Affordable things to do in the Pocono region this weekend
Pennsylvania Blues Festival. A variety of ticket prices, including VIP and multi-day passes are available, but one-day tickets cost $35 through Sept. 15 and $40 at the gate, and Friday and Saturday night showcases cost only 12 through Sept. 15 and $17 at the gate. The festival takes place Sept. 16 through 18 at the Split Rick Resort & Golf Club, 100 Moseywood Rd., Lake Harmony. The three day event features Ronnie Earl, The Slam Allen Band, Mikey Junior Blues Revival and Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater among others. Over all, 17 nationally known acts perform on two stages with three indoor showcases, food and beverages and dozens of artisan vendors. For additional ticket options, visit pennsylvaniabluesfestival.com or call 800-255-7625.
SeptemberFest. Free. A borough-wide music festival takes place from noon to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Milford business district, 209 East Harford St. The showcase includes performances by Somerville, Little Big Band, Veronica Fernandez, Jake Novak, ManDancing, Jefferson, Armedalite Rifles, Hidden Cabins, Eyeswan, Rosey Bengal, Stuyvesant and Control. For more information, visit milfordmusicfest.org or send inquiries to [email protected]
Peter and Will Anderson. $19 in advance, $22 the day of the show. Jazz virtuoso brothers, Peter and Will Anderson perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley. Hailing from the Washington D.C. area, the saxophone duo toured the United Kingdom at 15 years of age. Their mastery of traditional jazz, swing and bebop has gotten them on stage with Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, Wycliffe Gordon and the Village Vanguard Orchestra. For more information visit harmonypresents.com or email questions to [email protected]
Coco Montoya. $25. World-class blues guitarist Coco Montoya performs at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe. Also an accomplished drummer, Montoya made three records with the legendary Bluesbreakers before moving on to a solo career in the early ’90s. For more information, call 570-325-0249 or visit the opera house website at mcohjt.com.