Who's in charge: ArtsQuest's full-time staff, totaling 59 in the summer, plan and run the festival, with the help of 2,000 volunteers.

Number of musical acts: 304

Music: From Celtic to reggae, from bluegrass to salsa, nearly all genres are now represented .

Attendance: 1,052,000 (2007)

Musikfest Mugs: Plastic mugs that light up. Cost: $12.50.

Big name performers: Stone Temple Pilots and Avril Lavigne


1984: Don McLean
1985: Blood, Sweat and Tears
1986: Judy Collins
1987: Ray Charles
1988: Tito Puente and the Latin Jazz Ensemble
1989: Johnny Rivers
1990: Marie Osmond
1991: Little River Band
1992: America
1993: Gordon Lightfoot
1994: George Benson
1995: Everly Brothers
1996: All 4 One