Common Ground Festival hit high Notes with fans for it 20 year on June 27-30 2019

What do you get when people come together for a 4 day Festival. You get the Common Ground Festival that is held at the Adabo RiverFront Park in downtown Lansing Michigan.  The festival bring to get people from all ages and different music background an enjoyment.  

Common Ground Festival bring in multi-genre performs for the 4 day festival arrange from rock-n-roll with hip hop, country, Electronic (EDM) and Rap. For a wild weekend of great performances from many different artists. The event also brings in food vendors and merchants for fan to buy great item of the event to take home to remember it along with drink and eat all day.fans_20190629_commongroundfestival_20190629__joe9370_joes-photography-9893262089

For the 20 year of the festival it ran from June 27-30 2019 providing each day with a different set of headliner and artists. Each day the festival would open up at 4 pm and run till after 11 pm. The festival offers two stages, the first one being the main stage that is sponsor by the Auto Value (automobile part company) and the second being the Sparrow stage.  

On Thursday June 27 saw the opening day of the festival. On this day was a variety of artists.  Opening the day up on the main stage Ali Manus follow her up was Arlo Mckinley & The Homesome Soun, City Colour and the Grammy winning Brandi Carlile. 

Over on the Sparrow stage for thursday at was Motherfolk, Mike Main & The Branches, Rober Randolp & the Family Band to round out this day of music. Friday would bring the next round of artist this time with more of Electronic or EDM (Electronic Dance Music) style. The bands that would be on this day would be the following. Main stage act starting at 4 would be Cookn followed by Carlie Hanson, Playboi Carti and main headliner Zedd. While over on the sparrow stage you would have Juliana Hale, Jack Harlow , Young Gravy and Elephante to around out the night. 

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Saturday would bring country night for the event. This would see some of the huge Grammy winning artist and a much older crowd for this day event.The stay would start with Eric Chesser bring his sold full country voice to the main stage. Follow him up would the wild but fun Clare Dunn. Who has open for some of the biggest names in country music like Florida Georgia Line. She took the main stage by storm with her rock and roll style of country music.  ericchesser_20190629_commongroundfestival_20190629__joe8734_joes-photography-9893262089

Follow Clare Dunn, would be the energetic Chris Jansen. He would come out and get the crowd jumping and sing to his favorite tune. As Chris would Jump and fly around the stage singing he would even play his harmonic for the crowd. At one point he made one little fans night. Just before for his song “Good Vibes”. He brought up a little boy to the stage who was on his dad shoulder watching all the music that his Saturday main stage. He was wearing Chris Jansen “Good Vibes” shirt. While on stage he would tell that his is one of the reasons why he loves to perform for the crowds is how much his fans get involved in the music both young and old.

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As Chris Jansen would wined down his performance for the night headliner Cole Swindell would take to the main stage for the night performance. Over on the Sparrow Stage would saw the Swift Brother, Rachel Curtis and the Huge Grammy winner and country Texan Tracy Lawrence. tracy_lawrenc_20190629_commongroundfestival_20190629__joe9244_joes-photography-9893262089

On Sunday, which is the last day of the four day weekend of music would bring something more younger generation this year with rap style of music. The lineup for this would be on the main stage Sway Boi, Trap Manny and A Boogie wit DA Hoodie. Sparrow stage would offer Hitman ft Klaverflav, Kelsey Lynn, 2 Live Crew and Big Boi to end the day and close out the festival. 

Overall the event offer a great lineup of different styles of music and genre that will bring a wide array of people. Common Ground Festival offer a great way of seeing huge act at affordable prices all under one roof. 

So if you miss out on this years performance you have to wait till 2020 as they bring in even more great music, food, vendors and more. 

