Zach Miller (zarfmouse) wrote,
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Announcing New Festival

I created a community for this festival: porkiesfestival

Brand New Music Festival Receives Grant Funding and Announces Discounted Ticket Sales

The Porcupine Mountains Music Festival, a project of the Friends of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park (a 501c3 non-profit organization) has received grant funding. The Western UP Convention and Visitors Bureau approved up to $5000 grant for advertising and promotional expenses. In addition, a $2000 grant was received from the Copper Country Community Arts Council and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Early Purchase Special - 25% Off until April 15th!

Purchase a ticket early and save 25% off the normal ticket prices of $20 Friday, $30 Saturday, $20 Sunday, or $50 3-day pass. Get your tickets soon because there is a limited supply, only 1000 tickets will be sold for each day of the festival!

The first Porcupine Mountains Music Festival is scheduled to take place Friday August 26 (4 - 10 pm), Saturday August 27 (12 - 10 pm) and Sunday August 28 (10 am - 7 pm) at the Winter Sports Complex (ski hill and chalet area) in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Ontonagon County located in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The festival will feature Grammy nominated Iris DeMent (Folk/Country) and special guests Kelly Joe Phelps (Blues), Ember Swift (High-Energy Folk) and Garnet Rogers (Contemporary Folk) along with Bill and Peg Carrothers (Jazz), Conga Se Menne (Finnish Reggae), Rachel Davis, Sista Otis, as well as other artists.

Up to 1000 people each day will hear the over 15 artists who will appear on an outdoor stage. Temporary canopy covered stages will be set up at the base of the hill and several acres of open slope will be mowed and ready for your blankets and lawn chairs. Attendance is limited therefore a bad seat will not be found. Additional workshops and performances will take place indoors at the ski chalet. The restaurant located inside the ski chalet will offer a varied menu and will be open throughout the festival.

The Porcupine Mountains are a popular tourist destination. Ontonagon is largest by acreage and is also one of the least densely populated counties in Michigan. We welcome you to our community and openly share our wondrous natural surroundings. There are more than 40 miles of Lake Superior shoreline, which was recently named one of the cleanest beaches in America. The thousands of acres of state and federal land, a community lighthouse, an area rich in mining history and Native American history are all a part of the legacy of the area. Make sure you allow for fishing, boating, hiking, camping, and local tours and museums. Ontonagon County also boasts Michigan's and the Midwest's largest span of virgin hardwood maple/hemlock forest located within the boundaries of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

"The Music Festival being planned offers locals and visitors alike an opportunity to enjoy a mix of cultural entertainment during the 3-day event. The economic impact of such festivals lasts long after the festival ends, as visitors to our area will want to return time and time again to take advantage of our scenic, recreational outdoor activities. I commend the Friends of the Porkies on their on-going efforts to invite locals and visitors to enjoy not only the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park, but also our entire area", said Dorothy Bussiere, Administrative Secretary of the Ontonagon County EDC.

Donations may be sent to:

Friends of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Porcupine Mountains Music Festival
P.O. Box 694
White Pine, MI 49971


Zach Miller
Festival Coordinator
Linda & Don Kermeen (Co-coordinators)
Friends of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

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