CAC Capitol Lounge to host Ann Kerstetter Band

The Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., will welcome the Ann Kerstetter Band for its free Happy Hour event, from 5 to 8 p.m. May 14 in the Capitol Lounge.

Kerstetter exploded onto the Central Susquehanna Valley music scene in 1969. At the tender age of 16 she was the lead singer for the Sunbury-based Crosstown Bus. At that time, Kerstetter was only female singer to front a rock band in the area. The Crosstown Bus performed the Harrisburg, Lancaster and Central Susquehanna Valley circuit until 1983.

After time out to raise her son, Kerstetter is back and better than ever.

Upon returning to the music scene in 2007, Ann teamed up with a “who’s who” of Pennsylvania blues and jazz musicians to form The Ann Kerstetter Band. The Ann Kerstetter Band competed and won the Billtown Blues Society IBC Challenge in 2008. The band went on to open the 20th Billtown Blues Festival and were named semifinalist at the 2009 IBC Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.