NEPA Scene Staff

Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck features 3 Blues Music Award winners July 11-14

Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck features 3 Blues Music Award winners July 11-14

From a press release: The Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee recently announced its 2019 Blues Music Award winners, and three of those artists are heading to the 22nd annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck this July. Grammy Award-nominated Cedric Burnside (winner of Instrumentalist – Drums), the unique and highly acclaimed Vanessa Collier (Instrumentalist – […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Robert Cray, Marc Cohn, and Shemekia Copeland sing the blues at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 13

Robert Cray, Marc Cohn, and Shemekia Copeland sing the blues at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 13

From a press release: It was announced today that The Robert Cray Band, Marc Cohn with guest vocalists Blind Boys of Alabama, and special guest Shemekia Copeland will bring an ear-pleasing blues/roots package to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, and $69.50, […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Briggs Farm Blues Festival with Mike Farris, Selwyn Birchwood, National Reserve, and more, 07/07-08/18

PHOTOS: Briggs Farm Blues Festival with Mike Farris, Selwyn Birchwood, National Reserve, and more, 07/07-08/18

After winning a Keeping the Blues Alive Award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee last year, the Briggs Farm Blues Festival proved once again why it’s deserving of those accolades at its 21st annual event on Thursday, July 5 through Sunday, July 8. With perfect weather and a strong lineup showcasing the diversity of […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: 20th annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck, 07/08/17

PHOTOS: 20th annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck, 07/08/17

Earning a Keeping the Blues Alive Award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee earlier this year, the Briggs Farm Blues Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary on Thursday, July 6 through Sunday, July 9. Bringing 10,000 blues fans each year to the scenic hills of Nescopeck, the festival has featured over 130 artists from all […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck, 07/08-10/16

PHOTOS: Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck, 07/08-10/16

It has been 19 years since the first Briggs Farm Blues Festival kicked off in the beautiful farmlands of Nescopeck, and the annual event is as fresh and enthralling as ever. NEPA Scene photographers Tammy Heid and Robb Malloy of Moon’s Eye Media spent all three days of the event – Friday, July 8 through […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Briggs Farm Blues Festival continues growth in 19th year in Nescopeck on July 8-10

Briggs Farm Blues Festival continues growth in 19th year in Nescopeck on July 8-10

From a press release: The Briggs Farm Blues Festival returns for its 19th year to its namesake farm in Nescopeck on Friday, July 8, through Sunday, July 10. The Briggs family will yet again turn their 250-year-old farm in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania (88 Old Berwick Hwy., Nescopeck) into one of the most revered […]