The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

March 24, 2013

Now Hear This: Sunday, March 24

By Wayne Laepple
For The Daily Item

— Catch the Burgess-Mitchell-Seal Trio at the Bullfrog Brewery in Williamsport for the Jazz Workshop from noon-4 p.m. Then you can cross the street to the Genetti and take in the annual Billtown Blues Challenge at 4.

Two popular area musicians will compete in the solo category at the Challenge at the Hotel Genetti in Williamsport. Pianist Greg Burgess will tickle the ivories, vying with guitarist Doug McMinn for a slot at the International Blues Challenge next January.

After Greg and Doug perform, three bands will also compete. The Porkroll Project, winners two years ago, is back, facing off with the Hawks Blues Band and the Dirty Mojo Blues Band. In addition to a trip to Memphis, the winners get to open the 24th annual Billtown Blues Festival on June 9 at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds in Hughesville.

Also, the annual Central Pennsylvania Wine Trail (a.k.a. as March Madness) is winding up today, Royal Benson is at Spyglass Ridge Winery in Rockefeller Township from 2-5.

Elsewhere, Kimbo and Bryan are at Skeeter’s BBQ in Shamokin Dam from 5-8 p.m.

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