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The Destination Blues Listening Room Last Wednesday of every month
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The Billtown Blues Association Inc.
Receives Grant from PPL Foundation

The Billtown Blues Association, BBA, recognized for their continued work supporting community revitalization through enhancing the arts, has received a $5,000 grant from the PPL Foundation to support the continuation of their work. The BBA now in their twenty-eighth year, has been steadfast in their mission of exposing and celebrating American born music, specifically the blues, and other music genres influenced by blues music. The BBA works to provide family oriented live music presentations while showcasing local and regional talent devoted to performing blues music, while bringing nationally recognized blues artists to the area. The BBA also provides education opportunities and partners with other like minded organizations who support the importance of enhancing arts in the community. Local music fans Dave and Rita Stickler state, "Williamsport is a culturally rich community due to the fact we are fortunate enough to have the Billtown Blues Association embedded within us."

Fall into the Blues!
SATURDAY, Nov 4, 2017
Genetti Hotel Garden/Terrace Room
200 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA.
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 JEFF FETTERMAN BAND and THE TWIN SINNERS to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2017. So put on your dancin' shoes and get ready to party!!
DETAILS AND LINEUP: The Twin Sinners, 3rd Street Blues Band, Mystery Trayne, Jeff Fetterman Band, Vanessa Collier feat. Doug McMinn and the Billtown Blues All Stars


"Billtown Blues Challenge"
Festival Audition Concert

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Genetti Hotel Ballroom
200 W. Fourth St
Williamsport, PA.
Details TBA

5th Annual
Destination Blues Festival

February 16-18, 2018
www.destinationblues.org



LIVE MUSIC and EVENTS:
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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.
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Keeping The Blues Alive Award Keeping The Blues Alive Award Keeping The Blues Alive Award
Uptown Music Collective LycoArtsCouncil
Officers
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
www.billtownblues.org   ©2017 the Billtown Blues Association, Inc.
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