The 2003 Pocono Blues Festival was one of the most successful yet. Near record crowd on Saturday and a good sized crowd on Sunday, despite on and off rain during the afternoon. Still a good crowd when Buddy Guy closed the fest Sunday night. In a new twist for the Pocono fest, a Friday night buffet and show was added, and the response was so strong that even before it ended, there was talk of expanding the Friday program next year (the 2004 festival will be held July 23rd-25th).Thanks to Michael Cloeren and all his staff for another first class Pocono Blues Festival.
My usual Pocono companion Linda Clark (a much better photographer than I) now has her own website, including many photos from the Pocono Blues Festival at MyBluezPics. Check mine out first, then visit Linda's pages to see how mine pale in comparison. She's got years worth of photos still to upload, so bookmark her site once you get there so you can check back for more of her work.
All photos here copyright Dave Carpenter, but feel free to download for your personal use.

FRIDAY, August 1st

Sam Taylor
Michael Burks (no photos available)

SATURDAY, August 2nd

MAIN STAGES:
Craig Horton
Eddie Burns
Lou Pride
Jody Williams
Bettye Lavette
Charlie Musselwhite
Taj Mahal

TENT STAGE:
George Higgs & Cootie Stark
Otis Taylor
Sharrie Williams (no photos available)

SUNDAY, August 3rd

MAIN STAGES:
Michael Coleman
Mississippi Heat
The Motor City R&B Pioneers
W.C. Clark
Floyd Taylor
The Neal Family
Buddy Guy

TENT STAGE:
Larry Johnson
Neal Family "meet & greet" (no photos available)
Shirley Johnson (no photos available)

Official Pocono Blues Festival Web Site

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