Music fest lineup announced


Published Tuesday, March 1, 2005 1:28:43 PM Central Time


Globe Staff Writer

SILVER CITY — The first Porcupine Mountains Music Festival will be held this summer and feature nationally known touring artists. The festival will be held Aug. 26-28.

Headlining the event on Saturday night will be Grammy-nominated Iris DeMent. DeMent is a country-folk artist and will be performing solo on guitar and piano.

Some of the other acts include: Bill and Peg Carrothers, Conga Se Menne, Sista Otis, Larsen Family, Yvonne Blake, Buster’s Dream and Rory Miller.

Organizers said that between 500 and 1,000 people will get to hear more than 15 artists on the outdoor stage at the Porkies.

Major sponsors include: Friends of the Porkies, Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park, the Western U.P. Convention & Visitors Bureau, Superior Shores Resort, Tony Meneguzzo of the Porcupine Mountain Ski Shop Inc., A&D (operators of the ski chalet) and the Porcupine Mountains-Ontonagon Area CVB.

Early ticket sales and updated artist schedules are expected to be announced soon, according to a spokesperson.