Sunday: Flavor Fairs, Americana, Awards and more

Who says Sundays should be a day for resting? Well, actually, a lot of people say that. But just because people say it doesn’t make it true. (Tell them to sleep when they’re dead.) This day is full of events, including the ongoing Susquehanna Ale Trail and several more Sunday Funday activities.


Trivia with a (former) Jeopardy! contestant (Lancaster)

Matt Johnson is a man of many talents. A guitarist for Lancaster-based rock band The Slackwater News, Johnson is also pursuing a law degree in Philadelphia. When not busy with school and music, he fosters his love of trivia and history by hosting a twice-monthly trivia night at the Lancaster Dispensing Company at 8 p.m. Some of this week’s special categories include the Chameleon Club, baseball in The Simpsons and James Bond. You can also ask Johnson what it was like to lose to one of the most annoying Jeopardy! contestants of all time in 2012.

Taste of the Town (Gettysburg)

The region amps up its food game with two separate tasting events today. Up first is the Taste of the Town at the Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center in Gettysburg at 2 p.m. The three-hour foodie affair features everything from 25 regional vendors serving up all kinds of samples, live music by Jazz Me Band and a celebrity chef competition based on the Food Network hit show Chopped.

Taste of the River Towns (Columbia)

And if you’re feeling ambitious (or you didn’t feel like driving to Gettysburg), set your GPS to Columbia for the sixth annual Taste of the River Towns at the St. John’s Herr Estate at 4 p.m. The tasting features food and drinks from places like Bully’s Restaurant & Pub, Shank’s Tavern, Columbia Kettle Works, McCleary’s Public House and more.

Susquehanna Folk Society concert at the Abbey Bar (Harrisburg)

Bill Hicks, Jim Watson and Mike Craver have been making music together since 1973, creating the rootsy band the Red Clay Ramblers in Durham, NC. The band has appeared everywhere from Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion to several off-Broadway shows. Now joined by Joe Newberry on banjo, the group makes a special appearance as part of the Susquehanna Folk Music Society’s performance series at Appalachian Brewing Co. in Harrisburg.

Tri State Indie Music Awards (Philadelphia)

March blew in like a lion, postponing the originally scheduled fourth annual Tri State Indie Music Awards from March 1 until this afternoon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia at 1 p.m. The annual awards show features nearly 50 categories honoring regional and national musicians, along with performances by the likes of Philly-based bands Cheerleader and Satellite Hearts. Come cheer on Fly digital editor Mike McMonagle who’s going for his second consecutive award in the Indie Acoustic Artist/Band of the Year category, while Jake Lewis & The Clergy, Ton-Taun and Maitland slug it out for Indie Central PA Band of the Year.



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Michael Yoder has been writing stories at numerous publications for more than a decade. His interests include impersonating Santa Claus, performing stand-up comedy and drawing circular objects. His dream is to win an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Michael is a former features editor for Fly; he left in 2015.

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