New Year's Eve Blues Bash: Brandon Santini with Special Guests The Bail Jumpers

  • Dec 31, 2024 6:00 PM - Jan 1, 2025 1:00 AM
  • Doubletree Hilton

    8402 University Boulevard
    Carnot-Moon, Pennsylvania 15108
Ticket Price $145.00-$149.00 Buy Tickets

Join BSWPA for the blues music event of the year!  Tickets include top-notch entertainment from a national and regional act, a delicious buffet dinner, 4 hours open bar, and a midnight buffet with a champagne toast to ring in 2025!

Schedule (subject to change):

6:00pm:  Doors open, cash bar until 7:30
7:30-11:30pm:  Open bar
7:00-8:00pm:  Buffet dinner
8:15 - 9pm:  The Bail Jumpers
9:30pm-1:00pm: Brandon Santini
11:30pm-1:00am:  Cash bar
12:00am:  Champagne toast to welcome in 2025 and midnight buffet
1:00am:  Event ends

Tickets for this event are non-refundable.  

Seating for this event is on a first come, first served basis on the night of the event. Groups of 4 or more may reserve tables by contacting the event organizer at 724-888-6183 or  Your group must buy your tickets at the same time using the group rate to reserve a table.

Rooms for this event must be booked separately before December 24 at the Doubletree Hotel at the 'NYE' rate of $109.  Connect to the Doubletree website or call the hotel directly at 412-329-1400 for the "NYE" rate.  Book early to secure your room at these bargain rates!  ROOM RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BEFORE DECEMBER 24 to guarantee this rate.

About Brandon Santini.....

There are many different opinions as to what the future of the blues harmonica will be. International touring vocalist and harmonica player Brandon Santini is undeniably a worthy player to keep an eye on as the latest surge of young blues artists leave their footprint in blues history. His name is worthy of conversations that include James Cotton, Kim Wilson, Dennis Gruenling, Charlie Musselwhite and other frontline harmonica players by combining his love and respect for traditional blues with a present, colorful style of playing that is often compared to James Cotton or Paul Butterfield. Raised in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Santini purchased his first harmonica in 1997 at the age of fifteen when his mother took him to the local music store upon his request. He founded the Blues Music Award nominated band Delta Highway in 2003 and relocated to Memphis where he absorbed the sounds and culture of the Delta and North Mississippi Hill Country, honing his craft night after night, sweating it out in local Beale Street clubs just like Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and B.B. King did decades before him. Now playing over 100 shows per year throughout the world, Santini has garnered five Blues Music Award nominations, festival headlining slots and even performing on stage with the likes of Buddy Guy and Gary Clark, Jr.


About The Bail Jumpers......

Winners of the BSWPA 2023 Blues Challenge, The Bail Jumpers are a contemporary blues band consisting of musicians who also have a fondness and appreciation for jazz, rock and most forms of musical expression. We tend to mix other styles with blues to create a unique sound, feel and experience. “The Bail Jumpers” consist of Jeff Claypool on vocals, harp, & acoustic guitar; Joe Riskosky on electric guitar & vocals; Joe-Ben Mattos on Drums & Percussion; Ron Laird on bass & vocals and Dmitri Koval on keys. 



How late can I order a ticket?

Because the hotel needs to plan for the number of attendees, tickets must be bought by December 24 @ 11:59pm

How late can I book a room?

The Doubletree requires all room reservations to be made BEFORE December 24 or until the room block is sold out.  Please book early to secure your room at the $109 rate!  Rooms must be booked directly with the hotel, BSWPA is not responsible for rooms or hotel policies.  Please contact the hotel via their website to reserve a room or call 412-329-1400.  The reservation code is NYE.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This event is for ages 21+.

Can I reserve a seat so I can sit in the front?

Only groups of 4 or more may reserve a table by contacting the event organizer directly at 724-888-6183 or  Groups requesting a reservation must buy all their tickets at the same time under the group rate.  Other seating is on a first-come, first served basis on the night of the event.  If you want to sit in the front, it is suggested you arrive and check in early on the night of the event so you have access to your favorite tables.  

Can I pay by check or cash?

Although on-line registration through Simpletix is preferred to facilitate recordkeeping and payment, you can mail your registration and payment to BSWPA NYE 2023 c/o Cyndi Fink, 123 Greenlea Dr, Coraopolis, PA 15108.  Cash payments can be made at any BSWPA event to one of the BSWPA board members.  Please include your phone number and email address with your check.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Alcohol will be provided by the hotel at the event, including a 4 hour open bar.  Per PA State law, the hotel does not permit bringing alcohol into the event space.  You are welcome to enjoy alcohol in your hotel room, but it can not be brought into the event space.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact BSWPA at 724-888-6183 or

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, if you are unable to attend, you may transfer your ticket(s) to another party with a private transaction between both parties.  BSWPA can not issue refunds or transfer payments already processed.  Please contact BSWPA at 724-888-6183 or if you need to do this so we can update registration name information.  BSWPA can not assist with finding a new buyer for your tickets.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, please contact BSWPA at 724-888-6183 or to update your ticket registration information.  

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

An attendee list will be available upon check-in, but bringing your printed ticket will facilitate check in.

What is the refund policy?

There will be no refunds for this event.  If you wish to cancel your hotel room, please contact the hotel for details.

Why do I have to pay a fee on top of the ticket price?

As with other entertainment events, the ticket processing service charges a service fee for using their event planning software, processing credit cards, and transferring payments.  The additional fee on each ticket pay for these services and go directly to the ticket service.  These fees are not retained by the BSWPA.

Where can I park for the event?

The hotel property has plenty of on-site, free parking.

Date & Time

Dec 31, 2024 6:00 PM - Jan 1, 2025 1:00 AM

Venue Details

Doubletree Hilton

8402 University Boulevard
Carnot-Moon, Pennsylvania 15108 Doubletree Hilton
Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania

The Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania (BSWPA) is charitable organization serving the local community while preserving and promoting the appreciation and enhancement of Blues Music. Through our musical performance fund raising events we support a variety of local and regional charities, including the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, The Wounded Warriors Project, Blues in the Schools, and Blues is a Healer Tour for local veterans.  

The BSWPA also organizes and sponsors an Annual Blues Challenge, with the winners representing the Western Pennsylvania region at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis. 

If you are interested in helping us serve the community while keeping the blues alive in our region, please join the Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania or make a donation. Your contribution to our fundraising efforts will help us accomplish our mission, serve our community and preserve for generations to come that unique, American music known as “The Blues.” The Blues Community thanks you for your support.

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