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Girls Night Out will feature three marvelous female band leaders, singer/songwriters and entertainers!

Apr 28, 2017 • by Dave Kline, Executive Director Circulation & Promotions: Reading Eagle Company & Reading Eagle Newspaper and President: WEEU Radio & Pretzel City Productions, LLC
Berks Country Fest

Editor’s note: will feature a blog installation each Friday previewing a special segment of of Berks Country Fest: An Americana Jamboree!

Women have played a huge role in shaping the Americana music songbook.   Female musician, singer/songwriters like Mother Maybelle Carter, Elizabeth Cotton, Dolly Parton and Pennsylvania Americana Region’s own Taylor Swift, have made profound and lasting contributions to the world or music, the entertainment industry and have also helped to move the status of women in the role of band and business leader into a highly-respected career and profession choice for all of those from any gender who feel the spirit of the muse guiding them to communicate through music and show business.

With this in mind, Berks Country Fest: An Americana Jamboree proudly presents our “Girls Night Out” concert experience at Building 24, Wyomissing, PA, on Saturday, June 17, 2017, 7 to 10pm.  This will truly be a memorable evening as three amazing female singer/songwriter/bandleaders will literally have their “night out” to share their talent and passion with audience members both male and female.  A show for everyone, this concert will be one of the most unique presentations of the year, even featuring a unique fashion show presented by sponsor Petite Milan.  

Featured will be Lindi Ortega, Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth and Little Leroys featuring Cindy Little.

Lindi Ortega

Originally from Canada and now based in Nashville, Lindi Ortega has rapidly made her mark on the Americana Music Association charts and scene.   Her no-nonsense approach to writing and performing delivers an earthy view of relationships and happenings.  Performing on a regular basis in Nashville has empowered Ortega to craft a razor’s edge to her material and her riveting performances hold audiences spellbound as she takes them through a full range of human emotion.  Passion, elation, blues and introspective playing keeps audiences dancing, thinking, smiling and understanding where she’s been and where’s she’s going.  Check her out at this video link:

Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth

Born and raised in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region, with a smile as wide and beautiful as her beloved second home, the Big Sky region of Montana, Caroline Reese’s easy stage manner belies the intensity of her own thought processes when it comes to her songwriting, performing and independently forging a career in the music industry.  Much of her material is derived from her own true-life experiences and desires.   She has criss-crossed the USA numerous times, performed on Nashville’s prestigious Music City Roots program and is fast becoming a veteran of the touring circuit in all major music centers in the country.  Alone, Reese is a highly-effective and evocative performer.  With her band, The Drifting Fifth, she is capable of delivering shows that leave the audience wanting more and have the audience totally forget that there’s a world outside of that of her and her band.  Check her out at this video link:

Cindy Little with Little Leroys

Little Leroys featuring Cindy Little will open our “Girls Night Out” show and their set will prove that girls can growl as well as any guy and girls can deliver notes are capable of gut-punching an audience with the raw power of blues, the intensity of rock, the infectious rhythms of pop and the true-life stories of real country and Americana music.   Backed by an excellent band, including veteran lead guitarist, Mickey Fisher, himself an inducted member of the Berks History Center’s Berks Country Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Little Leroys featuring Cindy Little hail from the nearby Lancaster County region and are excellent examples of just how much fabulous talent is based in or near Pennsylvania’s Americana Region.  Check out the band at this video link:

Tickets and more information available online at

Tickets are also on sale at Meadowood Music, Route 222, Blandon; Mail ‘n Ship 4 U, 96 Commerce Drive, Wyomissing; Zeswitz, just off of Route 422, Exeter, PA.

Berks Country Fest: An Americana Jamboree, runs from June 2 through June 18th, 2017.

Show sponsorships available through Alicia Marinelli, [email protected]

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