The Bucks County Blues Society   

                          "Established in 1977"

                        Proudly Presents

                         36th Annual R&B Picnic

  Saturday July 21st, 2018 10:30am-7pm (rain or shine)


Back by popular demand Midwestern masters of old school blues featuring the soaring harp of Joe Nosek

and Muddyesque vocals of Oscar Wilson acclaimed

                       Alligator recording artist

                 The Cash Box Kings

Rising young star of the Big Apple blues scene in his BCBS debut along with Grammy winning Bassist and Producer Kirk Yano; 

                       King Solomon Hicks

From Boston in their BCBS debut searing slide and sultry vocals. Vizztone Recording Artist;

            Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers


From North Jersey, blues, R&B, and roots rock plus their " Tribute to Howlin' Wolf ";

             Dean Shot and the Solid Senders*

From the City of Champions in their BCBS debut, Nawlins styled blues, funk and soul for your listening and dancing pleasure, Shanachie Records;

                       Philly Gumbo*

Delaware's premier harmonica ace and last seen for the BCBS in 1982 on the bill with

Willie Dixon

             Dr. Harmonica and Rocket 88*

Spirited acoustic blues from veteran Philly blues artist;

               Stevie and the Bluescasters*

(* Also appearing on the A&M Truck Tire Back Porch Stage; with Mikey Jr. serving as MC)

Location: Snipes Farm on Route 1 South in Morrisville, Pa. (adjacent to Levittown, Pa and Trenton, NJ.). Gates open 9am- rain or shine; music starts at 10:30 on main stage; at noon on Back Porch Stage; Advance Sale Tickets: Donation of $35.00 for each adult (anyone 14 or older) and $15.00 for children 3-13 (under 3 free). Anyone under 21 or older must be accompanied by an adult. Please purchase tickets in advance (any tickets available at gate on 7/21 will be $40.00. Donation includes bottled water and crushed ice for personal coolers. Vendors will be selling food (see letter below). BYOB only for 21 or older-drink responsibly. Cans and plastic bottles only; no personal grills or pets (except seeing eye dogs)-this is the policy of Snipes Farm. Please bring your own chairs, blankets and picnic supplies,etc. All ticket sales are final. No Exchanges or Refunds. Tix are available by mail order: send check or money order w / SASE to BCBS, POB 482 Levittow, Pa. 19058-0482 or purchase at the following outlets in Levittown; Positively Records (215-945-8063); Music Forte (215-946-9295); and Hong Luck Restaurant (215-943-3566); in Perkasie at McGonigal's Music & Studio (215-257-1006); in Morrisville at Dacey's Pub (215-295-4838). The grounds are accessible from Rts.1 & 13, I-95, the Pa and NJ turnpikes). Please car pool-parking is free but limited; grounds are wheelchair accessible. BCBS & Snipes Farm are not responsible for injuries, lost, stolen or damaged items and reserve right to refuse admittance. BCBS T-Shirts and other items will be on sale 7/21. Like BCBS on Facebook. For further information call 21-946-4794 or 215-264-6631; Email or For additional info on appearing artist checkout their Facebook Pages or the following websites www.alligator/ www,

Dear Blues Fans,

The 36th Annual R&B Picnic will feature food vendors for the first time. This change was necessitated by several factors. Nonetheless, the musical quality and variety are still intact with all artist making their R&B Picnic debuts and several making their area debuts; there are two stages (11 sets of live music for the day). The pastoral setting of historically preserved farmland is the same. Vendors were carefully chosen to provide variety: Fat Ricks BBQ (ribs,brisket,hamburgers,hot dogs,catfish,etc). DeLorenzo's The Burg (pizza,meatball sandwiches,hot and sweet sausage sandwiches). Philly Fry and Cannoli Cafe (gourmet fries and loaded fried potato combinations). Philly Bites (finger and snack foods with international flavor). Complimentary ice and bottles of water for personal coolers will still be provided free of charge for hydration. Two years ago the BCBS Board

came to the crossroads as to the R&b Picnics future. Change had to be made or the BCBS Picnic would cease to be. Alex Hastie, BCBS Co-Founder and architect of the R&B Picnic, has relocated to Florida with his wife Donna after a lifetime in Levittown. Area blues fans and hundreds of musicians owe Alex a debt of gratitude to Alex not only for envisioning the the Picnic, but also for his 41years of dedication to the BCBS of presenting and preserving the blues. Alex, although " retired," will continue to advise the BCBS Board. The donation for admission has been lowered this year. The price is comparable to other events where vendors sell food and even lower in some cases. The R&B Picnic is older than every blues festival in Pennsylvania and just about every other blues festival in North America. As always, the BCBS Boaed counts on you and your friends to keep the R&B Picnic tradition going. Thanks for your past and future support. This years R&B Picnic is dedicated to the late great Eddie Shaw who first played for the BCBS in 1981 and was last seen at the 2013 R&B Picnic. We told you when and will see you then !

                                                                        Music is the Magic

                                                      Tom Cullen and the BCBS Board of Directors



About Our Venue

Bucks County Blues Society

"The Blues Authority in Delaware Valley"


Christmas with the Nighthawks  show details coming soon



 Upcoming Shows

Historic Snipes Farm is located on Route 1 South in Morrisville, Pa, ( adjacent  to Levittown, Pa. and Trenton, NJ)

Gates open at 9:30am-Rain or Shine; Music Starts @ 10:30 on Main Stage; 12:00pm on Back Porch Stage. Info below is for the BCBS R&B Picnic coming July 21, 2018

 BCBS R&B Picnic is a 2014 New York Blues Hall of Fame Inductee. Also the Two Time Winners of the "Keeping the Blue Alive Award 1983 & 2003 from The Blues Foundation".