It’s been a week since we rocked out the end of 2013 and we’re still buzzing with leftover excitement from Mittenfest VIII! Mittenfest is 826michigan’s annual year-end, five-day musical fundraising extravaganza. And what an extravaganza it was – the festival raised a record-breaking $27,011!
From the start 2013 was shaping up to be a big year for us, including our ongoing expansion into Detroit and being honored (along with our sister 826 chapters) with the first-ever Library of Congress American Literacy Prize. We can’t think of a better way to wrap up the year than hosting one of our most successful single fundraising events ever! If you were unable to attend this year, or are simply looking for more information about Mittenfest VIII, here’s some of the great coverage the festival received:
The remarkable success of Mittenfest VIII would not have been possible without many, many people. We at 826michigan are incredibly thankful to Mittenfest VIII’s brilliant and dedicated organizers, Autumn Maison, Brandon Zwagerman, Jeremy Peters, Brian Peters, and Jeff Milo, for making it all happen; Hasan Mihyar and the staff of Woodruff’s Bar, for once again lending their excellent space and services; the 40 bands who donated their time and talents, for truly amazing performances all week long; and generous sponsors Underground Printing, Quicken Loans, Quite Scientific Records, Ghostly International, Yelp, Beezy’s Cafe, Bell’s Brewing, Chelsea Milling Company, Awesome Mitten, Current Magazine, Domino’s Pizza, Image Space Incorporated, Ugly Mug Cafe, Community Rebirth, Radio Opie, Gene Butman Ford, and Dennis’ Music; and last, but not least, thank you to everyone who came out to Mittenfest VIII! All the planning and hard work in the world would mean nothing without a dedicated, generous, and fun-loving community to support us and just enjoy it all. And, let’s face it, you guys are all of those things (and more!). With much love and endless gratitude, we wish you all a wonderful New Year.