Michigan’s Rainbow Talent: Dunesville Music Festival Returns


Act Casual, Chirp, Mark Lavengood, Whiskey Charmers, Hacky Turtles and more from the 2021 lineup at the Northern Michigan Festival which runs July 23-25. Get the details and the full schedule.

Unique setting: Dunesville expects to attract over 1,000 festival-goers. (Courtyard photo)

When the first Dunesville Music Festival gathered in 2013, organizers and attendees of the northern Michigan event faced a cold and rainy weekend.

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“Our roots were nourished and watered by three days of rain, music and love from those who weathered the storm with us,” recalled Brenna Harm, creative curator and co-producer of the three-day music festival. which takes place at The Harm Farm. outside Interlochen.

“Due to the weather, we had about 250 people present, a small team and musicians. A rainbow landed at our stage entrance on the sunny Monday that followed, surely a sign for good things to come.

A diverse mix of performers: The music takes place on two stages. (Photo / It’s a good sound)

Dunesville has grown since then and organizers expect more than 1,500 people to attend this weekend’s event which will feature 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 happy to host the festival this year,” Harm said, noting that Dunesville will also feature a children’s area and workshops.

“We’re really focused on a lineup full of Michigan talent. Talent doesn’t stop with music, either. We present a gallery full of unique visual artists, fire and flow artists, and have various workshops planned for this year.

“Personally, I haven’t seen this combination too often at the many small Michigan festivals I’ve attended.”

The Hacky Turtles: in the 2021 lineup (Photo / Kendra Petersen-Kamp)

Harm noted that the band’s two-stage formation ran the gamut in terms of genres and styles, from jam groups with American roots to electronic music. The festival will also feature a few out-of-state artists – Eric Nassau from Columbus, Ohio, and Rachel Cole from Nashville, Tenn.

“I am sure that the participants will leave with a new favorite,” she insisted. “The diversity in the lineup is truly a treat and we are so excited.”

The festival location at 4846 N. Hulbert Road is also only “20 minutes from Lake Michigan and 10 from Lake Ann”.

Weekend tickets cost $ 100 at the door; day passes cost $ 40 for Friday, $ 60 for Saturday, and $ 50 for Sunday (plus $ 10 for camping).

Get more details and ticket information online at dunesvillemusicfestival.com. The music starts at 3:30 p.m. on Friday (July 23) and continues through Sunday at midnight (July 25).

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