National Tours and Local Talent Take the Stage this Summer in Northeastern Pennsylvania
Music festivals are the ultimate summer parties. You start the day belting out the lyrics of your favorite songs with your friends. The evenings are made for listening to sets under the stars.
Here’s the good news: you don’t have to spend tons of money on traveling and tickets just to catch an awesome show. NEPA is hosting music festivals all summer long. The lineups are jam-packed with performances from every genre. Go wild dancing to electronic music at Camp Bisco or enjoy the smooth sounds of the blues at Briggs Farm Blues Festival. Embrace your inner ‘90s kid with Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World at ALTitude 2019 or kick it with the classics at Peach Music Festival.
The larger festivals will give you the full experience, from dancing in a huge crowd to camping out near the stage. For something a little more laidback, the small-town music festivals are a great way to discover NEPA’s own local musicians.
Plan an entire summer of epic concerts. We’ve rounded up the area’s festivals so you won’t miss a minute of the music.
Get Your Tickets for These Awesome Music Festivals:
Milford Music Festival
June 21-June 23
The Milford Music Festival puts the spotlight on local talent. This three-day festival features performances all over town. Over thirty shops and restaurants will host free concerts, including genres like pop, rock, blues, and jazz.
Wildflower Music Festival
July 6-August 17
The Wildflower Music Festival is a summer concert series at the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary. They’ll host concerts every Saturday on their grounds in White Mills. This year’s schedule includes a wide range of genres including classical, bluegrass, cabaret, and jazz. Tribute artists will relive the days of Elton John, Billy Joel, and Neil Diamond.
Briggs Farm Blues Festival
The Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck is a four-day jam session. This family-friendly festival is hosting 20 acts ranging from Southern blues to roots music to gospel. You’ll even find a little jazz and funk in the mix. The festival opens with Briggstock, a retro-themed tribute to Woodstock. Camping is available on site.
Memorytown Music Fest
Support a concert for a cause at Memorytown Music Fest in Mount Pocono. The lineup includes 10 local bands as well as family-friendly activities like outdoor games, a silent disco, dancing, a barbeque, a bonfire, and fireworks. The festival benefits the Sean P. Cunningham Scholarship Endowment.
Three days. Three stages. Over 100 performances. Camp Bisco is an outdoor electronic music fest at Montage Mountain. Check out awesome headliners like The Disco Biscuits, Bassnectar, Odesza, Tipper, STS9, Umphrey’s McGee, and more. Book a campsite so you don’t miss a single set.
Pocono Mountains Music Festival
July 24-August 2
The Pocono Mountains Music Festival is a celebration of the stage. Performances include everything from jazz to pop to country. Highlights for their 10th season include two-time Tony nominee Kate Baldwin, the Cirque d’OZ musicians and acrobats, and cabaret star Caroline J. Bufford. Venues throughout the Poconos will host the performances.
Peach Music Festival
Peach Music Festival at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain is four days of classic rock. Founded by the Allman Brothers in 2012, this fest boasts a legendary lineup of rock, roots, and blues artist each year. This year’s headliners include Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, Trey Anastasio of Phish, and The String Cheese Incident.
Scranton Jazz Festival
The Electric City will be filled with the sweet sounds of jazz and blues. The Radisson Hotel is hosting the Scranton Jazz Festival, three days of music, food, and spirits. Catch additional performances in cafes and restaurants around town during the Jazz Walk.