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Blissfest is Northern Michigan's award winning folk, roots and world music festival held on the 120 acre Blissfest Festival Farm.
The 32nd Annual Blissfest is a celebration of music, culture, art and community, featuring a world of diverse and innovative folk, world and roots music and dance. It is an unequaled weekend of music immersion to be shared with families, friends and music-lovers of all ages. The annual event is a showcase of the many musical styles that define American roots and world music. Bluegrass, Blues, Zydeco, Celtic, Folk, Jazz, Latin, Ethnic and World music all share the stage. Discover a diverse and innovative collection of accomplished folk legends and emerging artists from Michigan as well as national and international touring acts representing some of the best traditional and new roots and folk music voices from around the world!
Headlining this year's festival are the multiple Grammy winning groups, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Arrested Development. The iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status. Arrested Development is celebrating 20 years as the true trailblazers in hip-hop. They've championed a unique sound, spreading hip-hop around the world with a positive message.
Over 40 additional acts entertain and educate on 3 stages and 4 workshop areas. The celebration also includes camping, craft booths, children and teen activities and food concessions. Event information and links to all the artists are available through the Blissfest website, www.blissfest.org.
Tickets are on sale through the web site, mail order and at many local and statewide outlets. There are reduced rates for Blissfest members, seniors and teens. Children 12 years and under free with parents.
Harbor Springs is just off Historic M-119, across the Bay from Petoskey.
Image above: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Image below: Arrested Development.