The Gigspots calendar starts in April and we just celebrated our fourth birthday. Spring has been quite the rush! I enjoyed LAUNCH Music Conference as usual. The 20th anniversary tribute to Radiohead’s album The Bends at Tellus 360 was spectacular. The tour I arranged for my pals Pete Bush and The Hoi Polloi put them in two of my latest favorite spots: Sprout Music Collective in West Chester and The Grape Room in Philly. I wrapped up my season of showcases at Lancaster Dispensing Company and am already planning to return with another great season in September. Thank you DipCo for your stage and hospitality! Thank you Jessica Smucker and Leo & Cygnus for a great finale!
How am I wrapping up the hometown season before May fades into summer and I hit the road? Of course I’m throwing a show! Tonight May 15 I have the hottest lineup in town. The show opens with a new project by some familiar favorites called Tractor Jerry and The Mud Bucket. Mike McMonagle and Dom Billett will take things up a notch. Then Corty Byron Band will remind us that Lancaster rocks! Our last act is a bittersweet send-off to Second Hand Suits, who have announced an indefinite hiatus as a band while the fellas pursue some new directions. If you love music, have any sense and $7, join us for the best show in town at The Elks Lodge, 219 N. Duke Street, Lancaster PA 17602. Doors open at 7:00pm with music starting shortly after 8pm.
What’s left of me will be heading to the family retreat near Williamsport on Saturday morning and I’ll be off the grid for about a week. Then it’s on the road: talent scouting, venue recruiting and festival fun will ensue! The Gigspots Showcase is going on tour! We’ll be hosting shows at select client venues all over PA, MD and DE. It’s time for you loyal local bands to hit the road with me and go visit those bands who came to Lancaster to play! Watch this space for tour announcements!