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Briggs Farm Blues Festival back in July 2021

PHOTO PROVIDED An aerial view of a past Briggs Farm Blues Festival.

Briggs Farm Blues Festival will host a weekend of live music and social gathering July 8, 9 and 10.

“The world-class line up ready to rock the 24th annual blues festival includes established blues acts who routinely grace the international stage, national home-grown artists, and local talent bursting at the seams with gritty guitar riffs and searing vocals,” a news release from the festival’s organizers said. “This not to be missed musical event will charge the hot summer air with one heck of a party! For the past two decades, the peaceful setting at Briggs Farm has provided the backdrop for three days of foot-stomping tunes and musicians who know how to get an audience on their feet.”

The festival features two stages and over 20 acts featuring various genres including eclectic blues, delta-style blues, Americana roots music, soul and funk.

“Live music creates a special thread of connection,” festival president Richard Briggs said, according to the news release. “There’s no limit to what music can do to bring us all together, and we need that more than ever.”

The music will begin July 8 with sounds from 1970. Festival goers can expect to hear renditions of the Grateful Dead, Van Morrison and Creedence Clearwater Revival to name a few. On July 9 the festival will usher in the blues with a lineup including headliner Ana Popovic, Lil’Ed and the Blues Imperials, the harmonizing Campbell Brothers and Celisse Henderson.

The music will carry into July 10 with headliner Shemekia Copeland, Victor Wainwright, Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues and Scott Pemberton.

“While the Main Stage is rocking, the intimate Back Porch Stage at Briggs Farm bursts with unforgettable artists such as The National Reserve, Gracie Curran, King Solomon Hicks, Gabe Stillman, Swampcandy and more,” the news release said. “The family-oriented festival, just a few miles off Interstate 80, also offers on-site camping, a vendor village full of high quality, hand crafted items and a variety of delicious food.”

Tickets for the event will go on sale Jan. 15. More information and ticket purchasing options can be found on the festival’s website at briggsfarm.com.

Briggs Farm Blues Festival is a three-day, family-run celebration of blues music, good food and great company, the news release said. Since 1998, the Briggs family has been hosting blues acts on their 250-year-old farm.

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