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The Porcupine Mountains Music Festival returns this month after a 3-year hiatus


ONTONAGON, MICH. — After a three-year hiatus, the Porcupine Mountains Music Festival returns to Michigan’s remote Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

The beloved outdoor music festival is known for showcasing a variety of musical styles, including Americana, bluegrass, folk, R&B, rock, blues, world music and more. Now in its 16th year, the festival will take place at the park’s winter sports complex this weekend, August 26-27.

“The downtime has been very difficult for us,” festival director Chery Sundberg said in a statement. “The last three years have given us time to examine our own personal commitments to the festival, consider its future and make the necessary adjustments to help us come back fresh and strong, with the demand for live music now stronger. than ever.”

The festival made state history in 2005 when it became the first music festival held in a Michigan state park. It is presented by Friends of the Porkies, a non-profit organization that supports and promotes the state park, and is also supported by the Michigan Arts and Culture Council.

Tickets are $95 for a two-day pass; daily passes are available at the door for $50. Tickets for children ages 7 to 12 are $10 for a two-day or one-day pass, and children under 6 are admitted free. The festival will take place rain or shine. A State Park Recreation Passport is required for entry. Park employees will be selling passports near the festival entrance.

At 60,000 acres, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is Michigan’s largest state park, home to more than 40 miles of Lake Superior shoreline and the largest expanse of pristine hardwood maple and pine forest. Midwestern hemlocks.

For more information and to find out about the festival’s program and line-up, go to PorkiesFestival.org. To learn more about Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, visit Michigan.gov/Porkies and to find more information about Friends of the Porkies, visit Porkies.org.


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