2024 Blissfest Festival Lineup

The Annual Blissfest Music Festival is a celebration of music, culture, art, and community featuring diverse and innovative folk, world and roots music at our 200 acre Festival Farm.

“We are thrilled to bring you this lineup of artists for a weekend in beautiful Northern Michigan. We consider ourselves a true discovery festival; to do that, we must mine talent through the state of Michigan, across the country, and around the globe. What has turned up this year are some true gems! All the artists we present are real masters of their craft, even if their names might be new to you. We can’t wait for you to be ‘wowed’ by all the talent to be found in three short days across ten performance areas.”

– Caroline Barlow, Artistic Director

The Wood Brothers

Headlining on Saturday night is The Wood Brothers. The Wood Brothers have learned to trust their hearts. For the better part of two decades, they’ve cemented their reputation as freethinking songwriters, road warriors, and community builders, creating a catalog of diverse music and a loyal audience who’ve grown alongside them through the years.

Sarah Jarosz​

Headlining on Friday evening is four-time Grammy Award-winner, Sarah Jarosz, Texas-born singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist. The recent release of her seventh album, Polaroid Lovers, infuses all of Jarosz’s output—her finely wrought lyricism, ravishing vocal work, virtuosic yet unfettered musicality.

Donna the Buffalo​​

Donna the Buffalo draws on a lot of musical influences, from country and rock ‘n’ roll, to bluegrass and old-time fiddle, as well as Cajun and Zydeco.

John Craigie​​

John Craigie rallies a closeness around music anchored by his expressive and stirring songcraft, emotionally charged vocals, lively soundscapes, and uncontainable spirit.

Amythyst Kiah​​

Tapping into the vibrant musicality the Chattanooga-bred singer/songwriter expands on the uncompromising artistry she’s displayed as a member of Our Native Daughters—an all-women-of-color supergroup whose Kiah-penned standout “Black Myself” earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best American Roots Song and won Song of the Year at the Folk Alliance International Awards.

Vieux Farka Touré

Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. He is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré, who died in 2006.

John Doyle & Friends

“Though he’s considered an ace rhythm guitarist, the southpaw can definitely pick some melodies and solos. Whether it’s spirited reels and slip jigs or the dreamy ‘Lady Wynde,’ this is music as pure and crisp as a still, chilly pond. If you’ve never checked out traditional Irish music, or revivalists in the case of Planxty, the Chieftains, and Doyle, you don’t know what you’re missing.” —Dan Forte, Vintage Guitar

Alisa Amador

Praised by NPR’s Bob Boilen as a “powerful voice whose tender performance commands attention and fosters connection,” Alisa Amador made history in 2022 with the first-ever Spanish language song to win the prestigious Tiny Desk Contest. Now, two years later, the bilingual singer/songwriter is formally introducing herself with her stunning full-length debut, Multitudes.
Truth & Salvage Co.
Rainbow Girls
Missy Raines & Allegheny
Bee Taylor
May Erlewine
Full Cord
Desmond Jones
Nigel Wearne
The All American Funk Parade
The Faux Paws
Robinson & Rohe
Liv Greene
Al Bettis
Kait Rose & The Thorns
The Rebel Eves
Seth Bernard
The Go Rounds
Peter Madcat Ruth's C.A.R.Ma. Quartet
K. Jones & Benzie Playboys
Earth Radio
Moss Manor
Great Lakes Brass
Scott Pellegrom & Nocturnal Lights
Killer Diller
The Thirties
CaroMia, Rahm & Co
Jess Merritt
Elisabeth Pixley-Fink
Hearth & Hymn
Eric Engblade
Tai Drury
Deep Fried Pickle Project
Ed Dupas & Lucky 17
Annie & Rod Capps Quartet
Badass Women Band
Annie Bacon
Emily Rose & Michelle Held
Audra Kubat
Aunt Vicki
Daniel Bracken
The Vermeers
Mike Ward: psychosongs
Crosscut Kings
Dr. Goodhart's Home Remedy
Galactic Sherpas
Fowler & Richey
John D. Lamb
Mr. Jake
Peacemeal String Band
Robin Lee Berry
Sean Miller