City Slang: Mittenfest VI applications due

If you and / or your band wants to play at this year’s Mittenfest, you’d better act fast as the application process ends at midnight on August 1.

“After raising a record $15,000 for youth literacy non-profit organization 826michigan last year, Mittenfest is poised to return with 5 days of music in its sixth consecutive year. Mittenfest VI will be held over New Year's weekend, December 28 through January 1 at Woodruff's in Ypsilanti, showcasing a range of independent musical talent from across the state and beyond,” say the organizers.

Past performers at the festival have included the Sights, Prussia, Frontier Ruckus, Secret Twins, Fred Thomas, the High Strung, Chris Bathgate, Child Bite, Lightning Love, Great Lakes Myth Society, Deastro, Champions of Breakfast, Cains & Abels, Matt Jones, Drunken Barn Dance, the Juliets, Silverghost, Bad Indians, In Tall Buildings, Charlie Slick, Misty Lyn & the Big Beautiful, Our Brother the Native, Deadbeat Beat, Starling Electric, Charles Trees, the Mighty Narwhale, Jim Roll, and many more.

Mittenfest is a fundraising event for 826Michigan, so bands can play AND do something charitable at the same time. Interested? Get your applications in. Not in a band? Keep your New Year weekend free.

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