Smiling Acres Music Festival

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.

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!

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 30, 2023

Smiling Acres Bluegrass Band
Friday, 9:30 AM – Fireside Acoustic

Ben Traverse
Friday, 10:30 AM – Fireside Acoustic

Cole Hansen
Friday, 11:30 AM – Fireside Acoustic

Lighting Matches
Friday, 12:30 PM – Goat Stage

Birds of Prey
Friday, 1:30 PM – Star Stage

Josh Rose
Friday, 2:30 PM – Goat Stage

Les Older
Friday, 3:30 PM – Star Stage

Round Creek String Band
Friday, 5:00 PM – Goat Stage

Jack Droppers and the Best Intentions
Friday, 6:20 PM – Star Stage

Earth Radio
Friday, 7:40 PM – Goat Stage

Henhouse Prowlers
Friday, 9:00 PM – Star Stage

Airborne or Aquatic?
Friday, 10:20 PM – Goat Stage

Silver Creek Revival
Saturday, 12:00 AM – Fireside Acoustic

Sea Shanties with Ben Traverse
Saturday, 1:00 AM – Fireside Acoustic

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Wild Zen Acoustic Yoga
Saturday, 8:00 AM – Goat Stage

Open Mic
Saturday, 9:00 AM – Goat Stage

Open Mic
Saturday, 10:00 AM – Goat Stage

Saturday, 11:00 AM – Star Stage

Eric Engblade Trio
Saturday, 12:00 PM – Goat Stage

Normal Mode
Saturday, 1:00 PM – Star Stage

Jonas Friddle
Saturday, 2:20 PM – Goat Stage

Saturday, 3:40 PM – Star Stage

Deerfield Run
Saturday, 5:00 PM – Goat Stage

Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish
Saturday, 6:20 PM – Star Stage

Saturday, 7:40 PM – Goat Stage

Desmond Jones
Saturday, 9:00 PM – Star Stage

The Accidentals
Saturday, 10:20 PM – Goat Stage

Deep Fried Pickle Project
Sunday, 12:00 AM – Fireside Acoustic

Tone Farmers
Sunday, 1:00 AM – Fireside Acoustic

Mark Lavengood
Sunday, 2:00 AM – Fireside Acoustic

Saturday, 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM – Workshop Tent

Sunday, July 2, 2023

Wild Zen Acoustic Yoga
Sunday, 8:00 AM – Goat Stage

Open Mic
Sunday, 9:00 AM – Goat Stage

Open Mic
Sunday, 10:00 AM – Goat Stage

Blue Water Ramblers
Sunday, 11:00 AM – Goat Stage

Michael Robertson
Sunday, 12:00 PM – Star Stage

Blanco Suave
Sunday, 1:20 PM – Goat Stage

Sunday, 2:40 PM – Star Stage

May Erlewine
Sunday, 4:00 PM – Goat Stage

Location & Information


Parking will be in the lot towards the west end of the event area. When you arrive, you will see signs pointing this out.

Box Office

The box office is online only. We recommend getting your tickets online in advance before they run out.


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