Austin-Based Bluegrass/Folk Trio Comes to Weis Center
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm

Steel Betty will perform traditional folk and bluegrass music on Friday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The performance is part of Bucknell University’s Family Weekend.

The performance is sponsored, in part, by Glenn and Raquel Alexander and Stone State Entertainment LLC.

Steel Betty lives at the crossroads of what makes Austin, Texas, the engine driving traditional music in America. With flavors of bluegrass, folk, blues, Tex-Mex, Old Time music and classic country, they are a reflection of today’s American music scene. Steel Betty, the hip, virtuosic trio, embraces Austin’s eclectic culture and brings this lively music out of Texas for the rest of the country to experience.

David McD (guitar, vocals), Maddy Froncek (banjo, upright bass, vocals) and Micah Motenko (mandolin, piano, vocals) are multi-instrumentalists capturing the sounds and harmonies of Austin like no other ensemble.

Music of Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, Spirituals, the Conjunto tradition and more highlight Steel Betty’s performances. The trio often conducts workshops for aspiring musicians and students and has a wonderful interactive program for schools introducing children to the great variety and depth of music from their part of America.

Steel Betty’s debut recording was released in summer 2018.

Tickets for the Weis Center performance are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors 62+, $10 for youth 18 and under, $10 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $10 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 570-577-1000.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

For more information about this event, contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by e-mail at [email protected].

Bucknell Fraternity to Hold 5K To Benefit Diabetes Camp
Oct 19 @ 7:30 am

The Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity at Bucknell University is hosting Type 1-Derful, a 5K Race followed by a Family and Children’s Fun Walk/Run on October 19, 2019 to support children living with Type 1 Diabetes.  Registration for the event is now open at  The event will begin at the athletic fields complex on Bucknell University’s west campus at 7:30 AM on October 19th with check-in and the race will being at 8:30 AM; the Family and Children’s Fun Walk/Run will immediately follow.

The race will offer medals for the top runner in each class.

The Type 1-Derful 5K Race is a family event.  Not interested in running?  Come and participate in the Family and Children’s Fun Walk/Run.  Proceeds from this event will help children living with Type 1 Diabetes attend summer camp.  The camps are held in Bethel and Mifflinburg and educate the children how to manage their diabetes.

When a person is diagnosed with diabetes, it affects the entire family and their lifestyle.  According to the CDC, one in ten currently have diabetes and by 2050 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes if we don’t make changes.  Changes in diet and activity habits can delay or prevent certain types of diabetes.

Setebaid Services operates the Diabetes Family Conference, Camp Setebaid at Swatara, Camp Setebaid at Mount Luther, and The Harrisburg Diabetic Youth Camp. The organization has served thousands of children living with diabetes since it was founded in 1998.  Setebaid has also partnered with university-based healthcare systems to train future healthcare professionals practice techniques when working with patients living with diabetes.  More information is available at