Join the growing number of the 21+ crowd who put this annual fundraising event for the Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg at the top of their list of fun spring things to do in Franklin County, PA.  The back lot at the Capitol Theatre is the place to be…rain or shine…on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 1:00pm-7:00pm. Gather your friends and bring your lawn chairs and simply chill out or get up and dance with the music of live bands, sip some craft specialty and domestic brews (or wine) and grab some finger lickin’ barbecue to keep your hunger at bay. Proceeds benefit Capitol Theatre Center Foundation, a 501 (c)3 cultural arts organization. Capitol Theatre Center is located at 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, in Franklin County, PA. (717) 263-0202.


Randy McAllister

*1:00pm – 2:30pm Grammy nominated blues/roots artist, singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Randy McAllister and the Scrappiest Band in the Motherland – from East Texas. Learn more at: Media contact: Dean (214) 536-5149


Kelly Bell Band 2

*3:00pm – 4:30pm Voted best Blues Band in the Mid-Atlantic for 12 years, theKelly Bell Band – from Baltimore, MD.  Learn more at:  EPK

Media contact: Ari Nisman and (732) 818-9600


Eric Steckel 2

*5:00pm – 6:30 Authentic blues soul and powerful player hailed by many as one of the next best things on the rock and blues scene, Eric Steckel – from Lehigh Valley, PA.  Learn more at:  Media contact:  Eric Steckel (904) 316-1572

*band times are approximate


Dogfish Head, Troegs, Neshaminy Creek, Ithaca Brewing, Roy Pitz, Deschutes, Leinenkugel, New Belgium and Miller Lite provided by ACE Distributing, plus Bud Light, Yuengling and more. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.


On the menu, to complement the blues and the brews, will be the tasty, lip smacking barbecue by award winning Ribbins BBQ of Chambersburg, PA -Media contact: and crowd favorite Hempen Hill BBQ of Hagerstown, MD – Media contact: Enjoy North Carolina style pulled pork sandwiches, thin sliced pit beef sandwiches, smoked jumbo chicken wings, slow smoked baby back ribs, smoked mac & cheese, creamy coleslaw and a whole lot more!


Everyone MUST show ID to consume alcohol. All ages require admission fee.

No pets please. (Service pets only.) No coolers/containers or outside food or beverages. Guests are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs. The cost for Blues, Brews and Barbecue is either: $10.00 including: entry into event, entertainment, and a souvenir glass (while supplies last) OR $7.00 for a Designated Driver including: entry into event, entertainment. Food and beverages sold separately. Attendees will also be able to enjoy small games of chance. Blues, Brews and Barbecue tickets are available in advance or at the door. Advance tickets for Blues, Brews and Barbecue can be purchased online at or by calling the Capitol Theatre Box Office at (717) 263-0202. The Box Office is located inside the main entrance to Capitol Theatre at 159 S. Main St. in Chambersburg, PA and is open Monday – Friday from 11am – 4:30pm.

Blues, Brews & Barbecue takes place outside in the Capitol Theatre Center Back Lot accessed through the main front entrance of Capitol Theatre Center under the big marquee at 159 S. Main St. in downtown, Chambersburg, PA. Rain or Shine. Directions and other Capitol Theatre Center event info are available at For places to stay and more to see and do in Franklin County, PA visit:


Diamond Sponsor:   Orrstown Bank

Gold Sponsors:   Franklin County Visitors Bureau, Shipley Energy, Madison Settlement Services, Chambersburg Hearing Center, GDC and F&M Trust

Silver Sponsors: Shetter Insurance Agency, Valley Agency, Smith Elliott kearns & Company, LLC and Boyer & Ritter LLC