(NESCOPECK, PA) – Briggs Farm Blues Festival
is enhancing the festival experience for its 2020 audience by offering a brand
new, larger Main Stage and new camping options. The festival, the nationally
recognized and largest three-day gathering of blues fans in Pennsylvania, will
be held July 9 through 11 on the Briggs’ 250-year-old family farm in Nescopeck
Township, Luzerne County, just a few miles off Interstate 80.
Festival enhancements include:
• A new and bigger Main Stage providing better
visibility for the audience
• The addition of 32 premium reserve camping
sites encircling the audience field that offer a bird’s-eye view of the Main
• 40 new regular reserve campsites. All camping
reserve packages offer the choice of sites and ability to reserve ahead of
time, an alternate campground entrance, and a waste removal option
• Relocation of the Back Porch Stage to make it
more convenient for fan access to vendors and the food court
• The fan-popular open camping in the woods also
is still offered
“We’ve listened to our dedicated festival attendees,
and we’ve made improvements in response to what they have requested,” said
Alison Briggs, who along with her husband, Richard, and three generations of
family members run the festival.
“All changes were made to enhance the blues fans’
experience,” Briggs added. “We put on a festival that keeps getting bigger and
General admission tickets, camping tickets and reserved campsites can be purchased on the festival website, Facebook or by calling 570-379-3342. One-day or multiple-day tickets that offer discounts are available. Inquiries can be made to via email here.
The family-oriented, award-winning festival is
entering its 23rd year. Patrons can bring their own chairs or blankets, coolers
and beverages in non-glass containers. While outside food is permitted, there
is plenty of good food available for purchase from their selection of vendors.
Briggs’ Main Stage & eclectic Back Porch Stage
feature international, national and regional bands performing electric blues,
Delta-style blues, Americana roots music, soul and funk. In 2019 more than
8,500 fans visited Briggs Farm to see 21 blues acts hit the two stages. The
full lineup for the 2020 festival will be announced in early spring, but fans
can catch the rollout in real time by following Briggs Farm Blues Festival on
Facebook and Instagram.
“We are putting together a lineup of artists for 2020
that will entertain audiences for the entire festival,’’ said Richard Briggs.
“Our festival has been recognized by national blues organizations, which is
something of which we are really proud.”