The Pocono Blues Festival is one of the premier Blues festivals in the country, and the 2000 edition was no exception. Once again a stellar lineup delivered memorable performances. Despite a bit of rain on Sunday (only the 2nd time in 9 years that the fest has seen rain), thousands enjoyed the varied lineup in a beautiful mountain setting. If you haven't been to the Pocono Blues Festival, here's a taste of this year's. Once you've had your fill here, be sure to check out the official Pocono Blues Festival web site (link below) for more on this great Blues festival and the other summer music festivals held at Big Boulder Resort.
Any help you can provide with identifying people in the pictures would be much appreciated. You can e-mail me from the bottom of this page. All photos copyright Dave Carpenter, but feel free to download for your personal use (I haven't included any of Linda Clark's photos this year. Linda is in the process of setting up her own website, and it will be linked here as soon as it's ready. Linda is a much better photographer than I , so be sure to check back for that link).

SATURDAY, July 29th

Ronnie Baker Brooks
Sam Taylor
Barbara Carr
Johnny Jones w/Charles Walker
Willie Kent & the Gents w/Pat Scott & Bonnie Lee
John Mooney
The Lone Star Shootout: Phillip Walker, Lonnie Brooks, Long John Hunter

Eric Bibb
Cephas & Wiggins

SUNDAY, July 30th

The Holmes Brothers
Arthur Adams
Johnnie Bassett w/Alberta Adams & Joe Weaver
Bobby Parker
Magic Slim & the Teardrops
Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers
James Cotton

Willie King
Super Chikan

Offstage, behind the scenes and other misc. fest pictures.

Official Pocono Blues Festival Web Site

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