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Monday, April 30th, 2007
2:01 pm
Last Day for 25% Off!
Today is the last day to get 25% off on tickets for the Porcupine Mountains Music Festival.

We've got all our headliners now!

Friday night - Blues Women: Sue Foley, Deborah Coleman, Roxanne Potvin with Hamell on Trial opening
Saturday night - Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams with Boiled in Lead opening
Sunday night - Steppin' In It with Tangled Roots and Seth Bernard and Daisy May opening

This year is going to be a fantastic mix of really eclectic world music, folk, bluegrass, blues, and more. We're starting earlier on Friday. We've got more sets than ever. 2 stages. 3 days. In a beautiful setting on the shore of Lake Superior.

Join us!

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
12:37 am
Porcupine Mountains Music Festival Tickets on sale December 2 - 50% off

Tickets go on sale on December 2nd, 2006.
Weekend passes will be 50% off for one day only on December 2nd!

The Friends of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park are once again having a one day Porcupine Mountains Music Festival ticket sale. On Saturday December 2nd, for one day only, 3-Day passes will be offered for $35 (50% off). The ticket sale will be held at the Porcupine Mountains Ski Chalet (the site of the festival) in conjunction with the Friends of the Porkies' Ski Swap from 10 am to 4 pm. Tickets can also be purchased online with a credit card using PayPal at http://www.porkiesfestival.org or at the ski chalet by cash or check. You can also call 800-344-5355 or 906-884-2653.

We have expanded our Friday programming from its original 6 hours to 10 hours. This adds 5 additional sets of music to the schedule for a planned total of 33 sets on 2 stages over 3 days. In addition to these performances, additional workshops will be held inside the Chalet throughout the weekend and a special Children's Activity Tent will offer several activities.

Planning is underway for the 3rd Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival which will take place August 24th, 25th and 26th, 2007. Mark you calendars now and purchase your tickets early for maximum savings. Seth Bernard & Daisy May who performed at the first festival in 2005 will be returning in 2007. We are also excited to have Steppin In It closing the festival on Sunday. They hail from Lansing, Michigan and are a folk-rockin', sweet jazz, bluegrass, old-time swingin' quartet. We expect they'll be a great final treat for everyone who attends.

Don't forget about porkiesfestival.

Current Mood: excited
Thursday, August 10th, 2006
6:04 am
Play for Hundreds of People!
The Second Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival will be taking place August 25, 26, 27 featuring Rory Block, Willy Porter, Melissa Ferrick, Ember Swift, Rachael Davis, Trina Hamlin, Hamell on Trial, and 18 other acts on 2 outdoor stages overlooking the south shore of Lake Superior in the beautiful Upper Peninsula, Michigan wilderness. Tickets are on sale online for 10% off ($45 for a 3-day weekend pass).

This year the festival entrance will feature a busking stage where anyone can perform. It's like an open stage but with hundreds of people streaming by as they enter the festival. The best way to play the busking stage is to schedule a time slot in advance!

This year's festival will also feature a children's activity tent, several educational workshops from our artists, and some surprise collaborations.


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Current Mood: creative
Thursday, March 16th, 2006
9:16 am
Second Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival
I just finished booking all the feature artists for the 2006 Porcupine Mountains Music Festival and you folks are the first people that I'm letting know!

We are pleased to be featuring Rory Block (four time WC Handy Award Winner), Willy Porter, and Melissa Ferrick!

Weekend passes are on sale for 25% off until March 20th. Get them now at our website or by calling 800-344-5355!


We have also booked: The Ember Swift Trio, Hammel on Trial, Rachael Davis, Conga Se Menne, Buster's Dream, and Rory and the Roach Band. We still have MANY slots left to book so look forward to even more great bands being in the Porkies for the festival!

I don't know about you but I'm REALLY looking forward to spending a blue sky summer day listening and dancing to great music and watching the sunset over Lake Superior.

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, November 30th, 2005
12:08 am
Gearing Up for the Fest
Our first and biggest sale on weekend passes started yesterday and ends on Saturday. We are working on booking our headliners now and your early support will help ensure a successful Second Annual Porcupine Mountains Music festival.
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Wednesday, June 8th, 2005
7:46 pm

culfinglin made some awesome banners for the Music Festival that I'm helping to coordinate.

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Thursday, April 7th, 2005
2:59 pm
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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