MidSummer Bluegrass Festival

32 N US Highway 51
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545


Midsummer Bluegrass Music Festival's Mission:

Midsummer Bluegrass Music Festival provides a high quality music and art festival experience in a natural and sustainable community setting. The festival expands local art initiatives by showcasing local and regional musical talent, offering educational artistic opportunities for all ages, and demonstrating the skill and knowledge of a diverse group of talented artisans. Midsummer Bluegrass Music Festival builds on the distinct musical heritage of the Manitowish Waters area and leverages the wide array of strong community assets that are available.

About the Midsummer Bluegrass Festival:

The Midsummer Bluegrass Music Festival is comprised of volunteers and Bluegrass enthusiasts from Manitowish Waters and surrounding areas. The Festival was created in 1989 and is the longest-running, continuous annual Bluegrass Festival in Wisconsin.

The MidSummer Bluegrass Festival expresses gratitude toward Tony Uecke for his volunteer work over the past 20 plus years.  If any patrons are amazed as to how authentically good our vegan red beans & rice are at the Fest, thanks goes to Tony's training as a New Orleans based cook.

This picture of Tony captures a rare time of solitude in midst of years of responsibilities being a soccer Dad, marriage partner, town supervisor and naturalist extraordinaire.  The contentment in Tony's leisurely pose speaks to his joy of having time for reflection as he listens to the sweet sounds of Bluegrass Music in the great outdoors of the Northwoods.

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