Winterfest 2017 Schedule

17th Annual WinterFest
January 27, 28 & 29, 2017

Held at the Quality INN
1220 W. MAIN ST., STROUDSBURG, PA 18360 – 570.420.1000
Reserve your room for $89 by 12/6/16 (after 12/6/16 – $99)
When making your reservation you may request pool-side or outside rooms.


Friday January 27

ARTSPACE Gallery, 18 N 7th St., Stroudsburg, PA 6:30 PM The Lost Ramblers

Quality Inn Tavern PM
7:00 Mason Dixon Bandits
7:45 Heavy Traffic
8:30 Texas Rose Band
10:00 Grillbillie Project
10:45 Mama Corn

followed by jamming in the pool/atrium area


Saturday 28
Quality Inn

Main Stage Am
11:00 The Lost Ramblers
11:45 Stained Grass Window

PM
12:30 Chad Darou & Friends
1:15 Louie Setzer & the Appalachian Mountain Boys
2:00 The Feinberg Brothers
2:45 Dan Paisley & Southern Grass
3:30 Dishonest Fiddlers
4:15 Heavy Traffic
5:00 Stained Grass Window
5:45 Basket Raffle & 50/50

Show continues in the Tavern
PM
6:15 Dishonest Fiddlers
7:00 Louie Setzer & the Appalachian Mountain Boys
7:45 The Feinberg Brothers
8:30 Dan Paisley & Southern Grass
9:15 Grillbillie Project
10:00 Launch PAD
10:45 Mama Corn
Pool / Atrium 11:30 – 12:30 Jam Band Contest

Workshops on Saturday
PM
1 – 1:45 Guitar – Josh Sudigala
2 – 2:45 Dobro – Chad Darou
3 – 3:45 Mandolin – Anthony Hannigan
4 – 4:45 Banjo – Terry McGill
5 – 5:45 Fiddle – Joe Fili


Sunday 29th

Quality Inn
Main Stage
Am Main Stage
AM
10:00 Welcome and Praise
10:10 Homespun Gospel & Friends
11:00 Flywheel Gospel
11:30 Gospel Sing & Open Mic with Virginia Gerlach
Tavern AM
11:30 Jam Band Contest Winner

PM
12:15 Last Small Town
1:00 Mason Dixon Bandits
1:45 Chad Darou & Friends
2:30 Launch PAD
3:15 Last Small Town
4:00 The Lost Ramblers

Open Mic at Pocono Winterfest

Do you like to perform? Have a song or 2 you want to share? Looking for a little stage experience? Then here’s your big chance! The Pocono Bluegrass and Folk Society is introducing an Open Mic event following the Gospel Sing at this year’s Winterfest. Sure hope you will join us!! Spread the word!! 1st Come, 1st On!

Sunday, January 29 at 11 AM – 11:30 AM
Quality Inn
1220 W Main St, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360

Big Valley Bluegrass Music Available on Pennsylvania Bluegrass

BigValleyBluegrassBig Valley Bluegrass

GINA ROSS (Guitar & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and lived in Nashville, Tennessee for 16 years where she performed original country music and was a frequent guest on the Ralph Emory Show. She is a gifted songwriter and one of her songs “Jesus in My Soul” was recorded by country music legend Johnny Cash.

KEITH KESTER (Bass & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and fell in love with bluegrass music at a very early age. No stranger to the stage, Keith has performed several times at Musicfest and regional bluegrass festivals.

PAUL SPRIET (Banjo & Vocals) was born in New Jersey and lists Earl Scruggs, Bill Keith and Alan Munde as his influences. He has been playing banjo for over 40 years and teaches banjo in his spare time.

BILL PARKER (Mandolin, Dobro & Guitar) grew up in Rochester, NY now living in the Bethlehem, area. He caught the bluegrass bug about 5 years ago when he started playing the mandolin. With a hard-charging, high energy style, he puts passion into every note he plays. Primary influences are his father, Ronnie McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Shawn Lane & Jesse Cobb. In addition to mandolin, Bill also plays guitar, bass & dobro. Preferred brands are Martin Guitars, Loar & Eastman Mandolins

Download Big Valley Bluegrass Music Here

 

Big Valley Bluegrass Music Available on Pennsylvania Bluegrass

BigValleyBluegrassBig Valley Bluegrass

GINA ROSS (Guitar & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and lived in Nashville, Tennessee for 16 years where she performed original country music and was a frequent guest on the Ralph Emory Show. She is a gifted songwriter and one of her songs “Jesus in My Soul” was recorded by country music legend Johnny Cash.

