One of Williamsport's longest-standing, most dedicated supporters of original live music, Bullfrog Brewery regularly showcases the very best in national, regional, and local talent canvassing myriad genres ... rock, blues, jam, bluegrass, alternative, reggae, ska, jazz, Americana, electronic, fusion, world, and more. The Bullfrog features live music most every Friday and Saturday night (typically starting at 9PM), jazz every Wednesday evening (7-10PM), our immensely popular Sunday Jazz Brunch Workshop (12-4PM), and special musical treats on many Sunday, Monday, and Thursday evenings as well. If you're a fan of live original music, Bullfrog Brewery is decidedly your place to be.
EVERY SUNDAY     JAZZ BRUNCH WORKSHOP     NOON 'TIL 4PM

Our Sunday Jazz Brunch Workshop is a magical, musical phenomenon that everyone should experience. The host trio of Burgess, Mitchell & Stetz (featuring the notable talents of pianist & vocalist Greg Burgess, award-winning worldly drummer Steve Mitchell, and bassist Bill Stetz) welcomes musicians of all kinds to join in the musical adventure. Live and inspirational, you'll watch, listen and smile as songs take shape and evolve in an unrehearsed performance ... a real workshop to hone skills and express musical vision. Many guest musicians & vocalists are always on-hand to "sit in" as soloists or to be called upon to create a whole, new trio, quartet or larger ensemble, too. It's a ritual that you'll want to be part of every Sunday! Because of the popularity of our Sunday brunch, reservations are strongly encouraged. Please call us at (570) 326-4700. Brunch is served from 9AM-2PM.
Wednesday, May 24     The Keystone Cats     7-10PM

The Keystone Cats bring a delightful blend of jazz standards and original takes on other classics. The band features bassist Phil Reeder, keyboardist David Miller, saxophonist Wayne Packard, and drummer Pete DeSanto. Every Wednesday evening we offer up free, live jazz while you dine and drink with us here at the Bullfrog. From solo pianists to unique duos & trios to hot quartets, we've always got something on Wednesday nights to tickle your musical tastebuds while you relax with friends, grab a bite, or enjoy a beer.
Friday, May 26     The Family Ties     9PM-MID

The Family Ties is a completely unique musical experiment. Starting as a solo project and then collectively evolving into a complete five-piece. Soft harmonies, driving bass lines, solid heartbeat percussions, and a story rooted inside every lyric make each track a truly emotional experience worth listening to from start until end. With so many influences, experiences and musical backgrounds from each member, each vibe created is unique to that particular atmosphere and moment. The Family Ties displays true passion and true happiness during each set.
 
WITH SPECIAL GUEST - THE FRANCHESKO MARX BAND!
Saturday, May 27     Mama Corn     9PM-MID

Mama Corn is central Pennsylvania's premier bluegrass band. This charismatic quartet runs the gamut of song and style, and can please any crowd. In the band's own words, "We are often told that what sets us apart from other bands is our fun loving chemistry. We have a presence about us, that people come up and mention to us all the time. We are friends who love what we do and that fun is infectious. We have garnered a legion of dedicated fans and friends with our unique music, and our lively, interactive stage show. We have the charisma to capture an audience and make them feel part of the fun, not just passive listeners. People tell us we have the "it" factor. What ever that means, we'll take it. As long as we keep filling the seats, they can call it what ever they want!"
Wednesday, May 31     Organ Trio East     9PM-MID

A phenomenal original jazz trio featuring trombonist Jay Vonada, keyboardist Steve Adams, and drummer Tom James. Every Wednesday evening we offer up free, live jazz while you dine and drink with us here at the Bullfrog. From solo pianists to unique duos & trios to hot quartets, we've always got something on Wednesday nights to tickle your musical tastebuds while you relax with friends, grab a bite, or enjoy a beer.
Thursday, June 2     Goose     9PM-MID

