The Blues Bash has an “all-star” flavor to it
as superstar-studded Royal Southern Brotherhood with Devon Allman, Cyril Neville, Mike Zito headlines 5th Annual Blues Bash at Centenary
Plus Samantha Fish and other great acts March 21-22
Superstar-studded blues rock band Royal Southern Brotherhood, with Devon Allman, Cyril Neville and Mike Zito, along with the greatly anticipated return of Samantha Fish, will headline the 5th Annual Blues Bash at Centenary on March 21 and 22.
The 5th Annual Blues Bash, presented by Joe Hirsh Productions in association with the Centenary Stage Company, features two full days of the blues at Centenary College, with several great acts taking the stage on Friday March 21 and Saturday March 22. Major sponsors for the 2014 Bash are PNC Bank, the Inn at Millrace Pond in Hope, Tramontin Harley-Davidson, and the Hackettstown Business Improvement District.
The Blues Bash takes place at the beautiful and nearly new state-of-the-art Sitnik Theater at the David and Carol Lackland Center at Centenary College both nights. Each day fans can attend “matinee shows” at Marley’s Gotham Grill (Mike Frank & Friends Friday, Jordan Koza Family Band on Saturday), and a “post-show party” on Saturday night with Slackjaw, also at Marley’s (free with Centenary ticket or $5). Doors at Centenary open at 6:15 at Centenary each night, with music throughout the nights, and headliners scheduled for around 9 p.m.
The 5th Annual Blues Bash continues its tradition of bringing the best national acts to the region, with this year’s headliners Royal Southern Brotherhood (Saturday) and Samantha Fish (Friday).
Royal Southern Brotherhood’s lineup has talent to burn with Neville, who recently garnered hree national blues awards, Allman, the son of Gregg Allman, Mike Zito, bassist Charlie Wooten and drummer Yonrico Scott, who also plays with the Derek Trucks Band, and has also played the sticks for Gregg Allman and the Allman Brothers themselves.
Last year Samantha Fish rocked the Blues Bash, prompting calls for her return! She literally blew away the crowd last year, and you can expect more of the same this year as she breaks out tunes from her newest CD, Black Wind Howlin’. The Kansas City-based Fish has been on a major roll ever since she teamed up with Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde on the 2011 release, Girls with Guitars. It is for sure that this talented woman is destined for worldwide bigtime attention in the very near future!
Support for the Blues Bash also comes from Marley’s Gotham Grill, Good Impressions Printing and Mailing, Kennedy Events, WNTI, United Jersey Blues Network, Cathy Miller Photography, HTVProductions, Karmabridge Acupuncture & Herbals, the Hackettstown/Mount Olive Monthly, and Scott A. Anderson, CFP.
Super supports acts – including Bob Lanza Blues Band and Nikki Armstrong’s Tribute to the Ladies of the Blues (Saturday) and also Shuffle Jump & Moan (Friday) – will help round out the two nights at Centenary, which will also showcase Steve Kirchuk on Friday and Ezra Tarlowe on Saturday.
For more about Joe Hirsh Productions and its ongoing events, check out the Joe Hirsh Productions page on FB or visit www.joehirshproductions.com. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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