Nothing says summer like the sounds of the Milford Music Festival

Let the good times roll: Full weekend of free live music and family activities to delight residents and visitors


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  • Blues Hall of Famer Bobby Kyle returns to Milford on Saturday with his band, The Administers, for a free performance at Ambience Fine Furniture and Gifts (Photo used with the permission of Bobby Kyle and photographer Joe DiMaggio)




  • Jazz, rock, and blues group The Merchants of Groove will perform on the porch of Harrington House from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday (Photo provided)




  • Obi Kaye's African and Middle Eastern rhythms drumming workshop and performance on Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the garden of the Milford Craft Show (Photo provided)




  • Bluesman Scott Weis and friends Robert Kopec and Steve Tanczyn will perform at the Milford Farmers Market on Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.




  • The Milford Music Festival features 60-plus free performances at 30 venues, popping up on sidewalks and porches like that of the Davis R Chant Realtors office, pictured (Photo provided)



— As local schools celebrate the final days of class, residents and business owners in Milford are ready to party.

The means it's time for the Milford Music Festival, the annual summer kickoff now in its 16th year. This weekend, June 23-25, offers more than 60 musical performances in 30 different venues throughout the borough, along with several additional family-friendly activities.

Milford Music Festival kicks-off with a Blues Jam at the Waterwheel Café and Bar on Thursday night. Guitarist Chris Raabe hosts this Milford tradition from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. as he welcomes local favorites and traveling talent to the stage.

This banner weekend for Milford also features the annual Strawberry Festival Flea Market and Craft Sale at the Methodist Church, a Flea Market at the Presbyterian Church on Broad Street, a book and yard sale at the Milford branch of the Pike County Library, and a craft exhibit at The Artisan Exchange on Saturday with Milford’s weekly Milford Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

The festival Street Team will be cruising the festival all weekend long with free information to help visitors navigate performance venues and make lunch and dinner plans.

Milford Music Festival is hosted by the nonprofit Milford Presents and produced in partnership with Green Valley Farms Market and Creamery, Wells Fargo and the hosting businesses.

A complete schedule and location map is available online along with a full listing of upcoming events in and visitor information at the Milford Presents website MilfordPA.us.

Highlights

Live broadcasts by Hudson Valley radio station WALL radio and Pennsylvania’s Pocono 96.7fm on Friday, 7-10 a.m., from the porch of Patisserie Fauchere
Classic rock by Lenny Miller from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Jen Murphy Fitness on West Harford St.
Sonrise Mountain Revival Band performs at Green Valley Farms Market and Creamery on Routes 6 and 209 from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday with a mix of bluegrass, folk, Gospel and jazz, performing traditional and new songs in a unique “mountain music” style.
Hotel Fauchere hosts music on the porch throughout the weekend with performances by Jefferson (stylized finger-picking guitar in the style of James Taylor) from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Joe Guerra (classical/Jazz solo guitarist) from 1-3 p.m. Saturday afternoon followed by guitar, trumpet and drums jazz group Mean to Be from 5-8 p.m. Michelle Zbinden (Singer/songwriter) performs on the porch of Patisserie Fauchere while pianist Christopher Gebbia performs Hotel Fauchere’s Delmonico Room from 3-5 p.m..
Percussionist Obi Kaye will present a hands-on African and Middle Eastern Rhythms Drumming Workshop and Performance on Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the garden of the Milford Craft Show store
Fretta’s Italian Specialities hosts 2 groups on Saturday: Blues favorite Eric Langberg and Bluestone from noon-2 p.m. followed by a stand up-and-dance rock and roll set by Pete Colgan and His Rockin Rebels at 4 p.m.
The Chris Raabe Band plays soul and blues from noon-4 p.m. Saturday at Waterwheel Guitars, Milford’s new specialty guitar and gear shop
Harrington House Bed and Breakfast hosts the Merchants of Groove’s distinct mix of classic jazz, rock and blues from 1-4 p.m. Saturday
Davis R Chant Realtors hosts all weekend with original Bluesman Junior Mac on the porch from 12:30-3 p.m. Saturday and classic swing and Big Band group Little Big Band from 12:30-3 p.m. Sunday.
Blues Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Kyle and The Administers performs Blues, RandB, Roots and Americana at Ambience Fine Furniture and Gifts on East Harford St. on Saturday from 5-8 p.m.
The Waterwheel Café, Bakery and Bar presents an intimate solo performance by guitarist Eric Langberg on Saturday night (7-10 p.m.)
The Milford Farmers Market at Broad Street’s Columns Museum hosts blues-favorites Scott Weis, Robert Kopec and Steve Tanczyn from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. while David Wallace and Chris Raabe play swing, jazz and standards on the porch as part of Hotel Fauchere’s Sunday Jazz Brunch series from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.. The Milford Craft Show hosts Milford’s own ukelele songstress Veronica Fernandez at noon followed by easy-going local favorite Ernie Kara at 1:30.




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