Performers

Here are the artists who will perform at Farmfest in 2021
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bugs Beddow & the Good Stuff

bugs Beddow & the Good Stuff play the best Rock & Soul music from the last four decades...you know...the good stuff.



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The Bandura Gypsies

The Bandura Gypsies are rocking a unique blend of style and sound. The lyrics and melodies are totally emotion-driven, and the foundation is totally power-driven. The Gypsies write about what's going down now..... what's bringing the joy, and what's bringing the pain.

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Beaver Xing

Folk, Americana, Pop, Country, Classic/New Rock, Standards and all things in between! Their passion is connecting with others through their music. Beaver Xing plays a variety of both conventional and unconventional instruments, and have a crowd-pleasing catalog of covers.

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Biomassive

This anomalous band redefines the sound of the electronic genre. A progressive jam band, Biomassive blends the organic feel of real-time music with deep, intelligent beats of their ground shaking sub bass mechanics. Biomassive has fused electronic and progressive rock to arrive at an unparalleled sound.

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The Blue Water Ramblers

The Blue Water Ramblers, est. 2002, are song smiths who take turns harmonizing with each other to create a colorful tapestry of sounds. Banjo-Jim Foerch on acoustic and electric banjo writes and sings of the sailors, lumberjacks, driving and unrequited C&W love.

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Bon Jurke

Bon Jurke epitomizes the duality of man, as all he has ever hoped to be was at least a "Good Jerk." His singer songwriter acoustic finger picking style has been called "melodic & soothing" & his lyrics "introspective, encouraging & uplifting." He believes "anything worth singing should be worth saying."

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The Brothers Crunch

The Brothers Crunch is a four-piece original rock band bringing back the passion of the 90s with a gritty modern edge. A nod to the classics and an adolescence steeped in Seattle grunge is palpable in the distinct, pure rock that is The Brothers Crunch.

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Carrie Westbay and Limelight

Carrie Westbay is an acoustic entertainer who has been performing & writing music for over 20 years. You can hear some of her original songs & versions of covers on soundcloud, youtube, myspace, facebook and reverbnation. There are also tracks available for download on amazon & itunes.

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Distant Stars

Jakey, Tai, Andy, and Al are DISTANT STARS- a funky/sexy/strange glam rock (and also roll) band from Michigan. DS brings a high-energy rock show full of unabashed bravado, switching of instruments, running around the crowd, and so much more.. Be part of the moment with DISTANT STARS.

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Drew Nelson

Michigan-born Navy veteran Drew Nelson is a storytelling songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. A fly fisherman and world traveler, he writes as a witness to the lives and journeys of those he has met along the way, mixing Americana and roots-rock with traditional folk styles.

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Famadou Collins

Famadou Collins, born and raised in Flint Michigan. Specializing in percussion west African culture and many genres of music jazz, R&B, Neo-soul & Hip-hop. Drumming since the age of 4. A Grad of Flint Northern High School class of 2005. Playing drums and spreading the love and spiritual vibrations of Music.

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Full Cord

Full Cord Bluegrass has an extraordinary song base that spans through originals, newgrass, traditional, covers, country, swing, jazz and more. The skill level and training of the members of Full Cord Bluegrass provides a lot of room for stylizing to their hearts content and doing it exceptionally well.

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Hey Cuz

Indie Alternative Rock Group Based In Northern MI! Four Cousins Come Together To Form A New Groove In A Venue Near You! Members Rachel Grace, Ed Eyre, McKenzie Rosin, Doug Slater And Radel Rosin make up this fun four piece band, with a long history of making musical fusion from a young age.

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Jake Allen

The ethereal sound of Jake Allen's music attaches to your heartbeat and reverberates through your veins with the warmth of a long-lost embrace. He moves around the acoustic guitar like he's been holding it for a lifetime, gliding from end to end and producing sounds that you'd expect from a full band.

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Kirby

Kirby, From Harbor Springs, Kirby has been with Farmfest since its beginning. His latest album, "Kirby for Kids (and Childish Adults)," features light hearted songs that do not talk down to kids and can be enjoyed equally by adults who refuse to take life too seriously.

