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The Curtain Is Rising On East Lansing Film Festival 2017

October 13th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

East Lansing Film Festival 2017Film buffs – you do not want to miss East Lansing Film Festival 2017! This year marks the 20th anniversary of the annual event and a host of special retrospective and celebratory events are planned. November 9th through the 16th, 2017.

Michigan’s largest and most diverse film event, the East Lansing Film Festival, turns twenty this year and the anniversary promises a very special festival, indeed. Much of the details are still under wraps as the planning continues but attendees are in for a real treat this year.

East Lansing Film Festival 2017 is a world-class celebration of the silver screen. The annual event brings a week of independent films to Lansing every year. Over 100 films are screened during the festival’s 9 days. Feature-length, short subject, and documentary films alike are included, many of them making their screen debut right here.

The diverse array of films shown at the festival draw an equally diverse crowd. Fans and industry insiders alike flock to the festival. Each year see’s its own set of high profile guests and attendees. Past festivals have welcomed such famous luminaries as Oliver Stone, Michael Moore, and Bruce Campbell.

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Willkommen to Lansing’s Old Town Oktoberfest 2017!

September 4th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Old Town Oktoberfest 2017Old Town Oktoberfest is two days of authentic German food, drink, and live entertainment in Lansing’s Old Town district. September 29th and 30th, 2017!

Halt deine Lederhosen fest – Lansing’s Old Town Oktoberfest is just around the corner!

This annual celebration of everything German (and Old Town’s German heritage) is Mid-Michigan’s only Oktoberfest event. Consequently, the event attracts visitors from all around the Midwest. And why not? Who can resist the siren song of delicious German fare and music?

Your ticket to this superb, end of summer celebration includes a 12 ounce, souvenir beer mug, and food/drink tickets. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted at the festival, so you don’t have to worry about hunting down an ATM mid festival. Old Town Oktoberfest is a 21 and over only event, so you know it will be a good time.

Food will be provided by a variety of local vendors including Bauer’s Scullery, Good Truckin’, Grand Grillin’, and the MI Donut Company. World-renowned German-style beers, regional craft beers, and ciders will also be available to fill your 12oz souvenir mug and wash down all that great food.

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Don’t Miss Mason Sun Dried Music Festival 2017

August 1st, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Mason Sun Dried Music Festival 2017The 8th annual Mason Sun Dried Music Festival and its three days of free music is just weeks away. August 25th through the 27th, 2017 on the Courthouse Square, Downtown Mason, MI.

The Mason Sun Dried Music Festival is a one of a kind, free music event featuring a variety of bands on two stages. The festival also offers great food, a beer and wine tent, children’s activities, and a host unique items for festival goers of all ages!

The annual Sun Dried Music Festival has been going strong since its inception in 2009. Each year sees the festival grow some – both in its offerings and the number of people who attend. 10,000 plus folks are expected to attend this year’s festival and who can blame them?

The festival brings some of the very best regional bands together in one location for three days of free music and fun. What’s not to like? Take a look at the music lineup for 2017 to see what I mean.

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MSU Museum’s Great Lakes Folk Festival 2017!

July 14th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Great Lakes Folk Festival 2017MSU Museum’s award-winning Great Lakes Folk Festival is just around the corner with an eclectic program of music, art, food, and more! August 11th through the 13th, 2017!

The annual Great Lakes Folk Festival, presented by the Michigan State University Museum, is an annual celebration of culture, tradition, and community. The Museum works all year to put together the festival’s one-of-a-kind mix of music, dance, storytelling, food, arts, and more!

The music presented at the Great Lakes Folk Festival (GLFF) is an eclectic and exciting mix of contrasts – from Salsa to Klezmer, Blues to Bluegrass. Musicians come from around the country – and often around the world – to participate. Consequently, the festival offers a unique and wonderful experience for lovers of traditional music.

Best of all, audience members are often encouraged to join in with the singing, dancing, and even playing along! A few of the festival’s scheduled events are designed around that concept exclusively. The Ukulele Strum, Community Sing, and Old-time Jam are all intended as participatory events. Great fun!

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Get Set For Lansing’s Common Ground Music Festival 2017!

June 9th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Common Ground Music Festival 2017Summer is almost here and there’s no surer sign of the season in these parts than the buzz around the upcoming Common Ground Music Festival! This popular, 4-day festival is celebrating it’s 18th year with top artists like Alessia Cara, Toby Keith, LiVE, Big Sean, LOCASH, Fetty Wap and more. July 6th through the 9th at Lansing’s Adado Riverfront Park.

