Coventry, PA – The Coventry Lions Club will host the inaugural Chester County Blues Barbeque on June 5, 2 to 7 p.m. at Wyndsor Farm in Elverson to support its scholarship and outreach programs. The family-oriented event will feature three notable blues bands from the area in a spacious and scenic setting, with food and drinks available for purchase throughout the afternoon. The Barbecue will be held rain or shine as Wyndsor Farm has a large indoor arena that will serve as shelter in case of inclement weather.
Tickets are $20 per person if purchased at the gate, $15 if purchased in advance. Advance tickets are available online on the event website, http://www.chestercountyblues.com, from Coventry Lions members, and a number of local outlets. The proceeds from this event will be used to support the many charitable activities of the Coventry Lions Club in Chester County, PA
Three Great Local Blues Bands
The event will feature three outstanding Chester County blues bands. Each band will perform a set of approximately 90 minutes. It will be a fantastic afternoon and evening featuring some great blues music!
Voodoo DeVille is a six piece band working out of the Philadelphia area. The band was formed in 1998 by a group of like-minded guys who enjoyed the blues and enjoyed playing them even more. While Chicago blues is their starting point, they venture into jump, boogie woogie, early rock ‘n roll, and rockabilly. If it’s fun to play, then it’s in the set list. The band has become a fixture at many venues, Community Days, and private events throughout Chester County. No matter what the venue, Voodoo DeVille is out to have some fun and share it with their audience.
The Blue Plate Specials are a new project consisting of some of the most seasoned musicians in the Philly area and beyond; the members having played more gigs in more bands than could be listed.
Most of the songs are band originals, and the band covers all facets of the Blues from ‘Nawlins to Gutbucket, Back Porch Country, Chicago to Texas, with an emphasis on Uptown Jump and Swing.
The arrangements are hot and tight and the band is cooler than the other side of the pillow. People DANCE at Blue Plate Specials Shows.
The Porkroll Project is hard rocking 6 piece blues band who play a high energy blend of fresh covers and originals. The music is blues, but it’s done up Porkroll style. Little bit of grease, good dose of funk, whole lotta drive and grind. Throw that together with some dangerous lead guitar and harmonica, powerful organ, and rippin’ piano, and you have a recipe for a night where anything can happen! The band was a semi-finalist in the prestigous 2010 International Blues Challenge, held in Memphis earlier this year. Their 2009 CD, Shake It Twice, was also a semi-finalist in the Blues Foundation’s 2010 competition for the Best Self-Produced CD.
About Coventry Lions of Pennsylvania
The Coventry Lions Club was chartered in 1958. Since then it has grown and currently has 19 very active members dedicated to the tenets of Lionism. Current projects include a medical equipment loan program, holiday baskets for the less fortunate in our community on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, leader dog training sponsorship, used eyeglasses collection for the LCIF, support for free eye exams and glasses for the less fortunate individuals in the area, an annual scholarship for an Owen J. Roberts high school graduate and much much more.
The club also sponsors a Leo Club at the Owen J. Roberts school district (OJR) Middle school as well as the Lion Cubs, an exciting initiative for students attending any of the five OJR elementary schools. The purpose of the youth program clubs is to instill a sense of civic pride and service responsibilities in today’s youth. Find out more about these youth programs by clicking the Youth Programs link located at the top of our web page.
To support these projects, the Coventry Lions club holds various fundraising events to raise awareness of the needs of the sight impaired and funding for the service activities supported by the club.
Coventry Lions of Pennsylvania