ScrapFest 11 Info & Schedule
Friday July 12th, 6pm - 10pm
Saturday July 13th, 10am - 7pm
There are 13 Large Piece category and 7 Small Piece category sculptures on display this year! Each category will be juried and placed (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and People’s Choice), with cash prizes award to the Large Piece category winners.
Judging will take place on Saturday July 13th, 10am -2pm, and the winners will be announced later in the afternoon (exact timing TBA).
Eco-Art Booth Vendors
There will be eco-art booth vendors on both days of the festival! ScrapFest booth vendors are unique in that the work they showcase at the festival must have a up-cycle or repurposed focus. We love them and their repurposing artistry! Here’s who will be there!
We’re super excited for our music lineup this year! Your ears will love you every moment you are at the festival :)
Friday July 12th
6pm - 10pm: All of the Above Hip-Hop Academy
All of the Above Hip Hop Academy is a non-profit organization made up of artists, educators, and advocates that mentor youth, support artistic expression and serve communities as a Hip Hop Cultural resource for the purpose of youth development.
Saturday July 13th
10am - 10:45am: Alex Mendenall
Alex Mendenall is a nationally touring indie soul musician based in Detroit, MI. Drawing from soul, alternative, and jazz, Mendenall's music is high-energy and features carefully crafted wordplay and rich orchestrations. Alex combines acoustic chord progressions with dynamic foot percussion and his expressive melodies and heartfelt storytelling reflect universal ideas of life, death, love, and what it means to be human.
11am - 11:45am: Kendall Cassella
Kendall Cassella’s love for songwriting started when she picked up a ukulele at age 14. Now a high school senior, she has developed her own unique folk style. Kendall writes from the heart, blending words and music to tell stories with deep meaning and impact.
12pm - 12:45pm: Deacon Earl
Deacon Earl, also known as Swervin' Ervin, was born and raised in Lansing, MI. The son of a preacher who grew up with gospel music in the home he ventured into the blues in his twenties. Since then he has been playing Mississippi influenced blues with roots in gospel around the Lansing, MI area, performing in bands and as a solo performer. He plays electric and acoustic guitars, bass, banjo, lap steel, harmonica, keys and the ukulele as well as toying with other instruments. He also mixes in a few reggae covers and originals during his performances. His main influences are Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Lightnin' Hopkins and Deacon Arnold.
1pm - 2:15pm: The Dangling Participles
The Dangling Participles are a Lansing-based band with a diverse song set ranging from folk and Americana to Latin jazz and blues. The band’s soulful vocals—shared by Tamiko Rothhorn and Austin Kaufmann—give the group its signature sound, rich in harmonies. Austin anchors the group on guitar and harmonica, with Tamiko adding cornet and ukulele. Tim Patterson fills out the low end on his upright bass and adds backing vocals. Dan Moreno rounds out the rhythm section on drums.
The Dangling Participles have been performing genre-hopping originals and covers throughout mid-Michigan since 2015. Founded by three Michigan State University English language instructors (hence the band name’s grammatical flair), The Dangling Participles bring together their love of harmonizing, songwriting, and arranging to create a lively on-stage experience.
2:45pm - 4:45pm: Creature of One
Creature of One is a genre-smashing ensemble based out of Lansing, MI. Born out of that sacred space that connects each and every one of us, their music is a testimony of what it is to be human.
Formed by a group of multi-instrumentalists and songwriters, they weave a tapestry from the common thread that makes up our combined existence. With the soul of world fusion, the roots of Americana, and the heart of rhythm and bass, they seek to tell the stories that make us who we are -- stories that we all share, yet experience in our own unique way.
We all move to the sound of the beating heart. We are, all of us, a Creature of One.
5pm - 6:30pm: The Appleseed Collective
The sounds of The Appleseed Collective are as diverse as the personalities that create them. Violinist/Mandolinist Brandon Worder-Smith grew up steeped in a rich rural Bluegrass and Irish fiddle culture. Driven to explore beyond the boundaries of tradition, he set off on foot to hitchhike around America searching for his musical kin. After a year and a half of wandering he stumbled across Guitarist Andrew Brown back in Ann Arbor MI, where the band now hangs their collective hats when not on the road. Downtown Andrew Brown, fast-talking vintage garb peddler and son of a Motown session musician had just returned from New Orleans with a piece of that dixieland sound. He gifted long-time friend and funk/rock drummer Vince Russo with a washboard, whose penchant for ripping percussion solos and untamed showmanship were only further enhanced, and the first incarnation of the band was born. Later the boys would join forces with bassist Eric O’Daly, whose passion for Indian Classical music and introspective yet fiery Irish nature would complete the Genre-Bending sound of The Appleseed Collective.
Family & Educational Activities
ScrapFest is for all ages! Every year, we have great family and educational activities to help showcase the importance of reuse, and how it can be fun!
Friday July 12th
6pm - 10pm: LCC Welding Department
LCC Welding Department will be showing examples of work from their Creative Welding class, along with information on how to join their program!
Saturday July 13th
10am - 7pm: LCC Welding Department
12pm - 5pm: REACH Studio Art Center
REACH Studio Art Center will be back with their interactive mobile creation station! Make your own creations using reusable material brought from REACH!
The amazing Picnic Food Truck will be at ScrapFest both days of the festival!
Blue Owl Coffee will be open at their new location in Old Town, and will have their mobile bicycle unit during part of the festival!
As always, you can also head to any of the amazing restaurants, bars, and shops in Old Town!