Mittenfest Makes It An Even Dozen Years

. December 1, 2017.
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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

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