Community Outreach and Education

The Blissfest Music Organization has programs available to individuals, community groups and schools that combine cultural heritage experiences with education and performance. We call this Edu-Tainment. Blissfest also sponsors music and dance programs for many organizations in the area in support of their events or fundraising activities.

  • Ukes for Youth – After school program that introduces the baritone ukulele to 4th-6th grades.
  • Ukes for You – Expands the above program to include adults and families.
  • Woods and Water – Performance of traditional and contemporary lumbering and maritime music.
  • Individual Lessons – Fiddle, banjo and guitar and other traditional instruments
  • Matching grants to bring cultural heritage performances and workshops to your school or group.
  • Youth and Adult Country Dance (programs and assemblies) – Live music with an instructor to learn round, line and square dances.
  • Songwriting Seminars such as Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters
  • Elyce Fishman Scholarship fund-Blissfest supports traditional arts education for children and adults in northern Michigan.


For more information please contact us if we can assist you in any capacity.
Feel free to phone us at 231-348-7047 or e-mail

Blissfest Community

Blissfest’s community includes other local venues and activities that help Blissfest to bring quality roots music to northern Michigan.

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