From Hillbilly to Rockabilly: The Country Roots of Rock-N-Roll with Jerry Zolten

This Wednesday, Dec. 10, 7pm at the Bremen Town Ballroom:

This special event is part of our “Rural Renaissance” Series at the Bremen Town Ballroom benefiting the East Penns Valley Library.

Music historian, producer, and Penn State professor Jerry Zolten offers an entertaining visual and musical excursion into the early days of country music and the artists who profoundly influenced rock ‘n’ roll. Through historic performance clips, Zolten brings to life captivating stories of artists such as Jimmie Rodgers, Uncle Dave Macon, and Bill Monroe, and shows how they pointed the way to supercharged rock & rollers such as Elvis Presley and his rockabilly contemporaries. Presented in partnership with Pennsylvania State University’s “Research on the Road” program.

$20 includes dinner, which starts at 7pm!From Hillbilly to Rockabillyjpg