The 9th annual Hoxeyville Music Festival, held August 19-21 in the Heart of the Manistee National Forest in northwest Michigan, announces a diverse lineup including fusion masters Umphrey's McGee, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart Band, Michigan’s rising newgrass stars Greensky Bluegrass, New Orleans-funk infused Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, satirist songwriter Todd Snider, reggae pioneers The Itals, Umphrey’s side project Digital Tape Machine and many more.
The Hoxeyville Music Festival is held on 85 acres of pristine North Country farmland and hardwood forest located next door to Kestelwoods campground which includes a swimming pool, showers, plug-ins, dump station and wireless Internet. As in years past, the festival site also features a disc golf course with a glow course, a variety of VIP and quiet camping options, a vendor village and a beer tent featuring some of the finest brews from the region. Hoxeyville thrives on somewhat of an exclusive basis as the event’s attendance is capped at 5000 in order to keep the intimate vibe that the organizers have intended from the festival’s inception.
This summer’s Hoxeyville complete artist lineup includes Umphrey's McGee, Mickey Hart Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Todd Snider, The Itals, əkoostik hookah, Digital Tape Machine, Great American Taxi, Breathe Owl Breathe, Ella Riot, Van Ghost, The Ragbirds, Seth Bernard & May Erlewine, The Macpodz, Steppin' In It, Rachael Davis, UV Hippo, Strange Arrangement, Airborne Or Aquatic, Funktion with additional artists to be announced shortly.
In a crowded playing field of music festivals, Hoxeyville activates the environmentalist in everyone at the event by implementing an incentive based program where all festival goers are encouraged to do ‘green acts’ on the grounds, a continuation of the festival’s pure intentions. The ‘Hoxeyville High Five’ has attendees competing for various festival prizes, upgrades and signed artist gear by doing such conscious clean up actions as using a compost bin or picking up trash.
In 2010, the Festival’s green ethic was wildly successful, helping to compost more than 70% of the waste produced as well as requiring all vendors and caterers to use non-food based biodegradable cups plates which greatly reduced the festival’s impact on the local landfills. Hoxeyville’s natural roots are located deep within the Manistee National forest adjacent to the Pine River, a national wild and scenic river; notably, the festival reduces its carbon footprint further by powering its stages and productions using biodiesel generators.
11130 W 48 1/2 Rd Wellston, MI | All Ages (children under 12 admitted free) | 3 Day Pass $130 in advance (additional $25 per person for camping) | RV and VIP Upgrades Available | Sunday Single Day Tickets Available at the Gate | www.hoxeyville.com