Blues, Brews & BBQ Heats Up Summer in the Poconos

Glass- takes summer barbecues to a whole new level. Held every Sunday evening from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, Blues, Brews and BBQ combines the talents of renowned Blues musicians with elevated barbecue fare and serves them up on the decks overlooking Paupack High Falls. The event has become a summer favorite for many in the Pocono Mountains region.

Sit on the deck surrounded by rock ledges of the Wallenpaupack Gorge and enjoy barbecue style specials while listening to live Blues music. Each week, dinner is paired with a featured selection from a local craft brewery.

A rotating schedule of performances taps into the talents of some of the region’s best Blues musicians. Here’s who we have on deck for 2023:


May 28- Lighten Up Band
The series launches with Lighten Up Blues Band featuring lead singer Rose Light who counts Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin and Etta James as major vocal influences.

Merchants of Groove

June 4- Merchants of Groove
The band has been performing throughout Northeastern PA since the late ‘80s. Along with original Blues music, the band blends classics from such artists as Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

June 11-Jaketown Road
This foursome has a varied repertoire that includes classic rock, southern rock, blues rock, country rock, Brit rock, pop rock, jam rock, soul, Americana and R&B rom the ’60s and ’70s. Inspirations include The Allman Brothers and The Grateful Dead.

June 18- The Barn Cats
A staple on the festival circuit, the band is comprised of Jim Verdi on drums, Tom Rausch, bass and vocals, Jan London, guitar and John Rocklin, guitar and vocals. The band describes their style as funky, soulful Rock ‘n’ Roll.

June 25- Scott Weis Band
After touring the East Coast for 10 years, the band was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame as a Great Blues Band of PA. They’re known for their distinctive brand of Rock charged full of emotion.

Teddy Young
Teddy Young

July 2- Teddy Young & the Aces
This NEPA native made a name for himself on the regional Blues circuit and even shared the stage with many of his inspirations including Bobby Parker, Little Sammy Davis and Slam Allen.

July 9- Rich and The Jumpstarts
The trio formerly known as Yasgur specializes in American Roots combo playing a mix of roots, rock, blues, country and soul.

July 16- Bobby Kyle Band
Kyle got his start touring with renowned guitarist, singer and songwriter Johnny “Clyde” Copeland. Since then he’s established his own unique voice and was recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.

July 23- Norman Taylor & Blue Soul
This singer/songwriter draws influence from a variety of genres including Country, ‘70s Rock, Soul and Gospel. Hailing from the South Jersey/Philadelphia area, the band is known for its Blues and Roots music.

July 30- Strange Brew
This classic-rock inspired band makes its debut at Blues, Brews and BBQ.

Gary Rixner
Gary Rixner

August 6- Gary Rixner & Indigo Moon Brass Band
The graduate of Carnegie Mellon University School of Music was a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall. As a trombonist he has played with The 5th Dimension, The Temptations, Frankie Valli, Bill Haley and The Comets and The Four Tops.

August 13- Dan Brother Band
Known for his fierce guitar work, Dan is also a prolific songwriter. The band has gained a following for its mix of Blues, classic Southern Rock, Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll.

August 20- Randy Lippincott & Joey “Hot Box” Simon
As guitarist and vocalist, Lippincott has performed at the Ocho Rios Jazz Festival, the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the San Francisco Blues Festival and the Chicago Blues Festival. Simon is a master harmonica player who excels in traditional Blues styles as well as contemporary forms.

August 27- Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentleman
Performances by the Wilkes-Barre, PA based Blues/Rock trio are reminiscent of late ‘60s and ‘70s Blues infused Rock ‘n’ Roll.

September 3- Bobby Kyle Band The Blues Hall of Famer returns to close out the season in style.

Make the most of Summer nights in the Poconos with our Blues, Brews and BBQ Lodging Package, which includes a Sunday night stay, $75 voucher for the BBQ and a full country breakfast in the morning at our sister property, The Settlers Inn. Summer is fleeting, so book your stay today.