 

 

 

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Movement Electronic Music Festival 2018 Update For May 26-28 2018

Movement Electronic Music Festival is pleased to announce its 2018 stage lineups and programming, featuring over 85 performances inside Detroit’s legendary Hart Plaza on Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28. Single-day and Weekend Passes are available here: http://bit.ly/MVMT2018

Download the Movement 2018 App to customize your schedule, discover new artists, view the festival map and much more. Now Available for iOS and Android smartphones.
iOS Download: http://bit.ly/MVMT18iOS
Android Download: http://bit.ly/MVMT2018AndroidDL

In keeping with the tradition of providing the best festival experience, this year’s event will include the festival’s original five stages and will feature new designs and elements for the Red Bull Music Stage, Stargate Stage and the Pyramid Stage. More information will be posted to the festival’s social media channels following the set times announcement.

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This year’s stages are as follows: Movement Stage, Red Bull Music Stage, Stargate Stage, Pyramid Stage and Resident Advisor Underground Stage. Red Bull Radio will be livestreaming from the Red Bull Music Stage throughout the festival weekend on redbullradio.com.

Detroit Yoga Labs will once again host Movement Yoga on-site, taking place on Sunday (May 27) and Monday (May 28) at the Pyramid Stage.

Full schedule and set times can be found at http://movement.us/schedule

Day 1 (Saturday, May 26): Dirtybird label boss Claude VonStroke will close out the Movement Stage for the first time. The Movement Stage will also feature performances by Justin Martin, Solardo, and Dirtybird’s rising star Fisher. Meanwhile, Carl Craig and friends will take over the newly-designed Stargate Stage for another edition of Detroit Love; and the Resident Advisor Underground Stage will host one of Detroit’s most celebrated labels, Interdimensional Transmissions, for a day reminiscent of the group’s famous warehouse parties, featuring performances by Ectormorph – live, Marco Shuttle, Helena Hauff and many more; festival favorites Maceo Plex, Ida Engberg, Christian Smith and Lee Burridge will all take the helm performing on the newly-designed Pyramid Stage.

Day 1 (Saturday, May 26) lineup highlights:
Claude VonStroke, DJ Hype b2b Hazard, Carl Craig, Luciano, Ectomorph – live,
Maceo Plex, Too $hort, Helena Hauff, Ida Engberg, Lee Burridge,
Justin Martin, Stacey Pullen, Fisher, Bevlove,
Solardo, Waajeed – live, Christian Smith

Day 2 (Sunday, May 27): the Movement Stage will feature a rare b2b closing set by Loco Dice and The Martinez Brothers. Meanwhile, legendary French producer, DJ and radio host Laurent Garnier makes his long-awaited return to the festival for closing duties on the Red Bull Music Stage; featuring additional performances by Modeselektor
(DJ set), Shigeto – live, and Avalon Emerson just to name a few; Sunday’s Pyramid Stage is stacked with global talent from start to finish, featuring Nastia, Tiga, Marcel Dettmann and Nina Kraviz to close it out.

Day 2 (Sunday, May 27) lineup highlights:
Loco Dice b2b The Martinez Brothers, Laurent Garnier, John Digweed,
Kevin Saunderson, Ø [Phase], Nina Kraviz, Modeselektor (DJ set),
Eats Everything, KiNK – live, Marcel Dettmann, Shigeto – live, Anthony Parasole,
Tiga, Nastia, Avalon Emerson, Eddie Fowlkes

Day 3 (Monday, May 28): Movement 2018 closes out with a special performance by all nine members of the Wu-Tang Clan celebrating the legendary hip-hop group’s 25th anniversary and their classic debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers); Meanwhile, one of the most talked about Techno artists in 2017, Charlotte de Witte makes her Movement debut on the Resident Advisor Underground Stage; plus, Mad Decent label boss and producer Diplo returns to the festival for a closing set on the Red Bull Music Stage following acclaimed jazz and hip-hop quartet BADBADNOTGOOD; and, the Stargate Stage will host some of dance music’s brightest young talent out today, including REZZ, Mija, and J.Phlip.

Day 3 (Monday, May 28) lineup highlights:
Wu-Tang Clan 25th Anniversary, Charlotte de Witte, Dubfire,
Joseph Capriati, Diplo, REZZ, BADBADNOTGOOD, Mija, J.Phlip,
DJ Stingray, DJ Premier, Phuture – live with IAN Live, Mark Flash,
Hito, Inner City – live, Golf Clap

Movement 2018 Single-Day, GA Weekend, and VIP Weekend Passes are now available at http://www.movement.us. A limited number of the coveted Club313 Passes remain.