Common Ground Music Festival has been bringing big names to the Lansing area for 18 years, now. More than 500 artists have now performed in the along the banks of the Grand River at the festival. A crowd of talent that includes 40 Grammy Award winners and 26 Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame inductees!

Though the 2017 festival has been scaled back from previous years’ 7 days to a more concise 4, it hasn’t lessened any of the event’s punch. This year’s lineup continues the tradition of bringing top-level, national and regional performers to our area each summer. The genre-spanning constellation of talent covers everything from rock to country, hip hop to soul, and all on two stages over 4 days.

Add in the intimate venue, state of the art production, and a variety of food and drink vendors and you’ve just described Michigan’s premier outdoor music event of the summer!

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Here Comes the 2017 East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival!

May 13th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz FestivalIt’s almost time for the East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival: June 23rd & 24th, 2017. Acclaimed local, regional, national, and even international jazz artists make this free, annual festival one of the season’s first must-attend events!

The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival is a free, two-day music festival. Attendees are treated to a variety of excellent jazz, activities, and special events, like the popular Kozmic Picnik & Second Line Parade.

The Kozmic Picnik is held on the lawn at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU on June 24th from noon to 3pm.  Attendees are invited to spread out their blankets and enjoy an afternoon picnicking to avant-garde jazz. Musicians for the event are BassDrumBone, percussionist and composer Kahil El Zabar, and tenor saxophonist David Murray.

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All For Art | Art For All – East Lansing Art Festival 2017

April 10th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

East Lansing Art Festival 2017All For Art, Art For All is the theme of the 54th Annual East Lansing Art Festival, held this year on May 20th and 21st, 2017.

This juried fine art festival attracts hundreds of artists and craftspeople to East Lansing and thousands of visitors eager to browse their offerings. An event of this magnitude requires year-round efforts from hundreds of volunteers but that’s “The City of the Arts” spirit!

East Lansing, “The City of the Arts,” is home to Michigan State University and a vibrant, art-loving community. The East Lansing Art Festival began here in 1964 as a sidewalk art sale called “Greenwich Village Days.” 54 years later the festival has grown past its humble roots to become a major spring tradition.

The East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) is consistently rated as one of the region’s best fine art and craft shows. The festival is not open to manufactured items or food products. Vendors are artists who create original works of art that go through a rigorous jury selection to be selected to appear at the show.

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Get Your Tickets For The 2017 Capital City Film Festival!

March 6th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

2017 Capital City Film FestivalOne of the many Lansing area signs of spring is almost upon us! The annual Capital City Film Festival is just weeks away, scheduled for April 5th through the 9th, 2017.

The Capital City Film Festival is a multimedia event celebrating independent films and live bands. The festival also includes workshops, a film and game contest, award ceremonies, and more.

The five days of events and showings at the Capital City Film Festival are held at various venues around Lansing. The festival is notable for giving a number of films their Michigan or world debut each year. While the full schedule has yet to be announced, past years have seen more than 70 films and 24 bands.

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The English Inn – Your Perfect Lansing Wedding Venue

February 13th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

The English Inn - Your Perfect Lansing Wedding VenueIf you’re hunting for some special surroundings for your wedding, look no further! The English Inn has the picture perfect Lansing wedding venue to help you make the most of your special day.

Romance always comes to mind in February. Valentine’s Day is on the calendar and we know spring, with its rich unfolding, is just around the corner. Soon the gardens that surround The English Inn will be lush, full and ready to be a memorable setting for your wedding and reception.

The English Inn has everything you need for a wedding, whether it’s to be a grand affair or a more intimate ceremony.

Our location, just outside Lansing near Eaton Rapids, is in the countryside on the peaceful and historic Medovue Estate. The grounds are a magical place with acres of groomed gardens and trails along the Grand River.

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Make It An English Inn Valentines Day With Our Ultimate Getaway!

January 13th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Make It An English Inn Valentines Day With Our Ultimate Getaway!English Inn, a Lansing-area B&B, is the perfect romantic destination for your Valentines Day. We make it easy with our English Inn Valentines Day Ultimate Getaway lodging special!

English Inn Restaurant & Pub, located in the peaceful countryside of Eaton Rapids, is a magical place. Part of the historic Medovue Estate, we have acres of gardens and trails along the Grand River. Our converted Tudor-style mansion offers eighteen elegant guest rooms and classic fine dining.

In fact, just last year the English Inn Restaurant & Pub was named one of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America! We’ve earned numerous awards over the years, including Lansing’s Best of the Best Award.

The English Inn Valentines Day Ultimate Getaway lodging special is our premiere dinner and overnight package. The package includes your choice of overnight accommodations in our finest rooms, a champagne dinner for two, breakfast, and a commemorative lithograph of your stay with us! All for just $325!

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