Goose is a Funk-Folk band based out of Norwalk, Connecticut. Rick Mitarotonda is the guitarist-singer-songwriter whose folky, hummable melodies are supported by keyboardist Kristopher Yunker, and a deep-pocket rhythm section of Trevor Weekz on Bass, Ben Atkind on drums, and Aaron Hagele on percussion. The band’s music is both memorable and danceable; an organic and easy-to-love mix of funk and contemporary folk, with touches of reggae, jazz, blues, and rock.
Friday, June 2     Moonlicker     9PM-MID

When the lunar cycle is in full phase and the smiling sun is sleeping, curl your toes in the grass, gaze up to the heavens and watch moonlicker peaking.
Saturday, June 3     Lynn & Farley 5     9PM-MID

One of our favorite bands returns to rock the Frog! This fab fivesome features some of the finest area musicians on the scene, including David Lynn (guitar & vocals), Sean Farley (guitar & vocals), Michael Eck (keyboards), Jimmy F'n Lovcik (bass), and Rich Cummings (drums).
Sunday, June 4     Sean Farley     8-11PM

Music was a part of Farley’s life at a very early age, and now his love for guitar has come full circle with a certification in Lutherie (the crafting of stringed instruments). Farley now plays guitars that he has crafted by hand. Farley has made it to the in the International Blues Challenge three times, taken the stage at the Billtown Blues Festival seven times, and has opened for bands like “Yes” and “Blue Oyster Cult.” He has shared the stage on several tours as a lead guitar player for the “Georgia Song Bird” E.G. Kight, recorded on her album “It’s Hot In Here”, and is still her main guitarist in the north east. He has performed with other musicians like Ann Rabson, Bnois King, Smokin’ Joe Kubek, “Iron Man” Michael Burks, and 2013 Grammy nominee Melissa Reaves, and more. Farley currently occupies the role of guitarist, singer, and songwriter for regional acts including Black~n~Blues and Lynn & Farley 5, and tours the country often performing solo shows.
Monday, June 5     Roxy Roca     8-11PM

No one leaves a Roxy Roca show dissatisfied. A sonic shot to the arm of Texas-infused, powerhouse southern soul and funk complete with a certain tightness only achievable after playing an average of more than 220 shows a year. Roxy Roca shows are like stepping into a tent-revival somewhere in the Deep South, and crooner Taye Cannon is here to speak the gospel. Each tune flows over with hooky guitar riffs, funky backbeats, slammin’ horn lines, and lyrics of love, heartache, and a message of choosing happiness above all else sung with a conviction and sincerity as only Roxy Roca’s green-eyed Soul-Cannon can deliver. Hailing from Austin, Texas, the band has come a long way in the short time it has existed.
Wednesday, June 7     The Doug McMinn Jazz Quartet     7-10PM

The Doug McMinn Jazz Quartet has been performing on the first Wednesday of every month here at The Frog for the past 16 years, and you'll hear why if you hop in. This foursome showcases the highly regarded talents of saxophonist & clarinetist Doug McMinn, guitarist Dave Brumbaugh, bassist Tim Breon, and drummers Joel B Vincent and Rich Cummings (who take turns on the drum throne every other month. Stellar guest musicians are also known to join the fray. Every Wednesday evening we offer up free, live jazz while you dine and drink with us here at the Bullfrog. From solo pianists to unique duos & trios to hot quartets, we've always got something on Wednesday nights to tickle your musical tastebuds while you relax with friends, grab a bite, or enjoy a beer.
Friday, June 9     Dr. Slothclaw     9PM-MID

Award-winning kings of the freak funk phenomenon, Dr. Slothclaw is an all out intergalactic, face-melting, tour de funk that has everyone talking in the east coast festival scene. With thunderous bass riffs, screaming guitars, pulsating drums, and super-funky sing alongs, this freak-funk five piece bends genre’s and defies the laws of nature itself. Word has been spreading of their outrageous live shows, and they have won themselves a place as musical titans with a never ending appetite for creatively pushing the envelope. To prove their point, they were awarded both “Indie Jam Band of the Year” (2012) and “Indie Funk Band of the Year” (2014) by the Tri-State Indie organization out of Philadelphia, PA, and have been featured at festivals big and small alike.
Saturday, June 10     Gabe Stillman & The Billtown Giants     10PM-?

