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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 of many genres ... rock, blues, jam, bluegrass, alternative, jazz, Americana, electronic, and more ... from solo or duo acts to soul horn bands and everything in between. Bullfrog Brewery features live music most every Friday and Saturday night, jazz every Wednesday evening, our immensely popular Sunday Jazz Brunch Workshop, and special musical treats on many Sunday, Monday, and Thursday evenings as well. If you're a fan & supporter of live 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 9PM-2PM.
Saturday, April 22     Balkun Brothers     9PM-MID

Balkun Brothers is an explosive, high-energy, funk-infused, blues-rock band from Hartford, Connecticut. After recently exploding onto the music scene with their powerful brand of psychedelic rock n’ roll, Balkun Brothers are creating a name for themselves amongst the top rock-blues bands in the USA and worldwide. Founding members Steve Balkun (guitar/vocals) and Nick “The Hammer” Balkun (drums/vocals) are gaining followers across the world with their raw hard-rockin’ swagger, becoming known for their explosive high-energy live shows. Balkun Brothers, who are originally from Hartford, CT (USA), bring a fresh mixture of funk, rock, blues, and intense improvisation that has been impressing crowds from Paris to New York City!
Sunday, April 23     Ethan Keller     8-11PM

Ethan Keller is a singer-songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was voted Best Solo Artist in the 2011 Milwaukee Music Awards, and Pop Artist of the Year at the 2011 Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards. Keller is known for his originality, diversity, and depth. Musically and professionally, Ethan wears many hats. He has been performing and promoting since 1993, played thousands of shows, and composed hundreds of songs. Ethan has performed at prestigious venues in nearly 30 states, and sold over 10,000 records. Keller’s 2010 EP entitled Profit, was co-produced by two-time Grammy winner Ted Greenberg, and has aired on over 250 college stations nationwide, debuting in the top 5 CMJ adds in some markets.
Monday, April 24     Jack Pyers    8-10PM

Now performing as a solo acoustic act with his own music, Jack Pyers (Harpo and Dirty Looks) has achieved star recording status and toured internationally throughout his career. Pyers, from 1986 through 1990, was the bassist for Pennsylvania-based hard rockers Dirty Looks. Prior to that, he was a member of the popular Susquehanna Valley rock outfit Harpo. Pyers did time in Dirty Looks during that band’s most successful period, in which they released two albums with Atlantic Records ... 1988’s genre-defining “Cool From The Wire” and 1989’s “Turn Of The Screw.” Dirty Looks saw MTV airtime with flashy videos like “Oh Ruby” and “Nobody Rides For Free,” working with notable producers like Max Norman of Ozzy Osbourne/Megadeth fame, and playing all the storied venues of the day like Baltimore’s Hammerjacks and Brooklyn’s L’amours.
Wednesday, April 26     Organ Trio East     7-10PM

An exceptional 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.
Friday, April 28     Flux Capacitor     10PM-1AM

Emerging from the Pennsylvania music scene, from the outskirts of the City of Brotherly Love, is the phenom band known as Flux Capacitor. Their fiery, distinct sound has catapulted the group with lightning speed into the National Music Scene. This band of brothers consistently inspire and evoke a new and wildly addicting sound resonating with elements of rock, improvisation and electronica. They redefine musicality with positive prophetic vocals, complex guitar work, innovative keys/synths/bass stylings, with feverish syncopated drum rhythms. Flux Capacitor concerts are filled with improvisation, musical segues, spontaneous covers, and teases creating a unique, one of a kind experience at every performance. The essence of the brothers music is fueled by their dedicated practice of meditation and lucid dreaming which keeps them fueled by a higher power.
Saturday, April 29     Keystone Ska Exchange & Fink's Constant     9PM

Two-tone, rude-boy ska coming to you straight out of Williamsport! This infectiously groovy and high-energy band features Zack Herbst (Bass, Vocals), Al Meck (Rhythm & Lead Guitar), Alex Boyce (Lead & Rhythm Guitar), Nick Worrell (Tenor Saxophone), and Keith Bashnick (Drums).
 
SPECIAL TWO-BAND SHOW with special guests FINK'S CONSTANT
Sunday, April 30     The Susquehanna Jamcrackers     8-11PM

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.
Monday, May 1     David Pulizzi     8-11PM

David Pulizzi plays original music that touches on folk, country, blues, and rock traditions. Onstage he also occasionally covers Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Bruce Springsteen and others. In the late '80s, after graduating from the Guitar Institute of Technology, he formed and fronted an L.A. band called Low Echo. A few years later, he was back in his hometown of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, playing guitar and singing lead vocals for the legendary Six Suede Men. Since then, he’s played memorable stints with The Excitable Boys and with Tin Can Sims and the Corps Cadavers. These days, he performs both solo and with his roots-rock band, Graveyard Rooster, wherever and whenever opportunity allows.
Wednesday, May 3     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.
Thursday, May 4     Tyler Smilo     9PM-MID

Born deep in the Rustbelt of Ohio, Tyler Smilo has lived a vagabond’s lifestyle before settling in Erie, PA and taking the city’s music scene by storm. An award winning acoustic artist, Smilo’s Americana influenced folk songs are mostly autobiographical. However, the themes are easily relatable to the “everyman” and his performances both heartfelt and moving. The release of two successful solo albums: Blood Into Sound and Dust In A Grave, a series of official videos dubbed The Rooftop Sessions, and fronting his own full band Daybreak Radio, has earned Smilo accolades in entertainment publications throughout the region. The genuineness and passion of Smilo’s music cannot be denied, and will make a lasting impression on anyone who chooses to take the chance to listen.
Friday, May 5     Northern With Glasses     9PM-MID

