By Kevin Alan Lamb
We are breaking ground into new territory and it feels good, real good. I have spent the last six years of my life investing my love and energy into music and the community which drives and flourishes from it; and for the first time I have partnered with a music festival which feels like a really big deal in my universe. Our good intentions sprout relationship from seeds of kindness that grow into opportunities for us to participate and perpetuate our passion! Handmade Music Festival is in its inaugural year and will take place October 12 and 13 in Showboat Park, in Chesaning, Michigan.
The Handmade Music Festival was created by and for the love of music and community. We are creating an atmosphere where the music flows freely, as does love, friendship and gratitude. Music is a universal language bringing generations together and that is our mission. A portion of the proceeds of this festival will be donated to Showboat Park/Amphitheater and to The Healing Nest located in Corunna, Michigan. We are creating the perfect atmosphere while swaying to a handpicked playlist of bluegrass, psychedelic folk, Americana, and soul.
Chesaning’s amphitheater, located inside Showboat Park, was home to many musicians, dancers and members of this wonderful community for decades. A portion of our proceeds with be donated to the preservation and maintenance of the amphitheater, allowing the community to once again bring art to life right in our own backyard.
The Healing Nest is a non-profit organization located in Corunna, MI. The Healing Nest provides a free resource for women with cancer that treats the mind, body and spirit. The Healing Nest reaches out to women with cancer by offering a series of wellness treatments designed to comfort, encourage, and enlighten. Most importantly, they bring women together for support and healing when they need it the most. All of us have been touched by cancer in one way or another, and we want to celebrate the generosity, dedication and hard work The Healing Nest provides to women in surrounding communities living with this disease.
We are kicking off our inaugural year with “Music from the Mitten”. A celebration of Michigan musicians and their original music – handmade and homegrown. That is who we are. We look forward to celebrating with you.