Act Casual, Chirp, Mark Lavengood, Whiskey Charmers, Hacky Turtles and more part of 2021 lineup at the northern Michigan festival taking place July 23-25. Get details and the full schedule.
When the first Dunesville Music Festival came together in 2013, organizers and attendees of the northern Michigan event found themselves facing a cold and rainy weekend.
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“Our roots were fed and watered with three days of rain, music and love from those who rode out the storm with us,” recalled Brenna Harm, creative curator and co-producer for the three-day music festival taking place on The Harm Farm outside Interlochen.
“Due to the weather we had about 250 people in attendance, a small staff and musicians. A rainbow landed at our stage entrance on the sunny Monday that followed, surely a sign for the good things to come.”
Since then, Dunesville has grown and organizers expect upwards of 1,500 people to attend this weekend’s event that will feature appearances by regional stars Act Casual, Chirp, Libby DeCamp, Mark Lavengood, The Hacky Turtles, The Whiskey Charmers, Elizabeth Landry Trio, Blue Water Ramblers, Black Jake & The Carnies, Trifocal, Lighting Matches, Monte Pride, Stevie Reidz & Co., Feeding Grizzlies and others.
“We are extremely stoked to be putting on the festival this year,” said Harm, noting Dunesville will also feature a kids’ area and workshops.
“We are really focusing on a lineup packed with Michigan talent. The talent doesn’t stop at music either. We feature a gallery full of unique visual artists, fire and flow performers, and have various workshops planned for this year.
“I personally haven’t seen this combination too frequently at the many smaller Michigan festivals I’ve attended.”
Harm noted the band lineup on two stages covers the gamut in terms of genres and styles, from jam bands to American roots to electronic music. The festival also will feature a couple of out-of-state acts – Eric Nassau from Columbus, Ohio, and Rachel Cole from Nashville, Tenn.
“I’m sure that attendees will leave with a new favorite,” she insisted. “The diversity in the lineup is truly a treat and we are so excited.”
The festival’s location at 4846 N. Hulbert Road is also just “20 minutes from Lake Michigan and 10 from Lake Ann.”
Weekend tickets are $100 at the gate; day passes are $40 for Friday, $60 for Saturday and $50 for Sunday (plus $10 for camping).
Get more details and ticket information online at dunesvillemusicfestival.com. Music begins at 3:30 p.m. Friday (July 23) and runs through midnight Sunday (July 25).
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