Many thanks to Arts Council Members:
Susan Mumma, Director;
Suzan Zerwick, Exec. Director;
Mary Webber; Darlene Crawford;& Mary Glover (core Council Members)
Other Helpers in the Festival:
Savannah Lewis and Suzie Stranik, Mary Jo Stanley,
Bob Mosure, Mike Webber,
Daryl Zerbach

Well Folks, we did it again and what a time it was in Seldovia! "Beautiful sounds in a beautiful place" We had so much fun, entertainment, wonderful music and so many talented people! It was an awesome and fantastic time! Two days of music and workshops featuring:(below: click on thumbnails for larger image)

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David Francey and Shane Simpson Al Simons Bearfoot Bluegrass

Mike Campbell
Rick Brooks Lia Zito and Chris Behnke Alex Whitmore
Rant and Ravens Tim Mason
Paul Gerardi Terri McCoy and Dave Millen Alaska Flute Circle
Dan McElrath Billy Goat Band from Seldovia Wee Fiddlers Three from Seldovia

Wow!! What a great festival!

There are just no words that can really convey my many thanks to the dedicated folks who did so much to make the 2006 Seldovia Summer Solstice Festival a huge success.  To the core festival volunteers including Susan Zerwick, assistant Director, to the dedicated members of the Seldovia Arts Council Board of Directors, to the stage managers and tech crew, to the over 50 visiting musicians, to the homeowners and bed and breakfasts who housed festival participants, to the folks who provided food and transportation, to the media folks who did such incredible work promoting the festival  and making the programs and websites and all of the businesses and individuals who provided sponsorship for the event, I say, “ Wow and wow again.!!”. You are all tops!!!!   Standing room only crowds are certainly a great measure of success for the head, but the smiles on people’s faces and the joy expressed by all, uplifts the heart. Thank you all for lending you hearts and hands to this wonderful time.

Susan Mumma
Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival Director

Music Festival Sponsored by the:
Seldovia Arts Council and the

Alaska State Council on the Arts
Bearfoot Bluegrass - The new Alaskan sensation-- a five piece band that's music is setting bluegrass on fire! the members of the band are:
  • Jason Norris on the mandolin
  • Kate Hamre on bass
  • Angela Oudean on fiddle
  • Annalisa Tornfeld on fiddle
  • Mike Nickelson on guitar
David Francey is an outstanding songwriter and storyteller. He is "a common man with an uncommon ability to reach others through song. His strong vocals and powerful lyrics combine to make his subjects...intensely moving."
Live Tour Artists

Al Simmons is a musician, an inventor, a wizard of "astounding gadgets and preposterous props who creates a one-man cast of thousands while singing from his hilarious collection of catch tunes. Al is a creative genius who has become one of the most popular and talked about performers across North America."
Live Tour Artists