The Great Blue Heron Music Festival
is an annual festival held the first or second weekend of July in Sherman
, New York
, a small town in the Amish
country side of Western New York
. The Great Blue Heron Music Festival, or simply Blue Heron, as it is known, draws several thousand visitors throughout the course of three days. The Blue Heron presents over 20 musicians and bands between the Main Stage and Dance Tent throughout the festival. Genres represented among the musicians include bluegrass
, old-time music
, Irish music
, jam band
The first Blue Heron was held in 1992
The festival is a gathering of people who come together to form a harmonious community over the course of 3 days in the summer. Western New York provides the perfect setting for such a festival, with any July heat being moderated by Lake Erie, sometimes referred to as a natural air conditioner.
The dates for 2008's festival are July 4th, 5th, and 6th.
The current line-up for this year festival, as of June 192008 is:
Artists that have performed
According to the Roster of Past Performers, the following artists have performed: