Pumpstock Festival of American Roots Music

Venue: Pump House Concerts
Location: Bailey Park
Address: 300 Bailey Street East Lansing, MI
Admission: $10 suggested donation, kids free
(517) 927-2100
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Pumpstock 2019
We're gonna do it again! Our TENTH year. Five great bands on the main stage, 4 great acts on the second stage. Music, food, art and fun for the entire family!

Performing for you this year are:
Missy Raines and her trio return for another big Pumpstock performance.

David Luning of California, past performer at Pump House Concerts and a few other quality venues around Michigan, joins Pumpstock as a duo.

Jen Sygit & The Dirty Looks will folk your eyes out, hot on the heels of 'It's About Time', Jen's first record release in....well, a long time.

Olivia Mainville and the Aquatic Troupe
Winners of the 2016 WYCE Jammies Folk Contemporary Album of the Year!

The Matt Bliton Band
"Matt Bliton serves up an eclectic blend of styles from folk to rock and blues, even tinges of Irish or jazz. Check out Matt Bliton!"
- Mike Stratton: radio host and producer of "The Vinyl Side of Midnight" on WLNZ

PLUS your favorite local and regional artists on the second stage.


The best local food vendors, Michigan Shirt Works, a playground, children's arts and crafts, a ukulele petting zoo, and more.
Glitter tattoos and balloons by Rogo The Clown for kids of all ages.

Bring chairs, blankets, your family, and your friends, and your dogs.
Outdoors at Bailey Park, 300 Bailey St, East Lansing.

$10 suggested donation, pay at the gate (no advance tickets). Kids Free. ALL donations to the artists.


Clint's Hotdogs, Cottage Inn Pizza, Blue Owl Coffee, will serve you yummy food all day.

And your favorite local acts on the 2nd stage! Including:
Nicholas Merz
And more tbd!

MAIN STAGE DETAILS (scroll down for bios)

6:45 - Missy Raines & The New Hip

5:30 - David Luning

4:15 - Jen Sygit & The Dirty Looks

3:00 - Olivia Mainville & The Aquatic Troupe

2:00 - The Matt Bliton Band


2:40 pm:
3:45 pm:
5:00 pm:
6:15 pm:

From her tenure playing with The Claire Lynch Band, to her 7 International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the Year awards, Missy Raines has proven herself without doubt as an iconic bluegrass instrumentalist. But with her newest release, Royal Traveller, Raines has stepped into the spotlight as a songwriter for the first time. The album digs deep into Raines' family life and her upbringing in West Virginia. The album is a gorgeous look into the perspective, history, and musical influences of one of Nashville's most beloved musicians, Missy Raines.
In 1998, Raines became the first woman to win IBMA's Bass Player of the Year award and she went on to win the title more than any other bass player in the history of the organization, male or female.

“Staunch originality, no one’s doing what you do…good singer songwriter, story-telling guy” - Keith Urban
"Clean, pure vocals, simple yet thoughtful, and effective lyrics with a great hook. The multiple talents of David Luning, thoughtful and unique styling, well-crafted lyrics and versatile vocals. I have a feeling this artist will make a notable mark." -J. Alan Taylor, The Alternate Root
For this special appearance, David will bring Ben Dubin, playing bass & harmonica.
John Prine forced David Luning to drop out of college. Not at gunpoint or anything - the two had never even met - but the effect of hearing the songwriting legend's music for the first time had an equally compelling effect on Luning, who was studying film scoring at the Berklee College of Music in Boston at the time. Luning is a man who risked everything to drop out of school and move across the country to pursue a dream. With songs this good, it's a safe bet that a restless soul like David Luning is going to keep on traveling for a long time to come.

Lansing, MI based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jen Sygit has released four solo albums with her latest record “It’s About Time” newly released in Oct. 2018. Sometimes traditional, sometimes contemporary, always with a raw honesty “It’s About Time” is a sonic journey through the landscape of Americana music. Produced by Sygit’s long time friend and collaborator Dominic John Davis (bassist to Jack White, Buddy Miller, Joshua Davis) and featuring guest appearances from Luther Dickinson, Colin Linden and The McCrary Sisters, “It’s About Time” reveals a depth and maturity to Sygit’s ability as both songwriter and performer.
In addition to her solo career, Jen is also a member of the all-female string band Stella!, roots rock band Lincoln County Process and is a veteran back up singer/session vocalist having appeared on over 50 albums. Now, besides regionally touring and playing shows, Jen also hosts the weekly radio show “Eclecticana” (WLNZ 89.7fm Lansing, MI) and has been commanding the airwaves for 7 years.

Of her own volition, Grand Rapids-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Olivia Mainville dove headfirst into the world of music as early as the fifth grade, when she had begun playing viola and upright bass in orchestra. Following her first Wheatland Festival in 2012, Mainville fell in love with the idea of performing her own songs on stage, which eventually inspired her 2014 gypsy swing and baroque pop debut EP, Full Steam
Olivia has forged a unique path, becoming known alongside her band, the Aquatic Troupe, for their energized, dynamic performances and their gargantuan musical talent. Olivia Mainville & the Aquatic Troupe’s debut album, Maybe the Saddest Thing, released on December 10th, 2015 with a special guest appearance by none other than David Bowie’s bandleader and lead guitarist, Gerry Leonard —their multifarious, enthusiastic delivery is sure to be a hit with listeners everywhere.

"Matt Bliton serves up an eclectic blend of styles from folk to rock and blues, even tinges of Irish or jazz. His full throated delivery of covers and originals stir up ghosts of Bob Dylan or Neil Young, but without a touch of imitation. A terrific writer, his lyrics touch, inspire or amuse. Check out Matt Bliton!"
- Mike Stratton: radio host and producer of "The Vinyl Side of Midnight" on WLNZ

June 8, 2019
Location: 300 Bailey Street, Bailey Park, MI
Phone: (517) 927-2100
Time: 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Price: $10 suggested donation, kids free

Pumpstock Festival of American Roots Music