Porkies music festival draws massive crowd


August 31, 2023

P.J. Glisson/The Globe

TWO MEMBERS of the Gabe Stillman band lean into a guitar strum-off at Saturday's Porcupine Mountains Music Festival in Ontonagon. From left are lead man Gabe Stillman and bassist Rishon Odel. Stillman, who is a graduate of Boston's Berklee College of Music, and his band had the crowd hopping with their high-energy tunes.


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ONTONAGON - Where can you go to hear anything from rock to soul to new-age fusion while mingling in a laid-back land of mellow smiles and easy goodwill?

More than 1,600 people demonstrated the answer by flocking to the 17th annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival, held last Friday and Saturday in Ontonagon.

This is the venue to go for long skirts and short overalls, along with braids, beards and backpacks, and a sprinkle of psychedelic color.

On Saturday, when The Globe visited, head coverings were an art form unto themselves, ranging from standard...

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