I haven’t blogged much lately because I’ve been blue. I’m sharing today that I am no longer contracted to Lancaster Roots and Blues, A Festival of Music, as the director of operations. Mr. Rich Ruoff fired me on June 20. I questioned his judgement one time too many I guess. If you want another version of the story, you will have to ask him about it. If you would like to comment, please do so here! If you have comments or questions about LRB, please direct them to Mr. Ruoff.
I’m very proud of the work and investment I made in the festival over its first three years. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves and I hope it thrives for many years to come. Thank you Lancaster for being a great city for the event. Thank you to the venues and the artists for your outstanding connection to the attendees. Thank you to the restaurants who helped me feed the artists and volunteers. Thank you volunteers and staff!
Gigspots will continue to book bands, produce events and tours, and bring you the latest in music news, videos, show and music reviews. Watch for a revised version of the website to debut in August and catch us at shows and festivals around the mid-Atlantic!
Some Fridays are just funner than others! This Friday 7/15 Gigspots is hosting shows at two Lancaster venues: Tellus 360 and 551 West. Why not drop a rock bomb smack in the middle of July! Help us welcome back to town Working Breed, Leo & Cygnus and Benjamin Vo Blues Band!
The 551 West show is the first of a new Gigspots Showcase series to be held monthly on Music Fridays. That’s the third Friday of each month for people unfamiliar with our wonderful city of Lancaster, PA! 551 West is our favorite city bar & grill with outrageously delicious food and drinks and two dozen taps. Benjamin Vo Blues Band is the perfect act to add tasty blues licks to the mix. If you haven’t caught these guys yet, come see one of the most dynamic and stylish blues guitarists this side of Stevie Ray Vaughn!
We have a special love for both Working Breed and Leo & Cygnus! We often travel to their respective towns of Pittsburgh and Annapolis to catch them and are crazy proud to be bringing them back to Lancaster! And where but Tellus 360 could play host to such fresh, genre-bending bands? If you like your music artsy, diverse and “Holy Cow did you hear that?” these bands are a must-see!