By Wayne Laepple
For The Daily Item
— It’s time for the annual Wine Trail, known by some as March Madness. This year, a dozen central Pennsylvania wineries between Duncannon, State College and Hegins, including three local establishments, are opening their doors and cellars to visitors. With the purchase of a $20 ticket, one can visit as many of that dozen as one cares to. Samples of wines and food pairings are a highlight, but several of the wineries also feature live music. Check out the details at www.pawinetrail.com.
Today, the Fero Vineyards in Lewisburg will feature Ruff Life from 1-4 p.m., while the Skyla Burrel Band shakes things up at Spyglass Ridge Winery near Sunbury from 2-5 p.m., and the Blind Chitlin Kahunas are at Shade Mountain Winery between Penns Creek and Middleburg on Route 104 from 1-4 p.m.
Elsewhere tonight, Jim McClincy’s on the road again, playing at Edith’s Kitchen in the former railroad station in Catawissa from 6-8 p.m., and Juice is at Puirseil’s Irish Pub on Sixth Street in Lewisburg from 7-9 p.m. with a nice set of jazz and ballads. Elisabeth Guerrero on the vocals fronts Don Krech, Bill Flack and Stu Shrawder.
Later on in the evening, the Frank Wicher Band is at the Mifflinburg VFW on Route 45 just west of town from 9-midnight. The 86 Band is at McGuigan’s in Sunbury from 10-1 a.m., and Timothy’s Burden is at Ye Olde Meeting Place on Route 405 north of Milton from 9:30-12:30.
Please send details about live music events in the region to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the day Monday for inclusion in this space.