Rural arts and Culture Program
Thumbfest

Fiddlers
Since 2002, the Blue Water Folk Society has presented a twelve-hour, one-day traditional music festival. Concerts feature Michigan artists and demonstrate the availability of local talent. Recent featured performers include The Salt Miners, Annie Capps, Robert Jones, Jim Bizer, Matt Watroba, Mustards Retreat, Blue Water Ramblers, Raisin Pickers, Freshwater, and Old Michigan Ruffwater String Band. The dance hall and jam sites mix Blue Water-area musicians with accomplished performers from elsewhere in the state. Workshops, sing-alongs, and dances also emphasize audience education and involvement.

Clapping Along
2005 Thumbfest moved into the streets of downtown Lexington from its first site at a lakeside camp. Ticket sales have been replaced by business sponsors and audience donations.

Collaborators include Lexington Arts Council, Village of Lexington, Sanilac Consortium for the Arts, the Lexington Business Association, and the School for Strings of Port Huron.


Workshop
Photos courtesy of project.

For additional information, contact:
Blue Water Folk Society
P. O. Box 83
Lexington, MI 48450
http://www.bluewaterfolk.org
Sanilac County