Click HERE to view 28th Annual Billtown Blues Festival Photos
BBA General meeting: Sept. 12, 2017, 6 pm, Genetti Hotel-Little League Room
Blues Booster Night
Benefit for Twin Sinners trip to IBC in Memphis
Three Billtown Blues Acts - Monday July 24, 2017. Click HERE for details.
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."
The Blues Foundation
Best Self-Produced CD Contest
Submission must go through the Billtown Blues Association, and must be received by the BBA by OCTOBER 1, 2017, to be considered. You may not enter our BSPCD contest if you have entered ANY other Blues organization's contest for BSPCD. The BBA contest is limited to PA bands only, and you must be a member of the Billtown Blues Association to submit a CD for this contest. The CD must have been released between November 1, 2016 - October 31, 2017.Send 4 copies of your submission to:
BBA - Best Self Produced CD Submission, P.O. Box 2, Hughesville, PA 17737
Click here for Blues Foundation eligibility rules and judging criteria.
Call 570-584-4480 or click here to email us if you have additional questions for the Billtown Blues Association regarding this contest.
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
DETAILS and LINEUP: TBA
"Billtown Blues Challenge"
Festival Audition Concert
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Genetti Hotel Ballroom
200 W. Fourth St
Destination Blues Festival
February 16-18, 2018
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.
Bill VanCampen - President
Tom Butler - Vice President
Charlie Lockard - Treasurer
Bonnie Tallman - Secretary
|Billtown Blues Association
PO Box 2
Hughesville, PA 17737
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