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Briggs Farm Blues Festival Rocks for 26th Year in July

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.


Multi-Day Bundles

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

Purchase Tickets >


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.

General Camping

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.)

Camp at Briggs Farm


Briggs Farm Blues Festival 2023 Lineup



Thursday, July 6 — Thursday Night Pre-Party


Scott Pemberton O-Theory

Clarence Spady Band

Doug McGuinn Blues Band


Friday, July 7 – Main Stage


Victor Wainwright and The Train

Joanna Conor and The Wrecking Crew

Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks

RL Boyce and The Cornlickers


Friday, July 7 — Back Porch Stage


Uptown Music Collective

New Moon Acoustic Blues

Craig Thatcher & Nyke Van Wyk

Justin Mazer trio

Brandon Santini


Saturday, July 8 — Main Stage


Robert Randolph Band

Bywater Call

Eddie 9V

Jackie Venson


Saturday, July 8 — Back Porch Stage


Ghalia Volt

Miss Melanie

RL Boyce

Benny Turner

Old Man Mojo

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