A Petoskey-born Northern Michigander, Sean Miller grew up surrounded by music and remembers banging on a piano until his parents had him take up lessons. Miller spent most of his youth playing piano and percussion and travelled the Midwest in multiple high school and college performing groups and ensembles with performing at Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) and the Society of Ethnomusicology (SEM) as some of his larger achievements.

Miller first picked up the guitar — his main instrument — at the age of 16 and taught himself to play with influences ranging from Gregory Alan Isakov to Tom Petty and John Mayer to Dave Matthews.

Now, having performed across the state of Michigan with his band, The Real Ingredients, and across the midwest as a solo act, his bedroom dreams have turned into a budding professional music career.

Within the last two years, Miller has also had main and second stage performances at a number of festivals including FarmFest and PondJam while also appearing at Blissfest, HippieFest, Festival on the Bay, Earthworks Harvest Gathering, the Water is Life Festival, the Great Indoor Folk Fest and more. As a solo artist he has also recorded a song with Katie Larson of The Accidentals and opened for other Michigan acts including A Brighter Bloom, Brotha James, Seth Bernard and more.

2018 saw the release of a demo album with a total of five tracks that he takes from festival to festival and gig to gig. However, he is currently also working on a full-length studio album “coming soon.”

This year Miller also performed in the performance lane and in multiple private showcases at Folk Alliance Regional Midwest in Grand Rapids, Michigan.



Upcoming Events:

June 25-26: Get er Done Weekend

Preparing the farm for Farmfest is always a very rewarding experience. This is the time we can get creative. What is it that you would like to see added to the land? Let us know and help manifest it.

Of course there are the usual annual items that need to be done: Cow barrels, butt cans, prepping the stages and clearing the trails. Weed whacking and mowing. Organizing the kitchen. Etc etc etc.

Bring camping gear, food to share, instruments and a festive heart. It’s a great time to Git ‘er Done and together it is easy to do just that! AND of course you receive your Farmfest weekend pass before you go home. Main stage music Saturday night with the Pondhoppers.


August 12-15, 2021: Farmfest 2021!

Come enjoy a weekend of fun, family and music. Bring a camper, or a tent, or sleep under the stars!

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