The inspiring UPstarts concert series, now in its 6th year, features talented young musicians from the Upper Peninsula. Audiences rave about the youthful charm, artistic sensibility, and bold musicality these emerging artists bring to the festival. Winning participants are selected from a peninsula-wide UPstarts Talent Contest that mines the best talent in the region.  Susie Byykkonen, the festival's staff accompanist, accompanies the group.