Friday, February 6th, warming up:
Buses drove attendees among a dozen venues in Columbia and
Montour Counties; no cover charges! In addition, the buses
circulated to participating hotels.
Bandit's Roadhouse line-up: Tim Harvey & The Hess Boys w/James Owens, 9 p.m.-midnight
Berwick Brewing line-up: The Mighty Susquehannas, 6-9 p.m., Lonnie Shields, 9-11 p.m.
Marley's line-up: Scott Weis acoustic, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Scott Weis Band, 9-11 p.m.
Turkey Hill Brewing Company line-up: Miner Blues: Bret Alexander, Ed Randazzo, & Tony Halchak, 4:30-6:30;
Swampcandy, 10 p.m.-midnight
Balzano's line-up: Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats, 9 p.m.-midnight
Capitol Restaurant line-up: Steve Gilliland & Friends, 6-8 p.m.
Rose Marie's line-up: Teddy Young Duo, 7-9 p.m.
West End Ale Haus line-up: Sean Farley, 7-9 p.m., The Blind Chitlin Kahunas, 10 p.m. to midnight
Old Forge line-up: Nate Myers & The Aces, 9-11 p.m.
Pine Barn Inn line-up: Doug McMinn, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Seidel's Mardi Gras line-up: The Ann Kerstetter Band, 9:30-11:30 p.m.
Pub II line-up: Bobby Kyle, 10 p.m.-midnight
Saturday, February 7th, the Big Show
Breakfast with the Blues at Fog & Flame Coffee & Espresso,
34 East Main St., Bloomsburg: Sweeney & Rosencrans, 9:30-11:30
Blues Lunch at the Capitol Restaurant, 45 East Main St., Bloom,
with Swampcandy, noon-2:30 p.m.
No cover charge at either venue! Then . . .
Two stages at the Caldwell Consistory, 150 Market Street, Bloom:
Music, food, and fun all evening long!
Downstairs Stage line-up: Sponsored by First Keystone Community Bank
First Columbia Bank & Trust Young Artist Jesse Loewy kicks things off at 3:30 p.m.
Sweeney Blues Revue, 5:30 p.m.
Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats, 7:30 p.m.
The BC Combo with Bev Conklin, 9:30 p.m.
Main Stage line-up:
Clarence Spady and his acoustic band, 4:30 p.m.
Slam Allen Band, 6:00 p.m.
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues, 8:00 p.m.
Teeny Tucker, 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 8th, at 1 p.m.: Gospel Blues -- New for 2015!
Sponsored by the Susquehanna River Arts and
the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau
In the Sanctuary at Wesley United Methodist Church, at the
corner of Market and 3rd Streets, Bloomsburg, ALEXIS P. SUTER
AND THE MINISTERS OF SOUND shared the stage with dozens of
members of Bloomsburg-area choirs: a one-of-a-kind performance!
Blues Music Award-nominee and Koko Taylor Award-nominee Alexis P. Suter is a powerhouse bass/baritone vocalist with the ability to go to "that other place" where singers go when they get lost in the music. Mesmerizing and gripping do not begin to describe what happens to her and to those who witness her heart-felt song interpratations. No wonder the likes of B.B. King and Levon Helm are Alexis P. fans, with Suter and her band playing at nearly 100 of Helm’s shows up in Woodstock, N.Y., and opening for “The King” when he visits her hometown of New York City.
Along with the singular voice of Miss Suter, The Ministers of Sound feature the multi-faceted talents of Ray Grappone (Alexis P. Suter Band, Buster Poindexter, Levon Helm) on drums and percussion, Vicki Bell (APSB, Open Door, Corey Daye) on vocals and percussion, the phenomenal Dave Keyes on piano and organ.
The Ministers of Sound enthrall audiences every time they play, with their mix of Gospel, Blues, Traditional, Poignant, and Time-Honored American Music.
Alexis P. Suter performing with the community choir under the direction of Pat Gensemer at Wesley United Methodist Church to wrap up the second Destination Blues, Sunday February 8th 2014