Mittenfest Makes It An Even Dozen Years

. December 1, 2017.
music-note-1-mittenfest-overview

There’s no better way to close out your calendar for 2017 than Mittenfest.

An abundance of local musical artists comes together at the end of each year to give Ypsilanti a big sonic hug; the good vibes are always palpable, even if it’s your first time coming around to see some of these bands.

Bands from Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit will stagger performances across three stacked nights at Bona Sera Underground this weekend. Matt Jones & The Reconstruction, Best Exes, Human Skull and many more will be kicking things off Friday night. The doors will open at 7:30pm each night.

The year-ending event is designed to bring music lovers and songwriters together, sort of like a family reunion. But it has always been philanthropic party: over 12 years, it’s raised more than $150,000 for 826Michigan’s nonprofit work with local students, tutoring expository & creative writing.

You can read about one of this weekend’s headliners, Louis PIcasso, here.

This is an opportune time for anyone new to the music scene to dive in and encounter some of the region’s most dynamic artists. But if you’re already a regular attendee of local shows, then you already likely circle the last weekend in December long ahead of time.

Mittenfest
23 musicians/bands – All 3 Nights this weekend
Bona Sera Underground, 200 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti
7:30pm each night
$10 (To Benefit 826Michigan)
Info/lineup: mittenfest.org, more info: 826michigan.org

Trending

Creative Dissection: Jazz Quintet ‘Talking Ear’ Launches New Podcast On Creative Process

After releasing their self-titled debut album last summer, Talking Ear started searching for a way to take their creative growth beyond performing and recording. Enter: podcasts.

Louis Picasso Keeps Climbing Hiiigher

  Louis Picasso says that Hiiigher Minds is getting better every day. But that’s not a boast – it’s an overarching statement referring to several facets of making a lasting community of careers in creating music. Picasso (otherwise known as Louis Gholston), is the Ypsi-based emcee and producer leading a collective of artists, and many

YpsiArboroo # 7

It’s been really endearing to see YpsiArboroo grow over the years… Not all of us can afford to go to Bonnaroo. Not all of us want to go to Bonnaroo. But what if we could have something like a SXSW, a Coachella, or a Bonnaroo-scope smorgasbord of opportunities to experience live music, and what if

Zero Gravity Therapy: Float Your Troubles Away

A new age relaxation therapy center, Neuro Fitness offers high, and low, tech therapies designed to facilitate deep physical and mental relaxation.