KEITH KESTER (Bass & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and fell in love with bluegrass music at a very early age. No stranger to the stage, Keith has performed several times at Musicfest and regional bluegrass festivals.

PAUL SPRIET (Banjo & Vocals) was born in New Jersey and lists Earl Scruggs, Bill Keith and Alan Munde as his influences. He has been playing banjo for over 40 years and teaches banjo in his spare time.

BILL PARKER (Mandolin, Dobro & Guitar) grew up in Rochester, NY now living in the Bethlehem, area. He caught the bluegrass bug about 5 years ago when he started playing the mandolin. With a hard-charging, high energy style, he puts passion into every note he plays. Primary influences are his father, Ronnie McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Shawn Lane & Jesse Cobb. In addition to mandolin, Bill also plays guitar, bass & dobro. Preferred brands are Martin Guitars, Loar & Eastman Mandolins

Download Big Valley Bluegrass Music Here

 

Klein Family Bluegrass Available on Pennsylvania Bluegrass

 Klein_FamilyThe Klein Family Bluegrass

We are a family who absolutely loves Jesus and bluegrass music so when you put them together, you have a great way to serve God, bless people and enjoy being a family. We have been “Having the Best Time” of our lives since Jesus saved our souls. We love Jesus because He’s so much more than Our Savior. He’s our friend, our strength, our navigator, our all in all. We love bluegrass because it’s so much more than music. It’s friends that become family, people sharing life and blessing one another, our inheritance, our legacy and our way of bringing love and light into the world.

We are a family of six, with Daddy Chris Klein making it all possible by working so hard and supporting us in every way he can. The rest of us sing lead and harmony and play a variety of instruments. DeAnna Klein, 19, plays fiddle and guitar. Shawn Luke Klein, 16, plays banjo, Dobro® and guitar. Sylvia Klein, 12, plays mandolin and guitar. Clara Klein, 9, plays fiddle and guitar. Mama Liberty Klein plays upright bass. All of us began lessons with Rick Campbell in 2010, started playing with a young bluegrass musicians group in 201 land by 2012, we were playing as The Klein Family. We play a variety of bluegrass music at various venues and write and perform original material.

We really hope something that we’ve recorded on our CD blesses you and touches your heart. If something lifts you up, then we’ve done what we set out to do. We love meeting new people and hope to see you soon. Making new friends and keeping the old is one of our greatest blessings . God be with you, my friend.

We love everybody. You’re next!

“Show love in all that you do.”

1 Corinthians 16:14

Download the Klein Family Music Here

Big Valley Bluegrass Music Available on Pennsylvania Bluegrass

BigValleyBluegrassBig Valley Bluegrass

GINA ROSS (Guitar & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and lived in Nashville, Tennessee for 16 years where she performed original country music and was a frequent guest on the Ralph Emory Show. She is a gifted songwriter and one of her songs “Jesus in My Soul” was recorded by country music legend Johnny Cash.

KEITH KESTER (Bass & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and fell in love with bluegrass music at a very early age. No stranger to the stage, Keith has performed several times at Musicfest and regional bluegrass festivals.

PAUL SPRIET (Banjo & Vocals) was born in New Jersey and lists Earl Scruggs, Bill Keith and Alan Munde as his influences. He has been playing banjo for over 40 years and teaches banjo in his spare time.

BILL PARKER (Mandolin, Dobro & Guitar) grew up in Rochester, NY now living in the Bethlehem, area. He caught the bluegrass bug about 5 years ago when he started playing the mandolin. With a hard-charging, high energy style, he puts passion into every note he plays. Primary influences are his father, Ronnie McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Shawn Lane & Jesse Cobb. In addition to mandolin, Bill also plays guitar, bass & dobro. Preferred brands are Martin Guitars, Loar & Eastman Mandolins

Download Big Valley Bluegrass Music Here

 

Klein Family Bluegrass Available on Pennsylvania Bluegrass

 Klein_FamilyThe Klein Family Bluegrass

We are a family who absolutely loves Jesus and bluegrass music so when you put them together, you have a great way to serve God, bless people and enjoy being a family. We have been “Having the Best Time” of our lives since Jesus saved our souls. We love Jesus because He’s so much more than Our Savior. He’s our friend, our strength, our navigator, our all in all. We love bluegrass because it’s so much more than music. It’s friends that become family, people sharing life and blessing one another, our inheritance, our legacy and our way of bringing love and light into the world.

