All posts by Grace Jensen

Michael Franti and Spearhead play Sonic Lunch

Hailing from California, Michael Franti seems like an Ann Arbor native, with his love of blending music and social justice activism. He and his band Spearhead have been making music that spans genres from hip hop to reggae to funk since 1994. Their most recent album, “Stay Human, Vol. II,” the soundtrack to Franti’s documentary,

Ypsi Heritage, Arts, and Entertainment Festival

YpsiFest is going all out this year, with a three-day festival with something for everyone. Vintage car enthusiasts can stroll through the Classic Car Show while eating barbeque hot off the grill from the BBQ Competition. Trivia geeks can go head-to-head for prizes at My Trivia Life booth, aeronautics buffs can take a helicopter ride

48th Dexter Daze

The 48th annual Dexter Daze festival will include music, food, the Chalk the Block competition and local artisans and businesses. Saturday will start with a parade and end with fireworks. Free entertainment for all ages includes a ventriloquist, clown, magic show and rubber duck race. Although they’re “just a small town,” Dexter’s best will be

56th Annual National Blueberry Festival, South Haven

Hop on I-94 for a weekend trip to join the festivities at one of the country’s oldest continuously-running fruit festivals: the National Blueberry Festival in South Haven! Van Buren County has the highest production of highbush blueberries in the country. Since 1963, the festival has proudly celebrated Michigan’s berry growing industry with a central market,

Sarah McLachlan Performs in Rochester Hills

Canadian Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan, best known for emotionally-charged anthems such as “Adia”, “Angel”, and “Building a Mystery,” will bring her soulful sound to Rochester Hills, with accompaniment from the local Meadow Brook Festival Orchestra. McLachlan’s 2014 album, Shine On, inspired by the death of her father, hit No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard