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Monday, September 15, 2014

Earthwork Harvest Gathering


 This coming weekend, musicians and laypeople alike will gather at the beautiful Earthwork Farm in Lake City, Michigan, for the Earthwork Harvest Gathering. This festival attracts around 2000 people and is put on by the Earthwork Music Collective, a name some of you may recognize from their involvement with the Alan Lomax QUEST project and the Great Lakes Folk Festival.

This festival, September 19-21, boasts over 100 bands, 4 stages, food vendors, craft vendors, a school bus converted into a vintage clothing store, wandering peacocks, and much more. There will be square dancing (hosted by 2013 GLFF performers Bowhunter), a waltz hour (led by 2014 GLFF performer Bob Bernard and his waltz posse), a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, kids' activities, and plenty of fun to be had.

Here is a little piece I wrote last year on the Earthwork blog in preparation for the 2013 festival. some of the dates and times are now invalid, but the main ideas still hold up!
The festival can always use more volunteers! Signup here to be a part of the team and reduce your ticket price!

See you there!