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.
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 email@example.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:
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.