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Smiling Acres Music Festival

Dear friends,

Wow! What an incredible, amazing weekend!

The food, the music, the laughter, the smiles, the kids: it was another perfect Smiling Acres Music Festival.

We want to give a shout-out again to everyone who came to Smiling Acres Music Festival Year 4! Your support is what keeps us going. Your kind words and the smiles of happiness as we walked around made our souls glow. Thank you!

All of us are full of gratitude from the love this weekend brought out. One of the best compliments was from a vendor: “This is a festival I can bring my mom to!” That one, let me tell you, that one made our hearts burst. That is what we, as a whole, are trying to create: a family festival. Every year as we keep carving our mark in the music festival world, we want to remain a family-friendly festival.

To our sponsors: we are incredibly grateful for your generous contributions to our beloved Music Festival. Your support plays a crucial role in sustaining live music and community events here in Mother Michigan!

As always, another big thanks to all of the volunteers this year. You smashed it! You all continue to amaze us by jumping in wherever there is a need and pitching in to make this festival possible.

To our grounds crew: you guys are the best. The amount of time you spend here – pretty much year ‘round – making improvements to the festival grounds and structures, is selfless. Thank you.

Our stage manager, Kalli: there is no one like you. The calmness you bring with you is the woosah needed to run a festival. We know the stage is in good hands. We will forever be thankful we met you.

Chefs Ugh, Tim, and Rickey: yup, we were right to say “tongue-tantalizing foods.” You had a great team and the grub was spectacular. Thank you for filling all the hungry bellies and for making late-night goodies!

Mark, the line-up was great. We heard multiple compliments on the music choices this year. Your recommendations were spot-on and kept the vibes flowing. We love the fireside music, especially the small intimate one that we have Sunday night with Spencer and adding Robin, Jack, Chris, and Turtle… That really is one of our most favorite things about the festival.

Everywhere you looked, there were so many fantastic things going on. The busy tie dye station, the always-entertaining pop-up bubble station for the kids, the talent of the aerial silk performances, families flying kites, workshops, open mic, a kids parade…. Friends, thank you for making this happen every single year.

We do not have dates set for next year quite yet. Watch our social pages for those!

We would love to see the pictures you took at Smiling Acres Music Festival Year 4 this past weekend! Please keep sharing! The photos that are popping up on Facebook and sorting through what our phenomenal photographers have submitted… There are so many memories to share with you!

Until next year, friends, Smile On. 🙂

Nate and Rhonda

Location & Information

Located on 40 acres of incredible ground under Michigan’s wide-open skies, Smiling Acres Music Festival is three days of music, food, art, camping, and community. People from all over come out to Smiling Acres in Trufant every year to hear a spectacular lineup of musicians – but the music is only the beginning!

In addition to dozens of incredible bands from across the country and near to home, there’s also yoga, food vendors, workshops, and artists of all kinds. Plus an open mic, so you can do some performance of your own! We’ve even got a misting station to keep you cool while you dance the days and nights away.

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Thinking of planning your own event? Smiling Acres grounds are available to rent! We can offer services ranging from just basic grounds rental to handling a majority of the logistical details. Contact us today!

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