Who had a blast?

Well, the workshop tents are gone, the instruments have been put away, and the RV's are back home.  Thank you so much to all of you who made the 2016 Midland Folk Music Festival such a wonderful event!  Learn a few more tricks and licks, and plan to be back in August, 2017...

PLEASE! No camping until Monday!!!

OK, it's (almost) Monday, August 22nd, so the fair is over, and you are welcome to come and camp for the festival.  In fact, come soon, so you don't get stuck with neighbors like this! 

Midland County Fair - no FMSM booth this year!

The stars just weren't lining up to staff a booth/tent at the Midland County Fair during the week before the Midland Folk Music Festival, so we will just have to let that effort go for 2016.  Feel free to come to the fair and stroll around with your instrument and some FMSM literature and do some promoting, though!

Midland Folk Music Festival

23nd Annual Midland Folk Music Festival

August 25 - August 28, 2016

BULLETIN! - The workshop schedule and the schedule of the sing-alongs, jams, and stage show are now posted on the FESTIVAL page!  Just click the festival tab, and see what is in store...

Location: Midland County Fairgrounds (6905 Eastman Rd., Midland, MI)

Admission: $5/member, $10/nonmember (memberships available at the door)

Camping Available: $20/night (includes electricity)

The 2015 Festival was a wonderful reunion of music folk, with loads of workshops, jams, sing-alongs and concerts. The 2016 Festival schedules are now posted on the Midland Folk Music Festival page.

The wheels are in motion, and plans are being planned as you read this note!

Let's Have a Picnic!

Wednesday, June 8th, is the date, and Whiting Forest, 2303 Eastman Avenue is the place.  Bring a potluck dish, your instrument/music, a friend, a pen (to mark your ballot!), and a smile.  Socialize at 5:30, dinner at 6, a brief business meeting to follow, along with election of board members (speeches by candidates are limited to 15 seconds), and then music afterward.  

WASSUP2: Sing-along songs and flash mob songs

If you're planning to attend either the flash mob or the gospel sing-along on Saturday, here are the links to the lead sheets with the words and chords.  Please download them and bring them along.  A limited number of paper copies will be available for a cost at the festival, but there are no guarantees how long they will last.

Flash mob songs:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ubrqh3pwph3jxy4/AABhyqGTlzejYntsn_rRGk6wa?dl=0

Gospel sing-along songs:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ubrqh3pwph3jxy4/AABhyqGTlzejYntsn_rRGk6wa?dl=0