About Movement:
Each year on Memorial Day weekend, thousands of people from across the globe gather in the birthplace of Techno to celebrate the heritage of Detroit and its musical influence over countless generations, new and old. Movement Music Festival is one of the longest-running dance music events in the world, committed to showcasing authentic electronic music and providing an experience unlike any other. The festival takes place in Hart Plaza – Detroit’s legendary riverfront destination.

Awards and accolades received by the festival and producer include:

Resident Advisor’s “Festival of the Month” for May 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008 and 2007
“The 16 Best Festivals of 2016” Magnetic Magazine 2017
“16 of Summer’s Best Music Fests” Jetsetter Magazine 2016
“Summer 2016’s 30 Must-See Music Festivals” Rolling Stone
#2 on Beatport’s “15 Incredible Techno Festivals to Hit in 2015”
New York Times “50 Essential Summer Festivals” in 2015
“50 Must-See Music Festivals of 2015” Rolling Stone
#2 on THUMP’s “10 North American Festivals That Won 2014”
#5 on inthemix list of “12 Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss in 2014”
#6 on Magnetic Mag’s list of “Most Life-changing EDM Festivals”
#8 on Rolling Stone’s list of “Summer 2014’s Must-See Music Festivals”

To learn more, visit http://www.movement.us

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/MovementDetroit
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/movementdetroit/

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2017 Zendar Snow Festival in The book

Well it been another wired year in the little Bavarian town of Frankenmuth Michigan. While mother nature seem to play trick on everyone in Michigan from have hot and rainy days to snow days. That still didn’t stop the annual Zendar Snow and fans from coming out to see what great ice and snow sculptures  was made..

Even with mother nature could stop it and she finally gave it as the weekend approach with lowering the temperature and even a bit of snow.  So the artist still came out all over the word even as far as Argentina. Each of the group had what in mind they wanted to build in order to take home the honors of being the best. This wasn’t just limit to top name in the world of ice and snow carving. Even local school got into the actions bring there own design to the world of snow and ice carving (see all photo below).

As people flock from all over to see what the artisan made. There was a lot for them to see and do in the town of Frankenmuth.  People could not only take in a wonderful day of looking at ice and snow carvings but it also offer them chance to do a bit of shopping with all the great local shop that the town has to offer from cloth to cheese and more. Even a few local charities was on hand to help out with food and games to keep people entertain as one little boy found out by playing turkey bowling. He got to throw a frozen turkey down a bowling lane in order to win prizes.

But with all that people where able to take some time out from all the walking to warm them self up in the Zendar warming tent that offer a wide arrange of food and entertainment. Here is where you could sit down and enjoy music while reflection and picking out what your favorite carving was. The warming tent offer room for you to enjoy some nice dancing outdoor while staying warm at the same time.

If you miss out on this year snow fest you will have to wait another year to come out to see the different ice and snow carving there are. Our favorite from this year was the big snow dragon and the Mummy bar as you can see from the images below.

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Faster Horses Music Festival Line-up 2017

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Well it just been announce for music act coming to Brooklyn Michigan. That right this July will once again heat up with the sound of music as the Faster Horses Music festival will take place in Brooklyn Michigan. For those that love wild country music from all levels of entertainment then this is the spot for you. The three day weekend will feature a great act as this will be there fifth year and according to sources this year will be even bigger and better then before.

So here is the line up so far:

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Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots

Brett Eldredge

Cole Swindell

Craig Campbell

Dan + Shay

Darius Rucker

Dee Jay Silver

Dierks Bentley

High Valley

Jon Pardi

Lauren Alaina

Luke Bryan

Maddie and Tae

Michael Ray

Miranda Lambert

Old Dominion

Randy Rogers Band

The Charlie Daniels Band
MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Electric Forest Update 2017

Electric Forest Announces Additional Headliners
Flume and Dillon Francis

The festival expands to two distinct weekends in 2017
June 22–June 25 and June 29–July 2

Tickets available at ElectricForestFestival.com

Rothbury, Mich. – Today, Electric Forest (EF) announced additional headliners Flume and Dillon Francis will join the already stacked lineup for the seventh annual music and camping festival in Rothbury, Michigan. Expanding to two weekends for the first time in the festival’s history, Electric Forest 2017 will offer two musically distinct weekends on June 22–June 25 and June 29–July 2.

