Mittenfest Makes It An Even Dozen Years

. December 1, 2017.

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

Food Insecurity Remains a Critical Issue for Washtenaw County Residents

The pandemic has shown a light on the food insecurity crisis in Washtenaw County, and is slated to get worse. Here is what’s happening and how you can help!

They Exist!: Cocktails-to-Go and Who’s Serving Them

Ann Arbor bars and restaurants serve up drinks for takeout. Here is where! With fewer in-person dining options available and the ever-present risk of COVID-19 in public spaces, it’s never been more appealing to drink adult beverages at home. Luckily, a recent change to Michigan’s liquor control laws now allows those staying in to enjoy

Matthew Dear Remixes a Mustang on New Single

World-renowned Ann Arbor-based electronic music producer/songwriter Matthew Dear has created a new single that samples the futuristic sounds of the new Mustang Mach-E!

Stages “Tear Down” Razor Fences in Prisons Across the Globe, Empower Incarcerated Artists

In Ashley Lucas’ new book, Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incaraceration, we get a first-hand experience of the role that theater plays in prison and why it’s important.