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the Arts Festival - Delaware Water Gap, PA Friday - Sunday - Second Weekend
in September each year. "I have a dream, that musicians will
be known in the Delaware Water Gap, like the trees are known. Something
that is forever." - co-founder Phil Woods - many times Grammy winner.
The Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts is a non-profit organization
founded by Phil Woods, Rick Chamberlain and Ed Joubert in 1978 to foster
an appreciation of jazz and its relationship to other artistic disciplines.
COTA's major focus is its outdoor arts Festival held annually the weekend
after Labor Day. Participating musicians, artists, and vendors are from
the area of the Pocono Mountains. Besides showcasing many nationally recognized
musicians and artists who have chosen to live in this scenic area, the
COTA Festival also provides an opportunity for talented, though lesser-known,
musicians to be recognized.
Pennís Peak is a cozy venue located in Penn Forest Township in the western Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania that can comfortably host 1,800 concertgoers with its spacious dance floor, lofty ceilings, twin bars and restaurant. The Venue is about 1.5 hours from Philadelphia, and 2 from New York City. Complete with a broad open-air deck for summertime revelry, Pennís Peak patrons enjoy a breathtaking overlook of nearby Beltzville Lake, plus a commanding, picturesque 50-mile panoramic view of northeastern Pennsylvaniaís Appalachian mountains.