Flume joins artists DJ Snake, RL Grime, Thievery Corporation, Cashmere Cat, Sub Focus, GTA, Alison Wonderland, and Mick Jenkins who will all perform exclusively on the Second Weekend.

Dillon Francis joins the list of artists who will perform both weekends of EF2017. The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Claude VonStroke, 12th Planet, Jai Wolf, Lettuce, The Floozies, The Infamous Stringdusters, and Waka Flocka Flame will also perform both weekends, many of them promising unique shows so that no two experiences are alike. Fans can expect to hear some of the acts unplugged, with unusual collaborations and sit-ins, performing special themed sets, and more.

Artists performing exclusively on Weekend One are ODESZA, Above & Beyond, My Morning Jacket, Nero (Live), Snakehips, Pendulum (DJ Set), TroyBoi, Viceroy, and AC Slater, among others.

View the complete list of announced artists set to perform the First Weekend and Second Weekend HERE.

Tickets for Electric Forest 2017 are on sale now at www.electricforestfestival.com/tickets.

Electric Forest’s many GOOD LIFE VIP experiences – offering unrivaled amenities and perks including a variety of onsite lodging options ranging from camping, European tents, log cabins to resort-style hotel suites – are selling fast, with several Good Life Lodging Packages sold out for both weekends.  Information about Electric Forest’s Good Life VIP offerings available HERE.

To stay up to date on all Electric Forest news, please visit www.electricforestfestival.com and the official Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube pages.

Electric Forest is produced by Madison House Presents and Insomniac.

About Electric Forest
Each summer, just as anticipation for Electric Forest reaches fever pitch, tens of thousands of fans – traveling from all parts of the country, and the world, gather at the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan for the music & camping adventure of a lifetime. Excitement for Electric Forest has never been greater, with last year’s festival selling out before the lineup was announced, just a mere two weeks after tickets went on sale.

Electric Forest recently announced news of the festival’s “Intimate Expansion of Community” for 2017. Electric Forest’s move to offer two distinct, back to back weekends at a lower capacity strives to nurture the evolution and growth of the EF community while honoring the much cherished EF experience.  Electric Forest producers Madison House Presents and Insomniac hope that expanding the festival to two weekends in 2017 allows the EF community to invite more friends, participate in more ideas, and continue to contribute to this next chapter of Electric Forest together.

Entering its seventh year, Electric Forest is known for bringing together a passionate group of fans whose shared community spirit makes the festival a truly unique experience. The festival incorporates the natural beauty of the venue into carefully crafted art pieces and creatively themed environments, while colorful interactive characters and storylines blend with eclectic performing artists and musicians.

With its astonishing and unparalleled integration of music, art and community, Electric Forest delivers “The ultimate festival experience.”  From the carefully curated musical lineup, to the jaw-dropping Sherwood Forest, to the festival’s unprecedented participatory spirit, to the site’s incomparable features and amenities – Electric Forest creates a vibe so thick with “camaraderie and freedom…it must be experienced to be appreciated.”

Known for fully embracing the possibilities of an engaged festival community, Electric Forest’s Plug In Program deliberately blurs the line between event organizers and attendees.  With this truly unique “open source” fan engagement platform, Electric Forest harnesses the creativity and passion of its community members, offering real and tangible ways for fans to participate in and ultimately help shape the Electric Forest experience. This is a big deal, since for Electric Forest – experience trumps all.

Hailed as “an amazing example of how music and festivals can change one’s outlook on life,” it’s widely understood that “one of the most important lessons [to be] learned in the Forest is that we are all together,” and this sense of community is truly “cherished [within the community] like the incredibly rare find it is.”

