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Celebration of the Arts Festival -
Delaware Water Gap, PA Friday - Sunday - September 7-9, 2007
"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.