We’ve got some big news to share! Since 826michigan is expanding into Detroit this year, we are too! We’re happy to announce S’Mittenfest: A Summer Mittenfest in Detroit on July 20, 2013 at the Magic Stick in Detroit.
Bands: Want to play? You can apply to play here, and one single application can be for this festival and our annual Mittenfest in Ypsilanti in the winter.
Here’s more from 826′s press release:
On Saturday, July 20, beginning at 4pm, 826michigan will present the first ever S’Mittenfest, a summer music festival, in celebration of 826michigan’s expansion to Detroit. More than a dozen Michigan performers will play music from hip-hop to folk and beyond. All proceeds support 826michigan’s free literacy and literary arts programs in Detroit schools. S’Mittenfest follows in the very successful seven-year tradition of Mittenfest, 826michigan’s winter music festival that has raised over $75,000 in support of its free programs for school-aged students.
WHAT: S’Mittenfest, a Michigan summer music festival
WHO: Local nonprofit writing and tutoring center 826michigan
WHERE: The Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit
WHEN: Saturday, July 20 beginning at 4pm
HOW MUCH: $10 at the door; no advance tickets
“Mittenfest is such an important and heart-warming tradition in Ypsilanti; we are so proud to be generating tremendous support in that community which goes directly to helping students in its public schools succeed. Now that we are offering our programs in Detroit schools, we hope that S’Mittenfest can come to be meaningful in Detroit as well,” said Amanda Uhle, 826michigan Executive Director.
The online application process for bands is here: http://mittenfest.org/play-mittenfest/
Apply by April 30 to be considered for S’Mittenfest. Apply by September 30 to be considered for Mittenfest.
Interested in sponsoring? Email executive director Amanda Uhle at Amanda@826michigan.org. Sponsorships for both S’Mittenfest and Mittenfest range from $826 to $15,000.
826michigan is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students aged six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. For more information, visit www.826michigan.org.