Crazy Music, Wild Power Boat Racing. Bay City River Roar 2016

Water and music what more can fun can you have in one place? The race that all most wasn’t, as thousand of people flock to Bay City Michigan to help celebrate 29 years of Professional Powerboat Racing in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

This year was a great for powerboat racing on the banks of the Saginaw River. Warm weather brought people out to enjoy a great day of racing along with wild ride of music with huge performer.

Friday start off the weekend of events with the registration of the powerboat that will be taking to the water for the 1-¼ mile track. The track is self was lay out between the liberty and Veterans Memorial bridges. This was also the first chance people got to see there favorite and return drivers along with new rookie that have taking to the water. Following all the days’ event ended with a night of fun music. The Concert saw three great performers. The first was young group called Impacts that play great music while performing in front the biggest crowed they ever seen (see Image below). The next group to go on the main stage that brought to you by Soaring Eagle and Soaring Eagle Landing was the group The Angst who perform rock and roll style music to get the crowd pump up and rock as the stage switch right to the main headliner NEEDTOBREATHE. They brought their southern Carolina style rock and roll to the stage with there newest hit along with a few of there old favorite to get the night moving. BayCityRiverRoar_MichiganEvnetMagazine_1873_20160624As the night turn into daytime it brought another round of fun. Saturday days’ event begin with meet of driver and crew chiefs for Safety, registrations and inspection before they take to the water for testing on how the boat will react to the watery race track. This day also help the opening ceremonies along with the qualifying round and opening heat 10 lap heat races for many of the boats.

As the day weather top out at all most ninety degrees this didn’t stop people from making there way to Bay City. People can in all across the United States. Some of which came just for Saturday big performance. Most people came to the concert to see who the big act was for this year event who even leak it before the contract was sign that he look forward to coming to Bay City Michigan for a huge wild ride from his performance. Yes that was “Weird Al” Yankovic bring his zany and crazy music to the stage with special guest was Slick Jimmy band.

He preformed many of his newest hit along with some of his old favorite like Fat. But most of his fans was there sporting foil hat to sing along to one of his newest song call foiled which can be see on youtube. The concert state off his tacky song as people watch the stage for him to walk on to but got to see him start his performance just like he did in the video as his camera crew followed him to the front of the stage as everyone rush it to the stage to see him wiggle and show off his dancing shoe as he began to perform. Many costume change came along with all the different song he preformed that night top the show even at one point sporting a purple octopus with a snow cone hat as he sang Born this way (parody of Lady Gaga Song). Most people wasn’t sure that he could bring such a wide night of fun that most people use to with previous concert of rock and roll music. But he live up to it by keep the crowd standing all night long dancing and moving.

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This was all follow up by Sunday races schedule. It started with the different testing of powerboats. Then continue threw the day with heat races along with final lap races of the different powerboats. Each of the final lap races saw the powerboat take the course for 30 laps to see who the biggest winner will be of the day. That was then follow by the awards ceremony at 5pm that saw two family pair winning both of there races even with a few boat crashing but driving make it out of the water safely.

So if you didn’t make it out to the river roar this year you will have to wait to see what next year will bring. We all can’t wait to see what will be in store for both concerts and races next year.

 

 

Great Event still to come Check them out

Don’t for get a few great event going on.
Starting today like Vehicle City Fest in Flint run from friday till Sunday http://vehiclecityfest.com/ . In Bay city there is Parkapalooza on Jun 5 2016 ..
 
Be sure to check them out. Let’s not for get also this month a few big event:
June
Electric Forest Music Concert June 23-26 http://www.electricforestfestival.com/
 
Bay City River Roar June 24-26 http://www.riverroar.com/
 
Bavarian Fest June 9-12 http://www.bavarianfestival.org/
 
Bridge Fest June 9-12 http://bridgefest.net/
 
July
 
Firework July 4 across Michigan
 
Faster Horses Music Festival July 15-17 2016 http://fasterhorsesfestival.com
 
More to come

Back In Time (80’s Festival in Frankenmuth Michigan) 2016

Let’s travel back in time and relive the good old days. In this case we are traveling back to the 80’s with wild hair, big bands, retro games and more. In order to travel back in time we drive to the small town of Frankenmuth Michigan for their annual 80’s fest.

