31st Annual Billtown Blues Festival Lineup

Friday, June 11th, 2021
Camper Line Up 12:30pm. Gates Open at 2pm.
Music From 
3pm to 10:30pm.

2021 Audition Lineup
 

Noaker/Combs Duo - 3pm


Jason P Yoder - 3:30pm


Cadillac Cats - 4pm


Kevin Hyatt Band - 4:35pm

Becky Blue and the Brand New Revue - 5:10pm

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Part of the Festival tradition starting with showcasing the UMC students.  Blues is very much a part of the UMC curriculum. What better place to demonstrate how well they learned their lessons!

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Set Time: 6pm
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Set Time: 7pm

Long time BBA friend, Nate cleverly blends traditional blues, r&b, and hip-hop into a style all his own.  Coupled with his hi-energy, amazing voice and stage presence, Nate is a complete package that always delivers.

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Florida based; we are honored to present Kat Riggins.  Kat is riding high following her 2021 Blues Music Awards nomination in the contemporary blues category.  Kat is a blues star in the making.  Backing Kat for her first Northeast tour is The Gabe Stillman Band. 

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Set Time: 8:15pm
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Noah Wotherspoon will light up the night with his powerful guitar based set.  The 2015 Albert King Award recipient, (now Gibson Guitar Award), Noah can be found most anywhere in the world demonstrating why. Noah comes to us from Cincinnati.  

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Set Time: 9:30pm

Saturday, June 12th, 2021
Gates Open at 11am. Music From 12pm to 10:30pm

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2021 Audition Winners

These two winners as determined by the Audition Concert held just Friday afternoon on this stage and judged by a slate of BBA members will entertain today and are now eligible to participate in the Memphis based International Blues Challenge in January 2022

Set Time: 12pm
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Mikey Jr is now celebrating his 25th year as a professional musician.  This modern day blues harp powerhouse learned from the masters by way of his vinyl collection.  Mikey is a strong vocalist and impressive entertainer. Buckle up!

Set Time: 2pm
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2021 Audition Winners

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Delaware based and International Blues Challenge semi-finalists, the Lower Case  Blues Band is ready and anxious for their Billtown debut.  The high energy from this set comes from Jake Banaszak on guitar, BJ Munz on bass and Paul Weik on drums. 

Set Time: 3:30pm
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Reverend Billy C Wirtz will be rockin the 88’s, belting the blues, preaching the blues, storytelling, often with a comedic twist and sometimes all at the same time.  Don’t consider him a novelty however, as a blues musician he is as real as they come and an entertainment genius to boot!

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Set Time: 5pm
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Nashville based, this special pairing brings to Billtown the tasteful guitar of Andy T and the classy tenor vocals of Alabama Mike – the result is a memorable powerful blend of blues talent.

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Set Time: 6:30pm
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“Trudy Lynn has lived the life!”  She has climbed the highest of mountains and dealt with the lowest of disappointments.  Through it all she kept on singing her songs and enjoying her audiences.  Trudy is one classy lady fueled by whopping doses of grit and spunk.   Trudy is a Blues Music Award nominee in the Traditional Female Blues category.

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Set Time: 8pm
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This unique trio from Indianapolis is wowing blues, rock, folk, jazz and Americana audiences world wide with their incredible stage presence, scorching talent and distinguishable sound.  The band is nominated for a Blues Music Award in the Blues Rock category.

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Set Time: 9:30pm

Sunday, June 13th, 2021
Gates Open at 10am. Music From 11am to 5:30pm

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Billtown Gospel Revue

The Billtown Gospel Revue this year will feature the incredible vocalists and musicians from the Uptown Music Collective, and likely some special guests.  We are thrilled founder and Executive Director Dave Brumbaugh didn’t hesitate when the invitation was made.  This will be one special show. 

Set Time: 11am

Billtown Gospel Revue

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It has been since 1995 that Billtown has had the pleasure of presenting the incredible Clarence Spady.  Clarence writes with deep felt conviction, honesty and truth and showcases his lyrics with his perfectly executed guitar accompaniment.  Joining Clarence is upright bassist Jon Ventre.

Set Time: 12:15pm
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We are thrilled to have Jason Ricci, now residing in Louisiana, find his way to the Billtown stage once again.  It has been since 2008 since we have seen this artist bend all the rules in the harmonica lexicon.  Just when you think you have come to grips with what he is playing he tosses in a jaw-dropping unexpected twist.  Jason is a 2021 Blues Music Award nominee in the blues harmonica category.

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Set Time: 1:30pm
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It has been 2009 since we have experienced the remarkable style and creative genius of JP Soars. A member of the Gibson Guitar (formally Albert King Award) Award family

JP has taken many twists and turns along the way – always re-inventing himself and pulling in new ears enjoying respect from within the music industry.  JP is a 2021 Blues Music Award nominee in the Contemporary Male Blues category.

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Set Time: 3pm
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Coming to us from Los Angeles, Mitch will close out the Festival with his signature “rock-a-boogie-woogie”!.  Making this set extra special will be former Nighthawks member Pete Ragusa on drums, Dave Chappel on guitar, John Previti on bass and Chris Watling on horn. 

Set Time: 4:30pm
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Note: Artist performance order and performance times may change as circumstances dictate.

Appearing Live on the Williamsport
Sun-Gazette Main Stage!

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