This Sunday's Shindig(March 2)is
Cancelled due to inclement weather
See you April 6
If anything changes, we will post a cancelation notice here
Thanks everybody for making Winterfest 14 such a big success! Details about next year’s winterfest coming soon!
Click on Events for Shindig details
Scottish bagpipes and old time fiddlin. It's Methodist, Holiness
and Baptist. It's blues and jazz and it has a high lonesome sound. It's
plain music and it tells a good story. I want it to go from my heart
to your heart and I want us both to hear it" Bill
Monroe on Bluegrass
Welcome to the Pocono Bluegrass and Folk Society and
the best in Pennsylvania Bluegrass. Our purpose is to provide up to date
information about the bands, venues, pickers and events occurring in the
Poconos and beyond in the world of Bluegrass
Bluegrass is one of the great American Art
Forms that has spread around the world. It has its roots in Irish, Scottish,
traditional music and was brought with the immigrants from those places to
the hill country and low lands of the Appalachian Mountain Chain. The music
survived many years in the seclusion of those places until the great migrations
of the early part of the twentieth century. Then, combined with the African
rhythms of jazz and blues and mass media in the form of radio and records
it moved into its currently recognizable form. This brought Bluegrass into
the great population centers where it was cherished by the migrants and grew
to be “music to the ears” of many in the general population.
Today there are many organizations, festivals, bands and devotees that hold
Bluegrass to be their primary source of musical enjoyment. Pocono Bluegrass
and Folk Society is one of those. You probably are also.
Pocono is a nonprofit, all volunteer, membership organization
funded in part by the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, administered locally
by the Pocono Arts Council. In addition to holding monthly shindigs during
the months of October through April we offer a Winter Festival in late January.
You can always reach us through the blog on this website. We would be happy
to post any of your related events on our calendar and we do hope that you
will attend one of our events. See you then, friend!
|Volunteers needed for ad sales, hospitality room and lots of other opportunities to help out. Plus we welcome your suggestions for a successful festival Call Pete@
570 856 2545
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570 992 2259
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||The Pocono Bluegrass and Folk Society is a not for profit,
501c3,all volunteer organization. We are supported, in part, by the Pennsylvania
Partners in the Arts, the regional funding partnership of the Pennsylvania
Council on the Arts, a state agency. Funding in this region is administered
by the Pocono Arts Council, Stroudsburg, PA. Further funding is from the
East Stroudsburg Savings Association, the Jacob Stroud Foundation and especially
by our members. Thank you all!