Pocono Bluegrass and Folk Society Winterfest Tickets on Sale Now

Early Bird Weekend Price only $30 if purchased by November 2nd

15th Annual WinterFest

January 23, 24 & 25, 2015 at the QUALITY INN
1220 W. MAIN ST., STROUDSBURG, PA 18360 – 570.420.1000

Call now to make your reservations early!

Friday Night Shows – TBA and Open Mic in the lounge at the Quality Inn
Friday & Saturday Night – Tiki Bar and Jamming at the pool/atrium
Saturday – Full day of shows on 2 stages featuring:
Dan Paisley & Southern Grass, Chasing Blue
Mama Corn, Chad Darou & Stealing Time
Hillbilly Water, Scott Eager & High Lonesome Sound, Heavy Traffic
Crop Circle Agents, Stained Grass Window, Mail Pouch Express,
Last Small Town, Mason-Dixon Bandits, Homespun Bluegrass

Plus… Children’s Programming with Peter Tawny at Monroe Co. Public Library
A Variety of Instrumental Workshops,
Master Luthier Frank Finnochio, Merchandise Vendors
Evening Bandamonium with Mama Corn

Sunday – Gospel Show followed by a full day of shows in the Lounge
starting with the Bandamonium Contest Winner, Dan Paisley,
Big Valley Bluegrass, The Lost Ramblers, Texas Rose, Without a Paddle

Ticket Prices:
Weekend Early Bird Special $30 by Nov. 2, $35 by Jan. 4
At Door: Weekend – $40, Friday – $10, Saturday – $25, Sunday – $15
For more information, please visit our website at www.poconobluegrass.org.
or contact Pete at 570.856.2545, Neil at 570.994.7305 or John at 570.807-2023
For tickets send a stamped self-addressed envelope to Deb Frey,

Winterfest Tickets
Early Bird Price Available Until Nov. 2nd

North Barton Grange launches bluegrass festival – News – Daily Review

Photo: N/A, License: N/AReview Photo/JAMES LOEWENSTEIN Louie Setzer and the Appalachian Mountain Boys, who are from Scranton and New Jersey, perform Saturday at the North Barton Grange Bluegrass Festival in the Town of Barton, N.Y.

via North Barton Grange launches bluegrass festival – News – Daily Review.

Music fest set for Tunkhannock – Times Leader

A new music festival will soon take its place among summer’s local events. This year, from Aug. 30-Sept. 1, at Lazy Brook Park in Tunkhannock, the Cornstock Acoustic Music Fest marks its first annual jamboree, providing three days of concert performances, workshops in music, campfire jamming, and campground relaxation.

via Music fest set for Tunkhannock – Times Leader.

Valley Preferred Cycling Center to host Bluegrass & Brews Fest | lehighvalleylive.com

Some of the bands that will be performing at the festival are The Central Valley Boys from California, Nashville star and XM/Sirius Satellite Radio host & musician Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, the award-winning East Side Dave & The Mountain Folk Band, regional band Big Valley, and many others.

via Valley Preferred Cycling Center to host Bluegrass & Brews Fest | lehighvalleylive.com.

Semi-annual Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival to return for August session | PennLive.com

Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival

A photo taken during a performance from the 63rd semiannual Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. (Provided photo)


Sean Adams | sadams@pennlive.com By Sean Adams | sadams@pennlive.com

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on August 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM


The 67th semi-annual Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival begins August 15, with four days of musical performances, workshops and jam sessions to enjoy.

A list of artists and their performance schedule can be found on the event’s website; performances will be held beginning at 2 p.m. on August 15, 11 a.m. August 16 and 17 and 10 a.m. August 18 on two separate stages. Bands scheduled to perform include Mountain Heart, The Seldom Scene and The Spinney Brothers.

via Semi-annual Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival to return for August session | PennLive.com.

AFBA Wind Gap Festival

August 1, 2 , 3 & 4th 2013
Mountain View Park, East Mountain Rd.,
Wind Gap, PA 18091

2013 Main Stage Performance Schedule

Thursday, August 1, 2013

2:30 PM Last Small Town
3:20 PM Mason Dixon Bandits
4:10 PM Hex Hollow Rounders
5:00 PM Willow Creek
5:50 PM Without A Paddle
6:40 PM Last small Town
7:35 PM Mason Dixon Bandits
8:30 PM Hex Hollow Rounders
9:25 PM Willow Creek
10:20 PM Without A Paddle



Friday August 2, 2013

11:30 AM Homegrown String Band
12:20 PM Coal County Express
1:10 PM Hillbilly Water
2:00 PM Forgotten Mountain Boys
2:50 PM Band of Strings
3:55 PM Texas Rose
5:00 PM Lost Ramblers
6:10 PM Coal County Express
7:05 PM Homespun Bluegrass
8:00 PM Freight Hoppers
9:25 PM Home Grown String Band
10:20 PM Hillbilly Water



Saturday, August 3, 2013

11:00 AM Louie Setzer and the Appalachian Mt Boys
1:50 AM James Reams & the Barnstormers
12:40 PM Newtown
1:30 PM Freight Hoppers
2:25 PM Special Consensus
3:20 PM Danny Paisley
4:05 PM Dick Blattenberger Dobro Award
4:20 PM Mail Pouch Express
5:25 PM Big Valley Bluegrass
6:30 PM Louie Setzer and the Appalachian Mt Boys
7:25 PM James Reams & the Barnstormers
8:25 pm Special Consensus
9:25 PM Danny Paisley
10:20 PM Newtown
11:15 PM Freight Hoppers


Sunday, August 4, 2013

9:15 AM Homespun Bluegrass
9:50 AM Forgotten Mountain Boys
10:45 AM Hilltown
11:55 AM Hub Hollow
1:05 PM Special Consensus
1:55 PM Nothin’ Fancy
2:45 PM AFBA Youth Academy
3:05 PM Mark Miklos
4:15 PM Special Consensus
5:10 PM Nothin’ Fancy

All Band times are subject to change

Norwich Bluegrass Festival

Hi Everyone, On July 26,27,and 28, I am trying to save a festival that was counted out .

