The purpose of the Whitney Blackfly Festival is simple: to celebrate quality live music during a special time of year. The spirit of our gathering is to harness positive energy during a time when many are tempted to feel negative about nature because of the dreaded blackfly swarms. We believe in the wisdom of positive energy, so what we say is this: we are going to rock out to the max! Our goal is to demystify the “blackfly season” by showing you, that with the right attitude and proper preparation, you can have a great time outdoors during blackfly season. And besides, what’s better than live music at the campfire?