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Lee N. Sage

Michigan-born native Lee N. Sage is a singer-songwriter consisting of musician Bobby LeSage from metro Detroit, MI that began writing and performing in late 2016. LeSage released Lee N. Sage's debut self-titled E.P., the "Lee N. Sage E.P." independently in early 2017.

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Les Older - The Lone Tree Tour

The leader of the well-known Ganja Gang is out on the road this year on his own as he deals with his journey of life with MS. Playing his originals and covers he make his own, diving into the looping world and enjoying each show! An alien trapped in a human shell, music is the language he speaks.

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Love Street Live

Kimberly Megoran uses art and music to bring people together to create a one of a kind piece of art work. Kimberly focuses on nurturing individuals personal artistic expression while requiring no experience. Through music and art we connect and experience a bond and great memories that will be displayed for years to come.

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Luke Winslow-King

Luke Winslow-King’s latest album is an example of craftsmanship at the highest level, radiating a warmth and timeless elegance. Adept at mixing country, blues, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, and folk influences intuitively and masterfully, Luke shapes a mood from many sources and shepherds it to a unifying place of acceptance.

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Michael Rosteck

Michael Rosteck is a Northern Michigan singer/songwriter, visual artist, and a staple on the Michigan music festival scene. As a visual artist, he has done design work for Blissfest, Farmfest, Pond Jam, and Dunesville, as well as doing album artwork for several Michigan-based bands.

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Madcats’s C.A.R.Ma. Quartet

Grammy Award winning Peter Madcat Ruth has established an international reputation through his exhilarating, riveting virtuosity on the harmonica. His expertise on this instrument has amazed audiences world-wide. He is equally at home playing blues, folk, jazz, country, rock and roll, and world music.

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Mama Luna

Mama Luna will hold a number of dance workshops this year: Dance (Meditation) for all Ages!; Mama Luna, Madcat, and Friends. Music, songs and dancing for kids of all ages; in the Universe on Planet Earth with Joy.


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Mama Song & the Boogie Child

Mama Song & the Boogie Child is a super special Mother & Son homegrown, well seasoned Acoustic Duo. We are Michigan based, original indie. rocking sound with pockets full of originality.


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Michelle Held

Michelle Held captivates the listener with her distinctive and soulful voice, complemented by a poignant and thought-provoking lyrical world. She earned National Honorable Mention recognition in Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Telluride Troubadour Contest consecutively in 2018 and 2019.

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Mike Freer

A singer-songwriter, who is no stranger to Farmfest, brings his music to us with his ukulele, harmonica and deep tenor vocals. Mike has had the privilege of sharing his uke blues in over 80 cities in 11 states. His 3 CDs are available thru Amazon, iTunes and Google or pick one up at the top of the hill and help support Farmfest.

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Oh Brother Big Sister

Oh Brother Big Sister is an eclectic sensation! This brother and sister duo from Northern Michigan covers the music spectrum with entrancing harmonies and ingenious musical arrangements. They have a comfortable, comedic essence that makes you feel like you're with old friends in the comfort of your happy place.

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PondHoppers

Pondhoppers originated in north east Michigan, with a passion for music, a big sound and a crazy mix of every genre from the last 60 years , there is something for everyone in their setlist.


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Radel Rosin

Radel is an acoustic sensation hailing from Northern Michigan with a passion for music at a young age. With the support from his parents introducing more and more instruments helped create him to succeed as a multi instrumentalist. With the help from a loop machine allowing a solo act to sound as a full band.

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Railcar Graffiti

Railcar Graffiti is a rowdy, energetic and engaging representation of American mountain music with a twist that is uniquely Railcar. Captivating crowds in Michigan since 2014, they've carved a niche all their own, with a stage presence reminiscent of a punk rock band and a sound that will get the party going.

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The Real Ingredients

The Real Ingredients - A Petoskey-based acoustic rock duo armed with a guitar and saxophone. Together they combine their individual influences of rock, folk, funk and more to create a unique sound all their own. The duo have taken their sound across their home state of Michigan from Marquette to south of Grand Rapids.