If you can, please come support this festival. You, the ticket buyer are the most important part of this festival. Without you it cannot happen, period .

I have taken over this festival for a few reasons, there are a few purposes to this event. The reasons are:

While in this era, it seems that many bluegrass festivals are struggling to survive, many are closing their doors because of lack of funds, or people. With your help,  I am not going to allow this to happen to the Norwich Festival.(I have been going to this festival for the last decade and it sadden me that this happened to this festival last year.)

Another reason is there are many festivals out there that have the same bands play year after year. We need to allow other worthy bands to enter the bluegrass scene. A scene that I have found full of the best people in the World, Bluegrass People.

On Friday, To start a transition to this idea , I have created a full day and night show of some favorite bands that has been around the scene like Smokey Greene (NY) and  Danny Paisley(DE), Traditional Bluegrass don’t get any better than that.  Then  added two of today’s hottest bands that is being played on Sirius Radio every day,  both are Mountain Fever Recording Artists,  Kevin Richardson and Cuttin Edge (NC)and the all-female band Sweet Potato Pie(NC).

On Saturday , which is the day I need you,( the Fan) to help with . You will have a day full of good bluegrass that you probably have never seen before. I need you to watch these bands during the day, each band has two short sets, so if you miss one earlier in the day, please make time to check them out in the evening(they deserve a fair chance). I need you to write down the name on the back of your ticket stub,(only one name) that you feel was the best to your liking, put it in the VOTE box on stage before 8:30 pm Saturday night . Remember, You are the most important part of this festival.

Saturday’s bands are: Ernie Evans(FL) and Tyler Williams Band(TN),Ingersoll Brothers(TN,NY),Nitro Ride (PA),The Zepp Family (PA), Pactolus Sisters(TN), The Last Whippoorwill Band and Reyna-Rose Band (NY). They have come a long way to play for you ,please find the time to check out each band.

As a bonus, on Saturday, I have Travers Chandler and Avery County (NC), to play some true traditional sounding bluegrass , He will play twice, he will be playing while the vote are being counted. (He is not in the competition, please do not vote for him)

Once again, thanks you for your support , Danny Stewart

PS, a special thanks  to my wife and best friend, Christa Stewart, for without her love and support me to me , I would not be able to do this for  everyone, I love you Christa.


Danny Stewart


New Venue for Pocono Bluegrass Winterfest

This year, a new hotel – The Quality Inn of Stroudsburg!
Rooms adjoin the indoor swimming pool with Tiki Bar, new and inproved workshops, concert and small stages, plenty of jamming room…open bluegrass mike on Friday, Saturday evening, bandamonium.

Special surprise musical guests.

Come frolic in your swimsuit all weekend long!.

Folks, if we can get 30 rooms booked out, the rate is 100-110 a night. The hotel is under new management and they are in the process of renovating all the rooms, new carpet throughout, rooms to have microwave and small fridge, a huge lobby and very cool indoor courtyard that the downstairs rooms open onto…the upstairs rooms have balconies overlooking the pool. Perkins is right across the street and the hotel is right off 80.

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MOUNTAIN FOLK & ROOTS FEST, presented by Jibberjazz Productions, will take place from July 26-28, 2013, near Gettysburg, PA. This full weekend, music & camping family festival will showcase 31 eclectic musical acts, along with multiple stages and numerous activities. 2013 Lineup features: THE FELICE BROTHERS, RYAN MONTBLEAU BAND, Todd Sheaffer (of Railroad Earth), Spirit Family Reunion, Yarn, Nikki Hill, Beaucoup Blue, Lonesome Shack, River City Slim & The Zydeco Hogs, Roosevelt Dime, Chester River Runoff and many more notable acts. $65 presale tickets are on-sale now through www.jibberjazz.com.


Festival takes place on beautiful 50-acre rustic fairground, featuring outdoor & indoor stages, plenty of camping space, permanent restrooms & showers, nature trails, small creek, and electricity access for RV’s. A vast array of both food and craft vendors will be on-site for the weekend. Additionally, a full slate of festival activities is scheduled for both adults and children.


As always, Jibberjazz will unleash a vast array of musical styles including: Folk, Bluegrass, Blues, Americana, Singer Songwriters, Roots Rock & Roll, Zydeco and more. Jibberjazz artists are drawn from various pockets of the USA.


Additional 2013 Jibberjazz festivals are scheduled for both April and June 2013.





Todd Sheaffer (of Railroad Earth)
Spirit Family Reunion

Nikki Hill
Beaucoup Blue
River City Slim & The Zydeco Hogs
Roosevelt Dime
Chester River Runoff

Wahoo Skiffle Crazies
Tall Tall Trees

Lonesome Shack
Vinegar Creek Constituency
Boxcar Social

Hello Strangers

The Boro Boogie Pickers

The Cornlickers
Hard Swimmin’ Fish
Wings that Buzz
The Four Legged Faithful
Chesnut Grove

Angelo M
Kyle Morgan
AD Chandler
Mike McMonagle
Anthony Walker
Collin J Rocker
Amanda Penecale
Ray Owen