A feel-good, fire-breathin’ freight train of the blues, Gabe Stillman & The Billtown Giants is a hard-stompin' blues band based in Northcentral Pennsylvania. Formed in 2015 by Berklee College of Music graduate Gabe Stillman, the powerhouse trio has quickly risen on the scene and continues gaining momentum following standout performances at the Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival, the Destination Blues Festival, the Billtown Blues Festival, and several shared bills with legendary blues-rockers The Nighthawks and Chicago blues powerhouse Toronzo Cannon. While the electrifying trio’s sound is unmistakably rooted in American Blues, the band draws deeply from influences of soul, R&B, funk, and New Orleans jazz & blues music, performing both original songs and well-chosen 'cover songs' paying respectful homage to the giants of the blues ... yet in the band’s own inimitable and dynamic way. BILLTOWN BLUES FESTIVAL AFTER-PARTY!!
Monday, June 12     The Susquehanna Jamcrackers     7-9PM

The Susquehanna JamCrackers are an acoustic string band, named after the famous lumberjacks of Williamsport’s Lumbering Era, who would walk out across the Susquehanna River’s floating logs, when they had to bust up a logjam by dropping in a lit stick of dynamite. With our angel-song fiddle, mandolin wind, banjo rain, driving acoustic bass, and finger-pickin’-good guitar, you might say we’re equal parts Americana, Folk, Bluegrass, and Country Gospel. We play River songs, Train songs, Love songs, Work songs, Earth songs, Heaven’s songs. We play some down and bluesy, some crisp and breezy, some high and lonesome; we play them all with sweet string tones and rich layered harmonies. The Susquehanna JamCrackers’ music is like the water splashing on a stone; like good Norwegian wood; like the Dutchman’s tea with whiskey; like rollin’ in your sweet baby’s arms; like a headlight on a northbound train; like toasting smores around a campfire: acoustically delicious, a special treat in every bite.
Wednesday, June 14     The Keystone Cats     7-10PM

The Keystone Cats bring a delightful blend of jazz standards and original takes on other classics. The band features bassist Phil Reeder, keyboardist David Miller, saxophonist Wayne Packard, and drummer Pete DeSanto. Every Wednesday evening we offer up free, live jazz while you dine and drink with us here at the Bullfrog. From solo pianists to unique duos & trios to hot quartets, we've always got something on Wednesday nights to tickle your musical tastebuds while you relax with friends, grab a bite, or enjoy a beer.
Thursday, June 15   The Mulligan Brothers   9PM   $10adv / $12door   GET TIX

Hailing from Mobile, Alabama, The Mulligan Brothers have spent the last three years touring throughout the U.S. and Europe, playing their brand of American folk rock. The songwriting and warm, honest, straight-to-the heart voice of lead singer of Ross Newell draws listeners into the group’s signature sound, where the harmonies of Greg DeLuca, Ben Leininger and Melody Duncan make the songs soar or haunt from the shadows. De Luca plays drums and Leininger is on the bass. Fiddler Melody Duncan joined the band last year, bringing a female voice and perspective. The Mulligan Brothers have released three albums, The Mulligan Brothers , Via Portland (recorded in Portland, Oregon with Grammy-winning producer Steve Berlin), and April 21, 2017 will see the release their 'Live From The Netherlands' album, recorded during a recent tour that included shows at the famed Paradiso Club in Amsterdam and a spot on The Ramblin’ Roots Festival in Utrecht. They currently have over 3.5 million plays on Spotify, including over 1.7 million of the song 'Lay Here.' The band kicked off 2017 with a return to the prestigious 30A Songwriter Festival in Florida, an appearance on Music City Roots Nashville, and return to Ireland for January & February tour dates followed by a spot on 'Cayamo 2017 - A Journey Through Song,' a 7-day Roots Music Cruise in the company of such artists as Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, and Steve Earle. This was followed by their third appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Fest and a 3-week Scandinavian tour.
Friday, June 16     Royal Benson     9PM-MID

