Welcome to the Blues Society of Central PA (BSCP) website!
The BSCP is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation, promotion, support and enjoyment of the truly original American art form, the blues.
Our goal is to be a complete local resource for all blues lovers, or anyone seeking to broaden their musical experience. During the course of the year, we host or sponsor many blues events and festivals, some free to the public, featuring local, regional and nationally known acts. And via our free weekly electric blues jams each Thursday night and acoustic jams the first Wednesday of the month, weíre promoting local talent. We invite all local blues men and women, no matter where they are on their blues playing journey, to get up on stage and perform and grow in front of appreciative audiences.
All of our events are open to the public, but being a BSCP member has its privileges and helps in the effort to host and sponsor great blues events. You can become a member for $10 a year, which gets you into both the annual Mississippi Railroad event in July and the annual all-you-can-eat Christmas party in December.
On this website youíll learn about events and personalities that drive the blues genre in and around Central PA. We hope you enjoy it and join in on the fun.
BSCP ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3RD
Itís hard to resist a good two-for-one bargain during the Christmas season. People flock from all over at all hours of the morning to scarf up a sweet deal. On Dec. 3, The Blues Society of Central Pennsylvania (BSCP) offers for its annual Christmas party a killer two-for-one bargain rivaling any midnight madness sale. Only you can sleep in and still reap the harvest. Oh, and itís free to BSCP members!
Performing at the Hummelstown Fire Hall are two national touring performers who between them have been nominated for 12 Blues Music Awards. Moreover, combined they have cut or been included on dozens of albums, either soloing or accompanying a whoís-who list of blues and rock performers.
Eight time BMA nominee Tad Robinson, who rose to fame singing and playing harp on the Chicago blues circuit in the 1980s and 90s and is still drawing accolades from blues reviewers nationwide, will be accompanied by The Dave Katz Band Ė Katz himself a 2013 Blues Hall of Fame inductee and legendary Hammond B-3 organist and keyboardist who has toured with The Allman Brothers Band, Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard and Delbert McClinton among others, in addition to having an impressive solo resume. Thatís a mouthful, but thatís a one-two punch with so much history in the genre that itís hard to sum up simply.
Memo to those who like to arrive fashionably late: Take a different tactic this time. The Hummelstown Fire Hall has a finite capacity and late comers may have to be turned away.
Admission to the concert and all-you-eat potluck is free to BSCP members. Memberships and membership renewals can be purchased at the door for $10. Feel free to bring a covered dish or a dessert to share!
Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
The buffet line will open at 2 p.m. and
two sets of music
will follow at 3 p.m.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The BSCP is proud to announce our newest feature in our quarterly newsletter, "In the Sportlight". This article will feature many talented musicians who regularly perform at the Thursday night blues jam, hosted by the BSCP at Champions Sports Bar & Grill in Highspire, PA. Please click HERE to read the newest article (pages 5 thru 7), featuring our own Gary "Rocky" Rothrock.
OUR JAM VENUE
Champions Sports Bar & Grill (www.championsportsbar.net) at 300 2nd Street, Highspire, PA is our home venue for the free weekly electric blues jams each Thursday night, beginning at 8 pm. Champions offers a full food and beverage menu and entertainment at least several nights a week.
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