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The Rupple Brothers

The Rupple Brothers are a psychedelic folk ensemble who combine a love for music, life, and improvisation to create a musical space unlike any other. Born unto song, brothers Evan and Cole, and adopted soul brother James, transverse the entire spectrum of sound and space.

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Sandra Sue Kennedy

Sandra Kennedy is a folk and Americana artist from Northern Michigan. Occasionally joined by her all-dummy backup band, The Hickabillies, Sandra performs original acoustic music in addition to classic cover tunes. If her songs don’t make you smile, her kind soul and sharp wit will!

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Sean Miller

Sean Miller is a Northern Michigan singer-songwriter from Petoskey that has played with his band, The Real Ingredients, for the last 3 years across much of Michigan. Sean, since 2018, has been honing his craft as a solo act armed with only his guitar and voice.

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Shake Steady

Shake Steady is Funk and Psychedelic Soul music to the highest degree!




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Seth Bernard

Born and raised in rural Northern Michigan, Seth Bernard was brought up in the folk and farmstead culture with an enriching integrative experience of the arts, agriculture, and community. In 2001, Seth founded Earthwork Music, a collective of musicians who focus their efforts on environmental advocacy.

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Steel & Wood

Steel & Wood, a traditional Bluegrass band based in Petoskey, offers an upbeat, heartfelt string and vocal harmony-based repertoire spanning the works of Bill Monroe, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, Ralph Stanley and others. Steel & Wood harkens back to American railroad culture and enduring musical traditions.

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Sweet Willie Tea

Authentic Americana music with a bona fide, genuine, one-of-a-kind, one-man-band!



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Sydni K

Sydni K is a solo 18-year-old singer/songwriter/musician and is currently a senior at Fairview Area Schools. For several years now, Sydni has traveled around Michigan performing in multiple well-known resorts and destinations, including Michaywe (Gaylord), the Otsego Club (Gaylord), and Boyne Mountain Resort.

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Temple of the Holy Smoke

Created by one meteor strike and 2 Marvins, we are the musicians and singers of the Temple! We are the growing hands making light work in music and community! In between the many molecules, the space where vibrations jump through us, there is a healing energy.

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The Time Travelers Music Group

The Time Travelers Music Group played music from their living rooms all during the pandemic in honor and dedication to the Frontline Essential Workers. They will be volunteering as Troubadours on Friday night on the open mic Stage.


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Tosha Owens

From her trademark fedora and hand fan to her marvelous mix of Blues, Rock, Funk and R&B, Detroit singer Tosha Owens has the word ‘performer’ written all over her. There’s no doubting what Tosha is all about and why audiences are always asking for more.

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Trent Breithaupt

Trent Breithaupt is a recent Interlochen arts academy graduate. Brings a gruff old style back into the scene. With rambler style picking patterns and clever lyrics to draw you in closer. He has a voice that can only be described as genuine and ear catching.

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UnBoxed Ohm

Trapeze Yoga workshops will be held by UnBoxed Ohm this year at Farmfest. We will be setting up 4 Trapeze Yoga Swings in the Children's Center hanging from the swing set. Everyone 8 Years + can come for a 10 minute per person Taster Tutorial.


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Vene Thomas

Sound Coordinator at the Feedbag Cafe Stage 2021. Hosted and attended OpenMics since 2012 while continuing to compose music. Primary interest in original songwriting and co-hosted 26 songwriter competition shows at a few venues in Lansing Michigan from 2011 to 2012.

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Whiskey Bound

High Energy Country/Classic Rock Band out of Grand Rapids, Mi. Rockin your favorite dance tunes! Be sure you check out this new upcoming Band! You'll want more! Whiskey Bound Started with some whiskey drinkin' Guys. We have all crossed paths in The musical world, decided to get together and play some music.

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Wild Bill Ellison

“Wild Bill” Ellison is an entertainer who originally began playing his original, sometimes silly, sometimes dirty, songs in college at Michigan State University in the Summer of 1980. He teamed with a friend to form the comedy duo Those Guys and performed satirical songs in comedy clubs in E. Lansing and Detroit.

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