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The Academy Corners Blues Committee is committed to supporting live music and hosting special musical events that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. From national acts to the best artists on the regional scene, as well as catered foods, tasty beverages and the occasional "treats" like hot-air balloon rides, skydivers or air shows ... we know how to put on a show. And, we choose our musical acts from a true love and respect for the music they make ... for you to enjoy. We hope you'll join us!

 
In John's words ...
     "The Academy Corners Blues Committee was born on May 26th, 1953, in a calf pen on the Doan farm. We all like to blame our parents for who we are, and this is no different. Reed & Winnie Doan loved listening & dancing to old standards. They also liked having folks over & entertaining. The 'good times' were about music, friends and food!  By the time she was 13, my oldest sister Sherry was playing organ in a dance band at the Perma Stone Bar in Galeton PA. Like they say, "The nut doesn't fall far from the tree.”  It was bred right in me ... I can't help it. I loved funk and rhythm & blues … and my very first album back in grade school was James Brown's "Cold Sweat."
     Fast forward to 1995 ...... I was minding my own business, just having a beer and hoping to get lucky in the very romantic Side Street Saloon in Elkland, Pennsylvania. As fate would have it, I met my future wife Amy that night. She’s another person who loves to party, entertain and can cook like there's no tomorrow. I did get lucky that night, just not in the way I expected!  After checking her teeth, we decided to hook up for life. 'The Barn' was born with our wedding reception. A good time was had by all, and we thought “Heck, we oughta do this more often!”  Not get married that is … but have people get together for great music, good food and a good time. And that thought inspired the first, and now famous, "Blooze at The Barn" in 1997. The rest is history, as they say. Eighty-plus bands & shows later we’re still lovin' it, Amy’s still got her teeth and we’re still married.Life is good!!"
 
  WHAT KIND OF SHOWS CAN YOU EXPECT FROM US?
JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE INCREDIBLE ARTISTS WE'VE HOSTED IN THE PAST !
 

Tower Of Power Tab Benoit Jimmy Thackery Tas Cru Albert Cummings Chris Duarte Debbie Davies Indigenous Tinsley Ellis
Greg Piccolo & Heavy Juice Joe Louis Walker Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials The Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings Melvin Taylor John Hammond
The Blind Chitlin Kahunas Alexis P. Suter Anthony Gomes Opie Gone Bad EG Kight Mike Zito Victor Wainright & Wild Roots WhatUpFunk
Shawn Kellerman Joanne Shaw Taylor Seth Walker Fiona Boyes Biscuit Miller Howard & The White Boys Scott Holt The Sauce Boss
Walter "Wolfman" Washington Hadden Sayers John Puma The Hickory Project Jamie Notarthomas Gerald Burke 4inTune Chris Cain
Michael Burks The Jony James Blues Band The Groanbox Boys Houston Baker Albert Castiglia Eric Jerardi Roomful Of Blues Top Shelf
Gina Sicilia Keith Harden The Town Pants Prime Time Funk The Kate Engler Band The Frank Wicher Band Phil Petroff & Natural Fact

Andrea Dodge & Co Scott Sharrard The Scott Weis Band Rick Magee & The Roadhouse Rockers Motor City Josh The Rev. Mick Hayes Band

AND ... The Norman Bates Band • Little Charlie & The Nightcats • Acme Blues Machine • Alvin & The Upsetters • Mortal Combine • Carrie Williams
Delaney Doan & Jenna Romaneo • Gamble Brothers Band • The Bill Perry Blues Band • Red Lester & The Blue Merles • The Anonymous Blues Band
Pete Panel & The Blue Cats • Bottle Of Blues • Dumore Giggin's Large Blues Band • Mike Watkins & Friends • The East Hill Blues Band • HHB
and The Houston Baker Trio