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Porcupine Mountains Music Festival – August 23, 24, 25, 2019

Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

The 15th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival will be held August 23-25, 2019. See you at the Porkies!

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Thursday December 12th, 2019 - 6:16 pm

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Here is the official press release from today on the status of CR107.Dec. 12, 2019
Contacts: Dan Dowdy, 906-353-6558 or John Pepin, 906-226-1352
Shoreline protection work continues at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Efforts continue to protect eastern entrance road to Michigan’s largest state park
Work begun in August to protect the main east access road to Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is continuing in the face of violent late fall storms off Lake Superior.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Ontonagon County Road Commission have teamed up to protect County Road 107 to ensure continued east access to the 60,000-acre park and its signature attractions.
The DNR is not typically involved in county road projects but is in this case because of the road’s importance to the park. About 80 percent of the 1.6-mile stretch of affected county road has less than 20 feet of shoreline between the lake’s edge and the road.
“Without this main accessway, should a road washout or undermining occur, visitors to the park’s east end may be required to take an 80-mile detour, via west end entry, or be prevented altogether from reaching numerous points of interest,” said Eric Cadeau, a DNR Parks and Recreation Division regional planner.
Some of those points of interest include the Lake of the Clouds overlook, Union Bay Campground and the park’s ski area.
"Access to the Lake of the Clouds and to the great resources of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is critical for visitors and area tourism," said Ron Olson, DNR Parks and Recreation Division chief.
The DNR and road commission spent a combined total of $651,400 to place boulders and other protective measures between the county road and Lake Superior. In places where the work was completed since August, the remedies have worked.
“The storms we had around Thanksgiving battered the shoreline with high waves, but the work we did to armor the shoreline was effective in protecting the roadway,” said John Pepin, DNR deputy public information officer. “In some other places nearby, unprotected areas, some erosion did occur to right up to the edge of the road.”
The road commission immediately marked those areas with barrels to alert motorists of the hazard, with crews adding materials to the roadside shoreline to mitigate the damage caused by Lake Superior’s waves.
“Currently, the DNR is mobilizing excavators and other equipment, and procuring large ballast rock to extend the armoring project beyond where we had finished last summer,” said Mike Knack, park supervisor. “The DNR will restart this project as soon as possible and continue to work until weather forces us to stop.”
County Road 107 will be closed west of South Boundary Road while work is underway.
Meanwhile, a road commission grant application seeking $12 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to realign the road away from the shoreline was unsuccessful.
A search for a long-term solution to the problem continues. View a report outlining long-term options and cost estimates.
For more information on Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park visit Michigan.gov/Porkies.
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Here is the official press release from today on the status of CR107.

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Given the likelihood of violent storms due to climate change to continue, I suggest park officials find a more inland route to the HQ.

Wednesday December 11th, 2019 - 8:12 pm

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Everybody Wants to Dance, by My Unknown Brother
from the album Emotions Out Of Tune
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My Unknown Brother put on a great set in the Busking Barn 2019! Did you catch it? 🙂 we did!

Saturday December 7th, 2019 - 11:42 am

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Happening today!
3 DAY PASS $75 Supersale!
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Purchase in person at the Ontonagon Chamber Christmas Craft Walk at the Ontonagon School until 3pm today. By phone 906-231-1589 until 6pm, or online at porkiesfestival.org until MIDNIGHT!


Got mine!!

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Friday December 6th, 2019 - 7:18 am

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TICKET ORDERING BUTTONS TURNED ON AT 12:01 AM TONIGHT! The one day only….24 hour…. Porcupine Mountains Music Festival 3-Day Pass SUPERSALE will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019!!!! Enjoy this historical slide show put together by Laura Burke....thank you Laura for creating this historical document! Please share and help us spread the good word. Thank you for your support.

The ticket ordering buttons will go live December 7th at 12:01 a.m. at porkiesfestival.org and they can also be ordered over the phone by calling (906) 231-1589 between the hours of 9 am and 6 pm (Eastern Time)....OR purchase tickets or festival merchandise “in person” at the Ontonagon County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Walk Arts and Crafts Show at the Ontonagon Area School, 701 Parker Ave, Ontonagon, on December 7th from 10 am to 3 pm (Eastern Time).

Get your 3 Day Passes at the LOWEST AVAILABLE PRICE of $75 on Saturday, December 7th. Single Day & Children’s Tickets also available for purchase. The 16th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival, presented by The Friends of the Porkies, will be held August 28-30, 2020. Remember that Festival Tickets and Merchandise make great gifts! Thank you for your support.

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Please share and thank you for your support!

Did u guys raise the prices of the tickets? Thought during the super sale that they were only $60

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