The Michigan Roots Jamboree is a two-day outdoor music and art festival in beautiful Riverside Park in Ypsilanti that takes place Friday & Saturday, August 5 & 6 and features 25 bands from rock to bluegrass to jazz and funk. It’s an exciting, family-friendly camping event that is sponsored by the Depot Town Community Development Corporation. All proceeds from this non-profit event go to support support projects aimed at improving the quality of life in Ypsilanti, and Absolute Michigan has a pair of weekend camping passes coming for one lucky winner! (enter below)
The Jamboree showcases the finest talent the midwest has to offer including Ella Riot (formerly My Dear Disco), NOMO, Steppin’ In It, The Werks, Frontier Ruckus, Hoots & Hellmouth, Theo Katzman & Love Massive, Dragon Wagon, Graham Parsons and the Go Rounds, The Floorwalkers and more. Click here for the full schedule. A unique feature is that each band will be accompanied by a live artist on a side stage, and there will be a silent auction for the artists’ work at the festival so that you can take home and cherish your favorite moments forever with an original piece by a Michigan artist!
The festival will once again offer overnight tent camping on both Friday & Saturday at Frog Island Park. After a fun day of great music, food, and activities, you can sleep out under the stars and experience the only urban camping adventure in Ypsilanti. Within the secure camping area, there will be music, food, and plenty of fun on both Friday and Saturday night. Purchase your tickets early because space is limited!
In addition to the music, you can get a taste of the area’s greatest food, including vegetarian options & choose from a variety of both locally and nationally brewed beers. You will also be able to browse the wares of some of Washtenaw County’s most talented artisans. Don’t forget that children under 12 get in free to the Jamboree, and there’s a kids’ tent with a variety of games and activities for your little music lovers.
Here’s Ella Riot aka My Dear Disco showcasing their incredible live energy!