Become a Folk Society Member

Membership opportunities with the Thunder Bay Folk Society.


        In addition to organizing the Thunder Bay Folk Festival, the society’s plans include developing an ongoing program of cultural projects throughout the year. Small concerts, open-mic events, drum circles, educational presentations, workshops, and dances are just a few of the projects underway. The goal is to involve musicians and music lovers of all ages, provide venues for local artists, and introduce to Alpena artists prominent in the folk music scene today. 

      If you have a passion for local grassroots music and the traditional arts, please consider joining us in our mission to foster folk in northeast Michigan!  Running a first-class organization that is able to bring these goals into reality requires a small army of dedicated volunteers. We ask you to become a member and help us bring these ambitious plans to fruition here in Northeast Michigan so that everyone has the chance to experience folk music and arts right here in our own community.

Individual Membership – The annual membership fee is currently just $10 and we sincerely would love to have you as a member. You’ll be kept up to date on festival plans and other activities via email throughout the year.  These emails will keep you privy to all of the society's plans, events, and volunteer opportunities so that you can stay involved in whatever way suits you best! Current members also have a vote at our Annual Membership Meeting, held in December. This is where the year’s activities are summarized and new board members are elected by the membership at large.  

Business Membership – The annual business membership fee is currently $150 and we’d love to have your business listed as a Business Member in our festival program! You’ll be kept up to date with the society’s activities via email as well as invited to our Annual Membership Meeting for the yearly review.

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Complete your application by making a donation for your membership.  $10 for individuals and $150 for businesses.  If you would rather mail a check, please make it payable to the Thunder Bay Folk Society and mail it to our membership chairman Joan Prentice, 3645 Stinson Rd, Herron, MI  49744.  Let us know if you'd like a receipt for your tax deductible donation.

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