Join WITF, in partnership with Lancaster Country Music radio station I-105, for a special celebration of country music and storytelling in Pennsylvania! I-105’s Casey Allyn and Tim Michaels will emcee the evening. Explore the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form with a sneak peek at the new PBS series COUNTRY MUSIC: A Film by Ken Burns. Plus enjoy musical performances by Country & Bluegrass artists like Colebrook Road, Ben Gallaher, Jess Zimmerman Band and more–with insights into the performers’ songwriting process and reflections on the classic country artists who’ve inspired them.
Making waves on the Bluegrass charts, Lancaster County based Colebrook Road’s new album and single “On Time” reached number 3 on the Bluegrass Today airplay chart, and the album was number 8 on the Billboard Contemporary Bluegrass chart! This award winning group of accomplished musicians has become a standout string band–a bluegrass powerhouse made up of five individuals whose sum is more than the total of their talents.
Ben Gallaher’s songs are autobiographical anthems of growing up in South Central Pennsylvania with a passion for ‘90s country, a reverence for the guitar masters, and a self-awareness that connects like super glue with his growing fan base. He’s genuine in his songwriting, gifted in his self-taught musicianship, and energetic in his stage performance, “Conway Twitty said something like ‘A good country song takes a page out of someone’s life and puts it to music,’” Gallaher recalls about his self-titled debut EP. “I thought about that with every song. I want someone to hear this record, relate to it, and have it make a positive impact. That’s my goal.”
Country meets Classic Rock with Nashville recording artist, Jess Zimmerman Band. This rising band puts on a show you don’t want to miss! A show stopping mix of country and rock music influences, leaves fans wanting more.
ADDITIONAL ARTISTS TO BE ADDED TO THE LINE UP SOON! Learn more about COUNTRY MUSIC A film by Ken Burns and WITF’s local COUNTRY MUSIC project at witf.org/countrymusic.
VIP Package, $75
* Premium event seating
* Access to exclusive preshow reception beginning at 5:00pm
* Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres with down-home country flair
* Featuring beverage service from Lancaster Brewing Company and Thistle Finch Distillery
* Meet & Greet with select musical performers
This concert event is supported by American Music Theatre, Messick’s, and Homeland Hospice. Proceeds from the event support WITF Public Media.