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THURSDAY, Aug. 22 —This Sunday, fans of acoustic world music will join the wild squirrels and 500 largemouth bass living at Michigan’s Wildlife Conservancy for the second annual Bath Eclectic Music Festival. This newish, woodsy gathering is a sister to the Lakehouse Music concert series. The lineup includes an array of talent from didgeridoo players, ocarinists and Southern-infused vocalists, as well as classical musicians trained at the University of Michigan.
The one-day showcase will feature well-traveled local acts such as The Accidentals from Traverse City as well as musicians from across the nation. Earlier in the day, attendees will have their ears spoiled with performances by Jen Sygit, Sam Corbin, Geoff Lewis, Nessa and Kyshona.
Food and beverages will be available for sale.
The homegrown trio, The Accidentals, is headlining the evening with its genre-hopping tracks which earned them a spot on Yahoo Music’s “Top 10 Bands to Watch” in 2017. Providing orchestral roots, jazz chords and plenty of room for improvisation, The Accidentals have shared the stage with diverse music acts such as Brandi Carlile, Andrew Bird, The Wailers and Joan Baez, to name few. Its latest album “ODYSSEY” features acoustic guitar maestro Kaki King, bassist Dominic John Davis (Jack White, Beck), Carbon Leaf guitarist Carter Gravatt, Keller Williams and The Decemberists’ Jenny Conlee.
At 4 p.m., Southern songwriting maven Kyshona Armstrong will take the stage. As a music therapist to incarcerated and institutionalized adults, Kyshona embodies the practice of lyrical storytelling. She has garnered respect in the folk, pop and soul scenes from Nashville, Tennessee, to Ferguson, Missouri. Kyshona is known as a musician who integrates activism into her craft, be it through cowriting with her patients or retelling the story of Cornelius Dupree, who served 30 years for a crime he did not commit.
Tickets for the Bath Eclectic Music Festival can be ordered through brownpapertickets.com.
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Bath Eclectic Music Festival
Sunday, Aug. 25
Patron $50, $25 General Admission $25, Children $10
Michigan Wildlife Conservancy
6380 Drumheller Road, Bath