V i r t u a l   C o n c e r t   S e r i e s

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and guidelines from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, our in-person concerts and Pickin' at the Post will be canceled until further notice. Please check back (or check our Facebook page) for updates!

If you missed any of these concerts, please visit the links and if you can, support our musicians!


To keep the live, professional music flowing through central Wisconsin, Blackhawk Folk Society is hosting a Virtual Concert Series with the following artists who were originally booked for our summer festival:

Mean Mary

Katie Dahl

Ruth and Max Bloomquist

Michael and Joshua Ammons (from Water Street Hot Shots)

David Stoddard


Online Concert

July 11, 2020 - 7:00 PM

We are thrilled to welcome Mean Mary to our Black Hawk audience and beyond!

Wikipedia sums her up as “an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, novelist, producer, and YouTube personality.” You’re invited to come see and hear for yourself! 

If you would like to donate something to this fine artist, here is a link to her virtual tip jar: https://meanmary.com/alone


Enjoy the show!
Link to Mean Mary BHFS YouTube Online Concert: https://youtu.be/4SbzAybWMIs



Online Concert

July 25, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Ruth and Max Bloomquist celebrate 40 years of performing their style of Acoustic Americana, with roots in Folk, Bluegrass, and traditional Country music. Ruth is well known for her songwriting as well as her striking alto voice. The couple released their sixth full length CD, On A Canvas Painted Blue, in October 2017.  

Tune in on Saturday, July 25 at 7:00 PM CDT (scroll down their FB page until you reach July 25):


To donate to Ruth and Max: paypal.me/RuthBloomquist

To purchase music: ruthbloomquist.com/listen-and-purchase-music


Online Concert

August 8, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Dar Williams says of Katie Dahl, “[her] songs aren’t just melodies and words, they’re journeys that are firmly grounded in a sense of place—beautiful, real landscapes that help you feel places that you may have never been before. That’s the very best kind of songwriting.”

Tune in to Katie's professional Facebook page to catch the concert at 7:00! Scroll down her FB page until you reach August 8.



For more music from Katie, check out her webiste:



Online Concert

August 22, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Michael Lee Ammons and son Joshua are members of the hot acoustic band, The Water Street Hot Shots. They play vintage style blues and roots music. This award winning combo has performed on street corners, in beer halls, for college lectures, weddings, and on festival stages. Although we are unable to present the entire group, leader Michael (with Joshua on upright bass) will deliver a rousing performance reminiscent of artists like The Memphis Jug Band, Tampa Red, Muddy Waters, Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Blake, and Big Bill Broonzy.

Tune in to Mike Ammons Music Facebook page at 7:00 p.m. on August 22.

To view later, scroll down their FB page until you reach the post from Aug. 22.

Online Concert

September 19, 2020 - 7:00 PM

David Stoddard is highly entertaining! This talented songwriter hails from Minnesota and has acquired many songwriting accolades at places like the Kerrville New Folk Festival, Minnesota Folk Festival, South Florida Folk Festival, and the Tucson Folk Festival. 

John McCutcheon says of Stoddard, "It's not often I hear a songwriter that can write funny and write serious.  David Stoddard is one of the rare ones.  I love his stuff."

Going LIVE (9/19/20 at 7PM): https://www.facebook.com/david.stoddard.39/videos/10157310507016922

Check out his website at https://www.davidstoddardmusic.com/


L o c a t i o n

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person concerts have been canceled until further notice.

Held at the Mountain View Community Center
N3137 21st Lane, Wautoma, WI 54982 

(at the intersection of Highway 152 and County S, about 2 miles south of Mt. Morris)


Concerts are presented at the Mountain View Community Center from August through May and in Mt. Morris Town Park in June and July.

The Mt. Morris Town Park is on County G in Mt. Morris.

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