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Your Guide to Handmade Music Festival

By Kevin Alan Lamb

Enjoying another 75 degree day in beautiful Michigan, it’s hard to believe the time has finally come for the inaugural Handmade Music Festival!

It has been quite the festival season, and I’m excited to see it reach its inevitable conclusion, but not before one final bang! This has been my first opportunity to work with a festival in this capacity, and I must say, it feels good.

Part of my role is helping make this wonderful experience easily accessible by all of you wonderful folk, so here’s all most useful information I could think of to help you celebrate your first Handmade Music!

Where is Handmade Music Festival?

Showboat Park, Chesaning (Google knows)

When do gates open?

Friday 2:00 PM / Saturday 10:00 AM

When does music start?

Friday: Distant Stars 6:00 PM / Saturday: Zachary James 12:00 PM

Can I buy tickets at the gate?

Yes! General Admission and VIP tickets will be sold at the gate.

Kid friendly?

Absolutely! Kids under 10 are free 🙂

Can I come for only Saturday?

Yes! Saturday passes are $35 and include camping, so be safe, have fun and sleepover with us!

Can I bring by dog?

Pets are not allowed, but we sure do love them!


Please, no glass.

Are there fire pits?

Big time! Bring firewood if you can.

Are there bathrooms and showers?

You bet! Showboat park has a number of permanent facilities with showers and bathrooms,.


The Shiawassee River, duh! Just kidding. While there aren’t filling stations, there are drinking fountains. Best to bring water! You know, the one gallon jugs so we use less plastic.

Are the stages covered?

The weather looks beautiful but yes! Both stages are enclosed by tents, so no worries.


That’s a negative Ghostrider, bring cash if you plan on using it.


Of course we like beer! But it will not be sold on site so bring your own.

Handmade Merch?

Yes, there will official Handmade Music t-shits with the lineup on them for sale.

Late night music?

Yes! Follow your ears to Gypsy Camp and wherever else Good Sounds lead you.



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