, and the staff of the Community Arts Center to present The Purple Heart Project: A fundraising concert for Wounded Warriors. more»

Family Concert Returns to Area

2 years 24 weeks ago
Héctor Del Curto

The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce that the family concert returns to the area. Children and their families are invited to a free family concert held at the Loyalsock Middle School Gymnasium on March 10 at noon.

Uptown Music Collective “Young Bloods” Return Home From Blues Challenge

2 years 25 weeks ago

At midnight on Feb. 1, six students and three staff members of the Uptown Music Collective left Williamsport bound for the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. The next day the students, all members of the Uptown “Young Blood” Blues Band, participated in the International Blues Challenge “Youth Showcase” and “Youth Knowledge Bowl.” more»

Uptown Music Collective Presents "Purple Heart Project"

2 years 29 weeks ago
Students from the Uptown Music Collective will team up together with students from area schools, and the staff of the Community Arts Center, to present the Purple Heart Project, a fundraising concert for Wounded Warriors.

On Saturday, Feb. 11, students from the Uptown Music Collective will team up together with students from area schools, and the staff of the Community Arts Center, to present the Purple Heart Project, a fundraising concert for Wounded Warriors. more»

Cuban Music Group Tiempo Libre to Appear at Weis Center, Lewisburg

2 years 30 weeks ago
Tiempo Libre is scheduled to appear in Lewisburg next month.

The three-time Grammy nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre is coming to the Lewisburg to play and generally throw a Cuban music party on Friday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts (on the campus of Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837). Tickets are $20 and $10 for Bucknell students and may be ordered by calling 570-577-1000 or visiting more»

Orchestral Rock Project II Jan. 7 in Williamsport

2 years 33 weeks ago

On January 7, 2012 the Uptown Music Collective and the Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra will team up once again to present the Orchestral Rock Project II. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. more»

Uptown Music Collective International Blues Challenge Project Update

2 years 35 weeks ago
The Uptown “Young Blood” Blues Band consists of local talents Gabe Stillman, Shannon Cantor, Maverick Vicars, Garrett Gaetano, A.J. Robbins and Carly Gardner.

On November 26, the Uptown Music Collective, a 501c 3 non profit school of music, held a highly successful fundraising event at Jeremiah’s, above the Bullfrog Brewery in Williamsport. more»

XVSK returns to Williamsport Dec. 17

2 years 36 weeks ago
Cellist Trevor Exter and percussionist John Kimock

Working with the shorthand monicker XVSK, cellist Trevor Exter and percussionist John Kimock have a unique chemistry as musicians, wringing the depth of drums and cello. The music skirts the edges of indie rock, Americana, roots rock and improvisation that verges on jazziness. more»

Uptown Music Collective Presents "42nd and Broadway: A Contemporary Broadway Review"

2 years 36 weeks ago

On December 22 and 23 2011 the Uptown Music Collective will join forces with the Community Theatre League to present 42nd and Broadway: A Contemporary Broadway Review. more»

Williamsport Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concerts

2 years 39 weeks ago

Holidays Celebrations, November 22, Community Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets, $10 for adults and $5 for students, are available at the door or by calling WSO office at 570-322-0227.

WSO A Broadway Holiday. Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., Community Arts Center more»

Uptown Music Collective International Blues Challenge Project / “Send the Young Bloods to Memphis”

2 years 40 weeks ago
Members of the Uptown Music Collective Young Bloods are seeking funds to attend the International Blue Challenge held annually in Memphis.

This week, the Uptown Music Collective has announced the start of its International Blues Challenge Project, a project with the goal to raise the $5,900  it will require to take six young musicians on a musical pilgrimage to the birthplace of the Blues. more»


2 years 40 weeks ago
MYLO XYLOTO album cover (google images)

**** (out of four)

Good bands regularly reinvent themselves, and Coldplay has done it with rip-roaring success on their latest album.
The cryptically named “Mylo Xyloto” is such a blast that it nearly qualifies as a controlled substance; once you start listening, you’ll find it tough to stop. more»

Williamsport Singer Blair Makes Street Music

2 years 41 weeks ago

The “bicycle diaries” of a working musician, film noir, actor Clive Owen, and “the dark sacred night” are are some of the elements in I LIKE THE STREET, the title of the new recording by “Singer at Large” Johnny J. Blair. more»

Muncy Historical Society hosts Repasz Band

2 years 45 weeks ago
This piece of sheet music for the "Repasz Band March" was produced by the Vandersloot Music Co. in Williamsport. Vandersloot was one of the leading producers of sheet music in the country at one time during the early 1900s. [LCHS].

