Pennsylvania Blues Fest – Sunday


It is the 25th year of Blues in the Poconos.  Always a good time as people from all over attend.  The BluesBeatNews Blog will cover the acts in three posts, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Then, two more for the evening concerts.  With so many things going on, I am adding another Blog to cover the people I saw.  Using my 500 mm lens I also took a number of crowd shots.  The Main Stage and a comfortable seat kept me away from the Tent Stage but I will list the acts.

Acts for Sunday at the TentStage:

  • Harrison Kennedy
  • Vanessa Collier
  • The Campbell Brothers
  • Harrison Kennedy
  • Andy T Nick Nixon Band

The day’s  fare on the Main Stage:

  • The Campbell Brothers
  • Andy T Nick Nixon Band
  • Toronzo Cannon
  • Delmark Chicago Revue
  • Ronnie Earl

The Campbell Brothers








The first show of the day, “taking you to Church.”


double the pedal

double the pedal















Andy T – Nick Nixon Band

Next up was the Andy T-Nick Nixon Band.  Nick was unable to attend, Andy carried on with the help of some friends.

Robert, Jr and Sugar do the intro

Robert, Jr and Sugar do the intro








Andy T

Andy T

and friend

and friend











Toronzo Cannon

from Chicago and we learned he works for the Chicago Transit Authority when not playing.


















Toranzo gets a little fancy








Luca approves

Luca approves









Delmark Chicago Revue

Mike wheeler

Mike Wheeler





















Guest star was Jimmy Burns







He waspresented with a Lifetime Achievement Award

He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award








Jimmy Burns

Jimmy Burns









Ronnie Earl

As evening descended, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcaster came on.  Ronnie mentioned the predicted rain holding off and he was ready to play.

Art brought them out

Art brought them out









Doing the vocals was Diane Blue










Ronnie  kept playing and the crowd moved towards the stage.







People left to party, pack for home or attend the Sunday Afterfest Party.


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About bluesbeatnews52

Blues columnist writing a weekly column dedicated to the Blues. The only column of its kind in a commercial (paid subscription) newspaper. Column appears in the Middletown Press, Bristol Press, Torrington Register-Citizen, and the New Britain Herald. Forcella has served on the Board of Directors of the Blues Foundation representing the Journalism constituency. Served on the Board of Directors Connecticut Blues Society as Past President and Past Editor of newsletter. Recipient: Keeping the Blues Alive award in Journalism from the Blues Foundation. Has contributed both writing and photos to nationnal blues publications.

2 responses to “Pennsylvania Blues Fest – Sunday

  1. David Mitchell

    Happy to read that the rain held off!
    An a cappella blues group–that intrigues me.


    Nice pics Dom!  It was an excellent Festival.  My favorite was Toronzo Cannon. Also big fans of Kenny Neal and the Boston All Stars. Well deserved Lifetime Achievement awards to Kenny Neal, Harrison Kennedy and Jimmy Burns.Ed Stack

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