2019 Festival Schedule

Thursday, July 25th

Opening Night Performances inside Cozy Cove

Friday, July 26th

Main Stage performances from 10am until 9pm
1:15pm : Meet & Greet / Question & Answer

Featuring HillBilly Fever

A driving traditional bluegrass band from the hills of North Carolina. Randy, Butch and Mark first started playing music together right after high school in 1979. Years later they met Wes, who lived in the area as well. He added his superb mandolin and fiddle talents to the group. Most recently fiddler extraordinaire, Bob Frankot, has joined the band. Over the years, the guys have shared the stage with Doc Watson, Allison Krause, Tony Rice, Charlie Waller -- just to name a few. HillBilly Fever entertains audiences with their mix of bluegrass, classic country, and gospel selections.

2:15pm : Meet & Greet / Question & Answer

Featuring Kristi Stanley & Running Blind

Kristi Stanley has become well known for performing a diverse catalogue of roots music for her audience. She says it’s all about making a connection between them and the music, delighting the fans and brightening their days. Kristi hopes through her music she and her band are able to create emotion and bring back memories of days gone by. Kristi’s shows include a vast array of Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, Traditional Country and even the occasional Classic Rock song. The people that pay their hard earned money to hear Kristi’s music are extremely close to her heart and she wants to repay their support and kindness by giving her very best each and every show. Her fan base continues to grow nationwide and promoters are always pleased by the number of patrons that come out to see Kristi Stanley & Running Blind.

Cozy Cove performances from 9pm until 2am

Saturday, July 27th

Main Stage performances from 10am until 9pm
3:30pm : Meet & Greet / Question & Answer

Featuring Blue Highway

Blue Highway rolls on with a rich legacy carried on by three powerhouse songwriters and vocalists in Tim StaffordWayne Taylor, and Shawn Lane, whose harmonies soar over the dynamic banjo of Jason Burleson and the tasteful Dobro of Gary Hultman.

Momentum continues to build for the 25 year strong powerhouse band.   Blue Highway has earned a collective 28 IBMA Awards, 6 SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award, plus three Grammy nominations as a band.

5:15pm : Meet & Greet / Question & Answer

Featuring Truman's Ridge

A long awaited return to Manitowish Waters after performing at the 20th Annual Midsummer Bluegrass Festival.

Truman's Ridge is known for its classic style, high energy, and tight harmonies and instrumentation. Steven Sarver on guitar, Bruce Wallace on banjo and harmonica, Chris Johnson on upright bass and guitar and Charley Smart on dobro, resonator and guitar.

Chicago Style Bluegrass At Its finest!

Cozy Cove performances from 9pm until 2am

Sunday, July 28th - Gospel Hours