Jolly Hammers and Strings To Play for Labor Day Tridge Walk


Labor Day Tri 
 

Jolly Hammers & Strings will be playing at the Tridge Walk on Labor Day, September 7, 2015.  The event starts at 9:00 A.M. at the Farmer's Market side of the Tridge, Midland's three-legged bridge at the confluence of the Tittabawassee and Chippewa Rivers.  JH&S will be playing in the Pavilion across the Tridge in Chippewassee Park.

Farewell, festival friends

Heaps of thanks to all who put their shoulder to the wheel to make the 2015 MFMF such a wonderful event, and oodles more thanks to all who came and added their talents and support to make it the mos' funnest festival it could ever be!  Here's to safe travels home for all the campers and hotelers, and we locals look forward to seeing you all here again next year...

Hey, there, in case you didn't know, ... it's FESTIVAL WEEK!

As I write this, the carnies are packing up and fixing to move on to the next town, and people like us are preparing to move in.  Please let the county fair people get out and on their way before chasing them off!  There will be plenty of great campsites available on Monday.  Don't give others a bad impression of the festival by shooing them away.  Thanks for that consideration...

I think of the Evart festival as the middle of summer, and the Midland festival as marking the end of summer.  So, by that reasoning, summer is winding to its end, and even if the calendar still says summer for three more weeks, Labor Day and the start of school come the following week, and those are signs of autumn's approach.

As you get your ribbon for the 2015 festival this week, please consider this perspective, too...  i
f you're not an FMSM member yet, I would encourage you to join our organization.  It's not so much that there are tons of personal benefits to be had from joining, but your membership helps support all the things that FMSM does to be able to do things like the festival that we all enjoy.  Individual memberships are $12/year, and get you a $5 discount on festival admission ($5 instead of the $10 non-member cost), and family memberships are $18/year, and also get your family members (but not your cousins and in-laws!) into the festival for $5.  

Thanks, and here's to a fun-filled week together!

Hunt

FMSM at the Midland County Fair

We're still looking for friendly people to help staff the Folk Music Society's booth/canopy at the Midland County Fair, which is the week before the Midland Folk Music Festival, and is a great opportunity to get the word out not only about the festival, but all the other FMSM-sponsored activities  

If you have some time to help out from Monday, August 17th through Friday, August 21st, please contact Claudia Warren at clouddancer0752@yahoo.com.  If you'd like to bring an instrument and your voice along, that's fine, too, but is certainly not a requirement!

Thanks for your help!

2015 Festival Schedule Posted

The schedule for the 2015 Midland Folk Festival, August 27-30, is now posted on our Festival page. Actually there are two schedules, one lists the events by day and time and the other lists the workshop sessions by instrument. As with everything in life, they are subject to change. We hope to see you there!

July 5th is Folk Music Sunday...

Folk Music Sunday is coming up! On Sunday, July 5th, FMSM will be well-represented at Dow Gardens. There will be three groups scattered about the grounds, along with the traditional dancers in the barn. Admission to DG is $5/day or $10/annual pass. Come on out and enjoy the beautiful music in a beautiful setting!

Second Jam, PEANUT

NO SECOND JAM this summer! PEANUT meets at 7pm at the MPS Administration Building, 600 E. Carpenter (between Rodd and Haley) on Friday, 6/12/15.  Future dates are Thursday, July 9, and Thursday, August 13.

 If you would like to see Second Jam resume in the fall, someone will need to step up and make that happen. Contact me (sugarfmsm@gmail.com) if you are interested in doing so, and I will be glad to guide you in what needs to be done. - Hunt