Highly original alternative/folk-rock/Americana offered up by Simeon Myers, with Sean Farley and Mike Brown.
Saturday, May 6     Rogue Chimp     9PM-MID

Rogue Chimp is music for a new time and era, it’s the perfect combination of Jazz Fusion, Dance and World Music. It blends odd metered technique with techno dance grooves. Brothers Jacob and Zach Cole, along with Mark Woodyatt and Jon Ventre, strive to perform at the top of their abilities to entertain, astonish and provide their ever growing fan base and new audience members alike an entirely new musical experience. Chimp has supported acts such as Lotus and Conspirator and have played festivals all over the Northeast. Their influences range from a wide variety of styles and musicians such as: The New Deal, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, MMW, Herbie Hancock, The Bad Plus, Danny Elfman, Square Pusher, Primus, Parliment, Goblin, Aphex Twin, Adam Dietch, Frank Zappa, Zakir Hussain.
Sunday, May 7     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.
Wednesday, May 10     Live Jazz - Artist TBA     7-10PM

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 12     Telectro     9PM-MID

Telectro an original folk-rock/roots trio from Berks County, PA, featuring Kris Kehr, Matt Cullen, and Bill Sebald.
Saturday, May 13     Lemon Sky     9PM-MID

Lemon Sky is a Cincinnati-based psych-rock/prog-pop quintet that creates a heavy yet highly-melodic brand of psychedelic garage rock that combines the classic rock pomp and stomp of Led Zeppelin with the paisley pop melodies and modern musicality of Queens of the Stone Age for a forward-thinking sound rooted in the past. The band's signature three-guitar attack consists of vocalist Aaron Madrigal, lead guitarist Ed Bruker, and noise machine Eric Cronstein while the he foundation of the the group is laid down by drummer Eric Keyes and bassist Phteven Korfhagen. This pairing of instrumentation allows Lemon Sky's live show to recreate and expand upon their recorded material with visceral textures, tonal layers, and rhythmic intricacies. A Lemon Sky show is nothing if not full, heavy, and intense.
Sunday, May 14     Sara & Kenny     8-11PM

Sara & Kenny met in Milwaukee, WI (USA), through a shared love of the growing improvised music scene. They immediately connected and started working on original music in July 2015. An eclectic blend of voice, ukulele, nylon and steel string guitars, Sara and Kenny embrace their wide range of musical styles to create their intimate sound. The duo’s debut album, “Spirit of Gold” was released in October 2015, to rave reviews and a sold out show at the historic Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum in Milwaukee. Piet Levy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said, “It’s striking how simpatico Sara and Kenny sound … especially considering their backgrounds couldn’t be more different. From Reichert's bright, flighty guitar work on "Four Minutes" to d'Ippolito's rich vocals during a romantic cover of Luigi Tenco's "Ti Ricorderai," "Spirit of Gold" will leave you smitten.” The songs are simple and yet sophisticated, melodic and elegant all at once.
Wednesday, May 17     Little Paris Jazz Trio     7-10PM

Vintage jazz guitar, mandolin, silver flute, and percussion ... The Little Paris Jazz Trio delivers jazz from the French quarter of Paris in the 1930s, early Americana jazz, and gorgeous blues standards. Smooth, accurate, and in demand! The repertoire includes such favorites as “Honeysuckle Rose, Bellville, Manoir de Me Reves , Nuages, A Taste of Honey, a bluesy rendition of Summertime, Gypsy Dance, Dark Eyes,” and more. 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, May 18     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, May 19     The Phryg     9PM-MID

Progressive funk quartet The Phryg is bringing old-school funk back to life. Drawing from the sounds of P-Funk, Frank Zappa and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Phryg was founded in the summer of 2013 by guitarist Collin Patierno and offers intricate compositions with hard-hitting grooves and virtuosic solos. The Phryg recently made an appearance at the Jersey Shore Music Festival and Ohio Dreams but can also be found performing regularly at esteemed music venues including The Knitting Factory (NYC), the Studio at Webster Hall (NYC), Thunderbird Cafe (Pittsburgh) and Dante’s (Frostburg). Having drawn attention from publications such as The Journal News and Pittsburgh Music Magazine, The Phryg plans to record their debut full length LP in 2016 as a follow up to their debut EP "Midnight Snack”.
Saturday, May 20     Keith Kenny     9PM-MID

If the audience at a Keith Kenny show were to close their eyes for the performance they would swear that there was a full band on stage. Kenny's fans, however, are too busy dancing to the one-man act's layered guitar riffs, foot stomping percussion, blues harp and emotionally charged vocals to even think about looking away. His new LIVE album captures the true essence of his “one man band” performances spanning genres from gritty rock and roll to electrified folk and blues. The New Jersey native is able to emulate the sound of a full rock band with his percussive fingerstyle approach to the acoustic guitar and an array of effects pedals. Kenny even customized a vintage red suitcase to use as a kick drum which has appeared with him on stage for nearly a decade of live performances.
Sunday, May 21     Porcelain     8-11PM

"We are Porcelain, an acoustic duo from Charlotte, NC ... a combination of two musicians who are trying to make something special. We write, we play, we tour, we drink, we sweat, and we do it all like there is no way we could satisfy our hunger for more. So join us, won't you?"
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.
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!"
Sunday, May 28     Anthony James Lalota     8-11PM

Anthony is a singer/songwriter from central PA by way of Baltimore, MD. Inspired by storytellers like Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, and Craig Finn, his soulful story songs and folk ballads detail the lives of the lonely, lovelorn & desperate, the hopeful and the down-but-not-quite-out. Since 2008 he’s performed throughout the US & Canada, and in March of 2015 played his first dates abroad on tour through the UK & Ireland.
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.
 
  
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