As the second annual Camp Greensky Music Festival is set to return to Hoxeyville Festival Site June 6th through the 8th, 2019, here is some information about the event!

 

Camp Greensky Music Festival will be held in beautiful Wellston, Michigan surrounded by the resplendent Manistee National Forest. Three magical nights of music & camping curated by Greensky Bluegrass in Northern Michigan! Featured artists: Greensky Bluegrass, Del & Dawg, Stephen Marley, Billy Strings, Hiss Golden Messenger, Circles Around The Sun, Ghost Light, Rebirth Brass Band, Bombino, The Lil Smokies, Lindsay Lou, Joshua Davis, Dominic & Rachael Davis, and Seth Bernard.

 

Headliners:

 

Greensky Bluegrass embodies more than just music for members Anders Beck [dobro], Michael Arlen Bont [banjo], Dave Bruzza [guitar], Mike Devol [upright bass], and Paul Hoffman [Mandolin]. Truthfully, it embodies an ironclad creative bond, familial brotherhood, and a lifelong commitment to fans. At this point, it goes without saying the band means everything (and more) to the Kalamazoo, MI bluegrass mavericks.

 

Del McCoury met David Grisman at the first show Del ever played (on banjo) with Bill Monroe in the spring of 1963 at New York University in Greenwich Village. Three years later, Del & Dawg played their first gig together in Troy, NY at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Through the years they have shared the stage at venues and festivals across the country and in 2012 released Hardcore Bluegrass, a unique collection of bluegrass classics, made at two Dawg studio jam sessions in the 1990s, Del & Dawg celebrates the nearly 50-year bluegrass friendship that these two legendary musicians have shared.

 

Stephen Robert Nesta “Raggamuffin” Marley is a Jamaican-American musician who is the son of Bob Marley. Stephen is an eight-time Grammy Award winner, three times as a solo artist, twice as a producer of younger brother Damian Marley’s ‘Halfway Tree’ and ‘Welcome to Jamrock’ albums and a further three times as a member of Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers.

 

Billy Strings plays hard and he lives hard, picking so fast and intensely that he’s known to break multiple strings per song, and basing the songs he writes on the hard lives he grew up around in the abandoned rural communities of America. His new album, Turmoil & Tinfoil, taps into a deep vein of psychedelia in Americana, referencing everything from the Dead to Sturgill Simpson, but all underlaid by Billy’s undeniable virtuosity and his knowledge of the roots of American music. He’s one of the most beloved young bluegrass guitarists today within the bluegrass community, and his front porch in East Nashville is constantly filled up with Nashville’s best roots musicians just picking up a storm.

 

The stage will feature many other talented artists over the course of the three days.

Camp Greensky Stage From Crowd

Schedule:

THURSDAY

MAIN STAGE

Greensky Bluegrass
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Billy Strings
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

MAIN STAGE

Greensky Bluegrass
9:00 p.m. – midnight
Del & Dawg
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Rebirth Brass Band
5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Ghost Light
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
The Lil Smokies
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

HOXEYVILLE STAGE

Lindsay Lou
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Seth Bernard
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Dave Bruzza and Lyle Brewer
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

SATURDAY

MAIN STAGE

Greensky Bluegrass
9:00 p.m. – midnight
Stephen Marley
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Circles Around the Sun
5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Hiss Golden Messenger
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Bombino
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

HOXEYVILLE STAGE

Joshua Davis
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Rachael & Dominic Davis
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Phoffman
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

 

Other Activities

While music is the main attraction, there is enough going on outside of the stages to keep you engaged and busy.

Kids

Kid’s are more than welcome to attend the festival, and with parental supervision are encouraged to visit the Kid’s Tent, which is hosted by Amalia Fernand. Amalia has a Master of Science in ecological leadership and education, and a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies with minors in marine science and anthropology. She has also facilitated programming with children in 22 countries on five continents, enjoys wildlife and event photography, and recently published her first book: Michigan Wildlife, A Coloring Field Guide.

Kids Tent Schedule

THURSDAY 2:00-6:00 P.M. – CRAFTS AND GAMES WITH JENNY BURTON

2:00-2:30 p.m.: Tie Dye Bandanas- or bring your own item! (light colored cotton items: socks, t-shirts, etc)

2:30-3:00 p.m.: Rainbow Colored Crafts

3:00-3:30 p.m.: Flower Bombs and Bird Seed Pinecones

3:30-4:00 p.m.: Kids’ Yoga with Jenny (bring a mat or towel)

4:00-6:00 p.m.: Classic Outdoor Games – times may vary

4:00 p.m.: Simon Says, Red Light Green Light, Monkey in the Middle

4:30 p.m.: Tug of War, Hula Hoop Relay Race

5:00 p.m.: Parachute Games and Sack Race

5:30 p.m.: Classic Game of Kickball

FRIDAY 10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. EARTH ART WITH AMALIA FERNAND

10:00-10:30 a.m.: Collaborative Land Art Project

10:30-11:30 a.m.: Flower Crowns, Nature Wands & Mobiles

11:30 am-12:30 p.m.: Ankle Bells, Shell Necklaces, Dreamcatchers

12:00-3:00 p.m.: Face painting

12:30-1:30 p.m.: Seed Mandalas, Grass Heads

1:30-2:30 p.m.: Michigan Rock Art, Dig for Real Fossils

2:30-3:00 p.m.: Crack Open Geodes, Make Pallet Wall Hangings

3:00-3:30 p.m.: Kids’ Concert with Rachael Davis & Friends

3:30-4:00 p.m.: Build and Erupt a Volcano

4:00-5:00 p.m.: Recycled Crafts, Upcycled Fabric Crafts

5:00-6:00 p.m.: Leathercraft Workshop (Make Your Own Bracelet or Keychain)

SATURDAY 10 A.M.-6:00 P.M. MUSICAL FUN HOSTED BY DEEP FRIED PICKLE PROJECT JUG BAND

10:00-10:30 a.m.: Coloring Table and Free Play

10:30-11:15 a.m.: Make Your Own Instrument!

11:15 am-12 p.m.: Kids’ Concert with Deep Fried Pickle Project

12:00-12:15 p.m.: Instrument Petting Zoo

12:30-2:00 p.m.: Make Your Own Hula Hoop with Dana of Wonderflow Hoop Co.

2:00-2:30 p.m.: Learn to Hoop with Dana

2:45-3:15 p.m.: Kids’ Concert with Deep Fried Pickle Project

3:15-3:30 p.m.: Instrument Petting Zoo

3:30-4:30 p.m.: Instrument Building Workshop

4:30-4:45 p.m.: Songwriting Workshop

4:45-5:00 p.m.: Parade Practice

5:00 p.m.: Kids’ Parade Through Festival Grounds

Playground and free choice toys available throughout the main scheduled times.

 

Yoga

Looking to unwind and get a little more in touch with your mind, spirit, and body? Or just trying to get a quick workout in? Camp Greensky has one session of yoga for each festival day. Kelsey Foster, LeAnne Devol, and Katy Joe will head yoga sessions that each have a specific goal in mind – such as empowerment, physical and energetic alignment, and chakra balancing.

Camp Greensky Yoga

Yoga Schedule

Ground to Grow Vinyasa with Kelsey Foster

Thursday, June 6 – 3:00 to 4:15 pm.

Align and Unwind with LeAnne Devol

Friday, June 7 – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Chakra Balancing Flow with Katy Joe

Saturday, June 8 – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

 

PUT THE GREEN IN CAMP GREENSKY

Camp Greensky is partnering with Trees, Water & People to offset your festival CO2 footprint, including the emissions required to get you here, plus a share of the festival footprint itself.  A carbon offset is a voluntary donation to Trees, Water & People that help fund tree planting and clean cookstove construction in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Trees sequester CO2 as they grow, and our efficient cookstoves reduce the amount of firewood burned by a Central American family for cooking – reducing emissions into the atmosphere.

Camp Greensky is committed to food integrity. From quality, local and organic ingredients to creative menus, and responsible waste management- our vendors’ offerings are a great source of pride. Bring us the best you’ve got!

Absolutely no sales of bottled or boxed water, single-use plastic drink bottles, styrofoam or other non-recyclable materials. Clean, cold FREE well water stations are located at both corners of vendor village. Our commitment to waste stream reduction and our beautiful environment demands conscious choices by all at Camp Greensky.

Camp Greensky Music Fest Poster

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