Pennsylvania Blues Festival Epilogue 2016


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.

Well the blues is what the festival is about and you can see we were well entertained.  In fact more than I could take in.  So the line-up often gets you there but is the people that get you to return.  It is like you meet a few new people every year if you continue going.

This Blog is just pictures of some of my sights from the Fest.  Half the fun is exchanging stories and talking about the blues.

Why is this guy smiling?  If you were at the Fest you would know why.  Michael does many tasks as well as meet and greet.









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The event is kid friendly.

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There is always a splash of color.

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Smiles and people just having fun.


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Were we being watched or did Aliens come by?










Shirts are plentiful, many telling us something.












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Plenty of picture taking going on.  These four always have time to exchange thoughts with me.

Bob one of the first guys I talked pictures with

Bob one of the first guys I talked pictures with

Joe alwyas ther to help and advise

Joe always there to help and advise










Rare pic of Ron w/o a camera but I walk away from talking with him with new musical knwledge

Rare pic of Ron w/o a camera but I walk away from talking with him with new musical knowledge.

Jim, focused and adding art to the pics

Jim, focused and adding art to the pics















Another busy guy is Henry Tate, kind of the Festival Ambassador.   He is on stage, making presentations, in the crowd and most of all having fun.

On stage presenting an Award with Deb

On stage presenting an Award with Deb

cutting a move

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Some friends thru the days.










Barbara Blue from Silky's

Barbara Blue from Silky’s

Ed of CTBS

Ed of CTBS
















Paul and Jean.  We met here 20 years ago.  And now I also hit their North Atlantic Blues Festival each year.

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Until next year

Until next year

Questions/comments, I can be reached through the Blog comments or at  BluesBeatNews is written, produced, directed and photographed by Domenic Forcella.  My weekly Blues Beat column appears in the New Britain Herald, Bristol Press, Middletown Press and Torrington Register-Citizen.

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 Festival Epilogue 2016


    It is an honor to be included in the pics at the Pennsylvania Blues Festival. As you can see by Dom’s pics – we all were having a wonderful time.

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