HUGHESVILLE — The Blues resonated here this weekend and Pam and Jim Reddington couldn’t have been happier.
“We’ve been coming here for 10 years” the Olyphant couple said at the 32nd Annual Billtown Blues Music Festival at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds.
The weekend music festival, organized by the Billtown Blues Association and numerous sponsors, provided attendees with hours of live music on stage in an atmosphere where blues fans could either walk past playing bands and take a souvenir photo, or listen on a lounge chair further away. a way.
As the children with the families kicked the air, Pam said she bought the bands’ CDs and listened to her favorite music in her car.
The speakers and sound system were superb as Becky Blue Band performed on the main stage of Sun-Gazette on Saturday, one of several headlining bands at the event.
The festival is family oriented with an atmosphere of kids jumping and dancing on big blankets or beach towels and grandparents rocking back and forth.
“I wanted to bring my grandchildren but they are 2 and 4 years old”, said Pam.
The rain kept its distance throughout the three-day event.
When the Billy Price Band was playing on Friday, the crowd moved to the stage, Jersey Shore’s Kendall Palmatier said.
All bands got the crowd dancing this weekend to live music.
Festival food and refreshment vendors have been busy.
Volunteers from the association were present. Along with the fabulous blues sound echoing around the fairgrounds, the festival featured vendors of local crafts, the Association said, listing: Elliot’s Hidden Treasures, Tastefully Simple, Blue Mania CD’s, Al Moretti Art, Thriftville of Millville, Jeffrey Heim, Michelle Groulx, Mary Herrold Macrame, RJ Bonnett Books, Gourdworks Attendees arrived not only by car, but also by RV and RV.
The borough itself was bustling as the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department wrapped up its annual carnival on Saturday.
Saturday was the parade recognizing the many public safety, fire and emergency management departments in the area.