Emerging onto the West Michigan acoustic music scene, the Smokin’ Dobroleles bring with them a taste of roots music laced with bluegrass, early jazz, americana, old time, outlaw country, and reggae. With Abe Kurzer making that ol’ Dobro sing, Mike Renna on vocals and resonator ukulele, Merle Sealoff on rhythm guitar, Kittie Tuinstra thumping the upright bass and vocals, and John Ellsworth on percussion. The Smokin’ Dobroleles were born around the kitchen table during mid-winter picking sessions in North Muskegon. Growing up in West Michigan as part of the vibrant music festival scene has brought rich influences to their music from countless local Michigan musicians as well as the likes of David Grisman, Django Rienhardt, Bill Monroe, and Louis Armstrong. The Smokin’ Dobroleles celebrate the community of music with a love for collaborating and performing with other musicians whether on stage or simply around the fire.

 

 

Upcoming Events:

June 30 - July 1, 2018: Get ‘er Done Vounteer Work 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.

August 9-12, 2018: Farmfest 2018!

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

October 20, 2018: Halloween Bash

Celebrate the change of seasons with food, music and costumes.

February 2019: Sledfest!

Lit trails for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Great food and pub. Music starts at 3:00 with many bands performing. Winner gets a main stage booking at Farmfest 2018. Snow Art winner gets two weekend passes. Winter camping if you dare. Bonfire to light a small city. Inner child fun!!

Late May, 2019: Planting Weekend

Each spring, the greenhouse fills up with amazing plants promising great organic food choices for us at Farmfest. Come help us plant the gardens, and earn a weekend pass to Farmfest. Bring a dish to pass, your camping gear and instruments for campfire jamming.

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