The Kalamazoo Water Festival happens this Saturday (August 14) at the Arcadia Creek Festival Site in Kalamazoo. While the festival has been planned for months, it’s especially poignant this year as the Kalamazoo River watershed is reeling under the largest oil spill in Michigan history. Hopefully this event and this festival will drive home the importance of protecting Michigan’s precious water resources.
The Water Festival is a rotating festival that takes place in every season in locations across Michigan, bringing together great music and the people and organizations that are standing up to protect Michigan’s water. From 12-6 the festival offers FREE admission and great opportunities to hear speakers on important topics, talk with over a dozen organizations who are working every day to restore and protect
our water resources, meet the animals of Michigan’s wetlands and hear some great music.
The evening concert is just $7 and funds the next Water Festival and Kalamazoo River Watershed Council programs. It features the starred acts below along with wine from Fenn Valley Vineyard and Wine Cellar and several beers from the Great Lakes region for purchase after 6 PM.
- THE STARLIGHT SIX featuring Seth Bernard, May Erlewine, Rachael Davis, Josh Davis, Dominic John and Mike Shimmin *
- The Red Sea Pedestrians *
- Dunuya Drum and Dance *
- Who Hit John?
- Kinetic Affect
- The Cornfed Girls
- Red Tail Ring
- Joe Reilly