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Pocono Bluegrass and Folk Society Winterfest


The Pocono Bluegrass and Folk Society

Attention all fiddlers! Now hear this!
Announcing the 36th Annual Ron Nauman Fiddle Contest being held at The Cinder Bar and Grill, 91 Mill Creek Rd., East Stroudsburg, Pa. 18301 570-421-1425 on April 7, 2019 at 2pm.  Presented by the Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society.  This is an open competition, all styles welcome.  Adults and juniors. No registration fee. Sign-ups at the door on the day of the contest.  Cash prizes- 1st $150, 2nd $100 and 3rd $75.  Always a fun day…tell your friends!


The Pocono Plaza Inn is closing down for 6 months for extensive renovations. Our events will be held at The Cinder Bar and Grill until the hotel re-opens. The Cinder Bar and Grill, 91 Mill Creek Rd., East Stroudsburg, Pa. 18301 570-421-1425 The 1st Shindig is Sun. March 3, 2019.
See you there!
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"It's 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, English 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!


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IBMA Pocono ArtsThe 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!