Saturday, May 7th, 2016
A downtown music festival is bringing different bands to different venues throughout downtown Lewisburg, all free and open to everyone. Lewisburg Live! is sponsored by the Lewisburg Arts Council as part of the 47th Annual Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts.
6-8PM Lawson & Disorder
Siam Cafe, 518 Market Street
Lawson & Disorder offers a delightful, free-wheeling tour of musical styles and human emotions. Just as you think you have them figured out, they head off in an entirely different and unexpected direction, and each new road is just as entertaining as the one before it. When pressed to describe their music, they put it this way: Basically we do two kinds of music: sophisticated music for down-home folk and down-home music for sophisticated people.
6:30-8:30PM KJ and the Funshine Band
Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Bucknell University, 400 Market Street
The players are Tim Latshaw on bass guitar, acoustic guitar and vocals –Sean Madden on percussion and vocals–and Kj Reimensnyder-Wagner on acoustic guitar and vocals.
6:30 – 8:30PM Adam Jacob
Mercado Burrito, 520 Market Street
Adam Jacob is a singer/songwriter, who blends his graceful acoustic guitar playing with raw, emotional lyrics in his original songs, as well as his unique interpretations of select covers.
7-9PM Runaway Stroller
Bushel & Barrel, 606 Market Street
Runaway Stroller is made up of vocalist, songwriter, and rhythm guitar player, Johanna Brooke Kodlick and lead guitar pro, singer, songwriter, Anthony Latt. Performing together since 2002, this duo brings exciting life to your favorite songs from the 1960’s to today. Fans quickly become “Stroller Chasers” due to the duo’s eclectic song list and irresistible, live energy.
7:30-9:30PM Alphonse Ciaccio
“Concert for the Broken”,Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 S. 3rd St.
Alfonse Ciaccio has carried on a love affair with the guitar since the age of 8. The result of this affair has been a lifelong pursuit in the perfection of his craft. Mr. Ciaccio has studied the classical guitar with Mrs. Mary Anthony, famed protege’ of the Spanish master Narciso Yepes, and with Dr. Matthew Slotkin of Mansfield University and the Eastman School of Music and Dr. Pablo Cohen of Ithaca College. Mr. Ciaccio’s main emphasis being solo jazz guitar arranging and performing, he studied for many years with the legendary Gene Bertoncini of New York City, Joe Negri the jazz guitar virtuoso of Pittsburgh and Steve Brown of Ithaca College. Mr. Ciaccio has also performed on “The Today Show” and National Public Radio and Television. He has also performed with the Williamsport Chamber Orchestra, Susquehanna Pops Orchestra, members of the Robert Palmer Band and the Paul Winter Consort, Mansfield University Jazz Ensemble, Guire Webb and many others. A noted arranger, Mr. Ciaccio debuted his “Greensleeves for Guitar and Orchestra” in 2004 with the Williamsport Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Ciaccio is an endorser of Heritage Jazz Guitars, Takamine classical guitars, Paul Mel classical guitars, Richard Cogger classical guitars, Ken Wittman guitars and La Bella strings. His first solo project “Pieces of My Heart” was released 2007.
“…after hearing a performance of Alfonse Ciaccio, you will know what love of the guitar is…” – Gene Bertoncini
“Definitely someone to seek out and listen to…” – Joe Negri
8-10PM Grand Junction
The Lewisburg Club, 131 Market Street
It has been said that before there was Country Music, there was Country & Western. As one
enthusiastic “Grand Junction” fan put it recently, “These Folks are the Western”. Grand Junction performs an eclectic blend of Western Americana that will take you on a virtual trip to “Cowtown”. Western Swing,Traditional Country, Early Country Rock, Southern Cowboy Rock and original music played by seasoned musicians, (some who have performed with or shared the stage with with some of Country Music’s nationally recognized stars), will make you smile and want to pull your dancin’ boots on.
9-11PM Faculty Lounge
Bull Run Tap House, 605 Market Street
Once considered the most pretentious faculty rock band at Susquehanna University; now, simply the best. Actually, the only. Founding members Dave Imhoof (vocals, keyboards), Larry Roth (guitar, vocals) and Pat Long (drums) have been rocking the Susquehanna Valley since the early aughts and took part in the infamous “Profapalooza” at Atlantic City’s House of Blues. Now, with the recent addition of Louie Land (guitar, vocals) and Pete Groff (bass), they have expanded their mighty musical cruise boat into an invincible armada of rock. Playing all your favorite tunes, from the Beatles and Hendrix, to Kiss and Queen, to the Killers and Black Keys.
10PM-Midnight Sweeney Blues Revue
Towne Tavern, 600 Market Street
They play their favorite blues and rock – for your listening and dancing pleasure.