The inspiring UPstarts! concert series features incredible talented young musicians native to the Upper Peninsula. Audiences rave about the youthful charm and bold musicality these emerging artists bring to the festival. For the first time, winning participants will be selected from a peninsula-wide UPstarts! Talent Contest, in which the musicians submit video auditions to vie for one of four prestigious spots. Susie Byykkonen, the festival's esteemed pianist, will accompany the group.