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Uptown Music Collective's
Blues-A-Thon 2017

Friday-Saturday, June 2&3, 2017
The Billtown Blues Association is pleased to support the Uptown Music Collective's "Blues-A-Thon." This UMC fundraising event begins FRIDAY June 2nd at 7pm in Downtown Williamsport, as part of First Friday festivities. The Billtown Blues Association is contributing to the cause by providing guest blues artist Bob Margolin. Click here for more details

Bright Lights Big City Blues Week
Fri., June 2 - Sat., June 10, 2017
The Uptown Music Collective, Billtown Blues Association and Lycoming Arts Council have joined forces to celebrate blues music in Williamsport with a week of festivities. Two iconic long-standing events, the Uptown Music Collective's annual Blues-A-Thon and the 28th Annual Billtown Blues Festival will open the celebration on June 2nd and provide a climactic close on Saturday June 10th.
Click here for full schedule of this week-long event.

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

5th Annual
Destination Blues Festival

February 16-18, 2018
More info at

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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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Bill VanCampen - President
Tom Butler - Vice President
Charlie Lockard - Treasurer
Bonnie Tallman - Secretary
Billtown Blues Association
PO Box 2
Hughesville, PA 17737
Phone: 570-584-4480
Fax: 570-584-4608   ©2017 the Billtown Blues Association, Inc.
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