Upcoming Concerts

Annual Meeting - May 8th

It's that time of the year again! We are thrilled to announce the upcoming 2024 Annual Member Meeting of the Midland Folk Music Society. This is a pivotal moment where we come together to reflect on our achievements, plan for the future, and most importantly, elect our officers.


Date: May 8th, 2024 

Time: 3:30 pm 

Location: Creative 360, 5501 Jefferson Ave, Midland MI, 48640


Join us for an evening filled with camaraderie, and music in action. Your participation and voice are essential as we shape the direction of our beloved society.

After the formal proceedings, we invite you to stay and enjoy some delicious pizza and refreshing beverages. It's a perfect opportunity to mingle, share stories, and connect with fellow members.

Let's celebrate our shared passion for folk music and chart a course for an exciting future together. Mark your calendars, spread the word, and get ready for an unforgettable gathering!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

MiElement Jam Cancellation Notice!

The scheduled FMSM jam at MI Element scheduled for Friday, March 22nd has been canceled due to an unwelcome disruption in the weather forecast.  

See you on the fourth Friday in April! (4-26-24)

2024 Annual Folk Music Festival


Join us for the highly anticipated annual Festival hosted by The Folk Music Society of Midland at the Midland County Fairgrounds from Thursday, August 22nd to Sunday, August 25th, 2024.

This year, we are excited to introduce workshops on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, offering enriching opportunities for musicians of all levels. Whether you're a seasoned player or just starting out, there's something for everyone to learn and enjoy.

Experience the joy of jamming with fellow musicians throughout the event, with a special new jam session scheduled for Friday night from 6-8 p.m. Bring your instruments and join in the fun - all levels of musicians and listeners are welcome!

Don't miss our contra dance on Friday from 7-9 p.m., a lively celebration of traditional folk music and dance.

For those looking to immerse themselves in the entire weekend of festivities, a weekend ribbon is available for just $10, or $5 for members of the Folk Music Society of Midland.

Camping facilities will be available starting Monday morning (please, no early campers). Enjoy the convenience of on-site camping for $30 per night, payable at our registration tent upon arrival.

Mark your calendars and join us for a weekend filled with music, camaraderie, and the vibrant spirit of folk tradition. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Blue Water Ramblers at Creative 360

The Blue Water Ramblers grace the stage
at Creative 360 this spring in Midland! 

Saturday, April 27th
Robin Abbott & Kristine Goodwin open the show 
at 7 pm
This will take place at the newest space on  
5501 Jefferson Ave., Midland, MI 
$10 for Members (Memberships available at the door), 
$15 for Non-Members
Free to Children 16 and under 
Robin & Kristine will open for The Blue Water Ramblers, performing poignant songs with their rich vocals honed during the past few years. 
The Blue Water Ramblers have been entertaining for over 20 years (some members for more!) across the Midwest at fairs, festivals, and other concert venues. Whether it’s traditional dance music, Cajun, Gospel, Bluegrass, Swing, or easy listening music, 
The Blue Water Ramblers relates to 
a wide-range of folk music enthusiasts 
and the Great Lakes folks they are proud to entertain.