A Short List of West Michigan’s Festive Fixtures

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Tuesday, 02 June 2015 17:01 |

The summer is so chock full of festivals that it can get overwhelming. On any given weekend, you can go somewhere in the West Michigan region and find fun, food and music. We hate to break it to you, but you're just not gonna get to them all. That's why REVUE has compiled a short list of West Michigan's classic festivals. These are the events that have been going strong for years, and your summer is essentially incomplete without them. So, check out the list and plan accordingly.

Goose Lake: 1970

Written by Steve Miller | Tuesday, 02 June 2015 16:38 |

In August 1970, Michigan hosted the mother of music festivals at Goose Lake in Leoni Township, a park 70 miles east of Kalamazoo. The three-day orgy of music, drugs and, inevitably, sex, makes today’s tightly controlled, corporate-run music festivals look like a day at the mall, which is really what they are, given the non-stop product pitches and sponsorships.

Danny "K"AE, the Daniel Johnston of rap, is coming out of retirement in the woods of Alaska to play the Gathering of the Juggalos in Thornville, Ohio in July. 

"K"AE is an eccentric recluse from the ‘80s who in a compelling Metro Times profile in 2012 by Psychopathic flack Jason Webber was revealed to count Kid Rock and ICP among his fans.

LadyFest GR brings female artists to center stage

Written by Nolan Krebs | Friday, 27 March 2015 17:35 |

With LadyFestGR gearing up for its fourth year, the time to celebrate female-badassery is nigh. The annual springtime rite is both a tribute to women in the community as well as a chance for female artists in the region to support a nonprofit of their collective choosing.

Revue Recommends: St. Patrick's Day 2015 Events

Written by Gabriella Patty and Josh Veal | Tuesday, 10 March 2015 09:27 |

Get your Irish on this month with these festive events before and during St. Patrick's Day. 

Successful Road Tripping

Written by Lindsay Patton | Thursday, 22 May 2014 11:03 |

For many, summer festivals are a road trip occasion. You pile in someone's car, have little to no leg room (you don't care, though, because the destination is WORTH IT) and belt out songs at the top of your lungs. As long as you're in good company, the details don't really matter. But it's the details, however, that help make a road trip less than a trip and more of an adventure. Here is what you need for a successful road trip:

Get Your Festival Fix by Volunteering

Written by Young Swan | Thursday, 22 May 2014 10:07 |

So you’re sitting out the music festivals this year because although your heart is telling you yes, your wallet is crying no. Music festivals are expensive, so you’re not the only one staying home.

Festival Survival Guide

Written by Lindsay Patton | Thursday, 22 May 2014 10:02 |

Preparing for a music festival is somewhat of an art form. The festival should be looked at as a marathon, not a sprint and you need to employ some key survival tactics if you plan on making it through the weekend without dehydration dry heaves. (Trust me, it happens.) Here are some essential items for festival survival:

Festival Dos and Don'ts

Written by Lindsay Patton | Thursday, 22 May 2014 09:58 |

Festivals can be overwhelming events. You want to fit in but also stand out. Here are some dos and donts that will help you acclimate and keep your individuality.

Michigan Irish Music Festival Brings Out the Irish in Everyone

Written by Barbara Jandernoa | Monday, 16 September 2013 12:43 |

The Michigan Irish Festival is coming, so grab your kilts or your 'something green,' and come sing your feckin' heart out with fellow lovers of everything Celtic. According to Laura Holmes, marketing director for the festival, one of the most "wildly popular" events is Tional (pronounced "Chen-ol"), the Irish word for "Gathering."

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