The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

July 27, 2013

Now Hear This: Saturday, July 27

By Terry Baylor
For The Daily Item

— It’s time again for the 22nd Pocono’s Blues Festival. The event is held at Blue Mountain Ski Resort in Palmerton, Pa.

Festival goers prepare yourselves for three days of down and dirty blues on two stages!  There are 15 national acts booked.

It all starts today when the gates open at noon and ends Sunday at noon. There are a number of ticket options with or without camping.  To order tickets or if you want more information, go to Blue Mountains’ web site for all the event details.

Tonight, Kimbo and Bryan will be on the patio at Front Street Station, Northumberland, from 7-10 p.m. They’ll be playing some really good acoustic cocktail of blues and jazz.

Smooth Country will have people kickin’ up their boots at the Orangeville Fireman’s Carnival.  They take the stage from 7-10 p.m.

At 5:30, Van Wagner will present a hard coal project followed by a free concert at Christ United Methodist Church in Danville.

Jim Wetzel and Friends are at McGuigan’s in Sunbury from 6:30-8:30.

If you feel like something out of the ordinary, perhaps a relaxing evening boat ride up the Susquehanna might suit your fancy.  Tyler Spooner, a really good singer songwriter, is hosting a concert cruise on the Hiawatha in WIlliamsport at 9 p.m.  These music cruises are really fun.  For info on the Hiawatha see

At 11:30 a.m. Van Wagner and KJ Reimensnyder will perform at Central Oak Heights at the Children’s Acorn Festival. There will be lots of other music happening.  Look at for more information.

Sucker Punch will rock the Scarlet D in Mifflinburg starting at 10 p.m.  These guys know how to rock!

Songwriter Chris Rattie will be at Cherry Alley Cafe in Lewisburg at 7 p.m.  Cherry Alley has been closing earlier, but will open at 6 p.m. for the music events they have scheduled.  While Chris plays and sings, the story plays out in your mind like a movie clip.

Karen Naugle and Mark Tomeo will perform together at McGuigan’s Pub in Sunbury from 6:30-8:30.

Kevin Ridall will entertain on the patio at Front Street Station, Northumberland, from 7-10.

Audio Box and Small Town Titans are on a double bill for Freedom Field at Ye Olde Meeting Place just north of Milton on Route 405. The show starts at 6:30 and admission is $5.  So worth the money to see these two hard rockin’ bands!  It’s held outside so bring your lawn chair.

Rickey and Harv will be at the new Marley’s on Bloom Road (Route 11) in Bloomsburg.

Please send news about music and venues to Terry Baylor  ( by 5 p.m. on Monday for inclusion in Thursday’s “Now Here This.” Photos always welcome.