We are a family of six, with Daddy Chris Klein making it all possible by working so hard and supporting us in every way he can. The rest of us sing lead and harmony and play a variety of instruments. DeAnna Klein, 19, plays fiddle and guitar. Shawn Luke Klein, 16, plays banjo, Dobro® and guitar. Sylvia Klein, 12, plays mandolin and guitar. Clara Klein, 9, plays fiddle and guitar. Mama Liberty Klein plays upright bass. All of us began lessons with Rick Campbell in 2010, started playing with a young bluegrass musicians group in 201 land by 2012, we were playing as The Klein Family. We play a variety of bluegrass music at various venues and write and perform original material.

We really hope something that we’ve recorded on our CD blesses you and touches your heart. If something lifts you up, then we’ve done what we set out to do. We love meeting new people and hope to see you soon. Making new friends and keeping the old is one of our greatest blessings . God be with you, my friend.

We love everybody. You’re next!

“Show love in all that you do.”

1 Corinthians 16:14

Download the Klein Family Music Here

17th Annual WinterFest

17th Annual WinterFest
January 27, 28 & 29, 2017

Held at the Quality INN
1220 W. MAIN ST., STROUDSBURG, PA 18360 – 570.420.1000
Reserve your room for $89 by 12/6/16 (after 12/6/16 – $99)
When making your reservation you may request pool-side or outside rooms.
Friday – door opens at 2 PM Shows start at 6:15 PM in the Tavern
Mama Corn, Grillbillie Project, Big Valley Bluegrass
Heavy Traffic, Mason Dixon Bandits, Texas Rose Band
followed by jamming in the pool/atrium area

Saturday – full day of shows on 2 stages starting at 11 AM
Feinberg Brothers, Dan Paisley & Southern Grass, Launch PAD
Bug Tussle featuring Chad Darou, Mama Corn, Grillbillie Project
Louie Setzer & the Appalachian Mountain Boys, Dishonest Fiddlers
Heavy Traffic, Stained Grass Window, The Lost Ramblers

Plus… A Variety of Instrumental Workshops, Master Luthier Frank Finnochio,
Merchandise Vendors and a Jam Band Contest from 11:30 PM – 12:30 AM

A Saturday evening buffet will be offered again this year at a reasonable price.
A sign-up sheet will be posted… so make your dinner reservation upon arrival.

Sunday – Gospel Show at 10:30 AM followed by a full day of shows
in the Tavern starting with the Jam Band Contest Winner
Launch PAD, Bug Tussle featuring Chad Darou, Last Small Town
Mason Dixon Bandits, Stained Grass Window, The Lost Ramblers

Sound by: Harry Grant & Eastern Sound and Brian Schmidt
Ticket Prices:
Weekend Early Bird Special only $35 by Nov. 13 and $40 by Jan. 8
At Door: Weekend – $45, Friday – $15, Saturday – $25, Sunday – $15
Student ticket (age 13 – 17) only $10 (weekend or day), Children (under 13) FREE

For tickets: Send check (payable to PBFS) and a stamped self-addressed envelope to
Deb Frey, 810 Northampton St., Easton, PA 18042

For more information and updates, please visit our website at www.poconobluegrass.org
or contact Neil 570.994.7305, John 570.992.2259, or Deb 610.217.2084.
If you would like to be a vendor, contact Neil.

Big Valley Bluegrass Music Available on Pennsylvania Bluegrass

BigValleyBluegrassBig Valley Bluegrass

GINA ROSS (Guitar & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and lived in Nashville, Tennessee for 16 years where she performed original country music and was a frequent guest on the Ralph Emory Show. She is a gifted songwriter and one of her songs “Jesus in My Soul” was recorded by country music legend Johnny Cash.

KEITH KESTER (Bass & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and fell in love with bluegrass music at a very early age. No stranger to the stage, Keith has performed several times at Musicfest and regional bluegrass festivals.

PAUL SPRIET (Banjo & Vocals) was born in New Jersey and lists Earl Scruggs, Bill Keith and Alan Munde as his influences. He has been playing banjo for over 40 years and teaches banjo in his spare time.

BILL PARKER (Mandolin, Dobro & Guitar) grew up in Rochester, NY now living in the Bethlehem, area. He caught the bluegrass bug about 5 years ago when he started playing the mandolin. With a hard-charging, high energy style, he puts passion into every note he plays. Primary influences are his father, Ronnie McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Shawn Lane & Jesse Cobb. In addition to mandolin, Bill also plays guitar, bass & dobro. Preferred brands are Martin Guitars, Loar & Eastman Mandolins

Download Big Valley Bluegrass Music Here