MUNCY – The Civil War theme continues with Muncy Historical Society’s upcoming concert, “Civil War Era Music,” performed by the Repasz Band at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 in the Muncy High School Auditorium, 200 W. Penn St. more»

'Night with the Living Dead: The 27 Club' in Williamsport

2 years 46 weeks ago

Neil Young once said, “It’s better to burn out, than to fade away,” a sentence that would later be echoed in the suicide note of Nirvana front man, Kurt Cobain. In 1994 Cobain became a member of the “27 Club,” a group of musicians who all died tragically at the young age of 27. more»

Billtown Blues Association September Newsletter

2 years 50 weeks ago
Bob Margolin jams with UMC students (photo by Wayne Palmer)

The general membership meeting of the Billtown Blues Association is scheduled for Monday September 19, 5:30 p.m., at the Genetti Hotel, 200 W. 4th St., Williamsport (Inquire at front desk upon arrival for meeting room location) more»

Uptown Music Collective to hold its annual Summer Music Fest

3 years 3 weeks ago
Collective Students performing at the 2010 Summer Music Fest.

The Uptown Music Collective, the area’s premier nonprofit school of music, will be holding their annual Summer Music Fest at the Brandon Park Band Shell in Williamsport on Sunday, August 7. more»

Celebrated blues musician Bob Margolin visited Uptown Music Collective

3 years 3 weeks ago

Bob Margolin, a former sideman with blues legend Muddy Waters and an experienced leader of his own band, recently visited Williamsport’s Uptown Music Collective to participate in their 3rd annual 24-hour Blues-A-Thon Fundraiser.

UMC Holds Three-Day Music Festival

3 years 4 weeks ago

The Uptown Music Collective, the area’s premier 501(c) non-profit school of music, will be participating in this year’s Susquehanna University Summer Orchestra Festival in partnership with the Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra. more»

24 Hours of the Blues in Williamsport

3 years 7 weeks ago

Jimi Hendrix once said, “Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.” Most musicians start off learning blues music because of its ease to play and fall in love with it because of the feelings it evokes. Starting on Friday, July 15 at 7 p.m. the Uptown Music Collective will present their third annual 24 hour Blues-a-Thon fundraiser. more»

Open Mic Night at Border's

3 years 8 weeks ago

During "open mic" night at Border's books store at the Lycoming Mall, Muncy, Morgan Patterson and her sister, Bethanie perofrmed a few selections. "Open mic" night is every Friday, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Music Collective Seeks Applicants for Scholarship

3 years 9 weeks ago

The Uptown Music Collective, the area’s premier nonprofit school of music, is currently seeking applications for the Alice Heilman Memorial Scholarship.  Prospective students interested in the scholarship must be between the ages of 13 and 18, must demonstrate a love of music and a strong desire to learn, and be able to demonstrate financial need. more»

Annual Community Sing Auditions This Week

3 years 9 weeks ago

The annual Community Sing will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 5 p.m. at the Brandon Park Bandshell.  This event celebrates local talent from our great city and surrounding areas and is a wonderful event for all to enjoy as a family. more»

Miz at the 'Frog

3 years 9 weeks ago

MiZ brings their soulful mix of Americana/Bluegrass/Jam to Williamsport on Saturday, June 25, 9 p.m. at the Bullfrog Brewery. more»

Uptown Collective Schedules Summer Music Camps

3 years 10 weeks ago

The Uptown Music Collective, the area’s premier nonprofit school of music, will again offer their annual series of Summer Music Camps this summer. more»

22nd Annual Billtown Blues Fest

3 years 11 weeks ago
The Porkroll Project

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 more»

Clouds Make Sounds: The Seasons

3 years 12 weeks ago

Clouds Make Sounds: The Seasons is a full-scale musical production to be presented by the Community Arts Center on Tuesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. This performance will be produced by Rob Steele, Executive Director of the Community Arts Center. more»

Tickets for Billtown Blues Festival on Sale

3 years 14 weeks ago

Locations for discounted tickets to the annual Billtown Blues Festival were announced this week by organizer Bonnie Tallman.

The festival, held this year on Sunday, June 12, features The Porkroll Project, George Kilby Jr., The Laurie Morvan Band, Big
James and the Chicago Playboys, Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Explosion more»

Rock, Paper, Scissors

3 years 14 weeks ago

I got the idea to do this song, from some students K-5 at the school I work at. They always wanna beat MiztaCuff in "Rock,Paper,Scissors" lol. One day I played at least 100 kiddos and a light came on; what if I could not only make the game a song, but also a dance? And Praise God, because the video is now in the works, and the song is gonna be one of the most catchy tracks this summer. more»

'Rhythm Nation' Uptown Music Collective's Newest Venture

3 years 15 weeks ago

Following the success of the recent Irish rock tribute “The Unforgettable Fire,” the students of the Uptown Music Collective will once again take the stage of Williamsport’s Community Arts Center this time joining the students of Milissa Augustine Dance Academy in a performance that will integrate dance and live music in a dazzling re-imagination of the iconic sounds, images, and dances of the ene more»

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