August 16 - 18, 2019
Paradise, Michigan
Wild Blueberry Capital of Michigan

ENTERTAINMENT

    SPECIAL NOTE: The entertainment roster below is actually the 2019 roster.
The 2020 roster will be posted as soon as it is available.

Updated 10.14.20

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A Reasonable Facsimile
 
Entertainment in the Community Center
 
Audience Participation
Blue Water Ramblers
Performing extraordinary folk music in a variety of styles: bluegrass, calypso, swing, old time, blues and country.
Anne & Rob Burns
Performing as A Reasonable Facsimile, Anne & Rob incorporates Renaissance and Colonial music, bringing fun, entertainment, and education.
The Amazing Clark
Graces the stage with a mix of magical illusions, puppetry, comic wit, and mystifying escapes.
Deep Fried Pickle Project
From the great Depression to the Great Recession, the Pickles run the gamut of old timey styles, even grabbing anoccasional 80’s pop tune and turning it into a flap happy chicken scratchy 78 RPM tune.
Michael Deren
Bringing to life a Shanty Boy/Lumberjack from 1870 through a Past in Person presentation. Sharing stories of his journies through music, songs, and words of this Shanty Boy/ Lumberjack. What must life had been like?
Soleil Garcia-Johnson
An accomplished piano player, singer,and member of the Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus, Soleil offers beautiful music for your listening pleasure. So step inside the community center and enjoy her sweet melodic sounds.
Susan Harrison
Performing as Bluesy Susie inviting audiences to join her on a musical journey fusing blues elements into a soulful experience, combining the best of the past with the technology of today
Wyatt & Shari Knapp
Shari’s rhythm guitar and Wyatt’s finger-style and flat-picking guitar leads are combined with their sparkling vocals and lush harmonies in a diverse genre of bluesy folk, “high lonesome” bluegrass, and timeless classics of the 1940’s.
Michael Lee
Returning as a festival favorite, this Opus Mime will be strolling the festival grounds on Friday from 11 - 1 for your entertainment. To celebrate our 35th year we've asked Michael Lee to perform from 2-4 as well.
Guy Louis
Chautaqua Express engages kids the entire time while performing music that parents and grandparents also enjoy . . musical celebrations for young people of all ages!
Chet Mitchell
This comedic juggler features action packed feats of balance, ridiculous juggling stunts, and thrilling daredevil escapes, while keeping you and your family on the edge of excitement.
Mustard’s Retreat
A talented and entertaining folk trio, Mustard's Retreat provides “Music to cure what ails you” with a joyful and uplifting repertoire.
The Overtone’s
This six man accapella group sings a variety of Doo-Wop, Jazz, Religious, and Contemporary songs, without the assistance of intruments.
Gordon Russ
A Magician, uses the fine art of illusion to bring laughter and surprise to all ages. Gordon Russ is that magician. Just sit back and relax after walking the grounds and enjoy the show.
Jenifer Strauss
Story Be Told continues the art of story telling to enrich lives, Jenifer’s energy-injected performances captivate, motivate and inspire audiences.

We’ll see you at the festival August 21, 22, and 23, 2020!

Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs

The Wild Blueberry Festival is sponsored by the Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce.

Michigan Humanities Council

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