Ring in the New Year at Michigan Music Fest

December 28, 2012 by

Mittenfest Stage

Mittenfest Stage

Mittenfest is an annual Michigan Music Fest held in Ann Arbor. The Ann Arbor event lasts for five days: December 28 through January 1. If you’re a music lover, it’s the perfect event to ring in the New Year.

The Juliets

The Juliets one of 50 bands scheduled to play.

Funds Raised for Youth Literacy

This Michigan Music Fest is a charitable event raising funds for the local youth writing and tutoring center, 826michigan. Unlike many fundraising events, this one hands over every penny brought in to the beneficiary.

Last year’s Mittenfest brought it approximately $21,000. It costs $10 a day to get in, or a festival pass can be purchased for $82.60, for the entire event.

An additional “minifest” is scheduled at Rush Street Lounge in Ann Arbor, on December 26. Featured artists include A Vagrant Symphony, Nick Bertsos & Little Traps, and Joshua Barton.

50 Bands

While the Michigan Music Fest features local bands like Lightning Love, Ghostlady, and others, that’s just a speck of the talent on the venue this year.

In all, 50 bands from across the state are slated to play. This includes acts from Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, the U.P., as well as former Michiganers who have since moved out of state.

Matt Jones & The Reconstruction

Matt Jones & The Reconstruction

Ring in the New Year with Dance

This Ann Arbor event spreads holiday cheer over five days, and is a perfect place to get in the spirit and ring in the New Year. Be there on December 31, at midnight, when DJ Chuck Sipperley brings in the New Year with a dance party.

The festival has grown since its early days. It’s a great place for those from the Michigan music scene to come together with music lovers from around the country. It’s also a unique place to ring in the New Year and help a worthy cause. To see the full schedule of events at this years Mittenfest, visit their website.

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