Fix your cabin fever and celebrate an especially appreciated 2015 spring season at the 5th annual Blues, Brews and Barbecue Event in the Back Lot at Capitol Theatre Center in Downtown Chambersburg, PA!  That’s the place to be…rain or shine…on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 1:00pm-7:00pm.  Proceeds benefit Capitol Theatre Center Foundation, a 501 (c)3 cultural arts organization.

Blues, Brews and Barbecue 2015 has an all new line-up of great blues and bluegrass bands plus barbecue vendors and local/regional craft beers and more!  A lively and fun combination of delicious, mouthwatering barbecue and upbeat bands will have you tapping and moving… making for a day to remember.   Add in a diverse selection of craft beers by Ace Distributing for a fun, outdoor, festival-like experience.   Everyone must show ID to consume alcohol.  Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

Capitol Theatre Center is located at 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, in Franklin County, PA.

(717) 263-0202.

Details and Ticket info below.


BANDS:   Live blues and bluegrass bands will set the tone for the event.  (Band times may vary.)

Scheduled to perform at Blues, Brews and Barbecue are:

1:00pm – 2:45pm DRYMILL ROAD (Bluegrass) This four piece band from Winchester, Virginia is popular up and down the East Coast and Canada for crafting old-timey newgrass/bluegrass with upbeat instrumentation and fantastic harmonizing vocals.  They perform high energy and heartfelt original material, with a good mix of traditional music and “not so” traditional takes on Led Zeppelin, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, and the Beatles…to name a few. The band brings a full-blown entertainment experience with some very different blends of old, new, traditional, with some surprising twists and turns.

3:00pm – 4:45pm TERRY OATES AND THE MUDCATS (Blues)  Top talent dedicated to the American Blues Experience.  High energy seven piece band from Winchester, Virginia based on traditional blues influences with a modern flair.  The “blues” has spawned many offshoots of music, including; country, jazz, big band, swing, rock, funk, r&b, soul, Motown and other styles popular in America today. This band incorporates all of these styles of music creating not just a blues show band but an American band performing the all-encompassing American blues influence. Their combination of guitar, bass, drums, horns and vocals give them the ability to cover and create many styles of blues!

5:00pm – 6:30pm KELLY BELL BAND (Blues)

Seven piece band – Voted the Best Blues Band in the Mid-Atlantic Region 12 years in a row, the Kelly Bell Band from Baltimore, Maryland is “among the most genre-expanding acts on today’s blues scene. Who else can combine elements of hip-hop, funk, and blues-electrified here, Delta there, horn driven elsewhere – and still manage to sound sincere? A forward view of the way blues is transitioning in today’s scene…Bell’s an honest poet and an outstanding singer with lots to say. ” Blues Revue Magazine.

BREWS:  A selection of local and regional craft beers will be provided by Ace Distributing who will be representing a variety of breweries including Roy Pitz and more!  The hallmark of craft beer and craft brewers is innovation, so come and taste what’s new and unique at this year’s Blues, Brews and Barbecue event!  Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

BBQ:  On the menu, to complement the blues and the brews, will be the tasty, lip smacking barbecue by McCollums BBQ of Fayetteville, PA and crowd favorite Hempen Hill BBQ of Hagerstown, MD. 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!

TICKET/ LOCATION  INFO:  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.

Directions and other Capitol Theatre Center event info are available at  Blues, Brews and 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. For more to see and do in Franklin County visit:

GOLD SPONSORS as of April 6, 2015:

Orrstown Bank, Shipley Energy, Madison Settlement Services, Franklin County Visitors Bureau.