Music listed for Houghton from the Ground Festival

HOUGHTON — Houghton from the Ground Festival will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Eastern time Saturday on the Houghton Pier.

It’s more than just the first farmers market of the season — it’s bringing live music, bikes, farm animals and food trucks to Houghton’s waterfront for all to enjoy, according to organizers.

Live music was selected carefully to include stylistic variety and to celebrate local music by local musicians.

Attendees can break in the new pier this year while eating from food trucks like The Forge, 7 Wonders Chuckwagon and the Matador from Calumet.

Music will be performed by these artists between browsing vendors and artisan booths —

— Adam Meckler and Jana Nyberg, noon to 1:15 p.m.: Meckler and Nyberg’s music is geared toward kids and families to start the festival from incredible local jazz musicians with specialties in vocals (Nyberg) and trumpet (Meckler). Both have released albums, and Meckler is Michigan Tech’s director of jazz studies.

— Kevin Blackstone, 1:30 to 2:50 p.m.: Influenced by traditional music, Blackstone plays acoustic guitar and writes songs both personally and locally inspired.

— Hannah Rundman, Bruce Rundman and Bling Crosby, 3:10 to 4:25 p.m.: Bling Crosby features JD Uponen and Jason Dart, with songwriting and playing by Hannah and Bruce Rundman. Their original songs are inspired by an eclectic mix of primarily rock and Americana influences, including John Mellencamp, Death Cab for Cutie, Steve Earle, Jason Isbell and many others.

— Ani & Kora, 4:45 to 6 p.m.: Ani and Kora are two singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists from Houghton. The duo says its music is “old on soul and sharp as a tack” and is “inspired by the Keweenaw Peninsula, by the folk and Americana music we’ve grown up immersed in, with a pinch of hot club swing and riot grrrl thrown in for good measure.”


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