Fall into the Blues!
SATURDAY, Nov 3, 2018
Genetti Hotel - Garden/Terrace Room
200 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA.
Showtime: 4 pm

The Billtown Blues Association's annual Fall Into the Blues is set for Saturday November 3rd, starting at 4pm at the Genetti Hotel. The annual fundraiser will help the organization contribute funds to assist Chris LaRose and The Gabe Stillman Band as they journey to Memphis TN in January to compete in the International Blues Challenge.
This year's Fall Into the Blues will present three unique sets:
  • Traditional Blues Unplugged
  • Sassy and Classy Billtown Blues Women
  • The Incredible Blues Harp!
All featured sets will include area musicians in backing band support roles. All toll 25 local musicians will be featured.
Showtime 4 pm Doors open at 3:30 pm
Tickets - General Admission: $15, BBA Members $10. Tickets available at the door only, credit cards accepted. There will be food available for sale and $1 drafts.

This is an important fundraiser to send our representatives CHRIS LAROSE and THE GABE STILLMAN BAND to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2019. So put on your dancin' shoes and get ready to party!!

  • Traditional Blues Unplugged features: Chris LaRose, Jay Short, and Stacia Abernatha
  • Sassy and Classy Billtown Blues Women features: Miz Ida, Ann Kerstetter, Becky Blue, Becky Wool, and Shayne Williams
  • The Incredible Blues Harp! features: Shawn Strickland, John Sweeney, Dave Thompson, and Matt Gartner
Supporting musicians include: Bill Stetz, Joel Vincent, Tate Berkey, Roy Purcel, Lori Smith, Dave Krempansky, David Miller, Jesse Roedts, Willi Ort, and Gary Strickland.

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About the Billtown Blues Association

The mission of the Billtown Blues Association is to perpetuate and preserve blues music as a valued indigenous American art form; to assume a community leadership role in promoting the arts; to produce quality and inspiring live music events; to offer educational opportunities targeting the history of blues and the artistic impact of blues music world-wide, and to encourage and support area musicians with a devoted interest in American Roots Music.

The Billtown Blues Association, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1990. We held our first Billtown Blues Festival in June of that year.   In 1993 we added the Billtown Blues Challenge, a competition for local and regional musicians to determine the opening act of the Billtown Blues Festival.    In 1997 the Billtown Blues Association joined the Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN.   In 1997 we sent our first winners of the Billtown Blues Challenge to the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.    In 2011 our organization was awarded the Blues Foundation's Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Best Blues Organization.   We also sponsor the guest artist for the Uptown Music Collective's yearly fundraiser, the 24 hour Blues-A-Thon, and are an affiliated member of the Lycoming County Arts Alliance.

The Billtown Blues Association, Inc. is supported in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council On the Arts for our efforts to perpetuate America's indigenous music, the blues, in rural Pennsylvania, and grants from the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau and the City of Williamsport.
VisitorsBureau PA Counsel on the Arts PA Counsel on the Arts
Keeping The Blues Alive Award Keeping The Blues Alive Award Keeping The Blues Alive Award
Uptown Music Collective LycoArtsCouncil
Bill VanCampen - President
Tom Butler - Vice President
Charlie Lockard - Treasurer
Bonnie Tallman - Executive Director/Secretary
Billtown Blues Association
PO Box 2
Hughesville, PA 17737
Phone: 570-584-4480
Fax: 570-584-4608
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