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Article Contributed by June Reedy | Published on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The sensational and sustainable 11th annual Hoxeyville Music Festival will take place this weekend, August 15th-17th, 2014.  This year’s Hoxeyville is a return to the humble reminder of the home team for free flowing verse and truth among the northern Michigan forest trees and Pine River.  After 10 years on, the festival organizers took off a year to reflect and re-gather the fest’s mission and values.  They have returned for 2014 with a refined mind and a refreshed line-up.  Grateful Web is excited to return to the fine green field and families growing there. 

Greensky Bluegrass will headline Friday and Saturday night after returning home from a sold out Red Rocks show.  What a treat!  Wanderlust touches many music fans deeply, yet nothing compares to that feeling of coming home.  When searching for that intense yet fragile balance- a personal yet universal connection- I recommend Hoxeyville Music Festival. 

“You know what music is?  God’s little reminder that there is something else besides us in this universe; harmonic connection between all living beings, everywhere, even the stars.”  -Robin Williams

Not to be missed music for this weekend include, but are not limited to:

  • The Way Down Wanderers.  Their song “Sweet Morning Vision” is a hum-along ditty that will stick sweet to your brain cavity for days. 
  • Seth & May.  Nothing brings love to my heart like watching sweet love on stage.  Their love for the audience is palpable like butter on corn.
  • Rootstand. They have been standing tall as forest trees in the Michigan scene for over a decade.  They will play just before GSBG Saturday night and they combine all things Midwest and Celtic.  I’m hoping to have a pint as they play “The Guinness Jam.” Epic.
  • Ryan Montebleau.  His hit “75 and Sunny” will always help me thru a rough way. His smile lasts for miles.  This set is sure to set the day off in a swing

We’re still wishing for the stellar Jamgrass version of DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince’s “Summertime.”  Come on Greensky Bluegrass! Do it for the home team!  See you all out there.  Please stop and say Hi! when you see the Grateful Web Mitten.