For over 3 decades, most of the Midsummer Bluegrass Festivals have had at least one, one-time member of “Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass, & The Bluegrass Boys” perform on the Manitowish Waters stage, a true mark of authenticity for a Bluegrass Festival. With gratitude and warmth, the following is a list of some incredible persons who brought their personalities, talent and great music to our Bluegrass Show:

Fiddle Players

Benny Martin
Vassar Clements
Jimmy Campbell
Chubby Wise
Kenny Baker
Bobby Hicks
Byron Berline

Guitar/Bass/Mandolin Players

Bill Monroe
James Monroe
Mark Hembree
Tom Ewing
Bobby Smith
Jack Cook
Jimmy Martin

Banjo Players

Sonny Osborne
Eddie Adcock
Earl Snead
Bob Black

Midsummer Bluegrass Posters