Bromberg, Wolfe, Ginty, regional acts set to make this year’s Blues Bash at Centenary, March 20-21, a memorable one

One thing you can count on at this year’s Blues Bash at Centenary is that there will be memorable moments for years to come. 

The Blues Bash has clearly become a tradition with an array of national acts gracing the Sitnik Theater’s stage – from Johnny Winter to Hubert Sumlin, Peter Tork, Cyril Neville and Samantha Fish. The 6th Annual Bash takes place at the Lackland Center at Centenary College March 20 and 21 and features the legendary David Bromberg and his Quintet on Saturday night, and to kick things off on Friday night, the amazing Todd Wolfe Band with extra special guest John Ginty on his magical B-3 Hammond organ.

Once again, great regional acts are included in the line-up, with free pre-shows at Marley’s Gotham Grill in Downtown Hackettstown Friday (Tri-State Rockers) and Saturday (Steve Kirchuk Trio), from 4:30-6:30. In the lobby at Centenary before and in between main stage acts, Kevin Kinsella hits it on Friday and Don Elliker on Saturday. To cap things off, the post show party at Marley’s on Saturday night features the red hot band, Slackjaw.


Bromberg first attained legendary status back in the 1970s with a slew of hits and a reputation that continues to grow. His album, “Demon in Disguise”, was a huge winner, with the song “Sharon” a regular on radio. That album also featured in incredible version of “Mr. Bojangles”. His mix of Americana, blues, and folk music is a real treat and his latest CD, “Only Slightly Mad”, is indicative of that style. The David Bromberg Quintet has a sound that brings it all together.

Presented by Joe Hirsh Productions, in association with the Centenary Stage Company, Blues Bash also kicks it up in the theater with the Bob Lanza Band on Friday night and Mulebone on Saturday.  Todd Wolfe was part of Sheryl Crow's band for many years, but has a distinct sound of his own that has gotten him national recognition.  Ginty, a founding member of the Robert Randolph Family Band, is one of the most sought after keyboardists in the U.S., having played with the Allman Brothers, Santana, Govt. Mule, Bob Weir and Ratdog, Widespread Panic, and on a regular basis, the Dixie Chicks, among others. They'll be joined on stage by drummer Dan Fadel, who also plays with Ginty with the Brother Buddha band. Bob Lanza has been a festival favorite, having appeared in the past year alone at the Bourbon Street Blues Festival, WNTI Stage, and the Festival in the Borough, to name a few.


Bob Lanza
Sponsors and supporters of Blue Bash 2015 are PNC Bank, Inn at Millrace Pond, Good Impressions Printing & Mailing, Karmabridge Acupuncture, Hackettstown Business Improvement District, Marley’s Gotham Grill, Mr. Music, Village Family Clinic, Morristown Financial Group, Cathy Miller Photography, HTV Media Productions, WNTI, WRNJ, CHP Communications, and guest hosts Pete Hoff and Mike Watterston of WNTI. 

Other related Blues Bash event information can be found at Blues Bash NJ Facebook Page. Tickets at http://www.centenarystageco.org. Click on Special Events for the Blues Bash ticket page. Parking is free. For more information you can email joehirsh@msn.com.

The Inn at Millrace Pond, a quaint B&B in nearby Hope, NJ, is offering special Blues Bash room rates. Call 908-459-4884 for details!  



Show Schedule and Ticket Pricing:
Mulebone


Friday March 20th
Todd Wolfe Band w/ John Ginty
Plus, Bob Lanza Band
Advance (All Seats) - $25.00
Day of - $30.00
Premier Seating (Must call box office to purchase)

Saturday March 21st
David Bromberg Quintet
Opener -  Mulebone
Orchestra - $45.00
Day of - $50.00
Balcony - $37.50
Day of - $42.50
Premier Seating (Must Call box office to purchase)


Blues Bash Flex Pass:

($65.00) 2-night admission ($5.00 discount off Adult Ticket Price). Cannot be used for Premier Seating.

The Blues Bash also features pre-shows at Marleys Gotham Grill each day, and a post show party on Saturday night at Marleys. Other related events can be found at joehirshproductions.com or "like" the Blues Bash NJ Facebook Page. Tickets at http://www.centenarystageco.org/centenary-blues-bash.php.


Ring in the Spring with Uncle Floyd at Inn at Millrace Pond March 14

Zany. Crazy. Off the wall. Hilarious. All adjectives used for those who have seen Uncle Floyd in action. Here's your chance to get in on the action! 

Uncle Floyd, a cable star before there was cable TV, is bringing his zany sense of humor and antics to the Inn at Millrace Pond in Hope for a special performance on Saturday March 14.

Show time is 9 p.m., with dinner reservations beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets for the show are just $15 apiece. There will be a special comedy show menu for this event. As seating is limited, reservations are recommended.

Easily recognizable by his out-of-fashion signature plaid suits and straw hat, Uncle Floyd is a true icon. A part of the New Jersey metro scene since the 1970s, his show, the Uncle Floyd Show, has appeared on many UHF (now that's a long time ago!) and cable systems over the years, not just in New Jersey but throughout the United States. Many refer to his TV show as "TV's strangest adult kiddie show." He can also be heard on weekly on Sirius Satellite Radio, as a regular on "The Wiseguy Show."

His incredible memory for the smallest of facts is amazing and becomes a hilarious part of his show as he recalls commercials and jingles from another era.  

Uncle Floyd regularly performs his unforgettably funny shows at nightclubs throughout the tri-state area where he enjoys a solid fan base and mixes comedy with song while playing rip-roaring tunes on the piano. He has opened for Chubby Checker, Connie Francis, Jerry Vale, Pat Cooper, Melba Moore, Leon Redbone, Jimmy Roselli and hundreds of other big name stars.

In addition, Uncle Floyd has appeared on numerous TV shows and movies, including "Good Morning Vietnam," "Law & Order" and "Cosby."  He has recorded several CDs.


The Inn at Millrace Pond, a historic bed and breakfast and restaurant just minutes from Route 80, Exit 12. Located in the heart of Hope at 313 Johnsonburg Road along  Route 519. For more information about the Inn at Millrace Pond, to make a reservation for this hilarious event and/or book a room for the night, call 908-459-4884. Ask about the 20% off room rate with Uncle Floyd show. For more about the Inn, visit www.innatmillracepond.com