Cindy McSurely has been the executive director of Blissfest Music Organization in Petoskey since 2020. She has been an arts administrator in the Little Traverse area for 19 years, including positions with Crooked Tree Arts Center prior to her leadership at Blissflest.
The Blissfest Music Organization is a non-profit educational and performing arts organization based in Northwest Lower Michigan, which has been in existence since 1981. The Blissfest provides year round folk arts programming in Emmet County including its annual festival at the Blissfest Festival Farm located near Cross Village, Ml. The organization is affiliated with the National Folk Alliance Organization, as well as other Michigan-based non-profit folk arts organizations.
In addition to its major annual music festival, Blissfest books musicians for the Boyne City Farmers’ Market, CTAC Artisans & Farmers Market, Harbor Springs Street Musique, Old Town Emmet Food Truck Rally and partners with many more Little Traverse area community endeavors.