Saturday, August 30 - 10am til 10pm
Throughout the town of Lexington

Thumbfest 2014 highlights live acoustic music, with opportunities to hear and participate! Multiple stages throughout the picturesque town of Lexington, MI. Great local and regional musicians play music, teach workshops and sit in on jams. Bring your instrument (and maybe your lawn chair) and join in all the great music! FREE all day! Free event, free parking, free shuttlebus. Event is all-accessible and family-friendly. Great food and craft vendors. 

Thumbfest spotlights acoustic music from traditions as diverse as New Orleans brass to Celtic, PanWorld to blues, Eastern European to Americana. There are multiple stages, workshops, jam sites, open mic stage, craft vendors and a Hootenanny at the end of the night. Be sure to bring your instrument, lawn chairs AND your singing voice so you can participate in the events.


The first Thumbfest was on Labor Day, 2002. It was held at Camp Ozanam, a private campground located on Lake Huron about seven miles north of Lexington. In 2005, the festival moved to its present location in Lexington, Michigan. Through the years Thumbfest has continued to be a people's festival. As you walk from Main Street to the harbor and throughout downtown Lexington, you will pass multiple stages with performers playing great music all day long! Once at the harbor, either a main stage act will be playing or a song circle will be taking place. Also, the harbor park has an area for traditional crafter's and a children's area on the beach near the lake. Truly something for everyone!

The majority of the musicians through the years have been Michigan based and a good portion of those have been locally based. Thumbfest and The Bluewater Folk Society introduce local artists and the best of the upcoming and established Michigan musicians. With the hospitality of the village of Lexington and it's people, Thumbfest has become a place where once a musician has played here, they wish to return year after year. This is a testament to the originality and atmosphere of festival.

Thumbfest is made possible by donations on the day of the event, fund raisers throughout the year, sponsorship by local businesses, arts associations, musicians and numerous volunteers. Paid for by Donations from the Business, Arts Community and people like you. This event is put on entirely by Volunteers.

"Let's hear it for the volunteers!!"