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Briggs Farm Blues Festival Rocks for 26th Year in July
Posted: March 20, 2023
Don’t Miss NEPA’s Most Celebrated Summer Music Festival
These hills were made for music.
Upon exiting the thunder of Interstate 80 and climbing Route 93 out of Drums, the road hums a familiar summer tune. A warm breeze whistles through thick pine limbs tangling and rubbing clean the dead of winter. An electric green tide rolls in waves across the open stretches. Young corn blades weave effortless like fiddle bows against sturdy stalks.
This natural ramshackle composition comes together, I guess, only for those who welcome it. Some travel this road and never notice the cricket’s ballad, the bass lick of a bumble bee, or shaky fence posts steady knockin’ a 4/4 beat. Perhaps, there are other roads in this world so alive with rhythm – so attuned to the sacred soul of the mystical and the musical. Perhaps. But this one leads to the Briggs Farm Blues Festival.
Since 1998, the 440-acre farm in Nescopeck has welcomed some of the biggest names in the world of Delta Blues. And, every year, they’ve also opened the farm’s fields and forests to an ever-growing horde of loyal weekend visitors.
If you go, you know. And if you’ve never been, you don’t know what you’re missing.
This year’s festival opens on Thursday, July 6 and rolls on through Saturday, July 8. The always-impressive lineup features over 20 widely recognized national, regional and local acts on both the Main Stage and the Back Porch Stage.
As usual, the festival features limited reserved campsites and there’s always room in the expansive General Camping Area. Visitors can also make use of the festival’s designated canopy section. The Vendor Village features over 50 stalls offering handcrafted instruments, clothing, records, craftwork and so much more. (Whispering… you can even rent your very own, private port-a-potty).
Three Days of Blues, Roots Rock and Americana
Get yer tickets yet?
There are several ways to catch all the rockin’ action at Briggs Farm all weekend. Multi-day bundles, camping bundles and single day, general admission tickets are available. Children ages 12 & under are free.
*Keep in mind, you’ll save significantly by ordering multi-day bundles and single day tickets in advance.
Three Day Bundle – Includes festival entrance on July 6, 7 & 8. (Does not include camping.) — $120
Two Day Bundle – Includes festival entrance on July 7 & 8. (Does not include camping.) — $100
Multi-Day Camping Bundles
Three Day Camping Bundle – Includes festival entrance on July 6,7 & 8 and camping. — $172.50
Two Day Camping Bundle — Includes festival entrance on July 7 & 8 and camping. — $135
Single Day Tickets
Thursday, July 6 — $25
Friday, July 7 — $50
Saturday, July 8 — $55
Make a Weekend Out of It
Camping at Briggs Farm Blues Festival
If there’s one way to ensure that you make the most of your time at Briggs Farm Blues Festival, it’s by camping. The sprawling farm offers more than enough space for RVs, cars, vans, tents and they even have ADA-accessible campsites. The grounds feature restrooms, hand washing stations, potable water and free showers.
The general camping area at Briggs farm is wide open. This popular option allows attendees with a camping ticket to camp via tent, car, van or RV just about anywhere they can find a spot within designated fields or woods. It just doesn’t get any easier. Stake out your spot. Be a good neighbor and have fun.
Regular Reserved Camping
This limited, advanced purchase option allows attendees to choose their own site and includes early festival entry via separate campsite entrance. Each site is 20’ X 50’ and allows for a large RV or multiple tents. Everyone camping at the Regular Reserved Campsite must purchase a separate camping pass.
Premium Reserve Campsites
(As of 3/20/23 all Premium Reserve Campsites are sold out.)
Briggs Farm Blues Festival 2023 Lineup
Thursday, July 6 — Thursday Night Pre-Party
Friday, July 7 – Main Stage
Victor Wainwright and The Train
Joanna Conor and The Wrecking Crew
Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks
Friday, July 7 — Back Porch Stage
Uptown Music Collective
New Moon Acoustic Blues
Craig Thatcher & Nyke Van Wyk
Justin Mazer trio
Saturday, July 8 — Main Stage
Saturday, July 8 — Back Porch Stage
Old Man Mojo
Don't Miss It!
The Briggs Farm Blues Festival takes pride in its designation as one of the most popular, most family-friendly, locally-owned and operated music festivals in the Northeast. Bring the kids and grandkids. Bring the tent or RV. Just don’t miss “the best weekend of the year!”