What To Expect At The Briggs Farm Blues Festival

Get ready for the best weekend of the year! The 27th Annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival is approaching fast. If you’ve never experienced The Briggs Farm Blues Festival, then this is the year to do it. The festival takes place on the gorgeous Briggs Family Farm, nestled between Nescopeck and Rt 80, making it an easily accessible destination with plenty of amenities nearby. They offer single-day tickets as well as camping options for just about any setup, from campers to tents.

Once all the campers are in, it’s like its own little city has arrived on the farm. We went last year and were very impressed with how well-run the festival was. The two stages are separated by a large food and vendor area, keeping you busy while you walk from stage to stage. The “Backyard” stage gives you an authentic, up-close, and personal feel with the performers, as if you’re just hanging on the porch enjoying some tunes with your favorite artist or legend. You literally go to another universe; it’s hard to describe—you have to witness it for yourself.

The “Main” stage is an awesome amphitheater-style stage, contributing to the sweet sounds emanating from its immense surroundings. With ample seating out in front, the sound from the main stage echoes across the festival and down into the campground, making it a wild experience you can feel and hear throughout the entire farm.

 They have an impressive lineup this year, starting on Thursday, July 11th, with the Briggs Farm Blues Pre-Party, kicking off the weekend with The Mighty Susquehannas, Memphis Lightning, and The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band.

 Friday, July 12th, will be a full day of music starting on the backyard stage at 12:55 with the Uptown Music Collective and ending the day with Katie Henry. Meanwhile, on the main stage, it begins at 4:14 with Eliza Neals and ends with headliner Joanne Shaw Taylor. Check out her two recent hit singles “Devil In Me” and “Someone Like You,” out now, with a new album “Heavy Soul” available for pre-order.

Saturday, July 13th, is another big day, starting just after noon and ending at 11pm, with a star-studded lineup consisting of Katie Henry, GA-20, Guitar Zack, Blues Reincarnation Project, Frankie & The Blues Express, Daune Betts & Palmetto Motel, North Mississippi Allstars, Mark “Muleman” Massey & The Cornlickers, Lonnie Shields, and Uncle Lucius, with hits like “Keep the Wolves Away,” “Keep Singing Along,” and “Civilized Anxiety,” ending out the festival. It’s going to be a great time! Go to Briggsfarm.com for all the info and to purchase tickets and view the full schedule of events. See you there!