Mark your calendars for next year's Midland Folk Festival: August 27-30. See you there!

21st Annual Midland Folk Music Festival

August 21 - August 24, 2014

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

folk festival musicians
photo by Leslie Skym-Szymanski
The weather couldn't have been better. We had over 150 campers, about 600 people in attendance, about 100 workshops, 42 new members joined FMSM and 35 member renewals. There were too many jams in the campground to count.

Thanks go to George and Jeannette Wilkins for getting the campers where they needed to be, Joann Satkowiak and Mary Ledbetter for having all the workshops run so smoothly, Paul Satkowiak for never sitting still and being wherever help was needed, Alice Parry for keeping the information table neat and the coffee pots full, Cliff Atwater for setting up the food booth and keeping all the vendors happy, Diane Rostollan for being MC Saturday and Sunday, Nancy Lockwood for all the work that went into the Saturday night concert and Adam Ryal and Jerry Hickman for working with a new sound system, Popcorn Bill Traxler for selling popcorn and ice cream. Thanks also to Joann and Cliff for the work they did so we could have our own stage curtains.

It takes a lot of work by a lot of people to make a festival happen, so we are starting to work on the August 27 - 30, 2015 festival.

Bell Atwater, Festival Coordinator