• Harbor History Talk - Blissfest Music Organization

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    Name: Harbor History Talk - Blissfest Music Organization
    Date: April 19, 2018
    Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
    Courtesy: Blissfest Music Organization
    Event Description:

    The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society's next Harbor History Talk will help you learn more about your roots - roots and folk music that is! Join them to learn more about the history of the Blissfest Music Organization on Thursday, April 19 at 5:30 pm with presenter Jim Gillespie.

    Gillespie is the founder and executive director of the Blissfest Music Organization, a non-profit which provides year-round folk arts programming in Emmet County including an annual roots and folk music festival near Cross Village. The first Blissfest Music Festival was held for one day under a big maple tree in a farmer’s field in the summer of 1981. Since then, the festival has grown into one of the most anticipated events of the summer, spanning an entire weekend and attracting attendees from across the country. Gillespie, who is also a performing musician as part of the roots band Dr. Goodhart’s Home Remedy, will explore the history of the festival and of the Blissfest Music Organization.

    Gillespie's talk will begin at 5:30 pm on the second floor of the Harbor Springs History Museum, 349 E. Main Street, and refreshments will be provided. Due to limited seating, reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling the Historical Society at (231) 526-9771. 

    Location:

    Harbor Springs History Museum
    349 E. Main Street
    Harbor Springs, MI 49740

    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, April 19 at 5:30 pm
    Contact Information:
    (231) 526-9771
    Fees/Admission:
    Admission to the talk is $5 for adults and free for current Historical Society members
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