Once again Michigan pride will be in full force for the sixth annual gathering of local music to benefit 826michigan. Last year’s event raised over $15,000 for 826michigan’s creative writing and tutoring programs and this year’s event is going to be bigger and better than ever. Woodruff’s in Ypsilanti will play host to five full nights of the best bands the state of Michigan has to offer. Nightlife, Gun Lake, The Juliets, White Pines, Stepdad, Frontier Ruckus and Lightning Love are just some of the acts slated to play for a good cause. Also, there’s a New Year’s Eve dance party with Absolute Beginners that won’t stop bumpin’ until 4am. For a full schedule, lineup and ticket information visit the website. Wednesday, December 28 through Sunday, January 1 from 4pm-2am. Woodruff’s, 36 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti. www.mittenfest.org
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