12742436 671287089641165 8965546141485568145 nThis year we are honoring Margaret Longhill who has been the gentle, guiding hand and inspiration for hundreds of musicians who have found their voices for Florida. Since she first met Will McLean in the early 1980s, she has continued to keep the flame burning of Will’s desire to “Save Florida Through Music.”

“Music is a magical way to teach the value of our blessed, flowered land,” says Margaret.

Whether it’s her support for the young performers or the annual ‘Best New Florida Song Contest,’ Margaret possesses the ability to nourish and encourage songwriters across the state simply with her incredulous smile and engaging enthusiasm. As a result, the library of songs about this “Land of Flowers” continues to grow.

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“I’d like to be known as a lover of Florida and promoter of music, especially about Florida. And I was a convert because I’m from Tennessee and I love Tennessee too, but you know when you live in Florida you just adopt Florida,” says Margaret.





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Join us at 8:00 p.m. Saturday night, March 12th on the Magnolia Stage
for a special presentation for Margaret Longhill.


(Advanced online tickets available
until March 9th)

Purchase Advanced WillFest Weekend Tickets
Online with secure PAYPAL
Your printed receipt is your ticket
- please bring to the festival for proof -

(Ticket does NOT include Camping)
Continuous music Friday 12- 11 pm,
Saturday 10am-11pm
Sunday 10 am - 6pm
Will McLean Festival
Applications for 2018 will go live on May 1st

2018 Performer Application
Click Here

This application must be
submitted by Sept  30th
This FORM is for regular performers and songwriters who want to perform at the Will McLean Music Festival. Young performers who want to participate and perform, please read more about the YOUNG PERFORMERS PROGRAM
The Will McLean Festival is an acoustic music festival with a focus on Florida based performers. Applicants are also encouraged to submit their original songs about Florida's people, critters, events etc. to the annual song contest associated with the festival. 

Please see Song Contest for more information on the Florida song contest.