MI Fest line up announced: Raconteurs play
Farmington Hills, Michigan (July 5, 2011) — Iconic band The Raconteurs, featuring Detroit natives Jack White and Brendan Benson, along with singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow will headline the first-annual MI Fest (mi · fest \ mī – fest \ noun : an outdoor music festival featuring the best of Michigan’s food, industry, art and music) on September 17, 2011.
The Raconteurs (White and Benson, along with bandmates Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler) will be joined by several artists from the Third Man Records’ roster who will be performing. In addition, the Third Man Rolling Record Store will be on-site and integrated into MI Fest.
Other artists set to appear on MI Fest’s two stages include Alto Reed’s AllStars, Bear Lake, Hot Club of Detroit, Jill Jack, Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk Railroad), Marnée, Mitch Ryder, The Howling Diablos, The Juliets, The Rockets, The Romantics, Ty Stone & The Truth, Whitey Morgan & The 78s. Additional artists to be announced.
Is it just me, or does it seem like there’s a lot of “first annual” things going on this summer? Get your dollas ready for summer festivals! Rates and links to buy tickets can be found here. Are you going? Which bands would you like to see play? Comment below!