September 26 – 29, 2024

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A decade of independents, irreverence and fun!

A decade of independents, irreverence and fun!

It’s hard to believe that we started this festival just ten short years ago. For our team, it’s always been about being original and exceeding expectations. It’s about including fresh ideas and enthusiastic people. It’s about keeping our audience entertained, engaged and even challenging their limits.

It’s about elevating conversation, not dumbing it down. I really feel like we’ve accomplished all of this and more, and our attendance has proved this out. We went from 600 attendees the first year to over 3,600 in 2014! We couldn’t have done any of this without friends like you, our Hellions!

In our tenth year we’re stepping it up with more music, bigger guests, special features and the most year-round fun that you can find in Bay City and the Great Lakes Bay Region.

The two resources we need to make this all happen are people and money. Shocking, right? With your support—either personal or financial—we’ll be able to make our tenth festival a truly special event, with impact that reaches the entire Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond!

With individual sponsorships starting at $125 and business sponsorships starting at $400, most people consider us a pretty cheap date. Every dollar that’s invested raises the stakes on what we can provide our audience, sponsors, guests and volunteers.

We’ve had a few businesses and individuals step up their investment in over the last couple of years and their increased support contributed directly to the success of our festivals in 2013 and 2014. We’re hoping for a few more suitors to sweep us off our feet and make all of our festival dreams come true.

But seriously, we would love to hear from you. Contact me at for the full sponsorship packet. The earlier you commit, the more exposure you or your business receives, including during our spring and summer events.

Thanks again to those of you who have been on this trip for years. And welcome to those of you who have just started the ride!