Great Blue Heron

JULY 5 - JULY 6 - JULY 7 2024

SHERMAN, NEW YORK

dancing for more than 3 decades

Join us as we dance our way into our 4th decade of the Great Blue Heron Music Festival!
We will be gathering July 5, 6, and 7 for another magical celebration of music and community.
We look forward to seeing you there this year!
 

BLIND FAITH TICKET SALE

If you already know where you are going to be on July 5-6-7, grab your tickets and book your campsite now!

You won’t regret it… it’s going to be a beautiful weekend here at The Heron!!  

Choose from Thursday entry or Friday entry and take advantage of our lowest price of the season!

2024 ARTIST LINEUP

First Artist Release

We’ve been dancing for more than 3 decades and we are not tired yet… Check out this lineup!

We are thrilled to bring back many of your favorite artists and are excited to introduce you to some incredible new-to-the-Heron musicians.    
The full lineup will be released on Wednesday, March 6, and we can't wait for you to see it!

The Music

Year-after-year, the Heron continues to delight audiences with an eclectic mix of musical genres. Our foundation began with Americana and old time mountain music, yet through the years, our lineups have expanded to also include funk, jam, soul, roots-rock, reggae, Celtic, afrobeat, zydeco and everything in between!

And, while our Heron community has grown, the mission of the festival remains the same:

  •   Present a diverse assortment of original music from regional and national artists
  •   Create a collaborative space where all are encouraged to participate and interact
  •   Foster a cooperative and positive environment for celebration
  • Ensure a safe and satisfying experience for the whole community.

The Full Lineup 2023

Have you heard the big news? DRIFTWOOD is coming back to help us celebrate 30 years!

See them Friday, June 30th, along with Heron newcomers Kaleta & Super Yamba Band. Friday only tickets will not be sold, so make plans to come for the whole weekend!

We are over-the-moon with this year’s lineup and hope that you are, too! This summer’s festival is going to be a beautiful, happy occasion and we are busier than ever working to get the land ready for you all to enjoy.

Thank you for a magical Weekend!

History of the Heron

We believe the magic of this place stems from the partnerships that were created back in 1992. In short, David Tidquist had the bands and Julie Rockcastle had the land! It was more than a piece of land though, The Heron had been a place of gathering, as a campground, since the 1960’s.

David and Julie brought people together over 30 years ago to enjoy 3 beautiful summer days of music and their legacy continues today! It’s taken hundreds, maybe thousands of volunteers, plus family and friends, to make this event thrive for so many years. Thank YOU for celebrating with us along this incredible journey!

How Do I Get Involved?

Interested in being a volunteer or vendor? Check out how you can be a special part of the Great Blue Heron Music Festival!  We are always excited to make new connections. Volunteers are the heartbeat of what we do!

THE EXPERIENCE

CAMPING & PARKING

While camping is the best way to stay and be a part of the Great Blue Heron experience, festival goers are also welcome to come to the festival during the day and go home at night!

AMENITIES

Amenities at the festival grounds include clean drinking water, bathing facilities, campfire wood, ice and The Heron Farm Store.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

In addition to music, the festival offers a full slate of creative activities for young children and teens, instrument and wellness workshops for all ages, as well as a sandy beach by the spring-fed pond for cooling off during the day.

LEAVE YOUR LEGACY

Help us build new bathhouses by buying a brick! So far we have raised $45,000 and each brick gets us one step closer.

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Proud Partner of Chautauqua County Tourism Board

The Great Blue Heron is a proud supporter of all the great events and businesses in Chautauqua County. Visit TourChautauqua.com to learn more about what there is to see and do in the area!