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Eighth Annual Homegrown Festival Set For Saturday
Friday Aug 10, 2018 8:19pm
Sturgis, MI

By: Mike Stiles


(STURGIS) – Local musicians will be center state on Saturday.

The 8th annual Homegrown Music Festival will be happening in Oaklawn Park starting at 12 PM. Local performers will be showcasing their talents and skills for free from the amphitheater.

Event co-coordinator Eric Wynes says he never imagined the Homegrown Festival would get this big when he and Scott Swihart came up with the idea. ...... {LISTEN}.

Over the years new elements have been added to the festival, such as an arts and craft show featuring local artists; the Kiwanis Club beer tent and the St. Joseph County United Way selling hamburgers and brats. They are all returning this year.

Radiant Life Church will also be back again with kids games during the festival.

Something that was incorporated in the festival a few years ago was the All Class Sturgis High School Reunion, with an award going to the class with the most members that show up and sign in.

Swihart says in addition to the All Class Reunion, there are some special groups from Sturgis High School and elsewhere that will be at Saturday's event. ...... {LISTEN}.

Saturday's performers on the main stage include Violet Native (12 PM), Sammy Melchi's Generation Band (2 PM), the 16th Avenue Band (4 PM), the Radiant Life Worship Team (6 PM) and Phins Up (8 PM).

Playing in the Beer Tent in between mainstage entertainment are Isaac Harper, Phins Up, and Terry Clemens.
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