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October 2017

5th Annual Bacon and Brew HaHa Fundraiser – ALL AGES!

October 22 @ 12:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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$25 in advance/$30 day of show Do you love beer? Do you love bacon? Do you think I’m cray for even asking at this point? Then do we have an event for you! Get ready to combine the two greatest loves in America (bacon and beer of course) in an event to benefit an awesome local charity.   The Bacon and Brew Ha Ha is exactly as it sounds: an everything’s better with bacon day combined with a home brew…

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Keel-O-Ween with The Larry Keel Experience

October 27 @ 9:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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Buy Tickets | Artist Website $15 in advance/$20 day of show Larry Keel is described by music critics and reviewers as the most powerful, innovative and all-out exhilarating acoustic flatpicking guitarist performing today. Keel has absorbed the best lessons from his Bluegrass family upbringing, both sides deeply steeped in the rich mountain music culture and heritage of Southwest Virginia. From there, he has always integrated that solid musical grounding and natural-born talent with his own incomparable approach to playing amplified, acoustic guitar and…

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Halloween with The All Mighty Senators and Hexbelt

October 31 @ 9:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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Buy Tickets | Artist Website $7 in advance/$10 day of show Featuring guests Hexbelt All Mighty Senators is a rhythm fused quintet from Baltimore, which has toured the United States and Canada extensively. AMS released their first recordings under Baltimore indie Merkin Records before releasing four albums under their own Dog Eat Dog Records to both critical and popular acclaim. Their live shows, fronted by the charismatic Landis Expandis and guitar-god Warren Boes, have remained one of the most revered on the East…

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November 2017

RAQ

November 2 @ 9:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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Buy Tickets | Artist Website $12 in advance/$15 day of show Featuring guests Goose.  Self-described as high performance rock n roll, RAQ has been touring as a four piece band for over a decade now. Their unique sound featuring complex song structure and quirky-yet-accessible lyrics has their older fans wishing the band was still full time and the younger generation wondering what they have missed. There is little doubt after the first reunion shows that RAQ still delivers tremendously when it comes to…

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The Dirty Sweet

November 10 @ 9:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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Buy Tickets | Artist Website $7 in advance/$10 day of show What’s that? You haven’t seen The Dirty Sweet? Well consider this your mission! This all-star line-up of musicians bring the soul and the funk to stages throughout the area. They are undoubtedly one of the most entertaining groups Harrisburg has ever seen! They will dive into hits from the 60′s up to today and deliver it wrapped in a shiny glitter-filled package with a dayglo bow. Don’t forget your dancing shoes…

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Hackensaw Boys

November 11 @ 9:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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Buy Tickets | Artist Website $12 in advance/$15 day of show Charismo is the Hackensaw Boys record you’ve been waiting to hear. The 11-track album feels like the zenith release of the band’s 17 years, gathering their diverse life experiences and myriad of roots influences, and crystallizing them into a magnum opus on the Hackensaw way of being. Traditional Appalachian and Delta music lay the groundwork, but it’s injected with a heavy dose of the contemporary, good-times-roll kind of spit and vinegar the…

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The Ballroom Thieves

November 16 @ 9:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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 Artist Website $10 at the door Featuring guest Frances Luke Accord.  THE BALLROOM THIEVES Life on the road for a burgeoning band is easily glamorized: The joy of playing a show, the wonder of encountering new places and people, the stories that amass. Yet the lifestyle can also be a trying one: The suffocating isolation of a van, the misery of being separated from home and loved ones, the unspoken grievances that stack tensions high. If you’re unprepared, this life can…

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Consider the Source

November 30 @ 9:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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Buy Tickets | Artist Website $10 in advance/$12 day of show Featuring guests Medusa’s Disco  and Time Relapse. NYC trio Consider the Source defy easy description. If intergalactic beings of pure energy, after initiation into an order of whirling dervishes, built some kind of pan-dimensional booty-shaking engine, powered by psychedelics and abstract math, it’d probably just sound like a CTS tribute band. Drawing from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS blends disparate parts into…

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December 2017

John Brown’s Body

December 2 @ 9:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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Buy Tickets | Artist Website $15 in advance/$18 day of show Together for two decades and hailed as “Future roots, reggae, and dub with an intricately balanced weaving of vocals, percussion, keyboard, bass, guitar, and stunning 3-piece horn section that ties it all together” (WRUV), John Brown’s Body (JBB) is building “a legacy that has inspired and carved a path for the now thriving contemporary American reggae scene” (Rudeboy Reggae).  Formed in Ithaca, New York, in the mid 1990s, at a time when there wasn’t…

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Start Making Sense – Talking Heads Tribute!

December 15 @ 9:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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Buy Tickets | Artist Website $12 in advance/$15 day of show If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius. The musicians in this 7-piece Talking Heads Tribute take pride in faithfully recreating the music of Talking Heads entire career. Together they bring much of the Heads unique live show to the stage, with front man Jon Braun as a spot-on David Byrne, giving you a “once in a lifetime” experience.…

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Solar Federation: RUSH Tribute Band

December 16 @ 9:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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Buy Tickets | Artist Website $8 in advance/$12 day of show Solar Federation is the brainchild of Ffej Herb (herbie), a seasoned Central PA-based drummer whose life-long obsession with Rush has led him on many musical journeys since he first began playing at age 8. Although the idea of starting a band exclusively dedicated to covering Rush sparked many years ago, it wasn’t until he finally met fellow Rush fanatic and guitar virtuoso, Eric Wirsing (Julie Schreiber Band), that the idea became…

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Colebrook Road & Man About a Horse

December 22 @ 9:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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Buy Tickets | Artist Website $7 in advance/$10 day of show Colebrook Road The result of a chance meeting of former high school classmates, Colebrook Road has become a standout string band, a bluegrass powerhouse made up of five individuals whose sum is more than the total of their talents. From modest beginnings as a four-piece band playing a thirty-minute opening set outside Harrisburg, PA, Colebrook Road now plays as a five-piece ensemble composed of lead singer, guitar player, and lead songwriter Jesse…

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