Welcome to the new Blues Society of Central PA (BSCP) website!

The BSCP is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation, promotion, support and enjoyment of the truly original American art form, the blues. Our goal is to be a complete resource for all blues lovers including fans, musicians, retailers, promoters, club owners, technicians, educators and you. If you have a love for the blues but can't seem to find a place to see uality live entertainment, if you are a blues musician looking for a place to try out your new blues originals, or if you are a club owner with a love for the blues but have never been able to draw the clientele to support it, then the BSCP is for you!


by Greg Hogg

East Petersburg “Gypsy Moon” Blues Festival
East Petersburg Community Park
6051 Pine St. East Petersburg, PA 17520
Saturday, October 3rd 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

For 5 years running, the BSCP has been proud to be a key sponsor of this Lancaster County early autumn blues festival. This year’s Gypsy Moon Blues Festival will feature:

York, PA’s - Gabbie Bonet & Street Scene

Philadelphia, PA’s – Tatter, Tucker, Moog and Jackson

York PA’s – Buzzard Luck

Delaware’s – Dr. Harmonica & Rockett 88

The day will wrap up with a blues jam from 7:00 PM - ????

BSCP merchandise will be available here ….stock up!!

This festival is free and fun! Hop in the car and join me there!! Dress for the weather!


The BSCP is proud to announce its next great show, EG Kight, international blues artist at River City Blues Club on Sunday, October 25th. Please click HERE for more information.


The BSCP has finalized all details for its annual Christmas Party being held on Sunday, December 6th at the Hummelstown Fire Company. Please click HERE for more information.


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.


We are starting up the BSCP acoustic jam again, at the hippest new night spot in the area, the River City Blues Club in Harrisburg. Our first jam will be held on this coming Wednesday, October 1st, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, so please bring your instruments and join us.

The theme is blues, but we are a bit more flexible than the Thursday jam on song selection. We have a sound system so bring your instrument cables if you want to plug in. We also have a guitar pickup if you need one.

The acoustic jam is being held the 1st Wednesday of the month 7pm to 10pm ( hosted by BSCP) and the 3rd Wednesday of the month 7pm to 10pm (hosted by Nate Myers Trio) at the River City Blues Club, 819 S. Cameron Street, Harrisburg. This is two doors down from the Sutliff Chevrolet Truck center on Cameron Street in Harrisburg, near the corner of Paxton and Cameron. There is plenty of free parking. Visit their website at rivercityhbg.com.

Please stop by this Wednesday for some fun and acoustic music. And remember to bring your instrument! Hope to see you there!


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