2009 FESTIVAL ARCHIVE - Return to main > site.


August 28, 29, 30 2009

General Information

Click here for a downloadable pdf of Festival Information and maps.

Absolutely No Pets Allowed

Assistance/Service dogs welcome.

Absolutely No Tents or Umbrellas

Shade tents are provided at stage location for audience comfort.

Accessibility and Safety

A staff of volunteers will be present to help those with disabilities move around the festival site. There will be a first aid center on site and ambulance services will be available.

Dressing for the Weather

The festival will take place, under a big top canopy, rain or shine so bring an umbrella or poncho just in case. The average temperature in the area at this time of year is a high of 76 F and a low of 64 F, so dress for warm weather but bring a sweatshirt for the evening.

Festival Setting

The Porcupine Mountains Music Festival will be held at the Winter Sports Complex located within Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Temporary, canopy covered, stages will be set up at the base of the hill and several acres of open slope will be mowed and ready for your blankets and lawn chairs. Attendance is limited therefore a bad seat will not be found. Workshops will be conducted upon the event grounds and also inside the 20,000 square foot ski chalet. The restaurant located inside the ski chalet will offer a varied menu and will be open throughout the event.

Grounds Map

Click here for a downloadable pdf of the grounds map for the festival.

Surrounding Area

Ontonagon is largest by acreage and is also one of the least densely populated counties in Michigan. We welcome you to our community and openly share our wondrous natural surroundings. More than 40 miles of Lake Superior shoreline, thousands of acres of state and federal land, a community lighthouse, copper mining and Native American history allow for fishing, boating, hiking, camping, and local tours and museums. Ontonagon County also boasts Michigan's and the Midwest's largest span of virgin hardwood maple/ hemlock forest located within the boundaries of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

Beverage Policy

You may bring your own beverages to the festival, including alcohol. Please drink responsibly. Non-alcoholic beverage and food will be available at the Chalet throughout the festival.

For Further Information

For information and policies of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park call 1-906-885-5275. All other inquiries should be directed to the festival coordinators at 1-800-344-5355 or 1-906-884-2653.

Please contact volunteer coordinators Sherrie McCabe and Karen Bradley if you are interested in volunteering.