Music Festival

Musical Heights in the Mountains

Spread across two mid-summer weeks, the Pocono Mountains Music Festival offers opera, jazz, chamber music, cabaret, musical theater, and dance of the highest professional quality, from nationally acclaimed artists. Attendees can sit in on master classes, workshops, and rehearsals during the day, then watch it all come together in thrilling, moving concerts.

Founded in 2009 as the Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival, the Pocono Mountains Music Festival continues to offer musical and educational programming as a unique cultural resource for the northeast Pennsylvania region. Now in its eighth season, the Festival showcases seasoned and up-and-coming performers in the disciplines of chamber music, cabaret, jazz, pop, and musical theater in intimate performance venues that allow audiences unparalleled access to world-renowned musicians. The Festival employs over 120 professional artists, designers, musicians and educators each summer. Committed to sourcing from local businesses, The Pocono Mountains Music Festival works with area restaurants, sound and lighting suppliers, printers, and everything else in between to make this yearly festival happen. Tickets are now on-sale for the 2017 season at:

 The Pocono Mountains Music Festival is also committed to a tradition of excellence in performing arts education. Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Camp students will participate in a wide variety of daily musical and theatrical workshops to enhance their skills in each discipline.  Available classes include acting and improvisation, musical theater, Orff percussion, dance, music, and a new visual arts component. Classes are led by some of the top professionals in their field, including those who have worked on award-winning Broadways shows such as Hamilton, ChicagoA Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum, and Sunset Boulevard, plus those with backgrounds in film, classical music, dance, and more. Students will work alongside professionals in preparation for the Broadway concert of The Music Man on July 28, and their final Showcase performance on August 6, where they present their newly-honed skills in a professionally produced concert. Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Performing Arts Camp. Registration fee is $300 and no auditions are necessary — just a love for the arts!

Community Programs:

The Pocono Mountains Music Festival is proud to support the local community by offering a variety of events and programs.

Library program: The 7 regional libraries of Monroe County and Pocono Mountains Music Festival artists use the power of their art form to inspire and excite Young Readers and encourage young children to utilize the resources that are available at their local libraries. 

“Dinner and a Show”:  The Festival partners with local area restaurants to give our audiences members special dining perks, from free desserts to discounts off your final bill. 

Not-for-Profit Program: The Pocono Mountains Music Festival donates 10% of our tickets to groups identified as local not-for-profit agencies in Monroe County.
The Pocono Mountains Music Festival is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

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