Artists

After staging a festival for four decades (and counting), we’ve built up quite a rich history of strummers and singers. By name, year or alphabetical order, you can search our long lineup of past performers and learn more about the folks who get your hands clapping and your feet moving every summer.

The southwest corner of Chicago had always been a fertile area for traditional Irish music.  Many local taverns featured pure Irish music and well-attended contests sent worthy musicians to Eire...

Freeman, Bell & Molter blend the signature elements of Celtic and bluegrass into what can only be called a new category of traditionally-influenced music.  The ensemble easily segues from...

Gene Moore lived in Muncie, Indiana, but was a native of north-central Indiana.  he was raised by a Dunkard family and from them acquired a deep respect for traditional music.   Gene amassed an...

West Virginian Glen Smith was a former Galax fidding champion who was well known in old-time music.  His hard-driving style borders on bluegrass and straight-forward Virginia fiddling.  At the...

Greg Cahill & Don Stiernberg may be rooted in bluegrass, but they love to swing.  Banjoist Cahil has led the Chicago-based bluegrass ensemble Special Consensus for nearly 4 decades and...

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