Feb. 2014, Columbia and Montour Counties will heat up with the Destination Blues music festival, “Your winter blues

heaven on Route 11.”  Caldwell Consistory, in partnership with Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc., and Briggs Farm Blues Festival, in collaboration with the Billtown Blues Association, brings the “Destination Blues” music festival which will feature international, national, and regional blues performers at multiple venues, as well as bus transportation among the venues and participating hotels. This event will take place at the Caldwell Consistory, at 150 North Market Street in Bloomsburg, Pa.
*Our condolences go out to the Moose Exchange. Due to the devastating fire and smoke damage, the location has been changed for this event.

Newly released bus schedule:

Buses will run CONTINUOUSLY starting at 6 p.m.

Bus A Route:

Turkey Hill Brew Pub to Marley’s Grille & Brewery

Bus B Route:

Turkey Hill Brew Pub to Berwick Brewing

*Last bus of the night departing Berwick Brewing no later than 11:45 p.m.

Bus C Route:

Turkey Hill Brew Pub to Old Forge

*Last bus of the night departing Old Forge no later than 11:45 p.m.

Ticket Options:

Tickets are available at:

Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce- 238 Market St., Bloomsburg, Pa; Berwick Brewing, Turkey Hill Brew Pub, and Marley’s Bar and Grille.

Online tickets can be purchased through EventBrite.com, search Destination Blues or by clicking here.

Tickets are $20 for BOTH nights. This includes both the brewery tour on Friday night and entrance into the Caldwell Consistory Saturday.

If you are not able to make the Saturday event you can participate in the brewery tour ONLY by joining us Friday night at any of the breweries. Wristband purchase to ride the bus is $5 for a night of fun!

No food or beverages are included with the purchase of the ticket. Check out our Facebook page for updates on brewery specials Friday night.


Saturday at the Caldwell Consistory, there will be food, beer, and wine available for purchase; this is NOT a BYO event.

Hotel Packages:

If you are coming from out of the area, our Host Hotel the Econo Lodge has packages that include tickets to the event. Click here to find out more, and see other hotels offering discounts for the event.

Event Details:

Friday, Feb. 7, brings “Brews & Blues” – music all evening long by local and regional bands at four area brew pubs: Old Forge in Danville, Berwick Brewing, and Marley’s and Turkey Hill in Bloomsburg.

Band Schedule:

Friday Night BreweryTour Bands (February 7th)

Marley’s Brewery & Grille

1323   Columbia Blvd, Bloomsburg, Pa 17815


6:30-8:30 p.m. Steve Gilliland

9-11 p.m. Miz Ida and The All-Nightas


Berwick Brewing Company

328 West   Front Street, Berwick, Pa 18603


6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. “Ham and Eggs” James Owens and Dan Hess

9-11 p.m. Symphonic Haze


Old Forge Brewing Company

298 Mill   St, Danville, Pa 17821

9-11pm Nate Myers


Turkey Hill Brewing Company

991   Central Rd, Bloomsburg, PA 17815


4-6 p.m. Ed Rondazzo & Bret Alexander

10 p.m.-12 p.m. Blind Chitlin Kahunas


National acts appearing at the Caldwell Consistory during “Bluesburg” on Saturday Feb. 8m,  include Moreland & Arbuckle, Alexis P. Suter, Clarence Spady, and Lonnie Shields.

Band Schedule:

Upstairs (Ballroom)

10:30-12 a.m. Moreland and Arbuckle

8:30-10 p.m. Alexis P. Suiter

6:30-8 p.m. Clarence Spady

4:30-6 p.m. Lonnie Shields


Downstairs (Grille Room)

7:30-10 p.m. John Sweeney Blues Revue

5:30-7 p.m. Steve Gilliland

4-5 p.m. Black Strat Blues Company

An advance ticket at $20 buys admission to the Exchange all afternoon and evening long, plus bus transportation between the Exchange and hotels in both Columbia and Montour Counties.  Attendees can purchase down-home, locally-prepared food and local beer.  Day-of tickets will cost $25. The Econo Lodge at Buckhorn will serve as the host hotel for the event; other lodging partners include Bloomsburg’s Patriot Inn and Hampton Inn and Danville’s Pine Barn Inn. Destination Blues could not happen without the collaboration of two of our area’s longtime blues impresarios: Richard Briggs of the Briggs Farm Blues Festival and Bonnie Tallman of the Billtown Blues Association. Destination Blues has received significant financial support from Montour and Columbia Counties’ Tourism Funds as administered by the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau.  The Exchange and DBI thank the Montour and Columbia County Commissioners for their vision and enthusiasm. For more information about the Exchange, contact us at 570-317-2596 or 203westmain@gmail.com.

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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

No, this event is family friendly. Anyone over the age of 21 who wishes to consume alcohol must bring a valid form of ID to prove age.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For any questions contact:

Adrienne Mael



Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, but you will need to bring a valid form of ID to verify your tickets at the door.

What is the refund policy?

No refunds will be given.

This event is snow or shine.


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