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Blues music returns to Briggs Farm

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The Briggs Farm Blues Festival takes place July 8, 9 and 10, 2021.

NESCOPECK, Pa. – It might be hard to imagine, but in just a few days thousands of people will be on these grounds for the 24th Briggs Farm Blues Festival near Nescopeck.

“It’s great. We’re ready to go. We’re ready to see old faces and do what we’re doing,” said Dena Briggs, one of the festival’s organizers.

Last year was the first time in the history of the festival that the event had to be canceled due to the coronavirus.

But this year, there was no doubt in the minds of the organizers that it would take place.

“We didn’t talk about ‘Well, what if that doesn’t happen?’ Every decision wasn’t based on it not happening. Every decision was based on whether it was a good show, which it turned out to be, “said Dylan Briggs, one festival organizers.

This year’s three-day music festival provides a larger main stage for performing artists.

The lineup includes over 20 national and international blues artists, with Shemekia Copeland and Ana Popovic headlining this year.

Almost 100 food and art vendors are set to sell unique items.

Almost 1,000 campsites and 4,500 tickets have already been sold this year alone. Organizers told Newswatch 16 that they had increased the audience area and camping space by an additional six acres.

Ayrin Shortlidge from Nescopeck has participated in the festival for four years. After a year without live music, she is happy the Briggs family has finally brought her back.

“It’s a blast. It’s really locally, one of the things I’ve ever done, and it’s actually my first year of camping all weekend long, so I’m really excited for that.” , Shortlidge said.

“This year is going to be very important for people,” said Richard Briggs, the founder of the festival. “I think the show is probably the best we have ever done”,

Campsites and tickets are still available for the festival.