Royal Benson has been winning over audiences with their original groove rock since early 2007. They have delighted crowds from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh to New York City and everywhere in between! Infusing funk, jam and rock influences with modern power pop sensibilities, Royal Benson crafts interesting, dance-inducing, feel-great original music that keeps you coming back for more!
Monday, June 19     STIG     8-11PM

STIG is an all-original funk band based out of the great city of Boston, MA. The band was formed in October of 2014 by Ryan and Thommy who grew up playing together in Arizona. With bassist Artie, guitarist Riley, and drummer Jack, they play super-funky tunes that'll make you want to get up and dance and they'll keep your ear entertained as well.
Wednesday, June 21     The Ken Wittman Trio     7-10PM

A mighty fine amalgamation of three regional, top-notch musicians. Bassist Ken Wittman, guitarist Rod Chubb, and drummer Joel B Vincent present their take on jazz standards and classic favorites in an often funky and always fun way. Every Wednesday evening we offer up free, live jazz while you dine and drink with us here at the Bullfrog. From solo pianists to unique duos & trios to hot quartets, we've always got something on Wednesday nights to tickle your musical tastebuds while you relax with friends, grab a bite, or enjoy a beer.
Thursday, June 22     Chestnut Grove     9PM-MID

A young and hungry five-piece group of multi-instrumentalists who put on an explosive and high energy live show. They've spent over 10 years as best friends creating music together and combining a variety of their individual influences such as Jack White, The Band, Sublime, Deer Tick and many others. Since 2012 they've been grinding independently performing over 200+ shows and self-producing a debut EP & LP. They're back in the studio this Summer 2016 to record a fresh EP with Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, The Districts, Hoots n Hellmouth) in combination with an online rebrand and their first national tour in 2017. There are exciting things in the works for this family style band of creative characters with some serious growth potential in the live space.
Friday, June 23     SondorBlue     9PM-MID

SondorBlue is an alt-rock four-piece band with three lead singers. Their tight, soaring harmonies might remind you of The Beatles or Crosby Stills & Nash, but the SondorBlue sound is entirely contemporary. John, Connor, and Andrew pass around the vocals within their emotional and carefully crafted songs and, when they sing together, a magical fourth voice is created that is uniquely SondorBlue. The band believes that we are all connected and that music is the way to bring people together in peace and harmony. “Sondor” is a word that describes the unique life story carried in each one of us and, through SondorBlue’s lyrics and music, we can share this connection between us all.
Sunday, June 25     The Grass Is Dead     8-11PM     $5

The Grass is Dead are a force of Bluegrass and Grateful Dead music. Pickin’ and grinnin’ is what they do best, and they have been adapting Grateful Dead songs in their own bluegrass style since 1998. Always a festival favorite, Grass is Dead is guaranteed to make you smile, smile, smile!!! With a few new members on the roster, the GID are having a blast introducing their new multi-talented bandmates to new fans and old and in the way fans like.
Monday, June 26     Hello, Dollface     8-11PM

Hello, Dollface ... a multi-dimensional, cosmic soul collective flirting with a kaleidescope of color and sound in a collision of space and time. Ethereal, electro-sensual, sophisticated, raw, and intentional, the band paints the spirit world in Dali soundscapes layered in through-composed forms, rainbow rhodes, varied meters, jazz sensibility, and a siren's call in a shifting paradigm.
Wednesday, June 28     Organ Trio East     7-10PM

An absolutely phenomenal trio performing primarily original jazz, with a few classics thrown in for good measure ... this stellar trio features trombonist Jay Vonada, keyboardist Steve Adams, and drummer Tom James. Real deal jazz. Every Wednesday evening we offer up free, live jazz while you dine and drink with us here at the Bullfrog. From solo pianists to unique duos & trios to hot quartets, we've always got something on Wednesday nights to tickle your musical tastebuds while you relax with friends, grab a bite, or enjoy a beer.
Friday, June 30     The Lee Delray Band     9PM-MID

Lee has been described as a ferocious mix of the "Three Kings" (B.B., Albert, and Freddie) and Albert Collins, with his own style and grace who can approach a slow blues reminiscent of the late Michael Bloomfield. Always taking his time ... squeezing every ounce out of every note.
 
  

 
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