2008 Tom Pease 4.jpg
We're Under the Trees Again in 2022!

It’s 2022 and the Shawano Folk Music Festival is back! 

The 2022 artists include Pat Wiley; Papa John Kolstad w/Gary Schulte; Anne Hills; Wade Fernandez; Indigie Femme; The Bounding Main; Art Stevenson and High Water; and the Crystal River Trio.  Also appearing:  Jahmes Tony Finlayson, Fox and Branch, Cory Arndt, Zander Raymakers, and Andy Cohen. Mark your calendars for August 12-14, aim your car towards Mielke Park in Shawano, and get ready for a great weekend. 

Note: Josh White, Jr. and Carolyn Carter have both had to cancel their appearances for personal reasons. We share your disappointment, but some incredible musicians will join us in their stead.  Welcome Andy Cohen back to the 2022 Festival!  He's been a favorite of many audience members.  And Papa John Kolstad will return after a very long absence, joined by violinist Gary Schulte. Look on the "Artists 2022" page for more information about them.

2022 BookCover.jpg

It’s Road Construction Season! Starting August 8th, you won’t be able to take Airport Road to get to Mielke Park – the bridge is out until November. The detours are fairly short and easy:

From Green Bay Ave in Shawano (the main East/West street – it’s also Hwy 22):

  • Go west on Green Bay Ave to Main Street (Hwy 47/55)

  • North on Main Street (Hwy 47/55) to Cty H (Lake Drive).  There will be a temporary traffic light here

  • Turn East onto Cty H.  Mielke Park is at the intersection of Lake Dr (Cty H) and Airport Rd

  • Look for Festival Parking signs. There’s one on Lake Drive, and another around the corner on Airport Rd.

From Cty R (Cecil):

  • No change here. Turn East on Cty HH, just a bit north of Cecil

  • Take this all the way to Mielke Park and look for a Festival Parking sign

From Hwy 47 or 55 (north):

  • No change here. Go South toward Shawano, until you reach Cty H (Lake Dr)

  • Turn east and go until you reach the park

We don’t want anyone to get sick by enjoying live music. We’re crossing our fingers, hoping COVID-19 allows the Festival to happen again with live music in the park. We’ll follow CDC and Wisconsin Department of Health guidelines in place at the time. Join us in crossing fingers and toes.

Stay healthy and keep singing.

We’re coming back singing, and we hope you’ll all join us under the trees.

We've got a new phone number this year! 
Please change it in your contact lists.