Little Yough Summer Music Festival Returns

Little Yough Summer Music Festival Returns at Deep Creek Lake, MD

The Town of Oakland, MD announces the return of the Little Yough Summer Music Festival (LYSMF) summer concert series, which takes place at the Mountain Fresh Pavilion in the heart of the Oakland Arts & Entertainment District.

This year marks the 26th year of the concert series. The LYSMF was started in 1996 by Ken Perrin as a showcase of the area and regional singers, songwriters, and talent.

The family-friendly, free concerts are held at the Mountain Fresh Pavilion in the Oakland Town Parking Lot every Friday evening from July 7 to September 1, with a break in the schedule on Friday, August 4. Food vendor D’s Eats will open at 6:00 PM and the performances begin at 7:00 PM.

The 2023 lineup includes the following performers:

  • July 7- The Jenny Wilson Trio
  • July 14- The Steve Smith Band
  • July 21- The Terah Crawford Band
  • July 28- The Wally Gingers Orchestra
  • August 11- TBD
  • August 18- Smoke Wagon
  • August 25- Crandall Creek
  • September 1- The Remedy

The concert series would not be possible without the support of the sponsors, donors, and volunteers. If you are interested in being a sponsor or volunteering on concert nights, please contact Nicole McCullough at 301-334-2691 or

The LYSMF has funding support from the Garrett County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. For additional information about the concert series please visit