Celebrate Bluegrass Music With Good Friends

The Midsummer Bluegrass Music Festival is known for bringing performers who already rank or who are trending toward a rank on the elite list of Who's Who in Bluegrass.  Junior Sisk, Tony & Heather (Berry) Mabe, Amanda Cook, and Daughters of Bluegrass, align well with this several decade tradition. As an added attraction, the progressive or jambase parameters of Bluegrass Music will be explored with performances by Feed The Dog and Ginstrings.

COVID-19 Caution:

Taking steps to protect workers and customers to slow the spread of COVID-19 at this year's festival is taken seriously and is a top priority. We are working in collaboration with state and local health officials whether and how to implement various considerations, making adjustments to meet the needs and circumstances of the festival participants. These considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state and local health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which businesses must comply. We are constantly reviewing updated advisories from the state and federal government and urge participants to do likewise while weighing the risks of whether or not to attend.

In the interest of individuals taking responsibility for their own safety, we recommend that participants bring their own lawn chairs to help with mobility in order to maintain social distancing. Bringing hand sanitizer, tissue, plastic gloves, and an N95 respirator face mask might also be considered.

We urge people to not attend the festival if they have any of these CDC identified symptoms or conditions: Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, and Diarrhea, or have recently been around a person diagnosed with COVID-19. This list does not include all possible symptoms or conditions.

Given the above considerations, we hope to provide a recently rare opportunity for citizens to pursue happiness and the right to assemble while enjoying live, in-person performances of an Original American Art Form---Bluegrass Music.

While there will be expansive opportunity for Bluegrass Aficionados to enjoy Traditional Acoustic Bluegrass, festival goers also will hear lively, innovative tunes from a number of genres including jambase, folk, blues, Texas Swing, rock, roots, Americana, acoustic jazz, Cajun and Celtic. With a wide variety of bands you’ll definitely find some new favorites!

Don't forget to bring your bicycles or walking shoes. In between sets you may choose an excursion on the paved trail across the street from the festival grounds. There's 45 miles+ of winding trail through the beautiful Northwoods waiting for you.

Visit ManitowishWaters.org for a comprehensive list of fun opportunities in the area.


32nd Annual MidSummer Bluegrass Festival will be July 30-31, 2021