The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome Millheim-based Americana rock band, The Wicked Chicken, on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre in downtown Lewisburg.
The Wicked Chicken plays a mix of driving rock ’n’ roll, old-time fiddle and blues. Armed with exciting new material, a powerful groove and a unique sound, the Wicked Chicken will surprise and captivate audiences of all varieties.
The foundation of the band are the Tritsch brothers: Gus (guitar, vocals and fiddle) and Huck (drums, percussion and fiddle). The two have performed with distinguished musicians including the rock band Marah, and have earned recognition at various festivals and competitions including the Appalachian String Band Music Festival, known as Clifftop.
In 2019, Huck Tritsch won first prize in the youth fiddle competition at Clifftop, and the Wicked Chicken placed second in the neo-traditional band competition. Gus Tritsch won the prize for best original fiddle tune as well.
Most recently, Gus Tritsch toured with Jake Blount, a distinguished fiddle and banjo player from Providence, R.I. With Blount’s band, Gus Tritsch traveled extensively, including to Florida, Alaska and the United Kingdom.
The Wicked Chicken is constantly exploring different influences and sounds, and you never know what you might hear at any one show. But whether it’s old-time fiddle music, north Mississippi blues or driving rock ’n’ roll, The Wicked Chicken will play it with creativity, rhythm and soul.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth 18 and under. No discounts may be applied. Tickets are FREE for Bucknell students.
Tickets can be reserved by calling 570-577-1000 or online at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice.
Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
Fun for Kids, too!
The Weis Center has partnered with art studio Bluebird Atelier in downtown Lewisburg to offer a “Sleepunder” for ages 3-12 during the performance. Children will arrive in their jammies ready to party (sleepover style, without the sleeping part). Children will craft, dance, and explore Americana art, and then participants will create their own artistic fiddles and mosaic chickens to take home. Children will enjoy a curated mix of sensory activities, games, music, and art-making. This drop-off event runs from 7-9 p.m. at Bluebird Atelier’s downtown location, with optional extended care. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Parents/guardians can register using this link.
For more information about this event, contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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