2016 Chester County Blues BBQ
The Chester County Blues BBQ is an annual event sponsored by the Coventry Lions Club featuring regional and national Blues performers. All proceeds from the event go to support the charitable activities of the Lions Club.
Tickets for the event are $15 in advance online or $20 in cash at the gate. Children 12 and under are free. Online tickets sales will be suspended at 9am on the day of the event. Tickets will only be available at the gate after that time for $20 (cash).
Food, refreshments and beer will be available for purchase from vendors on site. Admission ticket does not include food and beverage. We recommend bringing a folding chair for seating. Coolers are permitted.
The lineup for this year's event includes the following great performers:
The Nighthawks are considered the best bar band in the world and have been since they got their start in 1974... at least, that's when the original line-up was solidified with Mark Wenner, Jimmy Thackery, Jan Zukowski and Pete Ragusa. After better than 40 years and a few personnel changes the band has settled in with what may well be their best rendition ever with Mark Wenner, of course, Paul Bell on guitar, Johnny Castle on bass and Mark Stutso on drums. These guys have honed their skills playing with the best of the best in every genre imaginable and those years working at sharpening their skills have paid off. Whether blowing the roof off with the electrified band or doing the same without the aid of Edison and Tesla, the Nighthawks are out there night after night playing what can only be called "Good Music."
In 2009, Sirius XMs Bill Wax, having heard that The Nighthawks were playing some acoustic shows, invited the band to record some live tracks for his B.B. Kings Bluesville channel. In less than two hours, the band cut almost a dozen tunes. A week later, Bill handed them a mixed version with permission to release. After Bill Wolf's magic-touch in the mastering, Last Train to Bluesville was released on RipBang Records. With the able assistance of publicist Mark Pucci and radio promoter Todd Glazer, the CD won Acoustic Album of the Year at the Blues Foundations Blues Music Awards in Memphis in May 2011.
While he had a lifelong love of music, Georgie didn't start performing until the 1990's. Inspired by a Robert Johnson tape loaned to him by a friend, he dedicated himself to the Blues. In spite of a series of health issues that confronted him, including a near fatal reaction to prescription medication, kidney failure, and a double hip replacement, Georgie would not be denied, releasing his first CD, Sometimes I Wonder, in 2001. More challenges followed, both medical and financial, but with a little help from his friends, Georgie released his second CD in 2012, Stepping Into Time, receiving significant critical praise and scoring high in the national Blues charts. That same year, Georgie was inducted into the Pennsylvania Blues Hall of Fame. More recently, Georgie released his latest CD, Hit It Hard, which also received high critical praise and continues to receive significant airplay, ranking high in both national and international Blues charts.
Deb was born and raised in the Boston area and cant remember a time when she didnt love to sing and dance to music. She always had her ear to the radio and stereo and was a regular participant in theater, choruses and choirs growing up. However it was at the age of 20 years old, when she sang with her first blues/rock band, that she really felt the most at home and able to express herself through singing. She fell in love with the raw, emotional and passionate power of the blues and has been performing and diversifying her sound ever since. In 1990, Deb moved to Philadelphia, and after taking a few years off from performing, she joined a newly formed group entitled The Blue Root in 95 where she performed a catalogue of early blues songs by such greats as Bessie Smith, Victoria Spivey, Mamie Smith, Robert Johnson, and Blind Blake to name a few. When this band dissolved, she decided to form her own blues band and the Deb Callahan Band was born. Deb's latest CD, Sweet Soul, has received great reviews and consistently high rankings in the Blues charts.
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Elverson, PA 19520
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