YpsiArboroo # 7

. May 19, 2018.

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 it was generated by local artists. That was the dream, almost 8 years ago, of Chris Anderson, an Ypsi-based singer/songwriter and head of Intellect Records.

Anderson’s 7th installment of YpsiArboroo is coming up in two weeks. The official Pre-Party is next week, June 1st & 2nd. Bands like Goldblum, Cig Butts, Colin & The Cougars and many more are scheduled for performances Friday Night (June 1) at the Gazebo in Riverside Park and the Tap Room in Ypsilanti. On Saturday, there’s more live local music to catch at Go! Ice Cream.

The week after the pre-partying, YpsiArboroo expands to Cultivate Coffee, Ziggys, Bona Sera Underground, the Electric Eye Cafe and many other spots. There’s music to catch all day long, both June 8th and 9th, with more than 20 bands spread out across unique venues.

I said endearing earlier in this piece and I don’t mean it merely for the vision and enthusiasm of Anderson, but also for the expression of community and support, the collective enthusiasm, that’s expressed by every participant, volunteer, sound engineer, PA-installing, kick-drum carrying, guitar-playing, vocalizing contributor to the entire festival. There’s no YpsiArboroo without the enthusiasm of a community, not just the creative community, but the business community, be it Go! Ice Cream, Bona Sera, or Cultivate, opening their doors and facilitating the festival as co-hosts.

The full lineup for the festival is below…
Click here for info on the pre-party

Friday June 8th:

CULTIVATE COFFEE & TAPHOUSE:
12:00 LIGHTING MATCHES
1:00 TELEMENTALS

GO! ICE CREAM
2:30 MIKE GENTRY
3:30 THE VAGRANT SYMPHONY
4:30 CYRANO JONES

ZIGGYS
6:00 THESE ARE TREES
7:00 MERCURY SALAD SANDWICH
8:00 GRUESOME TWOSOME
9:00 FANGS & TWANG

BONA SERA UNDERGROUND
10:00 MIDNIGHT CRIMSON
11:00 STRANGE FLAVORS
12:00 LIARS & THIEVES
1:00 EAST OF AWAKE

Saturday June 9th:

BANDEMER PARK: Disc Golf: 12:00- 1:00

ELECTRIC EYE CAFE:
1:00 NATHANAEL PAUL ROMERO
2:00 ORPHANAGE

WEST PARK:
3:30 BSRB
4:30 TREMBLING EARTH
5:30 PAJAMAS

MARY BETH DOYLE PARK: Disc Golf: 7:00- 8:00

FAR HOUSE:
8:00 TEQUILA DEER
9:00 VISION EXPLORED
10:00 SHINDIG MACHINE
11:00 ELECTRIC HULDRA

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