Sharon Shannon : 2014 Wheatland Music Festival Performer

WMO is honored to announce world-famous Irish musician Sharon Shannon will be performing at the 41st Annual Wheatland Music Festival! “Sharon Shannon has the energy and stage presence of rockers and the unpretentious traditional roots of a pub musician…as exciting a live band as you’ll find coming out of post-Celtic-revival Ireland.” – Dirty Linen “The fact […] Read more »

Quackgrass-Costabella-WMO Reunion

The 2014 Costabella / Quackgrass / WMO Reunion is an annual event will take place on Saturday, February 22nd in the Gladys Wernette Building.  This event provides a special opportunity for those who have been involved in the Organization for a long time, and those that might be new, to reconnect during a fun evening of fellowship, music and […] Read more »

Pokey LaFarge: 41st Annual Festival Performer

WMO is thrilled to announce Pokey LaFarge as part of the 2014 Wheatland Music Festival line-up. “Pokey LaFarge is a musician, songwriter, bandleader, entertainer, innovator and preservationist, whose well-rounded arsenal of talents has placed him at the forefront of American music. Over the last decade, Pokey has won the hearts of music lovers across the […] Read more »

Carry it on… dance film to screen at University of Michigan

On Saturday, February 22, Carry it on… the new dance for camera directed by Sharon Leahy and commissioned in honor of the Wheatland Music Organization’s 40th Anniversary will be screening at the University of Michigan Museum of Art’s Helmut Stern Auditorium from 6-7 pm. Learn more about the University of Michigan screening here.   Read more »

Rodney Crowell : 41st Annual Wheatland Music Festival Performer

Grammy Award Winner, ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee — The legendary Rodney Crowell will be gracing Wheatland’s main stage at the 41st Annual Wheatland Music Festival! Check out the rest of our 2014 Performer Line-Up thus far — and stay tuned for updates! Modest video, beautiful song: “Banks of the Old […] Read more »

Cajun Dance at Wheatland!

Attention Dancers!  Our Traditional Dance is THIS Saturday, February 15th. This is a  Cajun Dance, with music by one of the best Cajun bands in Michigan, direct from the bayous of Mt Pleasant, Back Bayou!  Jack and Linda Freeman will teach the Cajun steps.   6:30pm Potluck – bring a dish to pass (or just join in for […] Read more »

WHEATSCOUTS – February 8, 2014 11-1

Michigan Critter Tales with Tails! Take a trip along the shores of our Great Lake State! With Michigan Humanities Touring Artist and Award-Winning Storyteller, Jenifer Strauss. Join Jen for an enriching story experience that will find you telling, dancing and singing along about… How Black Bear Lost His Tail How Chipmunk Got Stripes and… What […] Read more »