First Federal Legacy Fund supports Folk Fest


First Federal of Northern Michigan (FFNM) Legacy Foundation presented a $2,000 check to the Thunder Bay Folk Society, Inc. as part of their third quarter grant awards.

The $2,000 will be used towards the expenses of the 7th Annual Thunder Bay Folk Fest being held September 24th and 25th at the Alpena Antique Tractor showgrounds.

This year’s festival continues to be a family-friendly event with something for everyone. The crowds will be entertained from two stages where local bands and groups throughout Michigan will be playing a variety of music; including country, folk, string band, new Era, alternative folk and a punk rock band thrown in for good measure.

Twister Joe will be delighting children with balloon creations along with various other children activities. There will also be educational art and music workshops for all ages, craft and food vendors, and a nightly fire-lit drum kiva.

Camp sites are available at the Antique Tractor Club grounds for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings so you don’t miss any of the fun.

Festival tickets are only $10 for Friday, $30 for Saturday, or $40 for the both days and can be purchased online at, at Joel’s Guitar Shop, or at the gate. This year you will also be able to purchase a pass for $15 after 7p on Saturday (at the gate only). Camping fees are $20 a night.

The success of the festival relies on the generosity of local donors, business donors, grants, and the time and talents of almost 75 volunteers. To find out more on how you can support the festival by volunteering or making a donation, contact [email protected] or visit their website