The inaugural Reading Blues Fest is presented by Berks Arts Council, located in Reading, PA.

The mission of Berks Arts Council is to cultivate, promote, and support the arts in our community through collaboration, education, and presentation.

Berks Arts Council & the Reading Blues Fest receive state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Berks Arts Council:
Kent Davis, CIMA®: Board President
Karen Haver: Executive Director,
Gary Spencer: Production Manager,
Kristen Stubblebine: Communications and Membership Manager,
Nan Reinert, Program & Administration Manager; PPA Grant Administrator:

Festival general manager:
John Ernesto,

Talent coordination/booking:
John Ernesto
Michael Cloeren
Gary Spencer
Stan Danner
John Graff

Gary Spencer: Production manager
Stan Danner: Assistant production manager

Sponsorship development:
Jim Landrigan, Doug Messinger, Karen Haver, John Ernesto, Linda Anderson, Lee Olsen, Ron Bair


Transportation manager:
Chuck Koch,

Volunteer coordinator:
Mark Shearer,

Support the Berks Jazz Fest, the Reading Blues Fest, and Berks Arts Council:
CLICK HERE to become a Berks Arts Council member.
Members at the Jazz Circle level and above are eligible for the exclusive Berks Jazz Fest and Reading Blues Fest member presale!! You membership is also tax deductible.