Hoxeyville Music Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

Article Contributed by Musical Earth | Published on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Held in the beautiful Manistee National Forest on August 19-21, the 13th annual Hoxeyville Music Festival is pleased to announce headlining performances from Michigan’s own Greensky Bluegrass and Luke Winslow-King, along with touring favorite Railroad Earth. Celebrating the wild wonder that is Michigan’s North Country, Hoxeyville Music Festival promises attendees of all ages an event like no other with some of the region and country’s most talented roots-driven musicians.

Tireless road warriors, Greensky Bluegrass has erupted in recent years as one of the most sought after acts in the genre, garnering fans on its non-stop, cross-country touring of theaters, clubs and festivals. Since their founding in 2000, Greensky has fashioned a dynamic, intoxicating sound rooted in classic string band Americana while branching outward to effortlessly encompass an array of styles and techniques.

Railroad Earth fiddler/vocalist Tim Carbone points out, “We use unique acoustic instrumentation, but we’re definitely not a bluegrass or country band, which sometimes leaves music writers confused as to how to categorize us. We’re essentially playing rock on acoustic instruments.”

Luke Winslow-King plays the sound of rickety wooden porches on humid summer days, the grimy streets of New Orleans beyond the French Quarter - a charmingly disarming amalgam of early 20th century jazz, Delta blues, American folksong, and Southern gospel.

The initial lineup of artists confirmed for this year’s event include:
Greensky Bluegrass
Railroad Earth
Luke Winslow-King
Billy Strings
Sweetwater Warblers
Airborne or Aquatic
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
Crane Wives
Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys
The Go Rounds
Eggs Bernard & The Electrons
The Accidentals
Waydown Wanderers
Whistle Stop Revue

Mitten Stage:
Benzie Playboys
Big Dudee Roo
Barbarossa Brothers
Nicholas James and the Bandwagon
Roosevelt Diggs
Cold Tone Harvest
Gifts or Creatures
Mark Lavengood's Bluegrass Experience
Herb & Hanson
Soul Patch
Zak Bunce
Deep Fried Pickle Project

Nestled in the heart of Northwest Michigan’s Manistee National Forest, Hoxeyville is a testament to pure North Country peace and celebration. Bringing together some of the most talented artists in Michigan and beyond, the 13th annual Hoxeyville promises a solid end-of-summer mix of musical entertainment, relaxation and community.

Keeping with its founders’ original intent, the Hoxeyville Music Festival offers attendees an intimate musical experience among natural wooded beauty. The site features a mixture of wooded and open, spacious 25’ x 25’ campsites within a fan-friendly attendance capacity of 3500. The festival’s 85-acre campgrounds are vast and offer enough room for everyone to camp and live just a short walk to the concert grounds.

The festival site sits strategically near various mountain biking trails and the Pine River, a national wild and scenic river, as well as access to this world class blue-ribbon trout stream and renowned paddle sports playground.

Pre-sale 3 Day Pass wristbands are available now at $130 via http://www.hoxeyville.com. Each festival wristband includes music and camping for the entire weekend. The festival site offers RV, Family and ADA camping options. Hoxeyville proudly hosts the finest local and organic food vendors as well as outstanding artisans and crafters from around the region. Complete festival details, entrance wristbands, artist lineup and more are available at http://www.hoxeyville.com.