Heritage Park served as host for this huge two-day event. The event kick off on Friday April 22 2016 at 6 pm and ran till midnight. The huge event draws in people of many different ages. Friday served host to the all ages costume contest that had people dress up in my different costume everything form Goonies to the Jetson. The all ages contest winner for Friday night was Jane Jetson and Rosie the robot

Friday night also play host to the big hair band form the 80’s Rock Star who went on stage at 8:30 pm (for more information click on there band link page here http://www.rockstaronline.net). They play a verity of music form all the big bands across time and space. They had the jump hoping and dancing the night away.

While the music play and with people dancing there was still lot of different thing to see and do. First off there was plenty of beer and other adult beverage for people to drink. Even with the entire things to drink there was a mix verities of place to eat. Weather it be the lion club serving up homburgs, veggie burgers, brats and hot dog, to Subway serving up their sub for everyone to eat. There was also a group selling hot pretzels and even homemade kettle corn for yea to eat all night long.

All the food that was being serving up to the guest that join the night of fun in the tents outside, there was still thing to do while you wait for food. In the tents as you came into the event you was able to start off the event buy either getting the food or going to the a photo booth have your picture taken to remember the night. You were also able to check out a Delorean car beside the 80’s fest car also there was a small rec-room for yea to check out thing from the 80’s. So of the thing you got to see while you was there was different toys and stuff animals to some of the poster and even clothing from 80’s. They even set up a few retro gaming stations for everyone to sit down and try their hand at playing.

The last day of the event saw in more influx of people to the event. On Saturday April 23 2016 was the 21+-event day. This was the day for adult to come and be as wild and crazy as they want to be. It also saw the adult costume contest with three different categories. Jane Jetson and Rosie the robot swap the icon contest, while the valley girls one the clothing contest.

As people came in costume there was many to see such as a lady playing  Gene Simmons from the band kiss (Mind Hilton as Gene)80sfest_mag_9927_20160423.jpg. There was even a Abraham Lincoln on hand to dance with, Strawberry Short Cake and more. So check out the gallery below to see some of the great costume form the event and a few of the party folk passing the night away having fun.

 

Saturday saw two great bands taking the small stage and putting on a hug performance that would make the big band stand up and party the night. The first band that to take the stage was SlickJimmy (http://www.slickjimmyband.com/)/. This group had everyone rushing the stage as they preformed which got the people dancing and jumping and singing along to a lot of there old favorites.

But this was just the start of the wild night of music. The biggest band of the night came on right after them. The group was brought back by popular demand was The Square Pegz(http://www.thesquarepegz.com/). They got the join jumping right off the bat with 99 balloons song and more. They rock the joint till midnight playing bunch of different song form the 80’s. So if you miss them you might have to wait till next year to see if the people vote to bring them back80sfest_mag_0011_20160423.jpg

 

Over all the 80’s festival was a great way to see and do thing form the past along as reliving some of our favorite thing to do. All of this went to help a good cause the Jill Zehnder cancer foundation that the event was to help remember the entire good thing she had done. So the family started the event in order to help out other by donate all the money made at the event to the cancer foundation. If you want to know more about here please go and check out there web site for detail http://80sfest.org

So if you miss out on this year event then you have to wait a whole another year which give you time to get your self ready for a set of wild night parting like we have done in the 80’s/

Blast from the past 80’s style

It’s time for a blast from the past. This weekend saw a lot of happening around Michigan. But in the little Bavarian town of Frankenmuth Michigan came something write out of the page from the past.

That right this weekend was the 80’s Festival bring a bit of the old day back to life. 80’s festival was created in order to help out find a cure for cancer that many people get affect by each year, which they did donating the profits from this event to cancer-related causes.

