Thursday: Free Primanti's, spoken word, folk & bluegrass

Photographer: via Primanti Bros. Facebook

With yesterday’s “cold-snap” now behind us, there’s some great cause to get outside tonight. Heck, maybe even sleep outside. Over night. On a sidewalk. (Don’t worry, there will be porta potties.)


Free Primanti’s Bros. sandwiches…for a year (York)

Pittsburgh ex-pats and people who maybe went to college in the Rusty Steel City have probably raved about how good Primanti Bros. sandwiches are. They probably even told you how you “just don’t understand” how they are so much better than [your favorite sandwich shop]. Well, now you can make up your mind for yourself as the western Pennsylvania restaurant chain opens its first Central PA location at 2151 S. Queen St. in York. While doors technically open at 3 p.m. on Friday – with the first 100 people through the door will claiming a commemorative t-shirt and a booklet for a free sandwich a week for a year – the french fry-loving folks at Primanti’s Bros. are reportedly expecting its local faithful to come out in full force (read: camp out overnight). So the action will actually begin tonight at 8 p.m., complete with live music, giveaways and even porta potties and private security for those who choose to brave the elements tonight and call in sick to work tomorrow. You know, for the free sandwiches. And the t-shirt.

Spoken word tour kicks off tonight at Midtown Scholar (Harrisburg)

Jamaica, NY-based spoken word artist Ms. Reign kicks off her #GetupandGrind tour with back-to-back-to-back performances in Central PA. Catch her blend of hip-hop groove and powerful spoken word lyrics tonight at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg at the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel starting at 7 p.m. She returns to the Scholar Friday night at 7 p.m. as the featured poet at the Writer’s Wordshop before hitting G’s Jook Joint in York for the Stop the Violence community event on Saturday.

Bluegrass & folk festivals kick off (Gettysburg & New Holland)

There’s something about the warm weather that just begs for the twang of the banjo. Tonight marks the start of two longstanding rootsy festival traditions. In Adams County, the 70th semi-annual Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival returns to the Granite Hill Camping Resort for four days of bluegrass featuring heavy-hitters like Steep Canyon Rangers, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Jerry Douglas and the Earls of Leicester, The Stray Birds and more. Meanwhile in Lancaster County, the 29th annual Spring Gulch Folk Festival once again takes over the Spring Gulch Resort Campground in New Holland for four days of folk and bluegrass from The Quebe Sisters, Caravan of Thieves, The Gibson Brothers, The Wallace Brothers Band and more. Click the links to see ticket and lineup info for both fests.


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