The Whip Poor Will Music Festival started as a backyard music party with festival founder Matthew Shields’ band, friends and family. Bands come and go, friends stay or leave, and family is family. Music has been the constant. Our love for live music in cool spaces has been the driving force behind expanding our circle of (music loving) friends and (friends that are) musicians and moving the party from the backyard to the back 40.

This is our second year in the new space and we are continuing to improve the stage area and grounds. We have also streamlined our musical offerings this year with less bands and more time for each of them to stretch out musically.

The Wishing Tree will need decorating again this year (so bring a wish)!