The Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck will not take place this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
In announcement on the festival’s website, organizers wrote that they have pushed back the festival to July 8 to 10, 2021, and that they are “working to bring you the same lineup as promised for 2020.”
“We have all been hoping for a quick comeback from this pandemic, but it’s unlikely that it will be safe to have a large gathering this July in Pennsylvania,” they said in a statement. “Your health and safety are more important than anything. We all need to do what we can to help ensure that we’ll all be here next year, healthy and well, to enjoy one hell of a festival at Briggs Farm.”
2020 would have been the 23rd year for the annual festival. All tickets and reserved campsite that were purchased for this year’s festival will be honored in 2021, but refunds will be available. Anyone interested in a refund must fill out a refund request form by Sunday, May 31. Those seeking refunds should allow 30 days for it to be processed.
Campsites that were reserved and then refunded will go back on sale to the public on Oct. 15 for the 2021 festival.
“All the heart & soul we wish we could be putting into gathering this July will be poured into Briggs Farm Blues Festival 2021, ensuring a great big celebration of life, friendship, and The Blues,” the announcement explained.
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