Cindy McSurely

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.

Summit Speakers

Trey Devey

Alison Watson

Omari Rush

Lisa Craig Brisson

Jennifer H. Goulet

John W. Bogley

JoAnne Cook

Emily Culler

Caitlin Early

Gary Gatzke

Mary Bevans Gillett

Craig Hadley

Kristin Hettich

Kelly Ignace

David (DJ) Jones

Amanda Kik

Cindy McSurely

Peter Payette

Brett Sinclair

Molly Jane Sturges

Laura J. Quackenbush

Tamara Tinhof

Esther Triggs

Summit Speakers

Trey Devey

Alison Watson

Omari Rush

Lisa Craig Brisson

Jennifer H. Goulet

John W. Bogley

JoAnne Cook

Emily Culler

Caitlin Early

Gary Gatzke

Mary Bevans Gillett

Craig Hadley

Kristin Hettich

Kelly Ignace

David (DJ) Jones

Amanda Kik

Cindy McSurely

Peter Payette

Brett Sinclair

Molly Jane Sturges

Laura J. Quackenbush

Tamara Tinhof

Esther Triggs

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