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Blues, Brews & BBQ Summer Music Series

Kicks off Memorial Day Weekend w/ Lighten Up Blues Band

  • 26 May 2016
  • Author: Visit Poconos
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Get ready for summer fun with a weekly outdoor BBQ complete with music, great food and drinks, and amazing views! The Blues, Brews & BBQ series at Glass—wine. bar. kitchen. at Ledges Hotel, kicks off Memorial Day weekend and runs every Sunday through Labor Day weekend.

Blues, Brews & BBQ hosts a rotating line-up of live blues music on the Serenity Deck overlooking the scenic Wallenpaupack Gorge. It's a BBQ-style outdoor dining event with samples of local craft brews from a featured local brewery.

On Sunday, May 29, the Lighten Up Blues Band will launch the series with the powerful and silky voice of Rose Light, who is influenced by the blues stylings of Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin, Etta James, and Susan Tedeschi. Randy Light, on lead guitar and mandolin, was influenced by the blues of Taj Mahal, Johnny Winter, and Canned Heat. The featured craft brewery will be Evil Genius Beer Company.

The full summer line-up includes: 

5/29     Lighten Up Blues Band

6/05     Dan Brother Band

6/12     Compass

6/19     Norman Taylor

6/26     Merchants of Groove

7/03     Teddy Young & The Aces

7/10     Scott Weis Band

7/17     East Coast Groove Band

7/24     Randy Lipincott & Hotbox Joey Simon

7/31     Gary Rixner on Trombone

8/07     The Soul Shakers with Matt Bennick

8/14     Slam Allen

8/21     Ken Bowles Bluebone Band

8/28     Scott Weis Band

9/04     Bobby Kyle

Cost for Blues, Brews & BBQ is $32.50, which includes delicious selections from the grill and sides of summer picnic fare. Reservations are recommended. A contemporary outdoor heating system at Glass accommodates comfortable seasonal dining. Or, for no cover fee, guests can enjoy music and cocktails on the hotel's lawn or Stargazer Deck.

"The scenic gorge and native bluestone surroundings provide excellent acoustics, and the view of the waterfalls is spectacular," says Ledges Hotel Proprietor Justin Genzlinger.

Ledges is an historic, National Register-listed boutique Pocono Mountains hotel combining modern style, adaptive design and historical preservation of the O’Connor Glass Factory, which operated at the hotel site during the 1890s. The original building was constructed of hand-cut Pennsylvania bluestone and sits on the edge of a stunning gorge and seasonal waterfall, offering spectacular views from most windows as well as from the hotel’s multi-tier decks.

In order to maintain the aesthetic integrity of this historic building, internationally acclaimed architects from Bohlin Cywinski Jackson of Wilkes-Barre, PA were commissioned to combine their founding principles of designing to the “character of institutions” and the “sensibilities of individuals.” Bohlin Cywinski Jackson architects are leaders in adaptive reuse and sustainable design, which are the priorities of Ledges Hotel.

Glass—wine. bar. kitchen. at Ledges Hotel incorporates original architectural elements from the glass factory and nearby Hawley Silk Mill. A signature feature of Glass is its live-edge wooden bar, benches and tabletops made by Wayne County artist David Boyce from a century-old copper beech tree that came down on Ledges' sister property, The Sayre Mansion, in Bethlehem, PA.

For more information about the musical line-up or featured breweries, visit or call 570-226-1337.


Blues, Brews & BBQ at Glass—wine. bar. kitchen. at Ledges Hotel in Hawley, PA offers great music, delicious food and drinks, and amazing views of the scenic waterfalls and Wallenpaupack Gorge.



Norman Taylor plays Blues, Brews & BBQ at Glass—wine. bar. kitchen. at Ledges Hotel on Sunday, June 19.


Slam Allen plays Blues, Brews & BBQ at Glass—wine. bar. kitchen. at Ledges Hotel on Sunday, August 14.

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