Welcome to the Blues Society of Central PA (BSCP) web site!


The Blues Society of Central PA congratulates Rick Hefelfinger, Jonas Hair and their team on the successful completion and opening of the new River City Blues Club and Dart Room at 819 South Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA.   Rick and his crew have been working hard for over a year to make the first Blues Club in Harrisburg a reality, and it is a beauty!  We hope you will come out and check it out.  You will not be disappointed!
The club features a cafe, full bar service, and a huge dart room on the first floor,  and the blues club in the lower level offers 12 beers on tap, along with a great selection of bottled beers and liquor.  There is also a food menu, which was inspired by southern soul food, and you’ll even find some vegan and vegetarian options available.   Also, there is lots of free parking! 
NOTE:  There is usually a $5 cover charge to see the bands in the lower level on Friday and/or Saturday evenings.
For further information, please go to their website at www.rivercityhbg.com.


The Blues Society of Central PA presents LAST BLAST OF SUMMER
Please join us to close out the summer and ring in the fall season with some great blues!
WHEN:                 Saturday, September 20th, 6 pm - 11 pm
WHERE:              Champions Sports Bar, 300 N. 2nd St., Highspire, PA 17304
ADMISSION:      $15 (pay at the door)
  • R-Way is a acoustic blues duo from Williamsport.  One voice, one guitar, back to basics blues!
  • James Day and the Fish Fry (http://www.jameswday.com- “James Day is a vocalist and harmonica player backed by a stellar group of musicians collectively know as ‘The Fish Fry’.   This is your full service ‘Jump Blues and New Orleans Grooves’ band.   Based in the Mid Atlantic, James Day and the Fish Fry perform at festivals and venues in Canada and along the East Coast.   On any given night, one can hear all styles of the blues from New Orleans street parades, Cuban Rumbas, Swamp Pop, Zydeco, Carolina Shag, Down Home Delta Blues to that Classic Chicago sound.   Their CD’s are played on satellite radio, roots music stations and overseas radio.  With James Day and the Fish Fry, a brew of influences will come together in the form of backbeat drumming, slapping upright bass, fat tone guitar, and honking harmonica.   If you want to dance, or just soak up some old school blues then make it out for some turbo charged jump blues and you’ll have one wild swinging house party.”  – written by Freddy Celis, Rootstime Magazine, Brussels Belguim
  • Steve Guyger & The Excellos (http://steveguyger.com) - Over the past forty-plus years, 2009 Handy Award nominee Steve Guyger has been dishing out some of the finest blues to be heard anywhere.  Whether in a duo, trio, or with his band, The Excellos, Steve always rocks the house.  Steve has toured with the late Jimmy Rogers, among others, and has played with many of the great Chicago bluesmen and contemporary players, yet he remains one of the best kept secrets in blues.   The late William Clarke called Steve “the best harp player I’ve ever seen.” Mark Hummel called him “a monster player.”   If you have heard Steve play, you know what they’re talking about. If you’ve never heard him, you’re missing a major page in your blues portfolio.    Steve began playing harp back in the late 60′s on a harmonica given to him by his future sister-in-law. Sometime later, his brother turned him on to Paul Butterfield. Steve’s passion for the blues harp took him to Chicago to learn at the feet of the masters of the art. Each trip taught him skills that he brought back to the local bands in which he paid his dues.  Steve has shared the stage with the greats in Chicago and the contemporary harp players touring the world today, names like Little Sammy Davis, Carey Bell, Rick Estrin, Rod Piazza, Kim Wilson, Mark Hummel, Charlie Musselwhite and many others. His playing, vocals, songwriting and stage presence have earned him a place among the best of the players on stage today.
 Gypsy Moon Blues Festival
The Gypsy Moon Blues Festival once again will be held in East Petersburg, PA on October 4, from 3 to 8 pm.  A great lineup includes:
3:00-3:45 Rhythym on Main
4:00-4:45 Jake Lewis & The Clergy
5:00-5:40 Angelo M Trio
6:00-6:40 Our special guest The Balkun Brothers from Hartford, Connecticut!
6:50-8:00 is the closing all-player blues jam that proved so popular last year will return as well as our great food and vendors – a special hat tip to the Blues Society of Central PA and their incredible support!
Be sure to patronize our awesome event sponsors.  More info is available at www.gypsymoonbluesfest.com.