Winter Blues Guitarmageddon Returns with a Pop of Color at the Scranton Cultural Center


Scranton, Pa – The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple is pleased to announce that Winter Blues Guitarmageddon, returns for its fourth year!  Due to increasing popularity, Winter Blues Guitarmageddon IV, which is set for February 15 at 7:30 PM, has expanded to include both regional and national touring musicians.  The lineup features Grammy nominee and international touring act The Slam Allen Band as headliner, along with The Clarence Spady (Grammy nominee and International Blues Hall of Fame, inductee) Acoustic Band, and Teddy Young and the Aces. Dustin Douglas of Dustin Douglas and the Electric Gentlemen will serve as the evening’s emcee

“Guitarmageddon IV is a way to celebrate the music and culture of the “Blues” origin during Black History Month. This event has grown immensely since 2016, and each year we look for ways to keep it fresh and new,” says Maria Santomauro, event coordinator.  “We’ve taken a whole new approach with performers which offers a solid headliner and full bands who are no strangers in the blues festival circuit. This show will be a perfect blend of Blues, Soul, R&B, a touch of Rock and Roll and even some gritty sounds from the Delta. It has become like a mini festival in itself, attracting a blues fan base from all over PA, NY and even NJ. Fans will travel!”

Another added layer includes some extraordinary visual artists whose work will be on display and for sale. Santomauro believes this will not only add a pop of color to this Blues event, but also give the night more of a “festival” feel. Featured artists are Philadelphia based Dane Tilghman premier painter of the African-American Experience, Young Customs – Cigar Box Guitars, from Nuremburg, PA and local artist, June Drevitch.

The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the doors will open at 7:00 p.m.  There will be a cash bar and light fare for purchase.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day of show.  They can be purchased at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC in person or by calling (570) 344-1111, or via Ticketmaster. For additional information and a full schedule of events, visit