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LOCATION CHANGE: Due to devastating fire and smoke damage at the Moose Exchange, Destination Blues Music Festival, Saturday, February 8th, will be moved to the Caldwell Consistory, 150 North Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA.
All events and times will remain the same on both Friday and Saturday. The only difference is the change in venue.
Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you there!
In February of 2014, Columbia and Montour Counties will heat up with the Destination Blues music festival, “your winter blues heaven on Route 11.” The Moose Exchange, in partnership with Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc., and Briggs Farm Blues Festival, in collaboration with the Billtown Blues Association, brings the “Destination Blues” music festival which will feature international, national, and regional blues performers at multiple venues, as well as bus transportation among the venues and participating hotels.
Newly released bus schedule:
Buses will run CONTINUOUSLY starting at 6pm-
Bus A Route:
Turkey Hill Brew Pub to Marley’s Grille & Brewery
Bus B Route:
Turkey Hill Brew Pub to Berwick Brewing
*Last bus of the night departing Berwick Brewing no later than 11:45pm
Bus C Route:
Turkey Hill Brew Pub to Old Forge
*Last bus of the night departing Old Forge no later than 11:45pm
Tickets are available at:
Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce- 238 Market St., Bloomsburg, PA; Berwick Brewing, Turkey Hill Brew Pub, and Marley's Bar and Grille.
Online tickets can be purchased through EventBrite.com, search Destination Blues or use the link below:
Tickets are $20 for BOTH nights. This includes both the brewery tour on Friday night and entrance into the Moose Exchange Saturday.
If you are not able to make the Saturday event you can participate in the brewery tour ONLY by joining us Friday night at any of the breweries. Wristband purchase to ride the bus is $5 for a night of fun!
No food or beverages are included with the purchase of the ticket.
Keep checking the Facebook page for updates on brewery specials Friday night.
Saturday at the Moose Exchange there will be food, beer, and wine available for purchase; this is NOT a BYO event.
If you are coming from out of the area, our Host Hotel the Econo Lodge has packages that include tickets to the event. Click here to find out more, and see other hotels offering discounts for the event:
Friday, February 7th, brings “Brews & Blues” – music all evening long by local and regional bands at four area brew pubs: Old Forge in Danville, Berwick Brewing, and Marley’s and Turkey Hill in Bloomsburg.
Friday Night BreweryTour Bands (February 7th)
Marley's Brewery & Grille
1323 Columbia Blvd, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
6:30-8:30pm Steve Gilliland
9-11pm Miz Ida and The All-Nightas
Berwick Brewing Company
328 West Front Street, Berwick, PA 18603
6:30pm-8:30pm “Ham and Eggs” James Owens and Dan Hess
9-11pm Symphonic Haze
Old Forge Brewing Company
298 Mill St, Danville, PA 17821
9-11pm Nate Myers
Turkey Hill Brewing Company
991 Central Rd, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
4-6pm Ed Rondazzo & Bret Alexander
10pm-12pm Blind Chitlin Kahunas
National acts appearing at the Moose Exchange during “Bluesburg” on Saturday, the 8th of February, include Moreland & Arbuckle, Alexis P. Suter, Clarence Spady, and Lonnie Shields.
10:30-12am Moreland and Arbuckle
8:30-10pm Alexis P. Suiter
6:30-8pm Clarence Spady
4:30-6pm Lonnie Shields
Downstairs (Grille Room)
7:30-10pm John Sweeney Blues Revue
5:30-7pm Steve Gilliland
4-5pm Black Strat Blues Company
An advance ticket at $20 buys admission to the Exchange all afternoon and evening long, plus bus transportation between the Exchange and hotels in both Columbia and Montour Counties. Attendees can purchase down-home, locally-prepared food and local beer. Day-of tickets will cost $25. The Econo Lodge at Buckhorn will serve as the host hotel for the event; other lodging partners include Bloomsburg’s Patriot Inn and Hampton Inn and Danville’s Pine Barn Inn. Destination Blues could not happen without the collaboration of two of our area’s longtime blues impresarios: Richard Briggs of the Briggs Farm Blues Festival and Bonnie Tallman of the Billtown Blues Association. Destination Blues has received significant financial support from Montour and Columbia Counties’ Tourism Funds as administered by the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau. The Exchange and DBI thank the Montour and Columbia County Commissioners for their vision and enthusiasm. For more information about the Exchange, visit www.MooseExchange.org, or contact us at 570-317-2596 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No, this event is family friendly. Anyone over the age of 21 who wishes to consume alcohol must bring a valid form of ID to prove age.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For any questions contact:
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, but you will need to bring a valid form of ID to verify your tickets at the door.
What is the refund policy?
No refunds will be given.
This event is snow or shine.
When & Where
Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc.
In March 2006, Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc. (DBI) was formed to champion revitalization in the Downtown. Our goal is to develop Downtown Bloomsburg as a center of community activity and local commerce, using the National Trust for Historic Preservation Main Street program as a model.
A successful Main Street program is volunteer-driven, tailored to local needs and opportunities, and based on a shared vision of the future. More than 200 residents, artists, merchants, professionals, citizens, and Bloomsburg University students and faculty helped to create our vision at four community meetings held from July -October 2006.
Everyone is Welcome!
There is something for everyone in Downtown revitalization – from recruiting new businesses and organizing events to planting flowers and designing brochures. Our dedicated volunteers come from all walks of life in the community – artists, professionals, retirees, teachers, merchants, homemakers and students.
If you have questions, call Adrienne Mael, Downtown Manager at 570-784-2522.