Great Blue Heron

JULY 5 - JULY 6 - JULY 7 2024


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!


We’re just 50 days away from the 31st Great Blue Heron Music Festival!! And you can now purchase day tickets!

As always, we’re bringing you more than 30 artists who will perform on ALL THREE stages. You won’t want to miss it!

AND … Keep an eye out for some exciting news. We’ve been VERY busy, working behind the scenes to elevate your experience at the 2024 Great Blue Heron Music Festival right here in beautiful Sherman, NY!


It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for…
Here’s the full lineup for 2024 Great Blue Heron Music Festival!

See some of your favorite Great Blue artists from the last 3 decades and discover some amazing Heron first-timers. Grab your tickets NOW so we can dance the day (and night) away this summer at The Heron!

3 Days • 33 Artists • Three Stages • Happy Heron!

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.

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!



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


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.


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


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 to learn more about what there is to see and do in the area!