The event kick off on Friday at 6 pm feature the entertainment group RockStar bring back the big hair band style of the 80’s to rock the joint. It also since was the first day of the event saw the opening of the rec-room, where now only could see thing from the past from Alf, to he-man, Nintendo and other arcade home games (which you could also play at well). Also in the rec-room area you could check out a delorine car like seen in the back to the feature movie along with getting your photo taken in the free photo booth they had set up. There was also great food being made buy a few great groups for you to eat besides drinking that favorite cold beverage.

Friday was also there family day that gave family, and the younger generation a chance to come out and check out what we all grew up with. It’s also included an all ages costume contest that saw many different costume players dressing up. You saw many different 80’s costume from Chucky to Juba the Hut characters in many different ages, let’s not for get about all the rock-n-roll character that show up for the contest as well.

Moving into Saturday saw another day of fun with the food going and rec room opening. The day would see the biggest group of people coming out to help the cause. Saturday was there adult only days. It also features a costume contest sponsored by the radio station MIX 106.3 out of Saginaw Michigan. They’re where a lot of people dress up not just for the contest but also in the style of the 80’s from the big hair band style to cloth of that era. Also while you was there like in Friday you could even get your hair done from the 80’s style either a big mo-hawk or wild hair we all remember.

Saturday bring the biggest draw day for the event saw two great acts that preformed for the large crowd. The first act to take the stage was Slick Jimmy and that was follow up by the main act The Square Pegz to rock the night away.

But even with the main acts, the rec room, hair styling, food, and the thriller dance along (it was where you could dance to the song just like as if you was in the music video) to the break dance Show- Vertical Ambition Dance Company all weekend. If you miss out on having fun as much as the people did below (see gallery list below). Then you will have to wait a whole another year to see what big thing they will do for their 12-year of the event.

You can find out more about the event by going to their web page at http://80sfest.org or facebook as well. Next year date for the event will be April 22-23 2016

Zendar Snowfest 2015 (ice and snow carving compentition)

Well they day might started of cold but it turn out to be great weather for this year snow fest that brought thousand to the little town of Frankenmuth Michigan.

For those that don’t know but a little back ground on Frankenmuth and Snowfest. First its a small town located in Michigan. This is where most of the Germany settlers arrive here in Michigan. They set up a small town that is model a bit have Bavaria of the old country that they love. So you get a little blast form the past weather it be the little shops or the big restaurant that serve up great food. One of which is the the family owned Zender Restaurant. Over they year as they grew they thought of ways to give back, so they cam up with the idea of why not old a festival in winter time and coming up with Snowfest. It feature not only great music and stuff for the little boys and girls. But also they threw in a international flare, if ice and snow carving competitions. Which it grew into one of the biggest event in Michigan.

Snowfest bring in country all over the world not just those that only see snow, but also those that never seen so snow in there life like Mexico to just name one of them. They compete in many different level of the event from ice carving to one and two block snow carving. This is where you get to see the artistry take place as they turn ice and snow into great works of art. This year was not exception with many different work of art. Even with the warm temperature ahead that Michigan had coming up. Despite that they still work away on there work of arts. So of which from the ice carving including, a model jet plane, arachnid from the movie starship troops movies. Also with the snow we saw even bigger creations some of which included castle grey skull from he man to a big fire hydrant that every talk would love to pee on. Though a few of them the heat was a big two much to bear as the week went on as they melted away and fell down. But you still got to see some of the great work even in the big two blocks from a baseball glove to a little BMW being work on at a local garage. There was even a few fantasy snow art that even took people choice awards like little red ridding hood and the big bad wolf sitting in grams chair dress in her our hand and gown.

But even with all there there was still thing to do. Shopping at the local shop picking up that hard to find or special items. You could even go into the warming ten to take in some of the local music and entertainment it had to offer. Some of which included for the kids Ronald McDonald to some adult band like the Army Music Core and the MoonShine Band. That wasn’t all there was in the Detroit tiger on hand giving awards to some spacial army vets that was on and invite to join them to the Saginaw spirits.

If this was your first time to snowfest then there was a lot to see and day or even if you was returning you got to see some of the new art that was made this year. How ever if you didn’t get to make then you will have to wait a whole another year to check out the snow and ice carving.

(below is are a few show of the art that was made at the event)