June 22, 2013
Bishop Hill’s Midsommar Music Festival celebrates the longest day of the year. Highlights of this free all-day event include Main Stage performances, Music Workshops, a Swedish Maypole celebration, and Old-Fashioned Barn Dance at the Colony School in the evening.
Main Stage performances in the village park gazebo will begin at 11 am and end at 4 pm.
Main Stage activities will finalize after the maypole is decorated with flowers and an invitation from the VASA Lodge #683 to join in the maypole procession. The procession will begin in the park and end at the Colony School where visitors can join in the maypole dancing and have refreshments.
Several musicians will offer music workshops in which visitors can hone their musical skills, learn new tunes and ideas, or just listen and enjoy. Bring your instruments for some excellent free musical jamming sessions, located throughout Bishop Hill.